Code of meeting practice amendment

What is in the amendment?

The amendment to the Model Code of Meeting Practice is the inclusion of section 4.25 being: Where an item has been listed on a Council Meeting agenda, including Extraordinary Meetings and formed part of the public forum for that meeting, should those items be held over to a future meeting of Council, those items will not form part of another public forum at a future meeting.

Have your say

Complete the online form below to let us know what you think.

Other ways to provide feedback

  • By mail, addressed to Senior Manager Governance and Risk, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.
  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5589.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the amended Code of Meeting Practice and feedback form, please call Beau-Jane De Costa on 93925589.

Last day to provide feedback is Friday 2 December 2022.

Previous public exhibition

Project updates

At its meeting on 8 March 2022 Council endorsed for public exhibition the draft Code of Meeting Practice.


What is the Code of Meeting Practice about?

Under the Local Government Act (1993), all Councils are required to adopt a Code of Meeting Practice for all meetings of Council and its committees, where all Councillors are members, must be conducted in accordance with this Code.

What are the objectives of the Code?

  • to ensure that all meetings of council and its committees are conducted in an orderly, consistent and efficient manner
  • to ensure that all meetings of council and its committees are conducted according to the principles of procedural fairness and due process
  • to assist with the conduct of discussion and debate during council and committee meetings; to ensure that all councillors understand their rights and obligations during Council and Committee meetings
  • to ensure that all councillors have an equal opportunity to participate fully in meetings and that meetings provoke a positive environment that is without malice and avoids insulting, improper or defamatory statements
  • to act as an effective aid for good governance


View the summary of proposed changes

Read the draft Code of Meeting Practice

View the Council report

View the Meeting minute


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Code of Meeting Practice:

  • Online, by completing the feedback form.
  • By mail, addressed to Governance Coordinator, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.
  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5536.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the proposed Code of Meeting Practice and feedback form, please call Katherine Paixao on 02 9392 5536.


Last day to provide feedback is Monday, 11 April 2021.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be collated and included in a report to Council which we anticipate will be considered for adoption at the Council meeting in December 2022.