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  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 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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