Councils can download a copy of the post-election statutory requirements checklist and calendar (DOC, 1MB) to assist with their post-election processes.
The checklist covers mandatory legislative requirements and administrative actions necessary during the initial period of the new local government term, up to and including the adoption of Council budgets. It includes information regarding Councillor handovers, meeting requirements post-election and appointment requirements, making it easier for Councils to comply with legislative requirements in a timely manner.
Regulation changes for meetings
On Thursday 26 March 2020 the Governor in Council approved the Local Government Electoral (2020 Quadrennial Election) Regulation 2020. This included the following temporary changes to both the Local Government Regulation 2012 and the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012:
- Chairperson can stop public attendance at meetings to enforce social distancing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Council meetings can occur via phone conference or video conference.
- Councils should make every effort to ensure that members of the public can hear or see Council meetings. It is recommended that Councils make every effort to broadcast their meetings so the public is informed of decisions. This could either be on a screen in a public office or by listening in by phone or video streaming online, or a combination. However, it is recognised that in some cases this will not be possible or practicable.
Read the message from Director-General Warwick Agnew about Regulation changes for Council meetings (PDF, 445KB).
For up-to-date information and to find official sources for COVID-19 public messaging, please read the message from Director-General Warwick Agnew about Official sources for COVID-19 public messaging (PDF, 445KB).