Councillors & elections
Blue Mountains City Council has 12 Councillors (including the Mayor who is elected by the Councillors) representing 4 Wards within the City. Councillors are elected every four years.
Council Meetings are held from 7:30pm in the Council Chambers, 2 Civic Place, Katoomba.
The latest information concerning Council Meetings may be obtained by telephoning Council's Executive Services Branch staff on 4780 5520.
Click here to view the Current Business Paper in PDF format. The current Business Paper is also available in hard copy for inspection at Council's Libraries and Offices on the Wednesday afternoon preceding the meeting.
25 March 2020 Extraordinary Council Meeting - POSTPONED
The Extraordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 25 March has been POSTPONED, following the Federal Government’s new direction on Tuesday, 24 March about how many people can now assemble in a room during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agenda items for the meeting will now be addressed at the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 31 March. We apologise for any inconvenience.
To help secure the health and safety of our community, Councillors and Council staff during the COVID-19 pandemic - a Mayoral Minute will be presented at the start of the next Council Meeting proposing to restrict public participation in Council Meetings going forward. These meetings will now be held via video conferencing.
The community will still be able to make submissions in writing, as long as these are a maximum of 500 words and identify an item on the Council meeting agenda. For this Extraordinary Council Meeting, submissions need to be sent to email@example.com by Midday on Monday, 30 March.
Agendas for Council Meetings, and recordings of Council Meetings, will continue to be available at: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/counc…/council-meetings/meetings
Before each Council meeting a Business Paper is prepared detailing the items that are to be presented at the Council meeting.
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Readers should be aware that the Recommendations and Notices of Motion as set out in the Council Business Paper are simply proposals to the Council for its consideration.
The Council may adopt these proposals, amend the proposals, determine a completely different course of action, or it may decline to pursue any course of action.
The decision of the Council becomes a resolution of the Council and is recorded in the Council Minutes. Readers are referred to this separate document.
The Council Business Paper and the Council Minutes are linked by the common Item Numbers and Titles.
Minutes from the meeting are confirmed at the following meeting until then they are presented as draft unconfirmed minutes.
Please note speaker registration will be from 6:45pm to 7:20pm.
Members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any items of business in the business paper other than the unconfirmed minutes (except at the discretion of the Mayor), Minutes by the Mayor, Rescission Motions, Councillor Reports, Questions with Notice, Responses to Questions without Notice, Responses to Questions with Notice, Notices of Motion (including Rescission Motions), the Precis of Correspondence and matter of Urgency.
To register to speak you must fill out a speakers registration form and register the form by 7.20pm at the speakers registration desk on the night of the council meeting. To pre-send, it must be emailed by 4pm on the day of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.