Ordinary Council Meeting

Past Event


Of all the meetings the Shire's Councillors attend, Ordinary Council Meetings are arguably the most important. Meeting procedure is based on a majority rules, Westminster style system developed over hundreds of years by parliaments around the world to provide for debate and decision making without conflict. Decisions of a council can only be made by the adoption of a motion by a majority of the members present at a properly convened meeting. The rules allow for only one person to speak at a time.

When the Shire's Councillors meet, they will make decisions on behalf of the community they represent. When making these decisions, Council's intention is to always act within the best interests of the community. Shire staff provide technical advice and support to Council when making their decisions but ultimately, the choice lies with Council as to what decisions they will make. 

Ordinary Council Meetings are formal meetings of the elected Council members and are required to be open to the public (although under certain conditions, Council Meetings can be closed under provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 [the Act]). Annually a Council is required under the Act to hold Ordinary Meetings and it may hold Special Meetings if required.

Ordinary meetings are to be held not more than 3 months apart under the Act so as a general rule, many Councils (such as the Shire of Gingin) tend to meet on a monthly basis annually. 

The Agenda for the Council Meeting will generally be made available to the public by 4.30pm on the Friday prior to the Council Meeting (usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month). 

Information about Petitions, Deputations and Public Question Time can be found by clicking here

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Council Meetings

With the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, members of the public may once again attend Council meetings. However, in order to meet physical distancing requirements (1 person per 2m²) we can only accommodate a small number of people in the Public Gallery at any one time.  

Anyone interested in attending a Council Meeting is encouraged to register with the Shire’s Governance Support Officer (call 9575 5127) so that we can manage attendances to ensure that we comply with our safety obligations to members of the public, Councillors and Shire employees. If you are intending to stay for the whole meeting, please be aware that you may be asked to leave the Council Chamber from time to time to permit the attendance of others.

If you would like to present a delegation to Council then the usual application process still applies (see above link) and if you are intending to ask questions during Public Question Time then we would appreciate your cooperation in continuing to submit questions in writing prior to the meeting using our online Public Question Time form (see above link). 

Event Details

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: Council Chambers - Shire of Gingin Administration Centre, 7 Brockman St, Gingin

Enquiries

Contact: Lee-Anne Burt

Organisation: Shire of Gingin

Position: Governance Officer

Phone: (08) 9575 5127

Email: Lee-Anne.Burt@gingin.wa.gov.au

Event Date(s)

  • Tuesday 16th February 2021

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Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin

255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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