Have Your Say - Draft Code of Practice

Published on 10 August 2017

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The City of Burnside is committed to the principle of open and accountable government and encourages community participation in the business of Council.

The City of Burnside has a number of Council policies that inform and guide the manner in which the Administration undertakes Council business. These policies are reviewed and presented to Council for endorsement to ensure that they reflect the current legislative, financial and political environment.

A draft Code of Practice - Meetings and Documents - Access and Procedures Policy was circulated to Elected Members for engagement. We received their feedback and the Code has been amended accordingly.

The policy

Section 92 of the Local Government Act requires Council to have a Code of Practice for Access to Meetings and Documents.

This Code ensures that Council, the Elected Body and the community can refer to one document that clearly details the manner in which Council conducts Council meetings including how petitions and deputations are managed. This Code also details access procedures to meetings and documents.

The amendments to the Code primarily relate to the following matters:

  • Informal gatherings
  • Recording of meetings
  • Minutes
  • Absences of Meeting Members
  • Chamber conduct
  • Deputations
  • Petitions
  • Motions on Notice
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Appointment of Acting Presiding Member

This Policy was endorsed for public consultation by Council on 25 July 2017.

Community engagement

Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Code of Practice - Meetings and Documents - Access and Procedures before it is adopted.

How do I have my say?

Have your say by submitting you comments via engage.burnside.sa.gov.au by 5 pm Thursday 31 August 2017. 

More information

You can view the draft Code of Practice - Meetings and Documents - Access and Procedures in the Related Information above.

If you would like further information, please contact Rebecca McAulay on 8366 4275 or submit an email via engage.burnside