Council meetings

Council meetings - Harvard Room in Tweed Heads

Agendas and minutes Locations Code of Meeting Practice Filming

By attending or watching the recording of Council meetings you can see the decision-making process in action and gain further understanding of the wide range of issues Councillors deal with as part of their role.

Council Meeting - 5.30pm, Thursday 15 July 2021

The meeting will be livestreamed at:

Joining via a mobile device? Follow the link above and then follow prompts to download the BlueJeans app if not already installed. The event ID is djzyreqe. Alternatively, you can listen to audio of the meeting by phoning 02 8310 4252 (when prompted, enter meeting ID 926680158 and passcode 5168 followed by #.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting in person must pre-book their seats by visiting tweedcouncilmeetings.eventbrite.com.au. Bookings will be opened when the agenda is published, approximately nine days prior to each meeting.

The new system has been introduced to comply with COVID-Safe regulations, with all Council meetings for the remainder of the current term (until 4 September 2021) to take place in the Harvard Room at Tweed Heads Administration Office, to accommodate as many people as possible due to the venue’s larger size and available capacity.

Anyone attending Council meetings will be required to record their attendance via the Service NSW QR code or via the written form provided. Anyone who is not feeling well is asked to remain at home.

Public attendance at Council meetings is always subject to changes through Public Health Orders or legislative changes by the NSW Government.

Public Forum sessions

Prior to Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings, Public Forum sessions are held for members of the public to informally address Councillors on agenda items.

These sessions take place on the first Thursday of the month (Planning Committee) and third Thursday of the month (Council). Find out more on our Public forum page.

Meetings are open to the public and media except when confidential items are considered.

Meeting times, agendas and minutes

The table below shows upcoming meetings, including links to view agendas and related attachments (agenda packet).

Agendas are generally available from 8pm on the Tuesday the week before the meeting (i.e. 9 days prior).

When a public holiday occurs the week before the meeting, the agenda may not be available until the Wednesday the week before the meeting (i.e. 8 days prior).

Minutes and the webcast recording are published as soon as practical after the meeting. Minutes are unconfirmed until they are formally adopted at the next meeting of Council.

Past meetings from 2020 onwards can be found under 'Most Recent Events' below.

To view meetings from 2019 and earlier, contact us.

Subscribe to agenda notifications

To be notified when agendas are published, you will first need to create an account in the Civic Clerk system.

Scroll down to My Subscriptions in the table below, click MANAGE and then Create Account (once registered, you can log in directly). Fill out your email address, password and name (other fields are optional), before clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the form.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties contact us.

Location of meetings

To accommodate as many people as possible in keeping with COVID-Safe guidelines, all Council meetings for the remainder of the current term will take place in the Harvard Room at Tweed Heads.

The current term expires at the upcoming NSW Local Government election on 4 September 2021.

Harvard Room

Tweed Shire Council – Tweed Heads Office
21 Brett Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Code of meeting practice

All Council meetings and people attending Council meetings are governed by our Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 353KB)

In Council Meetings, Councillors consider reports on a range of Council related matters.

The Planning Committee only discusses planning related matters.

Planning Committee recommendations are adopted at the associated Council Meeting on the same date. This Council meeting also includes any urgent matters raised for determination by Councillors.

Confidential items at all meetings are considered in a closed session, which excludes the press and public.

Filming and broadcasting of meetings (webcasting)

From Thursday 6 February 2020, all Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings will be filmed and broadcast (in line with NSW legislation) using our new webcasting service, Civic Clerk. This increases the transparency of Council decision making and allows access for members of our community who are unable to attend in person.

The video is uploaded following the meeting/s and viewers can go straight to an agenda item without having to watch the entire meeting webcast.

Note: If you attend one of these meetings in the public gallery, you may appear in the broadcast recording.

Webcasting FAQs - streaming of video recordings

To be used as a guide only. Contact us if you continue to experience difficulties.

Why is the webcast delayed?

The webcast will generally be available on the day following the meeting. This gives Council time to prepare and upload a text version of the minutes that are indexed to the recording of each agenda item. In turn which allows direct viewing of specific agenda items rather than having to view the full webcast.

Where can I give feedback on the webcast?

Council will monitor and make improvements to enhance the service as required.

If you would like to provide feedback, complete the form at Feedback and compliments.

What does webcasting mean to me if I am attending the meeting in person?

The Chairperson will advise the meeting attendees that the meeting will be filmed for webcast, and will be available on Council's website.

Everyone attending the meeting is governed by the Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 353KB), which includes being orderly, respectful, inclusive, transparent and informed.

A recording in progress light will be displayed in each so that attendees can know when they are being recorded.

What do I need to view the webcast?

The webcast can be viewed from any device capable of viewing and playing video from a website, you do not need to install a program.

Mobile friendly version Accessible version

Windows system requirements
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor
  • 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for notebooks)
  • 128MB of graphics memory
Mac OS system requirements
  • Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
  • 256 of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
Supported browsers

For best results, always use the latest version:

  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera
Connection speed

Minimum, 450kB/s for standard definition.

Data usage

You will use approximately 3.3MB per minute (450kbps).