From July 1 the Narromine Shire Council will be holding a public forum prior to each ordinary council meetings at 5pm.
At the recent ordinary meeting on June 12, the council resolved that the existing public forum policy be made obsolete from July 1.
The council's Code of Meeting Practice was advertised as required under the Local Government Act however, no written submissions were received.
Community members will need to provide an application to the council by 12 pm on the day prior to the meeting if they wish to speak on an item. If no applications are received the public forum will not be held.
"Part of our community strategic plan is to provide opportunities for community members to participate in the council's decision-making processes," Narromine Shire Council General Manager Jane Redden said.
"Community members are still encouraged to speak however, speaking prior to a council meeting will allow for more time-efficient and effective council meetings," she said.
All changes comply with the Model Code of Meeting Practice 2019 to be enacted from July 1, 2019.
The council's website has been updated with the information and relevant application form for speaking at public forum.
For more information visit www.narromine.nsw.gov.au .