Council Meetings

Overview

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Important information about Council Meetings

Council will resume face-to-face Council Meetings on Thursday 3 September 2020, at 1pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston. The agenda for each meeting is available online here and live audio of meetings can be found here.

To help keep you safe, a maximum of 20 members of the public are permitted to attend a Council Meeting. You must register your attendance in advance by phoning 03 6323 3145 and leaving a message, or emailing us at invitation@launceston.tas.gov.au by 11am on the morning of the Council Meeting. A Council Officer will contact you to confirm the details of your attendance.

At the Council Meeting, please take care to follow signage and the directions of Council Officers to ensure that physical distancing and other COVID-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. 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 register to 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.

 


 

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.

Council Meetings Policy(PDF, 58KB)

 

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

 

Additional Links

 

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