Council meetings

Decisions on issues affecting the community are made at council meetings.

You can come to these meetings to watch, in person or online. You can also ask questions.

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About our meetings 

We hold ordinary council meetings to conduct the business of Council. Where required, we may also hold special meetings.

We also hold council meetings to deal with planning applications. These are planning and other related matters meetings.

Ordinary council and planning and related matters meetings are scheduled each month.

COVID-19 impact

We conducted all council meetings from July 2020 to February 2021 by video conferencing and livestreaming.

We held council meetings in March, April and May 2021 in person in a COVID-19 safe way. These meetings were also livestreamed.

The June 2021 council meeting was held using video conferencing and livestreaming.


We livestream our council meetings so you can watch the proceedings in real-time. These recordings are also available for you to watch later. The dates of future council meetings are on our Council meeting dates, locations and questions page.

In 2020-21, the number of people watching council meetings online (live and the recordings) was 27,876. This is a decrease from 34,822 in 2019-20.

Councillor attendance

Local government elections were held on 24 October 2020. Our new Council was inducted in November 2020 for the 2020-24 term.

Below we have outlined councillor attendance for 2020-21.

For the period from 1 July 2020 to 24 October 2020:


Councillor Ordinary council meetings (total 4) 
Cr Natalie Abboud 4
Cr Sue Bolton 4
Cr Annalivia Carli Hannan  4
Cr Helen Davidson 4
Cr Jess Dorney 4
Cr Ali Irfanli 4
Cr John Kavanagh 4
Cr Dale Martin 4
Cr Mark Riley  4
Cr Lambros Tapinos  4
Cr Oscar Yildiz JP  4


For the period from 17 November 2020 to 30 June 2021: 


Councillor Ordinary council meetings (total 6) 
Cr Sue Bolton 6
Cr Annalivia Carli Hannan  6
Cr James Conlan  6
Cr Helen Davidson 6
Cr Milad El-Halabi JP  5
Cr Angelica Panopoulos  6
Cr Helen Pavlidis-Mihalakos  6
Cr Adam Pulford  6
Cr Mark Riley  6
Cr Lambros Tapinos  6
Cr Oscar Yildiz JP  6


People watched council meetings online in 2019-20



People watched council meetings online in 2020-21



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