Agenda forums are held on the Wednesday prior to an ordinary Council meeting.
They are specifically for agenda items which are to be considered by Council at the next ordinary Council meeting. They involve Councillors, relevant staff and, where appropriate, external consultants. Deputations and questions by the public on agenda items only are also permitted.
Agenda forums are not a decision making forum. They provide an opportunity for Councillors to be equally informed and seek additional information on matters prior to the presentation of such matters to the next ordinary meeting of Council for formal consideration and decision. Agenda forums will normally be open to the public except for matters of a confidential nature as defined by the Local Government Act 1995.
The notes of each agenda forum will be made available on our website by 4pm on the Friday following the forum.