Council Meetings

Overview

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Important information about Council Meetings

We want you to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, public attendance at Council Meetings and Special Council Meetings is not permitted. The agenda for each meeting is available online here and live audio of meetings can be found here.

 

Do you have a question to ask during Public Question Time?

Please email up to three questions. Your question will be read at the meeting, and answered or taken on notice.

Do you want to speak to an item on the agenda?

Please email a statement of no more than 300 words. Your statement will be read at the meeting.

 

Questions or statements must be emailed to contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au by 11am on the day of Council meeting and must include your name and contact telephone number. If you cannot email your questions or statements, please call our Customer Service Centre on 6323 3000 for assistance.

Please note that the frequency of our Council Meetings may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will keep you informed of changes to our 2020 Council Meetings calendar by notice in The Examiner, and at www.launceston.tas.gov.au

 


 

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

Agendas and minutes are available here.

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

 

2020 Council Meetings Calendar

Council meetings will commence at 1pm at Town Hall on:

  • January 23
  • February 6, 20  
  • March 5, 19      
  • April 2, 16, 30
  • May 14, 28
  • June 11, 25
  • July 9,23
  • August 6, 20     
  • September 3, 17           
  • October 1, 15,29           
  • November 12, 26          
  • December 10

 

Council Meeting Schedule 2020(PDF, 126KB)

Agendas and minutes

Listen to meetings

 

Attending Council meetings

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

Public Question Time

At each Council Meeting, you are invited to ask questions of the Council. We ask that you write your questions on a pad that is located outside the Council Chambers. If your question/s cannot be answered on the day, you will be provided with a response within ten working days of the meeting. Under Regulation 31 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015, you may also provide us with at least seven days written notice of a question to be asked at a 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

The 2019 Annual General Meeting  (AGM) was held on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 5.30 pm in the Council Chambers, Town Hall.

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.

Our 2020 AGM will be held on Thursday 3 December 2019 at 5.30 pm in the Council Chambers.

 

Agendas and Minutes