Council Meetings

Council Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, commencing at 5.00pm, and all members of the public are welcome to attend. Council Meetings are held at the Shire Administration Office in the Council Chambers, and a provision for 'public question time' is allocated at the beginning of each meeting. Any items for consideration by Council must be with the Chief Executive Officer 8 days prior to the Meeting. This allows for the item to be included in the Agenda, which provides Councillors time to consider the matter and conduct any research required. Late items generally will not be considered.

Council have adopted the following dates for the 2019 Ordinary Meeting's of Council.

  • 17th January 2019
  • 21st February 2019
  • 21st March 2019
  • 16th April 2019
  • 16th May 2019
  • 20th June 2019
  • 18th July 2019       
  • 15th August 2019
  • 19th September 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 21st November 2019
  • 12th December 2019

Public Question Time

The designated Question Time will commence shortly after the Chairperson, in most cases the President, declares the Meeting open.  In general, Question Time will last for a minimum period of up to 15 minutes.  This time may be extended at the discretion of the Chairperson.

The Chairperson will ask anyone in the public gallery who wishes to ask a question to raise their hand.

Please remember, the question must relate to a matter affecting the Shire.  Should there be more than one person indicating a desire to ask a question, the Chairperson shall nominate the order in which questions will be received.

Anyone wishing to ask a question must address the Chairperson and give the following details in writing using the Public Question Time Submission Form to be submitted to the Shire Administration as early as possible prior to the commencement of the Council Meeting:

  1. The name and address of the person asking the question.
  2. The question to which a desired a response is sought.

The Chairperson shall decide if the question is in order.  The Chairperson may answer or conversely direct your question to an appropriate Councillor or Officer for a response.  If the question is taken on notice, then a response will be sent to you in writing.

There will be no argument or discussion on the question or reply; however with the consent of the Chairperson, a subsequent question on the same matter may be put.

Electors Meeting

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 s. 5.26 a general meeting of electors is held every year. This meeting must be held within 56 days of Council's acceptance of the Annual Report for the previous financial year. Practically this means that the Shire's auditors finalise their audit of the previous financial year's accounts in October or November, staff prepare the Annual Report, which is presented to Council in December, and the Electors Meeting is then scheduled anytime within the 56 days following acceptance.

Matters to be discussed at a general electors meeting are, firstly, the contents of the Annual Report for the previous financial year and then any other general business. Members of the public are welcome to ask questions.

Public Meetings

From time to time Council will call a public meeting on an item of community interest. Wide advertising is given to such meeting.

Agendas/Minutes

Agendas -  CLICK HERE to view the Agendas of the Ordinary Council Meetings

Minutes - CLICK HERE to view the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meetings

Council Meetings Dates

No public council meetings have been scheduled yet.