A petition is a request from members of the public for information or action in relation to a particular matter.

Council has two types of petitions:

  • Petitions With Notice received before midday 5 working days prior to a meeting, and
  • Petitions Without Notice received after midday 5 working days prior to a meeting

Type of petition

The type of petition will influence how responses are provided, as outlined below.

Rules applying to Petitions

A written petition to the Council must be in accordance with the Guidelines for Petitions which are incorporated by reference as Schedule 2 of the Governance Local Law 2013 and the Guidelines for Petitions 2013.  Council’s Meeting Procedure Protocol 2013 contains other rules about how Petitions are handled during Ordinary Council Meetings.

Responses to Petitions

If a petition is signed by more than 15 people, it will be listed for a report at the next Council Meeting. If it is signed by less than 15 people, a written response will be provided after the Meeting by the CEO and copies made available to the Councillors prior to sending.

In addition:

(a) A petition with notice will be responded to in a report submitted to the Meeting which will also be included in the minutes of the Meeting, and

(b) A petition without notice will be read to the Meeting by the Chairperson but will not be responded to in a report at the Meeting.

For further information or assistance complete the Guidelines for Petitions form and email this form to governance@wyndham.vic.gov.au or call us on 9742 0777.

This information can be translated by contacting Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and asking to be connected to Wyndham City on 9742 0777.

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