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.

Up to five (5) 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 day immediately prior to the relevant meeting.

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.

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. For further information view Attendance at meetings during COVID-19 webpage.

Those persons wish to ask a question verbally at a Council or Briefing Session will have their request registered. The Mayor may call persons registered to come forward in an order that allows the maximum opportunity for as many people as possible to address the meeting on the widest range of matters listed on the agenda.

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 below procedures for Strategy Sessions, Briefing Sessions and Council / Committee Meetings.