Council meeting agendas detail the order of business to be discussed and decided upon and as elected representatives of the municipality; Councillors take the strategic direction of Council and diverse needs and interests of the community into consideration when deliberating reports and recommendations included in the agenda.
In addition to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer and Directors of each Department attend Council meetings. Council Officers attend from time to time as required to address Council on prepared reports and recommendations.
All Hindmarsh Shire Council meetings are open to the public; however meetings may be closed to the public during confidential business discussions.
Council encourages members of the public to attend Council meetings and if a member of public wishes to ask a question relating to an agenda item or raise an issue, they are requested to do so during the appropriate Public Question Time as listed on the agenda.
Special Council meetings will be called from time to time to discuss and decide upon specific matters, for example, the Budget, the Annual Report and the Council Plan.
With the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Hindmarsh Shire customer service centres and libraries will gradually reopen to the public.
From Wednesday 17 June 2020, the telephone operating system will be operational between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm from Monday to Friday.
From Monday 22 June 2020, the Nhill customer service centre will be open for appointments only between the hours 9am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.
Jeparit and Rainbow customer services centres and the new Hindmarsh Shire Libraries service in Nhill, Jeparit, and Rainbow will be reviewed on a regular basis, with the aim to open mid-late July subject to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Dimboola customer service and library will be reviewed on a regular basis, with the aim to open mid-late July subject to completion of the current building works and COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.