Meetings, agendas

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.

Recorded meetings may be viewed 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 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.

2020 Council Meeting Schedule (subject to change)
2021 Council Meeting Schedule (subject to change)

Meeting Schedule

Infrastructural Services Committee Meeting – 1 December 2020

Date: Tue, 01 Dec, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm

Southland Museum and Art Gallery Trust Board Annual General Meeting – 3 December 2020

Date: Thu, 03 Dec, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm

Performance, Policy and Partnerships Committee Meeting – 8 December 2020

Date: Tue, 08 Dec, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm

Risk and Assurance Committee Meeting – 14 December 2020

Date: Mon, 14 Dec, 2020
Time: 8:30 am

Council Meeting – 15 December 2020

Date: Tue, 15 Dec, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm

Performance Policy and Partnership Committee Meeting – 15 December 2020

Date: Tue, 15 Dec, 2020