How to participate in Council meetings

Council meetings are an integral part of the planning, policy and decision-making process of Council. Members of the public are encouraged to attend Council meetings and participate during the public question time.

Council is encouraging the early submission of questions to enable the preparation of a considered response. Questions received after 3pm on the day of the meeting will be treated as correspondence, with a written response provided as per Council’s Customer Service Charter.

As to the form of questions, it is recommended that questions must be in writing and in English and questions must be 75 words or less and not include a preamble or multiple parts.

Public questions can be lodged via email, in person, in writing or by completing the  online form.

Questions asked must relate to matters in which Council has a direct interest or responsibility. If possible, you should be present at the meeting when the question is raised and answered.

Please refer to the Public Question Time Proforma and Guidelines for further information:

Public Question Time Proforma and Guidelines