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 Council must be in accordance with Clause 7 of Council’s Meeting Procedure Protocol 2013 Governance Rules which contains other rules about how Petitions are handled during Council Meetings. A sample written petition is located at Appendix A in the Governance Rules.
Responses to Petitions
If a petition is signed by more than 15 people, it is noted and recorded in the minutes at a Council Meeting and unless a response can be provided by the CEO at that time, the petition is forwarded by the CEO to the appropriate Director for action. A report is then presented to a subsequent Council Meeting, including Council’s response.
If a petition is signed by less than 15 people, the petition will be forwarded by the CEO to the appropriate member of Council staff for action and a response.
For further information or assistance complete the Guidelines for Petitions form and email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 9742 0777.
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