Public questions

The City encourages public participation in its decision-making process, either by asking questions or making statements at Council meetings or Briefing Sessions.

Questions to a Briefing Session must relate to a matter listed on the Briefing Session Agenda. Questions to a Council meeting can relate to any matter the City has responsibility for.

Written questions can be lodged by residents and/or ratepayers of the City prior to a Briefing Session or a Council meeting and need to be lodged via email by 9.00am the Monday prior to the relevant meeting.

A maximum of five written questions are permitted. Answers to questions received within that timeframe will, where practicable, be provided in hard copy at the relevant meeting. Alternatively, up to two verbal questions can be asked in person by a member of the public at the relevant meeting.

Those persons wish to ask a question verbally at a Council or Briefing Session should register their request on the register provided outside the meeting location. Time permitting, opportunity may also be offered to members of the public who have not registered their request and who may be in attendance.

For further information, please view the Procedures for Strategy Sessions Briefing Sessions and Council Committee Meetings and Briefing Sessions and Council Meetings Frequently Asked Questions.