Council Meetings are held monthly and commence at 6.00 pm. As per recommended guidelines, physical distancing measures will remain in place at Council Meetings to continue to ensure the health and safety of all those attending.
2023 Schedule of Ordinary Council Meetings
Monday 20 March (Derby)
Monday 24 April*
Monday 15 May
Monday 26 June**
Monday 17 July
Monday 21 August
Monday 18 September
Monday 16 October (Ringarooma)
Monday 20 November (Bridport)
Monday 18 December
* The April Council Meeting will be held on the last Monday due to conflicts with Easter statutory public holidays
** The June Council Meeting will be held on the last Monday due to Budget Estimates preparation
NOTICE is given that the next Ordinary Meeting of the Dorset Council will be held on Monday, 24 April 2023 at the Council Chambers, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale commencing at 6:00 pm.
Members of the public are invited to attend in person, however, due to recommended physical distancing guidelines, the number of persons able to attend is limited. Any member of the public who wishes to attend must register their details with Executive Assistant, Sarah Forsyth by 3:00 pm Monday 24 April 2023 via email email@example.com or by calling 03 6352 6500.
If any member of the public is feeling unwell, please do not attend.
A recording of the Council Meeting, except for any part held in Closed Session, will be made available to the public as soon as practicable after the Meeting via Council’s website and social media.
Any member of the public attending the Council Meeting is to ensure that any mobile devices are switched to silent or off during the Meeting. No unauthorised filming or recording of the Meeting is allowed. Please also be aware of the meeting procedures and Council guidelines for asking public questions during question time or presenting a deputation.
At the 21 November 2022 Council Meeting held in Bridport, Aunty Patsy Cameron AO presented a Welcome to Country. To read it in full, please click here.
At the 15 February 2021 Council Meeting held in Winnaleah, Aunty Patsy Cameron AO presented a Welcome to Country. To read it in full, please click here.
The agenda and attachments for Council Meetings are made available to
the public on the Thursday prior to the scheduled Meeting. They can be
downloaded below or a hard copy can be collected from Council's friendly
Customer Service Team. To view both current and the last six (6) years
agendas and minutes, click on the links below.
Members of the public can ask questions or make a deputation (statement) at any Council Meeting. Policy 41 Council Meeting Procedures (see below) gives you guidelines and the process on how to make a deputation or to speak during public question time. You can also submit a question/s on notice to the General Manager 7 days prior to a Council Meeting. Deputations and Questions can be submitted any of the following ways and must include your name, where you live (i.e. Scottsdale), and an email address and/or contact phone number (your name and where you live will be included in the public agenda):
Emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Posted to: PO Box 21, Scottsdale 7260 marked to the attention of the General Manager, or
Dropped into the Council Offices at 3 Ellenor Street, ScottsdalePolicy 41 - Council Meeting Procedures
Council held its 2021/22 Annual General Meeting at the Multi-Function Centre, Bridport Recreation Ground, South Street, Bridport on Monday, 21 November 2022.
The Agenda, unconfirmed minutes and 2021/22 Annual Report can be viewed below. You can also view previous AGM documents and Annual Reports below.
To listen to the 21 November 2022 Annual General Meeting, click on the audio link below:
The audio recording of the Council Meeting, except for any part held in Closed Session, will be made available to the public as soon as practicable after the meeting via Council's website and social media.
The audio from the past 3 Council Meetings can be accessed below. You can access historical Council Meeting audio on Council's SoundCloud profile below.Dorset Council | SoundCloud Profile