Attendance at meetings during COVID-19
Following advice from the State Government and the Department of Health WA in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, public attendance at the City of Joondalup meetings has been restricted.
To maintain the required physical distancing between people during this time, the maximum public attendance at meetings has been capped at 55 people (37 in the Chamber and 18 in the adjoining lobby). Any members of the public wishing to attend the meeting above this limit will unfortunately not be able to attend.
To manage expectations, members of the public wishing to attend the meeting and ask up to two (2) questions and / or to make a public statement, can register their own interest from 9.00am to 4.00pm on the day of the meeting by email or contacting the City on 9400 4313. Registration priority will be given on a first come first serve basis for members of the public wishing to ask questions and/or make a public statement.
Members of the public can only register themselves and cannot submit a request on behalf of others.
Attendance priority will be given to those persons listed in a submitted and approved Deputation Request (at Briefing Sessions only) followed by members of the public wishing to ask up to two (2) verbal questions and/or to make a verbal public statement.
Members of the public wishing to only attend the meeting to observe the proceedings, will be placed on a waiting list and permitted to attend where seats remain vacant after consideration of the above attendee requests.
The City will contact those people on the waiting list that are able to attend after 4.00pm on the day of the meeting. In this regard contact information must be provided when a request is made.
Any member of the public attending the meeting in person without registration will not be given access unless there is space available. However the audio of proceedings of Council meetings are streamed live.
To ensure capacity is not compromised, entry to the City’s premises will be restricted following 30 minutes past the scheduled start time of the meeting. Members of the public approved to attend are therefore encouraged to arrive at the meeting well before the scheduled start time of the meeting.
For your health and safety, members of the public are reminded to:
- follow the direction of the Presiding Members and City employees when attending meetings
- maintain 1.5 metre separation between themselves and other members of the public while attending meetings
- use the hand sanitiser that is provided by the City at the venue
- not attend meetings should they feel unwell or if they have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case, or been overseas in the previous two weeks.