Code of Practice: Access to Meetings and Documents

11/05/2020

The Council continues to respond to State and Federal Government directives by adapting and taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including putting in place measures to ensure that Council meetings continue to be held and are held in a safe environment.

On 15 March and 22 March respectively, South Australian authorities declared a public health emergency in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s outbreak in South Australia.

In response to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of community transmission, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Local Government issued a notice (pursuant to Section 302B of the Local Government Act 1999) which varied or suspended the operation of specified provisions of the Local Government Act 1999. These were outlined in a document titled Notice No 1.

Notice No 1 came into effect on 31 March 2020 and will cease to apply 28 days after all relevant emergency declarations have been revoked.

Notice No 1 makes provisions for Elected Members to participate in Council meetings and informal gatherings by electronic means for the period in which Notice 1 is in effect.

In order to enable Elected Members to participate in Council meetings and Informal Gatherings electronically, the Council’s ‘Code of Practice – Access to Meetings & Documents’ and the Informal Gatherings Policy have been amended.

The amended documents are available for download below.

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For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates