Public Forum - Speaking at Meetings

This forum is a defined period of time, usually at the start of a meeting, for the purpose of public input.

The forum is designed to enable members of the public to bring matters to the attention of the local authority. Any issue, idea or matter raised in public forum must also fall within the delegation of that meeting (see Delegations and Committee Structure).

Anyone wishing to speak at a Public Forum is requested to give prior notice, as soon as possible, to the Governance Team, on +64 3 546 0436 or

Meetings are in the Council Chamber at Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson unless otherwise specified. Please note, meeting dates, times and venues are subject to change. Changes are advertised in Our Nelson, Nelson Mail and on Council’s website.

Meetings of the governing body and its main committees are streamed live and available for on-demand viewing on Council’s YouTube channel.

Agendas are available at least two working days prior to the meetings. Meeting minutes are posted after they are approved by the Chairperson. All agendas and meeting minutes are available in PDF format. To view these documents you will need software that opens PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.