Agendas, business papers and meeting minutes

Council meetings are held at Rous County Council Administration Office, Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore commencing at 1.00pm every second month (excluding January). Any variation to Council's meeting timetable will be advertised on our website.When meetings are not scheduled to be held, Council will hold briefings or workshops unless, in consultation with the Chair, the General Manager determines that there is no substantial matter required for discussion.

Council meeting schedule 2019

20 February 21 August
17 April 16 October
19 June 18 December

Public access:

  1. A public access session will be held at the commencement of all Council meetings.
  2. All requests to address Council in the public access session must be authorised by the General Manager and where possible, details of all speakers are to be included in the Agenda. Requests to address Council may be made up until the commencement of the meeting.
  3. Speakers may address Council on matters listed in the agenda/business paper or other matters relevant to Council, to a maximum time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. The duration of the public access session is 15 minutes in total.
  4. Speakers are limited to a maximum of two (one for and one against) per Agenda item, however Council may at its discretion resolve to increase this number. 
  5. Council may at its discretion resolve to increase a speaker’s time limit up to 15 minutes. 
  6. Speakers are to be heard alternately, for example, an objector to the matter followed by a supporter.
  7. For the avoidance of doubt, these local rules also apply to public access as to whether a part of a meeting should be closed to the public (s.10A(4) and cl. 252 and 264). 

Code of meeting practice

Code of meeting practice details rules and regulations on how Council meetings are conducted and details procedural matters such as motions, amendments and the general conduct of meetings.

Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures

Code of Conduct: Governing the conduct of Council officials including staff and Councillors. This Code should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct Procedures (see below).

Code of Conduct Procedures: A procedures document for the administration of the Code of Conduct. This document should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct (see above).


Please note that Council minutes are unconfirmed until the next scheduled meeting where they are formally adopted.

2019 Council business papers
20 February Business paper Minutes
17 April Business paper Minutes
19 June Business paper Minutes
21 August Business paper Minutes
16 October Business paper Minutes
18 December Business paper Minutes


2018 Council business papers
21 February Business paper Minutes
21 March Business paper Minutes
18 April Business paper Minutes
16 May Business paper Minutes
20 June Business paper Minutes
No July meeting    
15 August Business paper Minutes
19 September Business paper Minutes
17 October Minutes
21 November Business paper Minutes
19 December Business paper Minutes


2017 Council business papers and minutes
15 February Business paper Minutes
15 March Business paper Minutes
19 April Business paper (supplementary report: Supply of contestable electricity Minutes
17 May Business paper Minutes
21 June Business paper Minutes
No July meeting - -
16 August Business paper Minutes
20 September Business paper Minutes
18 October Business paper Minutes
  General Purpose Financial Statements y.e. 30/06/2017  
15 November Business paper Minutes
20 December Business paper Minutes


For business papers prior to 2017, please contact Council's Secretarial team.