Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has resolved to dispense with their former meeting procedure of Committee meetings on the third Wednesday and Ordinary meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Council will have a six month trial of a full day on the fourth Wednesday, except for December and January, which will include workshops and presentations in the morning followed by the Ordinary meeting from 2.30pm. The changes are being trialled to achieve organisational efficiencies and cost savings.
“It is important we observe the statutory requirements of the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation and there have been new provisions listed in a recently distributed Code of Meeting practice. As a result Council is going to make a six month trial of dealing with all governance activities on the one day,” said Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
As a result, Council has adopted the following meeting schedule for the next three months:
- Wednesday November 23
- Wednesday December 14
- No Ordinary Meeting in January 2017
“To round out the six month trial, meetings for February, March and April 2017 will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month,” Councillor Hope said.
“As we continue to implement our Fit for the Future process, Council is determined to ensure the good management and governance of the Shire and the well-being of its residents as we develop and apply model policies for the effective delivery of core business activities,” he continued.
“LPSC aims to be transparent in all of its operations. Business papers for Ordinary meetings will be available for perusal at the Administration Centre as well as on-line and Council encourages members of the community to attend meetings and to engage with local government activities,” Councillor Hope concluded.