You can request to speak at a Council meeting on an agenda item by completing the Deputation Request form below.
This request form must be submitted no later than 09:30 AM on the day of the meeting.
A ‘deputation’ is when a person, or a representative of a group of people, appears personally to address a Council meeting on a specific matter.
Deputations are only allowed in relation to matters (items) listed on the agenda for that meeting.
When applying to make a deputation, you need to advise which item you are speaking to and whether you are speaking For or Against the recommendation of the report.
Rules for deputations are outlined in Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.
A summary of speaking rules:
Council’s Code of Meeting Practice permits the electronic recording and broadcast of the proceedings of meetings of the Council which are open to the public.
Your attendance at the meeting is taken as consent to the possibility that your image and/or voice may be recorded and broadcast to the public.