Item 8.1 - Attachment 1
Proposed Amendments to
the Code of Meeting Practice 7 October 2008
AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE
Insert after s26(12):
12A Voting on all motions for planning
decisions will be by way of division.
The division will be by way of councillors standing, when required, to indicate whether they support or
oppose a motion. This method may be
varied as required at the discretion of the chairperson. Votes will be recorded by the Council minutes
clerk and confirmed by the chairperson before proceeding to the next item.
the purposes of 12A above, “planning decision” includes decisions relating to:
environmental planning instrument
development control plan
development contribution plan
But does not include the making of
an order under Division 2A of Part 6 of the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Divisions are not required to be called for amendments. Only motions for planning decisions require
the calling of a division. This does
not, however, remove a Councillors ability to call for a division under s26 of
s26(10) so as to read:
10) Voting at a council meeting, including voting in an election at such a meeting is to be by open means (such as on the voices or by show of hands). Voting on planning matters is to be by way of division, in accordance with the provisions of s26(12A) and (12B) of this code. Despite this, the council may resolve that the voting in any election by Councillors for mayor or deputy mayor is to be by secret ballot.