Council Meetings

Council meetings are generally held on the third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at 21 Saunders St, Wynyard. Meetings begin at 6pm.

On some occasions Special Meetings are called in addition to Ordinary Council meetings. Notice of all meetings will be advertised in accordance with the Local Government Act.

Ordinary Council Meeting – NOTICE OF CHANGE TO COUNCIL MEETINGS – COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Please be advised that as COVID-19 restrictions have been eased Council meetings will now be at the Council Chambers, 21 Saunders Street Wynyard unless otherwise advised. 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited access for the public to attend to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained.

The public can view live streaming of the meeting via YouTube (search Waratah-Wynyard Council) or by selecting the YouTube link on Council’s Website.

Members of the public who are unable to attend due to these restrictions and would like to ask questions to the Council are able to provide their question in writing to the General Manager by 3.00pm on the day of the meeting, by emailing council@warwyn.tas.gov.au or post to PO Box 128, WYNYARD 7325.

Those members of the public who are in attendance will be able to ask their questions on the night.

Tuesday 28 January 2020 – postponed until Wednesday 29 January 2020

Monday 17 February 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

Monday 20 April 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 22 June 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 19 October 2020

Monday 16 November 2020

Monday 14 December 2020

Attend as an observer

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Council meetings as an observer. You will take a seat in the public gallery area of the Chambers. Observers must conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner and are not permitted to interrupt the meeting in any way. Mobile devices must be switched off and the public must remain quiet during the meeting. Placards, posters or signage are not permitted in the meeting, and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

 

View/listen to meeting recordings

Audio and video recordings of meetings are available for 6 months after the meeting date and can be accessed online or by emailing council@warwyn.tas.gov.au .

 

Ask a question on notice (Public Question time)

Public questions are encouraged at Council meetings, and there is time allocated at each meeting for this to occur. If you wish to ask a question of Council, you must submit your question in writing prior to the commencement of the meeting. Council Officers or the Mayor may answer the question on the night – or take the question on notice and provide an answer in writing after the meeting.

You must complete the form below  in order to submit a question to Council. You can bring the completed form with you on the night. If the question is submitted to Council either in person or via email within 7 days notice of a meeting the response can be included in the Agenda.

 

Other ways to engage with Council

You do not have to wait for a meeting to ask a question of Council – other options include:

 

Present a petition

To lodge a petition you will need to complete a Petition Form that meets the requirements set by the Part 6 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

These requirements are:

 (1)  A person may lodge a petition with a council by presenting it to a Councillor or the General Manager.

(2)  A person lodging a petition is to ensure that the petition contains –

(a) a clear and concise statement identifying the subject matter and the action requested; and

(b) in the case of a paper petition, a heading on each page indicating the subject matter; and

(c) in the case of a paper petition, a brief statement on each page of the subject matter and the action requested; and

(d) a statement specifying the number of signatories; and

(e) at the end of the petition –

(i) in the case of a paper petition, the full name, address and signature of the person lodging the petition; and

(ii) in the case of an electronic petition, the full name and address of the person lodging the petition and a statement by that person certifying that the statement of the subject matter and the action requested, as set out at the beginning of the petition, has not been changed.

Once the form is completed the petition can be handed to a Councillor or to the Council Offices for inclusion on the next available agenda.

If a petition is presented to Council that does not meet the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993, the petition may be accepted but will not be included on a Council Agenda.  Informal petitions can still be used for internal council purposes and can inform discussion on matters.

Meeting agendas are available to view at Council Offices and will be available online on the Thursday prior to each meeting.

Meetings minutes and audio recordings are uploaded to this website after each meeting.

Council agendas and minutes can be accessed here.