Public Question Time at Council Meetings

You are able to attend a council meeting as a member of the public. All council meetings are  open to the public, with the exception of when Council decides to close the meeting to the public in certain circumstances.

Public Question Time is a means by which the public can ask questions relating to council activities and seek responses from Council about issues affecting the community that are of concern to them. It  provides Council with a mechanism to identify issues of importance in their community. Public question time provides an opportunity for people to ask questions about Council’s activities, not make statements.

A written question on notice can be submitted via email to or via the form below. Questions on notice must be received no later than 7 days prior to the meeting date.  Section 31[1] of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 applies regarding public question time. The period of 7 days includes Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays but does not include the day on which notice is given or the day of the Ordinary Council meeting [Section 31(8)].


Public Questions on Notice

PLEASE NOTE: This form is to be completed if you wish to submit a question on notice to be tabled in a public Council meeting agenda. If you simply wish to send Council a question for a general enquiry, please make use of the Contact us section of the website or send an email to
Please note that your name will appear in the agenda together with your question
Please provide a topic or heading for your question
You may ask multiple questions on a single topic, however, we request that you please refrain from lengthy preambles or embellishments. A one line preamble to provide context is acceptable. If you wish to submit questions covering different topics, please submit a new form for each topic.
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