Council meetings are open to the public, and you are welcome to attend (note however that the public is not permitted to attend the ‘closed sessions’ of Council meetings. The Chair of the meeting will ask members of the public to leave before the closed session commences).
Meetings are called and conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.For more information about Council meeting procedures, please visit the meeting policy and procedures page.
Council MeetingsFrom March 2018, Council will meet on the last Monday of each month. Meetings are held at Council’s chambers in Main Road, Glenorchy and start at 6pm.
Council’s meeting dates for the next 12 months are also published in The Mercury in January of each year.
View Council’s Meeting Schedule for 2018 (PDF)
Access to Agendas, Minutes and Audio RecordingsCopies of the meeting agendas and minutes of Council meetings can be accessed at Council’s minutes and agendas page.
Audio recordings of open Council meetings are available to listen to and download on Council’s audio recordings page.
Participation in Council MeetingsYou can participate by asking a question during Public Question Time, submitting a question on notice, by making a request to address a Council meeting, or by tabling a petition.
Public question time
15 minutes will be allocated near the beginning of each Council meeting during which you may ask questions of Council.
Please note that:
- prior notice of your question is not required
- you will be required to state your name and the suburb that you live in prior to asking the question
- your question must be a question, not a comment
- the meeting Chair may refuse to accept your question or may decide to take the question ‘on notice’ in which case it will be answered in writing at the next meeting of Council
- your name, the question and the answer will be recorded in the meeting minutes.
For further information, please refer to Regulation 31 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 (external link).
Submitting a question on notice
- a question on notice is a question that you submit to in writing prior to the Council meeting, to be answered at the meeting.
- questions on notice must be received at least 7 days before the next Council Meeting.
- you must be present at the Council meeting to ask your question.
- an answer may be provided in the agenda for the meeting, or may be provided in writing at the Council meeting.
- both your question and the answer will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
For further information, please refer to Regulation 30 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 (external link).
Addressing a Council meeting (by request)
Members of the public can make request to address a Council meetings about a particular topic of relevance. This has previously been known as making a 'deputation'. Information given in addresses from the public can help Council to understand the issues affecting Glenorchy and better represent the interests of the community.
To submit a request to address a Council meeting, you can use our Request to Address a Council Meeting form (PDF). Alternatively, you can contact us at our Customer Service Centre or by email (please include a contact number in your message).
If you wish to address a Council meeting about a particular topic, please email us before 12pm (midday) on the Friday before the next Council meeting.
If you have not received a response to your request by 4pm on the Friday before the Council meeting, please contact us again.
Tabling a petitionIf you wish to table a petition at a Council meeting, please discuss your intention with the General Manager or the Commissioner during the week before the Council meeting.
Any petition tabled must comply with the requirements listed in Section 57 of the Local Government Act 1993.
For more information, please contact us.