Questions for Council

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Members of the public can ask questions of broad interest to Council and the community to be heard at Council Meetings.

If your question is about routine or or operational Council requests, you should instead make a request with our Customer Service. 


Public question time

Council allows up to 30 minutes for question time on any matter except for planning items that are that is scheduled to be dealt with at a particular Council Meeting or anything that is defamatory, otherwise inappropriate or outside the scope of Council.
Pre registering questions is recommended as this provides more time for a more detailed response to be provided to you at question time.  Pre registered questions will be given priority in accordance with the Governance rules. If a question is asked on the night and we don’t have the answer immediately available we may need to take it on notice, and provide a response later.

Public Question Time is not a requirement of Council under the Local Government Act. This Council has enabled it under the Governance Rules adopted by the Council to ensure greater public transparency and accountability. The Council asks that the opportunity to ask a question of the Council in this form is treated respectfully and within these rules.


Register your question

Council Meetings are held Mondays. Public questions must be lodged by 2pm the Friday prior to the Council Meeting or can be made in person at the meeting.


Other options

Public Question time is only one of many ways the community is able to communicate with Council, other options include:


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