Ordinary Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month (except in January) or as otherwise determined by Council. The Meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Rockdale commencing at 6:30pm and concluding by 11pm. Refer also to Council's Code of Meeting Practice in the online Policy Register
View Council Meetings agendas and minutes.
Agendas and Minutes
Before each Council meeting, a Business Paper is prepared detailing the items that are to be considered at the Council meeting. The business papers for Council meetings are normally available on Council's website from 6pm the Wednesday before the meeting. Printed copies are available to read in Council's Customer Service Centre at 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale and at all Branch Libraries from the Thursday morning before the meeting. Copies are also available on request through the Customer Service Centre.
Readers should be aware that the recommendations and notices of motion as set out in the Council Business Paper are simply proposals to the Council for its consideration. The Council may adopt these proposals, amend the proposals, determine a completely different course of action, or it may decline to pursue any course of action.
The decision of the Council becomes a resolution of the Council and is recorded in the Council Minutes. At Rockdale City Council, each individual item of business dealt at the Council meeting and contained within the Business Paper, records the Council resolution for that item. The minutes of the meeting are confirmed at the following meeting of Council. Therefore for the most current business paper, while the Council resolution may be recorded for the individual items, these are draft resolutions (or decisions) only for confirmation at the next Council meeting.
Community members may speak during the Public Forum at the beginning of each meeting, if they register before 4pm on the day of the meeting. For more information about Council meetings or speaking at a Public Forum please contact the Governance and Business Services Unit on (02) 9562 1757.
To arrange wheelchair access to these meetings please telephone (02) 9562 1855.
Register of Planning Decisions
Under Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, the Council is required to keep a public register of planning and development decisions made at Council or Committee meetings, and record the name of councillors who voted for and against the decisions. This rule applies to the following planning decisions:
- Development applications
- Environmental planning instruments
- Development control plans
- Development contribution plans
Council has established various advisory committees in order to assist Council in considering particular matters in more depth.