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Apply to speak at a meeting

How do I arrange to speak at a meeting?

Persons wishing to address the meeting must provide their full name and suburb of residence before speaking, so that these details can be recorded in the minutes. You can provide these details in person at the meeting, or using the form below.

What happens after I submit the form?

After completing the online form, a notice will appear on the page confirming that it has been sent to Council. Your request will then be added to a list that is shown to the Chairperson on the night of the meeting.

Are there any rules for speaking at a Council or Committee Meeting?

The following rules apply when addressing a Council or Committee meeting:

  • keep your address to the point, the time allowed for each speaker is limited to three minutes with one extension of not more than three minutes with the approval of the Council/Committee. This time limit applies, no matter how many items are addressed by the speaker;
  • when addressing the Meeting you must speak to the Chairperson;
  • the Chairperson may curtail public participation where the information being presented is considered repetitive or irrelevant.

Where Items are deferred, Council reserves the right to defer speakers until that Item is heard on the next occasion.

Need more information?

For more information on speaking at Council or Committee meetings, please contact the Business Paper Coordinator on 9392 5323 or email joanne.gad@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.

Apply to speak at a meeting

     Name and date of meeting
     Visit the business papers page to find the item number and subject before completing this form
     Visit the business papers page to find the item number and subject before completing this form
Recommendation (as it appears in the business paper)
Indicate whether you'll be speaking for or against the recommendation stated in the business paper.
Details of points of be raised

Your details

     Enter your name
Address and suburb
     Enter your phone number