Morawa Shire Council

About Council

The Morawa Shire Council strives to be a professional, viable, and an “in touch” local government that provides both leadership and direction. The council consists of seven members. Councillors are elected by the constituents and are to serve a minimum three (3) year term. At the end of this term the Councillor’s position will be open for re-election.

Being a Shire Councillor is a rewarding yet sometimes challenging opportunity. It offers the opportunity to be involved with Shire matters first hand. It also provides opportunities to learn about your local Shire, and other local Shires within the State. Most importantly in this role you can  actively work towards ensuring a successful future for our community. We encourage you to contact your local Shire Councillors with any queries, issues or suggestions that you would like addressed at Council.

Council Meetings

The Shire of Morawa's Council meetings are conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.  

Attendee's at the Shire of Morawa's Council Meetings are:

  • Shire President
  • Deputy Shire President
  • Shire of Morawa's Councillors
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Managers
  • Administration Staff

Optional Attendees at the Shire of Morawa's Council Meetings are:

  • Members of the Media
  • Shire of Morawa Rate Payers & Community Members
  • Interested Members of the Public

Meeting Place and Time

The Shire of Morawa's Council Meetings are held at 5.30 pm on the third (3rd) Thursday of each month with the exception of January when no official meetings are held. There may  be times when the Council Meeting dates and times may need to change. In these instances a public notice will be displayed on the Shire of Morawa's Noticeboard outside the Shire office on Winfield Street.  

Council meetings will be held at the Shire of Morawa Council Chambers at 26 Winfield Street, Morawa, or as otherwised advertised.

All Council Meetings are open to the public, however, from time to time Council will be required to deal with personal, legal, and other sensitive matters. On these ocassions the Council maybe required to close that part of the meeting to the public. In these instances, the Shire of Morawa will try to ensure that the 'Confidential item/s' are [laced as the last item/s of business for that meeting.

2018 Council Meeting Dates & Times

Thursday 15 February          5.30 PM

Thursday 15 March              5.30 PM

Thursday 19 April                 5.30 PM

Thursday 17 May                  5.30 PM

Thursday 21 June                 5.30 PM

Thursday 19 July                  5.30 PM

Thursday 16 August            5.30 PM

Thursday 20 September    5.30 PM

Thursday 18 October           5.30 PM

Thursday 15 November       5.30 PM

Thursday 20 December      5.30 PM

Agendas

Agenda's will be made available to the public, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled Council Meeting.

Confirmed minutes of the previous months Council Meeting will be made available to the public within ten (10) working days of the Council Meeting.

Unconfirmed minutes of Council Meetings will be made available to the the public within ten (10) working days of the Council Meeting.  

Questions

Question Time is held at the begiinng of the Shire of Morawa's Council Meetings. community members, and interested parties are invited to submit their questions in writing. Questions must be received at least 30 hours prior to the scheduled meeting to ensure adequate time for research and to facilitate the provision of an appropriate response. 

Questions need to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and can be submitted in one (1) of three (3) ways:. 

  1. Via email to admin@morawa.wa.gov.au
  2. By post to PO Box 14, Morawa, WA, 6623
  3. Or in person to the Shire of Morawa's Administration at 26 Winfield Street, Morawa, WA, 6623

Public Question Time is the responsibility of the Chairperson and they will ensure that all individuals wishing to ask a question are given equal and fair opportunity to do so. It is a requirement of the Local Government Act 1995 that at least a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes be allowed for Public Question Time. In situations where a number of questions are tabled the allocated time of fifteen (15) minutes can be extended at the discretion of the Chairperson. 

It is important for individuals to note that Questions must not be a statement of personal opinion. Rather Questions must relate to the business of Council. Individuals must not interrupt, or enter into any conversations during the meeting unless requested to by the Chairperson.  

Mobile Telephones

All mobile telephones must be switched off prior to entering the Shire of Morawa's Council Chambers.