Policies on Exhibition

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Amended Code of Meeting Practice (Public Forum) - feedback closes 11.59pm, Monday 10 October 2022

At its meeting of 22 August 2022, Council resolved to endorse the public exhibition of further changes to its Code of Meeting Practice.

Changes proposed include:

  • the Public Forum will be held as part of the Council Meeting
  • the requirement for speakers to identify if they are speaking for or against an item is no longer required
  • that the registration time for speakers will be brought forward to 10am as the agenda is now published well in advance of the meeting

Council also resolved to operate under the amended code during the exhibition period as a trial to inform the report to Council following the public exhibition period.

The Amended Code will be on public exhibition for 42 days from 30 August to 10 October 2022. View the report and amended code in the Document Library.

For further information contact Council’s Executive Manager Governance on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy - feedback closes 11.59pm, Monday 10 October 2022

At its meeting of 8 August 2022, Council resolved to endorse the public exhibition its Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy.

Under section 252 of the Local Government Act 1993 a Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy must be adopted within 12 months of the commencement of a new term of Council.

In June 2017, the Office of Local Government (OLG) provided councils with a template to develop their own policy for Councillor Expenses and Facilities. The intent of the template is to ensure compliance with the OLG Guidelines for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities for mayors and councillors in NSW, enabling easy understanding of the maximum limits available and to allow for comparison of provisions across councils.

A revised North Sydney Council policy has been developed using the OLG template. Note: this policy will replace Council’s current Mayor and Councillor Facilities and Benefits Policy (D5-35).

The Council report of 8 August 2022 includes a table of the proposed provisions and a table of proposed changes to the template policy.

The draft policy will be on public exhibition for 42 days from 30 August to 10 October 2022. View the report and draft policy in the Document Library.

For further information contact Council’s Executive Manager Governance on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


Have Your Say

Use the online survey form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2059

Amended Code of Meeting Practice (Public Forum) - feedback closes 11.59pm, Monday 10 October 2022

At its meeting of 22 August 2022, Council resolved to endorse the public exhibition of further changes to its Code of Meeting Practice.

Changes proposed include:

  • the Public Forum will be held as part of the Council Meeting
  • the requirement for speakers to identify if they are speaking for or against an item is no longer required
  • that the registration time for speakers will be brought forward to 10am as the agenda is now published well in advance of the meeting

Council also resolved to operate under the amended code during the exhibition period as a trial to inform the report to Council following the public exhibition period.

The Amended Code will be on public exhibition for 42 days from 30 August to 10 October 2022. View the report and amended code in the Document Library.

For further information contact Council’s Executive Manager Governance on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy - feedback closes 11.59pm, Monday 10 October 2022

At its meeting of 8 August 2022, Council resolved to endorse the public exhibition its Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy.

Under section 252 of the Local Government Act 1993 a Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy must be adopted within 12 months of the commencement of a new term of Council.

In June 2017, the Office of Local Government (OLG) provided councils with a template to develop their own policy for Councillor Expenses and Facilities. The intent of the template is to ensure compliance with the OLG Guidelines for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities for mayors and councillors in NSW, enabling easy understanding of the maximum limits available and to allow for comparison of provisions across councils.

A revised North Sydney Council policy has been developed using the OLG template. Note: this policy will replace Council’s current Mayor and Councillor Facilities and Benefits Policy (D5-35).

The Council report of 8 August 2022 includes a table of the proposed provisions and a table of proposed changes to the template policy.

The draft policy will be on public exhibition for 42 days from 30 August to 10 October 2022. View the report and draft policy in the Document Library.

For further information contact Council’s Executive Manager Governance on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


Have Your Say

Use the online survey form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2059

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