The public is welcome to attend all Cloncurry Shire Council ordinary meetings, however, the ‘confidential’ section of an ordinary meeting is closed to the public.
Yes. Council has ‘Standing Orders’ that govern how the meeting must be conducted. The Standing Orders include ‘Deputations’. A deputation is the section of an ordinary meeting where an individual or small group with a nominated speaker may address (speak to) a Council meeting.
Council agendas set out the ‘order of business’ for the meeting. The Mayor is the Chairperson and is in charge of making sure all attendees adhere to the order of business as set out in the agenda.
As a general rule, deputations are heard early in the meeting process, however, it may be possible for the ‘deputation’ to speak at another time (for example, just before an item requiring a Resolution that is the reason for the deputation attending the meeting). When a person speaks may be negotiated with the Council Officer who creates the agenda.
Yes. The standing orders are written rules for the orderly conduct of the meeting. Deputations must:
For more information regarding meeting procedures and addressing Council please contact Council on (07) 4742 4100. Further information can also be found on the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs website.