Apply to speak at Council Meeting

There are two methods by which members of the public may speak at a meeting of Council.

Open Forum

The Public may address Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting on a matter that is not on the agenda of that meeting.  The Forum takes place after the adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting. 

The guidelines, which apply to public address, are:

  • a time limit of three minutes per speaker
  • discussion, debate or questions involving Councillors or Council Officers are not permitted
  • the subject matter only is to be discussed
  • personalities are not to be addressed

 Address by the Public on Agenda Items

The Public may address items listed on the Council or Committee Agendas.  

Persons from the Public may address the Council or Council Committee and answer questions from Council or Council Committee Members.  Persons who have registered will be invited to speak at the beginning of the item before the Council or Committee.

The guidelines, which apply to public address, are:

  • a time limit of three minutes per speaker
  • discussion, debate or questions involving Councillors or Council Officers are not permitted
  • the subject matter only is to be discussed
  • personalities are not to be addressed

How do I arrange to speak at a meeting?

You can apply to speak at a Council or Committee Meeting by either:

  • completing the online form on this page (registrations are accepted until 4pm on the day of the meeting)
  • email councilmeetings@burwood.nsw.gov.au
  • registering fifteen minutes prior to the meeting

 

Fill out my online form.