Inner West Council

Request To Address Council or Committee Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend Council or Committee meetings and may speak only on matters included in the agenda of the meeting. The only exception to this is when Council or Committee is dealing with confidential matters. These matters will have a notation on the Agenda denoting the confidential nature of the relevant item, with reasons as detailed under Section 10A of the Local Government Act 1993.

Please note this form must be submitted by 2.00pm on the day of the meeting.

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The meeting is conducted in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. All participants at Council or Committee meetings including Councillors, Council staff and members of the public are expected not to make personal comments concerning Councillors, staff or other members of the public or engage in disorderly conduct at a meeting. Acts of disorder are outlined in Part 4 of the Code. Penalties for disorder may include rescinding speaking rights or expulsion from the meeting.

Privacy and Personal Information

The purpose of collection of information is for public access to Council's documents under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act). This information will be placed on a relevant file and may be accessible by requests for information under the GIPA Act. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the Council for the purposes of enabling you to speak at a Council meeting.

The personal information will be used solely by the Council for this primary purpose or directly related purposes. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for these purposes and that they may apply to the Council for access and/or amendment of the information.

Please also note that meetings of Council and Standing Committees only are audio recorded to assist in preparation of the formal minutes. By electing to address the meeting you are acknowledging that your address will form part of the audio recording and your name will be recorded in the formal minutes of the meeting.

Note: A speaker may request, at the time of addressing Council or the Committee, that they do not wish their name to be published in the minutes. In this instance names will not be published. Any request for non publication of name made after the meeting has ended will be determined by the General Manager.