Enhanced transparency measures

05 August 2022

Aiming to further enhance transparency at the City of Stirling, the community will soon have an additional day to review council and committee agendas and documentation before meetings.

The decision will see a six-month trial of agendas being made available on the City’s website by close of business on a Thursday prior to committee or council meetings, starting in January 2023.

Council approved the trial this week, after supporting the Notice of Motion raised by Councillor Felicity Farrelly at the 6 July council meeting.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the change was a move to further increase transparency and encourage participation in the decision-making process.

“As such a large City covering an area of more than 100km2, there are a significant number of items that are presented to committee and council and we often see complicated issues that have lots of context, considerations and background information,” Mayor Irwin said.

“Trialling this option not only gives the community and Elected Members an extra day to read and review the information in the agenda and attachments, it also allows more time for people to ask for information from City officers on matters that affect their lives before an item is presented to Council.”

At the end of the six-month trial, outcomes and any feedback will be reported to Council for consideration.

The City is also soon introducing new report templates to streamline council and committee reports.

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