Code of Meeting Practice

This Code of Meeting Practice has the following objectives:

  • to provide guidelines for the procedure for the conduct of Council and Committee Meetings
  • to ensure that all meetings of Council and its Committees are conducted in an orderly, consistent and efficient manner
  • to ensure that all meetings of Council and its Committees are conducted according to the principles of procedural fairness and due process
  • to ensure that all Councillors have an equal opportunity to participate in the meeting to the fullest extent possible, with respect being accorded to the expression of differing views
  • to ensure that all Councillors fully understand their rights and obligations as participants in meetings of Council; and
  • to ensure that proceedings are transparent and understandable to all persons participating in and observing meetings of Council and its Committees.

 

The Hills Shire Council Model Code of Meeting Practice (Adopted 28 May 2019)(PDF, 358KB)