Council meetings

The ordinary meetings of Central Coast Council are generally held fortnightly on Monday evenings. From time to time Council may convene an Extraordinary Meeting outside these regular times and public notification will be given of any of these meetings.

The interim Administrator makes decisions on behalf of the community at Council Meetings. Before each meeting, an agenda for the meeting is available with the detailed background information in the Business Papers. Shortly after each meeting, the Minutes are also published on this website. 

Meetings are run in accordance with the Council's Code of Meeting Practice and PDF icon Code of Conduct.

The location of the meetings is the Council Chambers at Wyong or Gosford.  Any changes to location are listed below.

Public Council Meetings are also streamed live so that you can access what is discussed without attending in person.

Next scheduled meetings

Date

Time

Location

Thursday, 26 November 2020, Extraordinary

1.00pm

Wyong Chambers

Monday, 30 November 2020

6.30pm

Gosford Chambers

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

3.00pm

Gosford Chambers

Monday, 14 December 2020

6.30pm

Wyong Chambers

Wednesday, 27 January 2020

6.30pm

Gosford Chambers

Attending Council Meetings

Members of the public will be permitted to attend Chambers, however the attendance will be limited to meet requirements of the Public Health order. Please book seats using Eventbrite or call 0448 926 512 from 10am to 2.30pm on the day of the Ordinary Meeting.

Those in attendance will be required to check in, be subject to temperature checks and maintain appropriate distancing.

At 6.30pm the Council meeting will be opened and then adjourned to allow the conduct of an Open Forum and Public Forum.

An Open Forum will be held at 6.30pm. Members of the public who wish to address Council on any Council related matter should submit the Request to Speak form to Council’s Meeting Support team at meetingsupport@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au by 10am on the day of the meeting.

A Public Forum will be held immediately after the Open Forum. Members of the public who wish to address Council regarding an item on the Agenda should submit the Request to Speak form to Council’s Meeting Support team at meetingsupport@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au by 10am on the day of the meeting.

For Extraordinary Meetings, the deadlines for submitting request to speak forms and booking seats may be different.

Speaking at Open and Public Forums

Open Forum

An Open Forum will be held prior to the Ordinary Meeting commencing at 6.30pm.  Members of the public who wish to address Council on any Council matter should submit the Request to Speak form to Council’s Meeting Support team at meetingsupport@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au by 10am on the day of the meeting. 

Up to ten people can register for Open Forum.

The Open Forum will be webcast.

The Open Forum should not be used for raising matters already determined by Council or matters that are part of a current consultation process.

Public Forum

A Public Forum will be held immediately following the Open Forum. Members of the public who wish to address Council regarding an item listed on the agenda should submit the Request to Speak form to Council’s Meeting Support team at meetingsupport@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au by 10am on the day of the meeting. 

Members of the Public speaking at the Public Forum will participate in person at Wyong or Gosford Chambers. Confirmed speakers will be provided further information in relation to this.

At the Public Forum, no more than two speakers are to be permitted to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ each item of business on the Agenda for the Council Meeting. See Agendas and Minutes to view speaking items prior to each Council Meeting.

The Public Forum will be webcast.

Members of the Public speaking at the Open and Public Forum will participate in person at Wyong or Gosford Chambers. Confirmed speakers will be provided further information in relation to this.

It is recommended that speakers at the Open and Public Forum submit their speeches in writing with the Request to Speak form for consideration of the Administrator prior to the Open and Public Forums.

 

Webcasting

Watch the meeting livestream.

Please note that Confidential Sessions within a Council Meeting will not be webcast.

The webcast of Council Meetings is not, and shall not, be taken to be an official record of Central Coast Council or of any meeting or discussion depicted therein. Central Coast Council does not accept liability for any defamatory remarks or inappropriate comments that are made during the course of a meeting. Recordings of Council Meetings are copyright protected and cannot be reused or reproduced without approval from Council.

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Last updated : Tue 1 Dec 2020