Community groups and organisations are encouraged to take advantage of a new addition to Council meetings with time now set-aside for presentations to Councillors.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor Cr Ian Tiley introduced a Mayoral Minute at the December 22 Council meeting in conjunction with the mandatory review of the Code of Meeting Practice to introduce a new agenda item for presentations.
“It is considered important to enable presentations at open Council meetings by community groups and organisations as well as Commonwealth and State bureaucracies,” said Mayor Tiley
“This will enable the Council and the community to be well briefed on the salient issues of the day. Presentations would also give local groups and organisations the ability to convey their aspirations and needs to the governing body.”
Presentation would be a maximum of 15 minutes duration and limited to two per meeting. To register your community group or organisation’s interest in a presentation register via the Council website and search for ‘Participate at a Council Meeting’. Requests must be submitted prior to 12 noon the day prior to the meeting.
The revised Code of Meeting Practice will soon be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.
Published on 06 Jan 2021