Ordinary Council Meetings

Ordinary Council Meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, excluding January which is set aside for Councillors’ annual leave. Meetings commence at 7:00pm in the Council Chamber and the public are welcome to attend. The Council Chamber is located at the City's Civic Centre, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells.

Council Meeting Dates - 2023

The Council Meeting Agenda is placed on the City's website on the Thursday prior to the meeting date. The Council Meeting Minutes will be available on the website on the Friday following the meeting. A full index of Council items and resolutions is available throughout the year so you can stay informed about Council decisions without having to read the full Council Minutes.

Question Time and Public Statements

With the consent of the Presiding Member, members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions on any relevant Council Business at Item 6.1 "Question Time" of the Agenda. Members of the public are requested to complete the Question Time Form and submit it to the City by noon on the day of the meeting. Please refer to the Question Time for the Public Guidelines for further information.

Public Statements may be made on any matter contained within the Council Meeting Agenda at Item 6.2 "Public Statements", provided that the person has completed the Public Statement Form in full and submitted it to the City prior to the commencement of the meeting at 7pm.  

Information relating to online petitions, how to seek support, how to submit and what happens after submission can be found on the Elector Petitions page.


Special Council Meetings

  • New Council
    Following the biennial local government elections, a Special Council Meeting is held for the purpose of swearing in the newly elected Mayor and Councillors as well as election of the Deputy Mayor.  The next New Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 23 October 2023.
     
  • Budget Meeting
    A Special Council Meeting for the purpose of adopting the Budget, setting the Rates, fees and charges and other consequential items arising from the budget papers is generally held in early July.  The Budget Meeting for 2023/24 was held on Tuesday, 4 July 2023.

Annual Electors' Meeting

The Local Government Act 1995 requires that Council hold a General Meeting of Electors of the district once every financial year. This is to enable Council to report on its position to ratepayers. Council's Annual Electors' Meeting is held in early December of each year, commencing at 6pm in the Civic Centre Reception Room. 

The Annual Electors' Meeting for 2022/23 was held on 7 February 2023.  


    Other Meetings

    From time to time a Special Council Meeting may be convened by the Mayor or a third of the Councillors to address a specific issue.

    All meetings, with the exception of the Audit Committee and those meetings dealing with matters deemed by the Chief Executive Officer to be of a confidential nature, are open to members of the public.


    Standing Committee Meetings

    The Audit Committee and the Public Art Committee are the only Standing Committees of Council.

    • Audit Committee Meetings
      The Audit Committee meets quarterly or as required, however attendance at these meetings is not open to members of the public.  The last Audit Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023
       
    • Public Art Committee Meetings
      The most recent Public Art Committee Meeting of the City of Gosnells was held on Thursday 29 June 2023.
      Public Art Committee Meetings are scheduled on an as needs basis so please check the City’s website public notices for details of upcoming meetings.
      The Public Art Committee meets as required and attendance is open to members of the public.

    Live Streaming

    The City will record the audio and video at all Council meetings and will be livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel. If you would like to watch the livestream, please visit the City’s YouTube channel.

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