Public question time
What is Public Question Time?
- It is time set aside during a meeting to hear questions from the public that relate to the business of the Council or the Committee
- The time is available only for asking questions, not for making statements or expressing personal opinions
- Time limits may be applied at the meeting
- No discussion of the question or answer can take place at the meeting
- The Presiding Member may reject a question that is considered either offensive or reflects adversely on the City, the Council or an employee
- The applicable law is Section 5.24 of the Local Government Act 1995
To raise a question prior to the meeting
- Using the City’s online form, submit your written question 24 hours prior to the meeting
Can I raise a question at the meeting?
- Complete this form and hand to a City of Perth officer before the meeting commences
What happens at the meeting?
Questions received with more than 24 hours’ notice:
- The member of the public may elect to attend and read their questions aloud
- Provide their questions to be taken on notice to be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Questions received with less than 24 hours’ notice:
- Questions will be automatically taken on notice and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
When is a response provided?
- If questions are provided with more than 24 hours’ notice, we will endeavor to provide a response at the meeting. The questions will also be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
- If the question is provided with less than 24 hours’ notice, a response will be provided and recorded in the next Ordinary Council Meeting agenda.
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