Council resolved at 21 November 2013 Council Meeting the following in relation to an amended meeting process:
- Convenes a Planning Committee meeting (comprising all seven councillors) to only discuss planning related matters on the first Thursday of the month. The Planning Committee will include Community Access on the items on the Planning Agenda, with a Council Meeting to follow, to specifically adopt the recommendations of the Planning Committee; and
- Convenes a Council Meeting on the third Thursday of the month, where all other items are considered, including any planning matters that may have been deferred from the Planning Committee Meeting. This Council Meeting will include consideration of Notices of Motion, Questions on Notice, Mayoral Minute and all other reports. A Community Access session will be held at the commencement of the Council Meeting for members of the public to discuss pertinent matters other than planning matters.
Meetings are normally held in the Council Chambers, Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah unless otherwise resolved.
These meetings are open to the public. Confidential items are considered in closed session, which excludes press and public.
Agendas for meetings are available on Council's site from 8:00pm on the Tuesday of the week preceding the meeting and all Minutes are available as soon as practical following the meeting.
Reserves Trust Meetings (if required) are held prior to Council meetings.
It should be noted that all meeting minutes are unconfirmed until the next scheduled meeting of Council where they are formally adopted.