While there is currently no authority for the Minister to approve remote attendance of those councillors, it is anticipated that we will soon be able to advise that amendments to regulations allowing remote attendance have been put in place.
In the meantime, local governments can seek Ministerial approval, under section 5.7 of the Local Government Act to reduce the number of offices of member required for a quorum at a council meeting.
is delegated to the department.
The department will be supporting councils to ensure that council business can continue in the event that there is not a quorum.
The department will make every effort to
process applications within 4 hours of receipt.
Please email the request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the application, please advise: