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.
The latest information concerning Council Meetings may be obtained by telephoning Council's Executive Services Branch staff on 4780 5520.
An Extraordinary Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 01 December 2020, starting at 7.30pm, can be viewed via Council's YouTube channel. Click here to view the Current Business Paper in PDF format.
Council Meetings during COVID-19
Council Meetings are currently being held via video conferencing to help secure the health and safety of our community, Councillors and Council staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 December 2020, starting at 7.30pm, can be viewed via Council's YouTube channel. Watch the Council Meeting
The community is still 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 the next Council Meeting, submissions need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Midday on Monday, 30 November 2020.
Agendas for Council Meetings, and recordings of Council Meetings, will continue to be available following the meeting at: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/council-meetings/2020-business-papers-minutes
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 email@example.com.