Public statements

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the City will follow the public health advice from the State Government and the WA Department of Health which may restrict public attendance at the City of Joondalup meetings. In such situations, information will be published in the relevant meeting agenda and advice will be posted on the City’s website. 

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

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

A maximum of two minutes per public statement is provided to ensure maximum participation at a meeting. Written statements cannot be submitted beforehand.

Those persons wish to make a public statement 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 that are listed in 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.