Council Meetings and Committees
Dates and Timing of Council Meetings:
Ordinary Council Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month commencing at 6.00pm, except for the month of January.
Council Meetings are held in the Blayney Shire Community Centre, located at 41 Church Street, Blayney, adjacent to the Council Administration Centre.
Members of the Public are welcome to both attend and participate in these meetings. Further information is available about Public Participation.
Please confirm the meeting date and starting time by referring to the front cover of the current Business Paper. A complete list of Council Meeting Dates for the year can be viewed on-line.
Council meetings are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act and Regulations and Council's adopted Code of Meeting Practice.
Address from the Public Gallery at Council Meetings:
With prior notification and arrangement with the General Manager or the Mayor, a member of the public can address a Council meeting personally, on behalf of a group of residents or on any issue to be considered by Council. A Public Forum Speakers Request Form is available for downloading. Applications, should apply in writing by 4.30pm, on the day of the meeting. For further details please contact Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (02) 6368 2104.
A person can speak for a maximum period of five (5) minutes on a topic where there is a direct link between the applicant and the substance of the agenda item. More time may be provided to a speaker at the discretion of the chair. Public Access cannot be used to request reports from the Mayor, Councillors or staff, nor be used to address matters in the Minutes of an earlier meeting or matters already dealt with at the meeting. Persons speaking may use appropriate materials or documents to support their position, but may not table documents to be actioned.
The current Business Paper is available to the public and media by the Thursday prior to the meeting date and can be downloaded from this site or obtained from Council's Administration Centre, 91 Adelaide Street, Blayney between the hours of 9.00am and 4:30pm.
Printed copies of Business Paper are also placed at the following locations for Public Display:
• Blayney Post Office
• Blayney Library
• Blayney Visitor Information Centre (once it reopens from renovation)
• Carcoar Post Office
• Mandurama Store
• Millthorpe Post Office
Council operates a number of different types of Committees. Further information about Council Committees is available and summarised below:
Committees of Council
The Committees of Council consist solely of elected representatives and are created to allow more detailed consideration of specific functions of Council. These Committees of Council include:
The role of an advisory Committee is to monitor, review and advise Council on specific matters relating to its day to day operations.
Section 355 Committees
Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993 allows Council to constitute committees to exercise some of the functions of Council. These committees are delegated specific authorities relevant to their purposes. They are generally of an advisory or facility management nature and may include elected and community representatives. Blayney Shire Council's Section 355 Committees include:
Council has representation on various committees with relevance to the Shire through the appointment of delegates.
Flyers Creek Community Consultative Committee
For meeting dates and times please contact Council
Last modified: 16 Feb 2017