Council Meetings

Council meets the second last Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm 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

2024 Council Meeting Dates

This year’s Council Meeting dates are as follows. Meetings commence at 4:00pm unless otherwise advised.

Council Meeting Dates 2024
20 February 2024
19 March 2024
16 April 2024
21 May 2024
18 June 2024
16 July 2024
20 August 2024
17 September 2024
15 October 2024
19 November 2024
17 December 2024

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