Meetings, agendas

Council Meetings at Alert Level 2

Under Alert Level 2 we are open for business, but if you are thinking of attending a meeting please remember:

  • The Council Chambers Public Gallery is open to 15 people only, this allows for safe physical distancing measures.
  • Only two media at the media desk on a first in first served basis.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre.
  • If you are feeling unwell please stay at home.

We appreciate your understanding and co-operation as we move into Alert Level 2. Learn more about Alert Level 2 on the official Unite against COVID-19 website.

Council meetings and Hearings Panel hearings are held in the Council Chamber / Committee Room, Esk Street, normally at 4pm apart from the Hearings Panel (normally at 9am) and the Bluff Community Board which meets in the Bluff Municipal Chambers, Gore Street (normally at 7pm). Agendas become available on this page two days before the meetings.

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Meeting Agenda Archives can be found here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all Council meetings. Only elected members of Council and those invited to speak to agenda items have speaking rights. Applications to speak at a public forum, with a precis of the address to be given, must be lodged in writing with the Chief Executive not less than two working days before the meeting. Such applications may be emailed to the Council’s Governance and Administration Manager Jodi Conway phone: 032111677 or delivered to the Council’s  Administration Building. The Chief Executive, in consultation with the Mayor or chairperson, is authorised to waive notice provided that:

  • The application is specifically related to an agenda item included for debate, and
  • The application, and the precis of the address to be given, is made before noon on the day of the meeting.

NOTE: Addresses will be limited to 10 minutes (five minutes to speak and five minutes for questions for clarification by Councillors); the Mayor or chairperson may choose to extend the time limit. The Mayor or chairperson may refuse applications which are repetitious or offensive, or where the Mayor or chairperson  has a reason to believe that the statements have been made with malice.

Meeting Schedule 2021 (subject to change)


Meeting Schedule

Performance, Policy and Partnerships Committee Meeting – Tuesday 9 March

Date: Tue, 09 Mar, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm

Southland Museum and Art Gallery (SMAG) Trust Board Meeting – Thursday 11 March 2021

Date: Thu, 11 Mar, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm

Risk and Assurance Committee Meeting – Monday 22 March 2021

Date: Mon, 22 Mar, 2021
Time: 8:30 am

Council Meeting – Tuesday 23 March 2021

Date: Tue, 23 Mar, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm