About Council Meetings
In line with the COVID-19 Government Directions, Council meetings will recommence face to face in the Council Chamber as of 10 September 2020.
Council meetings are open to the public (excluding any confidential items) and attendance is encouraged. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions physical distancing, density and hygiene requirements for members of the public attending in the public gallery have been implemented and must be followed. The maximum number of members of the public permitted in the public gallery is 12.
ORDINARY & SPECIAL MEETINGS OF COUNCIL
Port Pirie Regional Council comprises the Mayor and 8 Councillors, and is the decision-making body on all policy matters. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month (with the exception of December) commencing at 6.30pm and are held in the Council Chambers at Council's Administration Centre, 115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie.
Ordinary Meetings of Council scheduled for 2020 are as follows: 22 January; 26 February; 25 March; 22 April; 27 May; 24 June; 22 July; 26 August; 23 September; 28 October; 25 November and 16 December (TBC)
Notice of Special Meeting - Nil pending.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO COUNCIL MEETINGS
Council meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged. At times, if the Council believes it is necessary in the broader community interest to exclude the public from the discussion of a particular matter, in accordance with the requirements of Section 90(3) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council (or a Council Committee), may order that the public be excluded.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
Each member of the community wishing to pose a question of Council must do so in writing, using the designated application form, prior to the meeting. The application must be submitted at least seven (7) clear days prior to the Council meeting to allow suitable time for it to be included in the agenda for the next Ordinary meeting of Council.
The individual must be present at the meeting at which the question will be put and will be allowed to speak for no longer three (3) minutes at the meeting.
Applications to participate in Public Question Time together with the procedure that will be followed by Council can be found in Council's Community Engagement Policy.
Prior to submitting a question, Individuals should refer to Council’s Complaints Policy and Requests for Service Policy to determine if this is a better avenue to address their concern(s).