Council meets every third Tuesday of the month at 3PM except January with public question time at the beginning of each meeting. Agendas can be obtained from the Shire office on the Friday before the meeting and minutes are available for public inspection. For a link to the Council Agendas and Minutes please click HERE
2017 Council Meeting Dates
This year’s Council Meeting dates are as follows. Meetings commence at 4:00pm
Council Meeting Dates
| 16 May
|| 21 November
Public Question Time
Do you have an issue you wish to bring up with all of your Councillors but don’t know when or where to meet with them? Maybe it can be discussed at public question time?
Public question time is a means by which the public can seek responses from their Council about issues affecting the local government that are of concern to them. It assists the public to be better informed about the governing of their district and it provides the local government with a mechanism to identify issues of the importance to their community.
Questions may be asked by members of the public, this means any member of the public, not just those that live in the district or are electors of the district.
Under section 5.24 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 (the Regulations), time must be made available at every council meeting (whether Ordinary or Special) and every meeting of a committee with delegated powers or duties, for members of the public to ask questions and have them responded to.
The intention of the legislation is for a Local Government to respond by providing answers. Although a local government must respond to a question, it was not intended that a local government provide an answer to every question where the question is outside the legislation or deemed unreasonable.
When circumstances make it necessary, the Presiding Member may place limits on the asking of questions to ensure that people are given a fair opportunity and that the allocated time is used effectively. This will be done by limiting the number of questions a person may ask and placing a time limit on the person to ask their question/s. Any limits will be applied consistently and in a manner appropriate to the circumstances.
Submit a Question to the Shire President for Public Question Time