Speak at a Council meeting
Public access relating to items on agendas is granted between 9.00am and 10.00am on the day of the meeting. Requests for public access should be made to the General Manager or the Mayor no later than 12.00 midday one day prior to the meeting. Requests for public access must be made using the form provided below.
People wanting to speak to items on the agenda will be listed for public access in the same order the items appear on the agenda. People can request up to three speeches each (on separate reports or submissions), with additional speeches by the same organisation/speaker possibly being accommodated if time permits. All requests must make it clear whether the speaker is generally speaking in favour of, or against, the recommended action(s) in the report.
Should there be more than one speaker addressing Council on the same item, speakers will share the allocated five minutes for speeches in favour, and share the allocated five minutes for speeches against the recommended action(s) in the report. For example, if two people are speaking in favour of Report 13.1, each speaker will have 2.5 minutes for their speech.
The Mayor will ask speakers if they will accept questions from Councillors during their submission.
Please note that Council will be updating its IT systems between 4.30pm Friday 18 May and 4.30pm Sunday 20 May. During this time the online forms to register to speak at a Council meeting will not be functional. If you would like to register to speak during this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, the item on the agenda you wish to address and whether you are for or against the recommendation included in the report of this item.