Draft Code of Meeting Practice

The Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW (the Model Meeting Code) is made under section 360 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation).

Council must adopt a Code of Meeting Practice that incorporates the mandatory provisions of the Model Meeting Code, but may also include non-mandatory and other supplementary provisions of the Model Code providing that it does not contain provisions that are inconsistent with the mandatory provisions of the Model Meeting Code.

This Code applies to all meetings of Council and Committees of Council of which all the members are Councillors (Committees of Council). These Committees include the Committee of the Whole; the Planning, Development and Environment Committee; the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee; and the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee. Council Committees whose members include persons other than Councillors may adopt their own rules for meetings unless the Council determines otherwise.

A Council and a Committee of the Council of which all the members are Councillors must conduct its meetings in accordance with the Code of Meeting Practice adopted by the Council. This Code of Meeting Practice has been publicly exhibited in accordance with the Act and adopted by the Council.


Click the link Dubbo Regional Council's Draft Code of Meeting Practice.


Written or electronic submissions are invited until 5pm on 15 July 2019.

Written submissions should be addressed to Dubbo Regional Council, PO Box 81, Dubbo NSW 2830

Submissions can be made via email council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au


Please contact Executive Manager Governance and Internal Control.


Last Edited: 05 Jun 2019

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