Council Meetings 2020

Public Participation in Council Meetings

In the overriding interests of public health and safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Council will be conducting its meeting electronically as per provisions under the NSW Local Government Act.  The customary face-to-face public participation opportunity has been replaced with the opportunity to speak via teleconference link.  Written submissions will also be accepted and circulated directly to all Councillors.  The written submissions will be acknowledged at the meeting and referenced in the minutes.

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

Public Feedback on Agenda Items

Persons from the Public may address the Council and answer questions from Council.  Persons who have registered will be invited to speak at the beginning of the item before the Council.
The same guidelines as described above in relation the Open Forum opportunity apply.

How do I arrange to speak at a meeting?

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

  • completing the online form on this page (registrations are accepted until 2pm the day before the meeting) or
  • sending an email to councilmeetings@burwood.nsw.gov.au

Fill out my  online form . 


Electronic Versions of Council Meetings have been provided.

To download a Council Meeting Document, please scroll down and select the appropriate link.

You will need a PDF Viewer to view any downloadable documents; click here to download Adobe Reader.

To access Council Meeting Minutes  recordings for meeting dates that are not listed below, please click the soundcloud icon below to the right and then select "View All" on the right-hand side of the screen next to "Related Tracks".