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Meetings

About Council Meetings

Council holds Council and Committee Meetings, and meetings of the Community Questions and Hearings Committee.

Meetings are open to the public and commence at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Mitchell Civic Centre, 113 High Street Broadford.

You can also watch the meetings via the livestream on our website.

You can submit a question for Council which will be responded to at the Community Questions and Hearings Committee Meetings.

Types of Council Meetings

Council and Committee Meetings

Council and Committee Meetings provide an opportunity for Councillors to get together to decide the policy direction of Council and make decisions on other statutory matters. Decisions made at a formal Council Meeting provide the guidance and authority for the ongoing operation of Council.

Council and Committee Meetings are held once a month and can be viewed in-person or via the livestream.

Community Questions and Hearings Committee Meetings

This committee hears from groups in relation to matters of interest to the whole Mitchell Shire community. Those groups may be local residents, incorporated associations, industry groups or government associations.

Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of the month. If there are no submissions to be heard, the meeting will be cancelled. You can watch the meetings in-person or via the livestream.

Role of the Committee

The committee hears and reports to Council on:

  • objections and submissions received from members of the public in relation to matters being heard by Council
  • presentations from members of the community in relation to any issue they wish to raise with Council
  • public questions received by Council from members of the public or others in relation to any issue they wish to raise with Council

Public Attendance and Participation

Public attendance and participation of community members at Council and Committee meetings is allowed. If you would like to address Council at a Council and Committee Meeting, you need to register with our governance team by 12noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. To register, please call 03 5734 6200.

Can I ask a question at a meeting?

At Community Questions and Hearings Meetings time is allocated for members of the public to ask questions on issues in which Council has a direct interest or responsibility.

Questions must be submitted to Council by 12noon on the Friday before the scheduled committee meeting.

How to submit a question

Step 1

There are rules about who can speak, for how long, and how matters are determined.

Read the public question time guidelines below.

Step 2

Submit your question via any of the following methods:

Community Questions Submission Form

This page was last updated on 1 June 2021.