Camden Council meets regularly to discuss local issues and make decisions on behalf of the community. Decisions must be made at an open meeting by the whole Council. All meetings of Council are open to the public and residents are welcome to attend.
The Mayor leads the Council Meeting and follows the procedures of how these meetings should be run. The General Manager and senior staff are also present to give explanations or information to Council. Other Council staff may also attend Council Meetings to answer questions and explain reports.
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Please click here to view our 2013 Council Meeting Calendar.
Code of Meeting Practice
Council is required to adopt a Code of Meeting Practice, which sets out the manner in which meetings of Council and Committees of Council are convened and conducted.
All Councillors, staff and community members participating in Council meetings must act with good intentions and behave to the standard of conduct expected by the community.
The Local Government Act 1993 and Part 10 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 prescribes certain proceedures that must be followed in Council and Committee meetings. The Camden Code of Meeting Practice has incorporated the provisions of the Regulation with only minor additions to reflect Camden's meeting practices.
Camden Council's Code of Meeting Practice can be viewed by clicking the following link - Code of Meeting Practice
Public Addresses at Council Meetings
The Public Address segment (incorporating Public Question Time) in the Council Meeting provides for members of the public to speak on any item on the current Council Business Paper agenda or any matter which falls within Council's jurisdiction.
Section 3.6 of Council's Code of Meeting Practice (link provided above) provides further information on Public Addresses at Council Meetings.
Bookings to address Council are essential. Speakers must contact Council's Adminstration section on (02) 4645 5126 prior to 4pm on the day of the meeting to book and must advise of the topic being raised.
Business Papers and Minutes
Business Paper agenda items for each Ordinary Council meeting are posted on Council's website by noon the Friday prior to each meeting. Attachments to agenda items are also provided where possible.
To view the current Business Paper documents, click the following link: Business Paper Agenda and Attachments
To view the Minutes for all 2009 Council Meetings, click the following link: 2009 Minutes
Business Paper documents and Minutes can also be viewed at Camden and Narellan Council Offices, as well as Camden and Narellan Library branches.