In line with the LGNSW Rules, the latest date members could submit motions for inclusion in the conference business paper was 15 October 2023.

Late items

The online portal to submit motions for the LGNSW Annual Conference online is now closed. Members may still submit a late motion via email, up to 24 hours before the conference.

The LGNSW Board has resolved that late items are only to be included in an addendum to the business paper if, in addition to the usual criteria for motions, the late items relate to highly urgent matters that have arisen after the deadline for the motion submission has passed.

In considering whether a late item relates to a highly urgent matter, the Board’s Policy Review Working Committee is to have regard to:

  • whether the late item has arisen after the deadline for motions has passed, and
  • whether the urgency of the matter justifies it being presented to voting delegates with short notice and limited opportunity to review and consider before they are required to vote on the motion.

To submit a late item, please email setting out:

  1. The motion title
  2. The motion wording
  3. The motion background
  4. Evidence of your council’s support for the motion
  5. A brief explanation explaining how the late item relates to a matter that has arisen after the deadline for motions had passed, and how its urgency justifies the matter being presented to voting delegates at short notice.

Amendments to motions

If registered voting delegates intend to propose amendments to motions during debate, they are encouraged to email these proposed amendments to LGNSW in advance of, or during, the conference, to ensure smooth proceedings during debate.

More information on motions is available in the 2023 Annual Conference Motion Submission Guide.


Business Paper

The Annual Conference business paper (which includes motions submitted by LGNSW members) has been emailed to members and posted online.