Public question and speaking time
Public question time and public speaking time takes place as part of Ordinary Meetings of Council, which are the first meeting of each month. No public questions will take place as part of Ordinary (Town Planning) Meetings, which are the second meeting held each month. View Council Meeting dates.
Council meetings are now being streamed live from Council's website. The audio recording of the meetings will be published to Council’s website within two working days. The live stream of this meeting will not be published.
From Monday 26 April 2021, Council Meetings will return in a hybrid format being held in person with the community able to attend, and livestreamed.
For meetings being held from Monday 26 April 2021, members of the public may submit a statement to a recommendation of a report which will be read out at the meeting, or they may attend in person to speak to a recommendation of a report.
Any person who is unable to be present at the meeting and wishes to provide comments to an Officer's recommendation, or wishing to submit a public question, must submit their comments or questions prior to the meeting. Provided they comply with the Governance Rules(PDF, 761KB) (with the exception of being present at the meeting) these comments or public questions will be read out by the CEO or their delegate.
Any person who attends the meeting and provides comments to an Officer's recommendation may be audio or visually recorded for the purpose of livestreaming the meeting.
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Public questions will be responded to by a Council officer in line with Council’s standard process.
Public comments in response to an Officer's recommendation on a report on the agenda must be submitted by no later than 3pm on the day of the Ordinary or Ordinary (Town Planning) Council Meeting if you are unable to attend the meeting and would like your comment read out at the meeting.
Submit a Public Comment
Public questions must be submitted by no later than 12pm on the day of the Ordinary Council Meeting.
Submit a Public Question
Alternatively, you may submit your public questions in hard copy to Council.
Public Questions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and may be submitted:
PO Box 119, Dallas, VIC 3047
If you are experiencing difficulties downloading the form, please contact Council on 9205 2200.