Ordinary Council Meeting

Thursday 15th November 2018
(Multiple Dates Between Thursday 15th November 2018 & Thursday 20th December 2018)


All members of the public are welcome to Council Meetings unless:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 1996 - REG 6

4A .         Matter prescribed for when meeting may be closed to public (Act s. 5.23(2)(h))

                The determination by the local government of a price for the sale or purchase of property by the local government, and the discussion of such a matter, are matters prescribed for the purposes of section 5.23(2)(h). 

Public Question time:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 1996 - REG 6

5 .         Question time for public, meetings that require prescribed (Act s. 5.24)

                For the purposes of section 5.24(1)(b), the meetings at which time is to be allocated for questions to be raised by members of the public and responded to are — 

            (a)         every special meeting of a council; 
            (b)         every meeting of a committee to which the local government has delegated a power or duty. 

6 .         Question time for public, minimum time for (Act s. 5.24(2))

        (1)         The minimum time to be allocated for the asking of and responding to questions raised by members of the public at ordinary meetings of councils and meetings referred to in regulation 5 is 15 minutes. 

        (2)         Once all the questions raised by members of the public have been asked and responded to at a meeting referred to in subregulation (1), nothing in these regulations prevents the unused part of the minimum question time period from being used for other matters. 

7 .         Question time for public, procedure for (Act s. 5.24(2))

        (1)         Procedures for the asking of and responding to questions raised by members of the public at a meeting referred to in regulation 6(1) are to be determined — 

            (a)         by the person presiding at the meeting; or 
            (b)         in the case where the majority of members of the council or committee present at the meeting disagree with the person presiding, by the majority of those members, 

                having regard to the requirements of subregulations (2), (3) and (5). 

        (2)         The time allocated to the asking of and responding to questions raised by members of the public at a meeting referred to in regulation 6(1) is to precede the discussion of any matter that requires a decision to be made by the council or the committee, as the case may be. 

        (3)         Each member of the public who wishes to ask a question at a meeting referred to in regulation 6(1) is to be given an equal and fair opportunity to ask the question and receive a response. 

        (4)         Nothing in subregulation (3) requires — 

            (a)         a council to answer a question that does not relate to a matter affecting the local government; or 
            (b)         a council at a special meeting to answer a question that does not relate to the purpose of the meeting; or 

            (c)         a committee to answer a question that does not relate to a function of the committee. 

        (5)         If, during the time allocated for questions to be raised by members of the public and responded to, a question relating to a matter in which a relevant person has an interest, as referred to in section 5.60, is directed to the relevant person, the relevant person is to — 

            (a)         declare that he or she has an interest in the matter; and 
            (b)         allow another person to respond to the question.

Event Details

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: Shire Administration Office

Enquiries

Contact: Sandy Adams

Organisation: Shire of Morawa

Position: Executive Assistant to CEO

Phone: 9971 1204

Email: ea@morawa.wa.gov.au

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 15th November 2018
  • Thursday 20th December 2018