Public Question Time
Section 5.24 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides that members of the Public are able to ask questions at Council Meetings and Committee meetings that are open to the public. A period of 15 minutes is provided for Public Question Time.
What you need to know to complete this form
- Questions must relate to the business of the Council or the Committee.
- Questions must not take the form of a statement or a personal opinion.
- Questions are requested to be submitted by 3pm for Council and Committees.
- Questions may also be asked verbally at a meeting.
- Questions received prior to the meeting will be read aloud by the Chief Executive Officer.
- Questions may be answered at the meeting or if necessary, the question may be 'taken on notice' and a written response provided to the questioner. The response is recorded in the next meeting agenda.
- No discussion of the question or answer can take place at the meeting.
- The Presiding Member may reject a question that is considered either offensive or reflects adversely upon the City, the Council or an employee.
Dealing with Public Questions
More details can be found in the Public question time.