Council Meetings

Overview

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Important information about Council Meetings

Council resumed face-to-face Council Meetings on Thursday 3 September 2020, at 1pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston.

At the Council Meeting, to help keep you safe, please take care to follow signage and the directions of Council Officers to ensure that physical distancing and other COVID-19 safe behaviour is observed. 

Members of the public will be required to check in on arrival via the Check In TasApp as per the public health direction for contract tracing under the Public Health Act 1997.

 

Download Agendas and Minutes

Council meetings are held in accordance with the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

Agendas and minutes are available here.

 

Audio streaming of meetings

 Council meetings are held in accordance with the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

You can also listen to audio streaming of Council meetings. Click here for more information.

 

Public question time

Questions received in writing by close of business Wednesday of the week prior to the Council Meeting are treated as Questions on Notice. Your question and an answer will be published in the agenda of the Council Meeting. Questions may be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer at contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au, PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250, or Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston.

If attending the Council Meeting in person, you may ask up to three questions during Public Question Time. When the Chair asks if there are any public questions, please to move to the public microphone at the doors to the Council Chambers, and state your name and address before directing your questions to the Chair. If accepted, your questions will be either answered at the meeting, or taken on notice and answered at a later Council Meeting.

Public comment on agenda items

When you attend the Council Meeting, you will be asked if you wish to comment on an item in the agenda. Prior to debate on that item, you will be invited by the Chair to move to the public microphone at the doors to the Council Chambers, and state your name and address.

Please note the following important information:

  • Each item on the Agenda includes a Recommendation prepared by a Council Officer.
  • You may speak for up to two minutes, either for or against the Recommendation.
  • You may not ask questions or enter into debate with Councillors or Council Officers.
  • Your statement is not to be defamatory, inappropriate or abusive, or be intended to embarrass any person, including Councillors or Council Officers.
  • The Chairperson may direct you to stop speaking if you do not follow these rules, or if your statement repeats points that have already been made.
  • Audio from our Council Meetings is streamed live via YouTube.

Your respectful contribution is welcome and appreciated.

 

2022 Council Meetings Calendar

Council meetings will commence at 1pm at Town Hall on the following dates:

Day Date Meeting Time
Thursday  27 January   Council  1.00pm 
Thursday  10 February   Council  1.00pm
Thursday 24 February  Council  1.00pm
Thursday 10 March  Council  1.00pm
Thursday 24 March  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday  7 April  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday 21 April  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday 5 May  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday 19 May  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday  2 June  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday  16 June  Council   1.00pm
 Thursday  30 June  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday  14 July  Council   1.00pm
 Thursday  28 July  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday 11 August  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday 25 August  Council  1.00pm
 Thursday  8 September  Council  1.00pm
 Wednesday  21 September   Council  1.00pm
 

22 September - PUBLIC HOLIDAY - National Day of

Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

 
 Wednesday   5 October Council 1.00pm
   6 October - PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Launceston Show Day   
 Thursday  20 October Council 1.00pm
 

3 November - Meeting cancelled due to expected time of the 

declaration of the polls for the 2022 local government elections

 Thursday 17 November Council 1.00pm
 Thursday  1 December Council 1.00pm
Thursday   1 December Annual General Meeting 5.30pm
Thursday 15 December Council 1.00pm

 

Listen to meetings online with live audio

 

Additional Links

 

Attending Council meetings

Council meetings are open to the public, and your attendance is welcomed.

At the Council Meeting, to help keep you safe, please take care to follow signage and the directions of Council Officers to ensure that physical distancing and other COVID-19 safe behaviour is observed.

Public Question Time

Questions received in writing by close of business Wednesday of the week prior to the Council Meeting are treated as Questions on Notice. Your question and an answer will be published in the agenda of the Council Meeting. Questions may be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer at contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au, PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250, or Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston.

If attending the Council Meeting in person, you may ask up to three questions during Public Question Time. When the Chair asks if there are any public questions, please to move to the public microphone at the doors to the Council Chambers, and state your name and address before directing your questions to the Chair. If accepted, your questions will be either answered at the meeting, or taken on notice and answered at a later Council Meeting.

Notice of Intention to Speak

You may speak at a Council meeting for up to two minutes, on any item in the Council meeting agenda. Please register your intention to speak before the Council Meeting starts. A form is available outside the Council Chambers - write your name against the agenda item to which you wish to speak.

 

Community Reports

In order for us to better understand the activities of community groups, up to 15 minutes is set aside in each Council meeting for Community Reports. Community groups may have up to three minutes for verbal reports to be provided on their activities.

This reporting allows community groups to detail their activities within our municipality. It is not intended to form part of a funding application or requests for assistance that are managed through other processes.

Please contact us if your community group is interested in delivering a Community Report to Council. 

Deputations

Deputations are more formal than Community Reports and provide an opportunity to present to Council on behalf of a larger group or organisation. Please contact us if your organisation is interested in making a deputation to Council. 

 

 

Annual General Meeting

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 1 December 2022 at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers, Town Hall. 

At the AGM, please take care to follow signage and the directions of Council Officers to ensure that physical distancing and other COVID-safe behaviour is observed.

The AGM agenda and minutes, when available, can be accessed via the links below.

Please visit our Strategies and Reports page to download the Annual Reports for the City of Launceston, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and Launceston Flood Authority.

Agendas and Minutes