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Council Meetings

**Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania, and for the safety of residents, Elected Members and staff, the ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, 17 January 2022 commencing at 6:00 pm will be closed to the public.


At the 15 February 2021 Council Meeting, Aunty Patsy Cameron AO presented a Welcome to Country.  To read it in full, please click here


2022 Schedule of Ordinary Council Meetings 

Monday 17 January

Monday 21 February (Pioneer Hall)

Monday 21 March (Derby Hall)

Tuesday 26 April*

Monday 16 May

Monday 27 June**

Monday 18 July

Monday 15 August

Monday 19 September

Monday 17 October

Monday 21 November (Bridport)

Monday 19 December

* The April Council Meeting will be held on the last Tuesday due to conflicts with both Easter Monday and ANZAC Day statutory public holidays
** The June Council Meeting will be held on the last Monday due to Budget Estimates preparation 


Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania, and for the safety of residents, Elected Members and staff, the ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, 17 January 2022 commencing at 6:00 pm will be held face to face, however, will be closed to the public. 

To ensure the public can still participate in Public Question Time, members of the public can submit questions prior to the Meeting. Questions must be received by no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, 17 January 2022.  A maximum of three (3) questions per person can be submitted and questions must be accompanied by a name and contact phone or email address. These questions, if accepted, will be read by the Chair during the Meeting.

Questions can be emailed to dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au, gm@dorset.tas.gov.au, mailed to PO Box 21, Scottsdale 7260 or be hand delivered to the Council Chambers at 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale.

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. 


Agenda and Attachments

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:

Agenda and Attachments
Minutes


Public Question Time and Deputations

Members of the public can ask questions or make a deputation (statement) at any Council Meeting.  Policy 41 Council Meeting Procedures 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: dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au or gm@dorset.tas.gov.au

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, Scottsdale


Council Meeting Audio

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 12 months Council Meetings can be accessed below.  You can access historical Council Meeting audio via SoundCloud.

2022 Audio Recordings
17 January

 

2021 Audio Recordings
20 December
15 November
18 October
20 September
16 August
19 July
28 June
17 May
No Recording available for April due to audio equipment malfunction
15 March
15 February


Annual General Meeting

As stated in Section 72B of the Local Government Act 1993, Council is required to hold their Annual General Meeting no later than 15 December each year.  

2020/21 Annual General Meeting

Council held its 2020/21 Annual General Meeting at the Upstairs Training Room, Scottsdale Library, 51 King Street, Scottsdale on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

The Agenda, unconfirmed minutes and 2020/21 Annual Report can be viewed here.

To listen to the 7 December 2021 Annual General Meeting, click on the audio link below:

7 December 2021 Annual General Meeting