Trial of Public Statement Time at Council Meetings

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 10:30:40 AM

Commencing at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20 February 2024, Council will trial the inclusion of Public Statement Time at Council meetings.

Currently all Council meetings include provisions for Public Question Time, which is a requirement under the Local Government Act 1995. However Public Question Time is reserved for questions only and does not allow for members of the public to make statements on matters of interest unless they are a brief preface to provide context to a question. For that reason, Council has agreed to include a period of time for public statements at Council meetings on a trial basis.

Protocols have been established for Public Statement Time and these are available via the link below:

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