Why do we need to review the Code?
Council has a legislative responsibility to review its Code of Practice every four years. The review enables the Council to understand if the Code is easily understood and supports access to and participation by the community in meetings.
What is a Public Notice and Agenda?
A Public Notice for Council and Committee meetings is a Notice of Meeting which informs what type, where and when a meeting will be held.
An Agenda is a list that identifies the items of business for a meeting.
At the same time public notice of a meeting is given, Council publishes an Agenda accompanied by reports for the items of business listed as a consolidated document.
Where do Council and Committee meet and can anyone attend?
Meetings of Council and Committee are held in the Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street, Adelaide and anyone can attend and view a meeting from seating provided for the public in a public gallery.
How do I provide my feedback?
There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:
Submission Form Complete the Submission Form to respond to specific questions about the Code of Practice and to provide your feedback/general comment. Submissions must include the name and residential address of the respondent, and will be included in a report to Council which will be publically available. For projects that have a legislative requirement to consult, including your name and residential address are mandatory.
One to One Discussion with staff member Between 1 pm and 3 pm on Wednesday 1 July 2015 and Wednesday 8 July 2015 attend the Customer Centre, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide to provide your feedback and or discuss the Code of Practice – Access to Meetings and Document with Judy Speck.
Write to us addressed to: Attention : Judy Speck, Adelaide City Council, GPO Box 2252, Adelaide 5001. Submissions must include the name and residential address of the respondent, and will be included in a report to Council which will be publically available.
Alternatively comments can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions must include the name and residential address of the respondent, and will be included in a report to Council which will be publically available.
How do I know my feedback has been received?
All feedback forms, submissions or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.
What happens to my feedback?
All submissions received will be considered and inform the content of the Code and be presented to Council in the form of a report in a Committee meeting in July 2015 at the time the Council considers its Standing Orders.
This report will summarise the overall results of the consultation.
Who do I contact for more information?
Judy Speck; Senior Consultant City & Corporate Governance
Phone: 8203 7411
Email Address: J.Speck@adelaidecitycouncil.com