Residents and ratepayers are able to submit questions in writing for Council to answer at its monthly meetings.
Questions must be received by noon on the last working day before the Council meeting. The deadline for questions is usually noon on the Monday before the Tuesday meeting.
One question per person, per Council meeting will be accepted. Up to 20 minutes is provided for Public Question Time towards the start of each meeting.
The total length of a question (including any background information) should not exceed 100 words.
Questions must relate to a matter on the agenda of that evening's Council meeting or on the agenda of the previous Council meeting. From November 2013-April 2014, Council relaxed this requirement by suspending "Standing Orders". This meant that questions relating to Council's proposed sale of two local aged care facilities could be asked and answered (regardless of whether this matter was on one of the meetings' agendas).
Council chose to temporarily relax the procedures so it could be as responsive as possible on an issue of significant public interest. With the sale having now occurred, Council intends to return to its normal meeting procedures from its next meeting on Tuesday 27 May 2014.
- in person at the Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley and deposited in the box which is located near the Customer Service counter on the Ground Floor of the Civic Centre
- by fax (on 9518 3444) or posted to Council's Civic and Governance Coordinator, Nick Andrianis, PO Box 1 Glen Waverley, 3150
- by e-mail to email@example.com, with the words "Public Question Time" and the date of the Council meeting, in the subject box of the e-mail.
Details of the submitter's name and address must be included.
- The Mayor will announce that the Council will 'move' into 'Public Question Time'.
- If a question has been received, the Mayor will ask if the person submitting the question is present in the Public Gallery.
2a. If the person is present, they will be asked if they wish to read out their question or have it read out on their behalf by a Council Officer. The Mayor or a designated Council Officer will then read out Council's response.
2b. Where the person submitting the question is not present during Public Question Time, a written response to their question will be forwarded to them.
- There is no provision in the procedures of the meeting for debate on any questions received or Council's response to such questions.
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