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Council meetings

Bega Valley Shire Council meetings are held every three weeks with the exceptions in January, April, July and December.

The meetings start at 2pm and are held in the Council Chambers (Biamanga Room) at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre Zingel Place Bega, to conisder and resolve on the matters set out in the Agenda.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

Important Information – COVID-19

Council Meetings, Public Forums and Presentations

Amendments to the Local Government Act have been introduced for the process of holding of formal Council meetings to ensure Council meets Public Health Order requirements in light of the COVID-19 Virus. Further information about the new Public Health Order is available on the NSW Health website - Public Health Orders - Gatherings Order and Places of Social Gatherings Order - Fact sheets

A temporary addendum to Council’s Code of Meeting Practice has been developed to cover these changes and is available here.

Specifically:

Council Meetings

Due to social distancing restrictions, Council Meetings are unable to be held face to face in the Council Chambers.

Instead, they will be held remotely via audio-visual link (currently the Zoom platform).

The meeting will be live streamed, recorded and made available on Council’s website.

(note the exception of the meeting of 8 April 2020, which was unable to be live streamed)

Visit our streaming page to watch meetings live and view archived meetings.

Record of any Public Forum and/or Presentation to Councillors will also be made available here.

Public Forums

Due to social distancing restrictions, Public Forums are unable to be held face to face in the Council Chambers.

Instead, they will be held remotely via audio-visual link.

The public forum will be livestreamed, recorded and made available on Council’s website.

(note the exception of the Public Forum of 8 April 2020, where presentations were unable to be made via the audio-visual platform)

To speak at a Public Forum, a person must first make and application to the Council in the approved form, which is available on Council’s website

Submissions must be received by 4.00pm on the day prior to the Council meeting date

All other requirements as per Clause 4 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice in relation to Public Forums apply.

In the event of technical difficulties preventing live streaming or submissions via an online meeting, the following will apply:

  • There will still be the opportunity to provide a public forum submission, which will be circulated to Councillors prior to the meeting.
  • Submissions can be written or video file, and must accompany the online form which must be received by 4.00pm on the day prior to the Council meeting date
  • Questions from Councillors will be facilitated by Executive Officers to submitters by 5pm the day prior to the Council Meeting.
  • Responses are encouraged by 11am the following day.
  • Submissions will be made publicly available on Council’s website by 5:00pm on the Friday following the Council Meeting day at http://begavalley.infocouncil.biz/

Presentations to Council

Due to social distancing restrictions, Presentations to Council are unable to be held face to face in the Council Chambers.

Instead, Presenters can send information via email, in writing or in the form of a video file, for distribution to Councillors.

Any Presentation material will be published on Council’s website.

Requests for Presentations to Council can be made by contacting the Executive Officers via email execassist@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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