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You’re invited to comment on the proposal to include livestreaming in the Code of Meeting Practice.

The proposal amends the Code of Meeting Practice to establish livestreaming as its formal means of webcast.


What is a Code of Meeting Practice?

This Code of Meeting Practice has the following objectives:

  • to provide guidelines for the procedure for the conduct of Council and Committee Meetings
  • 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 ensure that all Councillors have an equal opportunity to participate in the meeting to the fullest extent possible, with respect being accorded to the expression of differing views
  • to ensure that all Councillors fully understand their rights and obligations as participants in meetings of Council; and
  • to ensure that proceedings are transparent and understandable to all persons participating in and observing meetings of Council and its Committees.

Why are we doing this?

Livestreaming Council and Committee meetings increases the transparency of Council decision making and allows access for members of our community who are unable to attend in person.

What has changed?

There is only one change to the Policy (Clause 5.19A) where it is proposed livestreaming becomes Council’s official means of webcasting its meetings. The meetings will be livestreamed and a recorded video (audio visual upload) will be available the next day.

You can read the proposed amendments to the Code of Meeting Practice here.

While NSW Government regulations only require Councils to post an audio or video recording of Council meetings, Tweed Shire Council has decided to provide the community with a livestream (during COVID-19 restrictions and into the future). You can read more about the NSW Government’s model code of meeting practice here .

Have your say

Written submissions must be received by 4.00 pm on 10 November 2021.

  • Online using the submission form below
  • Email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject Heading: Proposal to Amend the Code of Meeting Practice
  • By mail
    Proposal to Amend the Code of Meeting Practice
    General Manager
    Tweed Shire Council
    PO Box 816
    MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484


It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

You’re invited to comment on the proposal to include livestreaming in the Code of Meeting Practice.

The proposal amends the Code of Meeting Practice to establish livestreaming as its formal means of webcast.


What is a Code of Meeting Practice?

This Code of Meeting Practice has the following objectives:

  • to provide guidelines for the procedure for the conduct of Council and Committee Meetings
  • 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 ensure that all Councillors have an equal opportunity to participate in the meeting to the fullest extent possible, with respect being accorded to the expression of differing views
  • to ensure that all Councillors fully understand their rights and obligations as participants in meetings of Council; and
  • to ensure that proceedings are transparent and understandable to all persons participating in and observing meetings of Council and its Committees.

Why are we doing this?

Livestreaming Council and Committee meetings increases the transparency of Council decision making and allows access for members of our community who are unable to attend in person.

What has changed?

There is only one change to the Policy (Clause 5.19A) where it is proposed livestreaming becomes Council’s official means of webcasting its meetings. The meetings will be livestreamed and a recorded video (audio visual upload) will be available the next day.

You can read the proposed amendments to the Code of Meeting Practice here.

While NSW Government regulations only require Councils to post an audio or video recording of Council meetings, Tweed Shire Council has decided to provide the community with a livestream (during COVID-19 restrictions and into the future). You can read more about the NSW Government’s model code of meeting practice here .

Have your say

Written submissions must be received by 4.00 pm on 10 November 2021.

  • Online using the submission form below
  • Email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject Heading: Proposal to Amend the Code of Meeting Practice
  • By mail
    Proposal to Amend the Code of Meeting Practice
    General Manager
    Tweed Shire Council
    PO Box 816
    MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484


It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

  • To make a submission, please include your contact details below and the details of your submission.

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