Council Meetings

Agenda and Minutes

Council Meetings will be streamed live and accessible from webcast.burnie.tas.gov.au

The Public are advised that from July 2022 the Open Session of the Council meeting will be video recorded. The recording will be made available to the public in accordance with Regulation 33 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

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Meeting Dates for 2022

Council meetings are normally held at 7pm, every fourth Tuesday of the month, at the City Offices, 80 Wilson Street, Burnie (except offsite meeting locations where noted below).

  • Tuesday, 27 September 2022
  • Tuesday, 18 October 2022
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
  • Tuesday, 13 December 2022 (including AGM)

 

Attending Council Meetings

From 21 May 2022, there is no longer a requirement to register to attend council meetings. 

To keep us all safe, the public are reminded to continue practising safe hygiene measures including sanitising your hands upon entering the building and please stay at home if you are unwell. 

Tasmanian Public Health advise that masks, along with other COVID-safe behaviours, remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Although not mandatory in most situations, mask wearing is still recommended in indoor settings especially where physical distancing is not possible. 

Livestream of Council Meetings

The open portion of Council meetings are broadcast live online at:  webcast.burnie.tas.gov.au

A copy of the livestream is generally available to download within two business days after the meeting. 

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Disclaimer

The Burnie City Council (‘the Council’) is committed to providing greater accessibility to the community of the content of public council meetings through live streaming and recording. It is considered this will provide a fuller public record of proceedings that can be made available in addition to formal written minutes.

The opinions or statements made during the course of the Council meeting are those of the particular individuals, and not the opinions or statements of the Council. 

The information contained in the live streaming and recording of council meetings are provided on the Council’s website on the basis that all persons accessing them undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance, completeness and accuracy of its content. The Council does not accept any responsibility for the comments made or information provided during council meetings and does not warrant nor represent that the material or statements made during the streamed meetings are complete, reliable, accurate or free from error. The Council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the viewing, use or reliance of information or statements provided in the live streaming/recording of Council meetings.   

The Council does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information contained in the live streaming/recording of the Council meetings. In the event that you are offended or consider material/statements made during a council meeting and provided on this site are inappropriate, offensive or in breach of any law, you are entitled to contact the Council, which will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it sees fit.

 

Public Question Time

Anyone may ask submit a question to be read out at Public Question Time during a Council Meeting. All public questions are required to be submitted by 5pm the Friday before the Council Meeting.

You can submit your question online below or obtain a form from Customer Services. There is a limit of two questions per person.

Please note:

  • You do not need to be present at the meeting to ask your question
  • If you are in attendance at the meeting, you will be invited by the Mayor to read out your question. Please use the microphone as directed
  • If it is not possible to answer the question at the meeting, the General Manager will provide a written answer within 10 days
  • All questions must be in writing and the question and answer cannot be debated
  • The Mayor may refuse to accept a question
  • Parliamentary Privilege does not apply at Council Meetings
  • Council Meetings are recorded

Tasmanian Public Health advise that masks, along with other COVID-safe behaviours, remain an important way to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Although not mandatory in most situations, mask wearing is still recommended in indoor settings especially where physical distancing is not possible. 

Download Public Question Time form(PDF, 68KB)

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