Where are Council Meetings held?
Elected Members of East Arnhem routinely meet as Council every two months. These meetings are rotated throughout all East Arnhem Shire Council Communities and usually run for a day, followed by a day on informal meetings.
Special Council Meetings are convened when required, however due to the costs and vast remoteness and distances between communities, special meetings are often conducted via teleconferences.
Where can I see the Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings?
Council’s Agendas & Minutes can be downloaded as a PDF from this website. Please refer to the left hand side ‘Year’ navigation bar. Copies of minutes and agendas are also available for print at any of East Arnhem Shire Council’s public offices.
A copy of the minutes will be made available within 10 business days after the dates of the meeting to which they relate. Minutes marked as 'unconfirmed' indicates that the Minutes are complete, but will not be confirmed as a correct record of that meeting until the following Council/Committee meeting adopts them. They will still available for download.
How many Elected Members are required for a Quorum?
In order for a Meeting to take place the majority of the Council’s Members must be in attendance. If a quorum is not present within 30 minutes after the time appointed for a meeting, the meeting is postponed to a time and place to be fixed by the CEO and notified to the members.
Can the Public attend Council Meetings?
East Arnhem Shire Council encourages the attendance of the general public to observe Committee, Ordinary and Special Council Meetings. At times however, the public will be excluded from business of a kind classified by the regulations as confidential business is considered.
Conflict of Interest
From time to time, Elected Member/s may have a Conflict of Interest with a question arising for decision by council, committee or a local board.
As soon as possible after a member becomes aware of a conflict of interest in a question that has arisen or is about to arise before the council, local board of council committee, the member must disclose the personal or financial interest that gives rise to the conflict.
East Arnhem Shire Council maintains a Register of Conflicting Interests in the within the Publications and Resources centre of this website – view current Register of Conflicts Document.