Due to restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Electronic Participation in Council Meetings Notice (No 1) 2020 now enables council meetings to be conducted by electronic means. Council will now be conducting all of its meetings by electronic means until further notice.
The Council Chamber will be closed to the public to ensure distancing requirements are met. Meetings will be live-streamed for public viewing.
Deputations and Petitions will continue to be received during this time. Please phone or email Council regarding new measures for the presentation of deputations.
Meetings of the Council are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5 pm, with the exception of the January Meeting which is held on the third Tuesday.
The link to the livestream video of the next general council meeting will be available below (immediately prior to the beginning of the meeting). During this time, members of the public are asked to view the meeting via the live stream.
Council meeting livestream (available 5 pm Tuesday, June 9)
Council's public Agenda and Minute Documents can be accessed via the Minute and Agenda Lookup below.
Policy No. 1.3 - Code of Practice - Public Access to Council and Committee Meetings and Associated DocumentsWattle Range Council is committed to the principle of honest, open and accountable government and encourages community participation in the business of Council, however in some special circumstances it may be necessary to restrict public access to Council discussions and documents.
This Code sets out the commitment of Wattle Range Council to provide public access to Council meetings and associated documents and outlines the policies, procedures and practices on why and how Wattle Range Council may use the provisions in the Local Government Act to restrict public access. The Code includes:
- Information on the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act.
- Council's policy on public access and participation.
- The process and practices that will be adopted where public access is restricted.
- Grievance procedures if a member of the public believes that the Council has unreasonably restricted public access on a particular matter.
Further information in relation to these documents can be obtained by contacting Council on (08) 8733 0900.
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A Petition is a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to Council in respect of a particular cause/matter/issue.
To ensure that Council can accept your Petition, please follow the Petition procedure below and use the proforma template.
A Deputation is the only way to formally present information in person directly to Council at a Meeting. This can be by an individual or a representative of an organisation.
Please find below a Deputation to Council Procedure.
Review of Council Decisions
Grievances may arise as a result of dissatisfaction with a decision about a policy, procedure, service, fee or other decision made by Council. All attempts will be made to resolve grievances quickly and efficiently, without the need for formal applications for review to be lodged. Sometimes this cannot be achieved. Council's Customer Experience Policy and Internal Review of Decisions Procedure outlines how a person can make a complaint or request that a decision of Council is reviewed.
Dealing with grievances at the local level is the most effective way of resolving matters quickly. Applicants for review of decisions will be encouraged to participate in the review handling process cooperatively. However, this will not negate citizens' rights to seek external review through the State Ombudsman, other legal appeal processes, or the Courts at any time during the internal review process.
Use this link for Requests, Compliments and Complaints
12 May 2020 Minuteshttps://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/667463/coumin-council-120520.pdfCouncil Meetings, 12 May 2020,12 May 2020
12 May 2020 Agenda [Late Item 5.4 Report]https://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/663320/confidential-audit-committee-minutes-110520-released-immediately.pdfCouncil Meetings, 12 May 2020,12 May 2020
12 May 2020 Agenda [Late Item 5.3 Report]https://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/663306/audit-committee-minutes-110520.pdfCouncil Meetings, 12 May 2020,12 May 2020
12 May 2020 Agendahttps://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0033/661866/120520-Council-Agenda-and-Papers-Full-Copy.pdfCouncil Meetings, 12 May 2020,12 May 2020
14 Apr 2020 Agendahttps://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0039/576876/140420-Council-Agenda-and-Papers-Public-Copy.pdfCouncil Meetings, 14 Apr 2020,14 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020 Minuteshttps://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/641809/coumin-council-140420.pdfCouncil Meetings, 14 Apr 2020,14 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020 Agenda [Confidential Item 20.1 Report & Attachment]https://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0033/642939/Item-20.1-Confidential-Annual-Review-Confidential-Items-140420.pdfCouncil Meetings, 14 Apr 2020,14 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020 Minutes [Confidential]https://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/641821/coumin-concouncil-140420-released-immediately.pdfCouncil Meetings, 14 Apr 2020,14 Apr 2020
10 Mar 2020 Minuteshttps://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0033/543795/coumin-council-100320.pdfCouncil Meetings, 10 Mar 2020,10 Mar 2020
10 Mar 2020 Agenda [Tabled Item 14.1]https://www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0021/544602/New-Shared-Plan-Crossing-Greenrise-Area-Penola-Bypass-Tabled-by-Cr-Burrow-at-the-Council-Meeting.pdfCouncil Meetings, 10 Mar 2020,10 Mar 2020