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About Council meetings

Council meetings are held to discuss and debate an agenda of items that require a decision and direction of the Elected Members.

The Barossa Council is a corporate body, therefore decisions can only be made by resolution of the council. When a motion is put forward at a council meeting, all members present must vote on that motion. A motion can only become an instruction, (a recommendation), passed by a majority vote.

During meetings, agenda items are introduced to council and a general discussion on the subject will take place - this is otherwise known as a ‘debate’. Members can inquire about agenda items and ask questions of the executive team. The Mayor is responsible for chairing council meetings, ensuring orderly discussions and decision making.

Agendas and minutes

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