Council and Committee Meetings

Council Meeting details, including agendas and minutes.

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are held monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month. We occasionally hold Extraordinary Council Meetings outside of this schedule.

Council Meeting schedule, agendas and minutes

We are limiting physical attendance at Council Meetings to comply with Public Health Orders. Preference is given to those being acknowledged by way of Mayoral Minute. Attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.

If you would like to speak or provide a submission on an item on the agenda, you must register using the request to speak form. 

Council’s open decision making at its meetings is accessible from the live-streaming through Facebook. It demonstrates to the community and other stakeholders that we are operating with transparency, probity, and in the best interests of all concerned. 

The elected Council operates in a similar way to a board of a public company. It oversees the activities of Council but is not involved in the day-to-day running of activities.

You can access papers from the last term of the former City of Botany Bay Council and the former Rockdale City Council online. Contact us to request papers prior to September 2012.

Committee Meetings

We are supported by various committees that provide advice on particular issues.

More information, including agendas, reports and minutes:

Requests to speak

You can request to speak, or make a written submission, on an agenda item in a council meeting.

Request to speak or make a submission

Under Public Health Orders we have limited the number of people who are permitted to physically attend meetings. If we can not accomodate you in person you can make a submission:

  • by audio-visual link – we will invite you to join the meeting online and speak through Microsoft Teams.
  • in writing – by making a written submission that will be read out if required, or you can be invited to dial into the virtual meeting to speak via audio-visual link.

If you are providing a written submission, it should be:

  • less than five minutes when read out loud
  • an attachment submitted with your request to speak form
  • received by noon on the day of the meeting.

Written submissions are provided directly to the Councillors prior to the meeting.

We will send you a response with further instructions after we receive your request to speak form.

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Council and Committee Meetings