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Public Question Time

There is an opportunity at Council meetings for members of the public to ask questions on Council issues and to receive responses from Councillors and Council officers.  The Governance Rules sets out a process to be followed with the intention that Public Question Time provide additional opportunities for the public to:

  • ask questions about Council decisions and actions;
  • enquire about the attitude of Council or a Councillor on specific Council matters;
  • obtain timely information and answers to simple questions that do not require detailed responses and without the need for reports and correspondence. 

The Governance Rules requires that a person wanting to ask a question at an ordinary Council meeting complete the Public Question Time form and return it to the Chief Executive Officer (or nominated person) by 7.00pm on the night of the meeting.  More detailed information about Public Question Time can be found in Part 7 of the Governance Rules.