How to make an address to Council

Form to be completed to address Council



Written submissions will be accepted and distributed to Councillors prior to the meetings.  

For further information please contact Lesley McBay on 6643 0289

Council's Code of Meeting Practice allows for the public to address Council as follows:

  • Council will hold a public forum prior to Committee meetings of Council for the purpose of hearing oral deputations from members of the public.   
  • To speak at a public forum, a person must first make an application to the Council (see below). Applications to speak at the public forum must be received by 4pm on the Friday prior to the date on which the public forum is to be held.
  • Applications to address Council must identify the item of business the person wishes to speak on, whether they speak for or against the item and any written, visual or audio material to be presented in support of their address to Council.
  • The General Manager may refuse an application to speak at a public forum.
  • The General Manager will determine the order of speakers at the public forum. There will be no more than three (3) speakers for and three (3) speakers against any one item of business.  
  • Each speaker will be allowed up to five (5) minutes to address the Council. This time is to be enforced by the Chairperson.
  • Speakers at public forums cannot ask questions of the Council, Councillors or Council staff.

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