A petition to Council is a formal written request, signed by residents. Petitions relate to a cause or subject that Council has the authority to deal with.
How it works
Collect signatures on your petition
To submit your petition either:
- Post your petition to the Chief Executive Officer, whom will arrange for the petition to be presented at the next Council meeting;
- Give it to an Elected Member, whom you have discussed the petition; or
- Present to petition at a Council Meeting yourself.
- If your petition is accepted by Council, the matter will be referred to the relevant City Officer/s, for a report to be prepared on the issue
- You will be advised in writing of Council’s decision.
During the Deputations segment of the Agenda (and with the consent of the Presiding Member), any person may speak on any matter on the Agenda.
How it works
- Complete the Deputation Request Form
- Written notice of a request to make a Deputation must be given to the Presiding Member by 12 noon, on the day of the meeting.
- A written copy of the Deputation must be provided to the Council Administration Officer at the meeting (or following the meeting), so that your community submission can be accurately recorded.
- The person's speaking right is to be exercised before the Council debates the particular agenda item.
Please note: The maximum period for Deputation is 15 minutes.
Prior approval must be sought by the Presiding Member prior to a presentation being made at a Council meeting.
How it works
- Any person or group wishing to make a presentation to the Council shall advise the CEO in writing before 12 noon on the day of the meeting.
- Where the CEO receives a request, the CEO shall refer it to the presiding member of the Council and/or committee who shall determine whether the presentation should be received.
- Names of the person/group making the presentation and relevant details must be provided to the Council Administration Officer at the meeting (or following the meeting), so that your presentation can be accurately recorded.
Please note: A presentation to Council is not to exceed a period of fifteen minutes, without the agreement of Council.
Behind Closed Doors Items
Occasionally, members of the public may be requested by the Presiding Member to temporarily leave the Council Chambers for discussion of a confidential item.
A decision to 'go behind closed doors' for an item of the Council Meeting must be by Council resolution and must be minuted, along with the reason why.
Discussion of the confidential item will not be minuted, although a resolution will be documented in the Council minutes. If and when the public return to the meeting, the Presiding Member will advise of the Council decision on the confidential item.
Declaration of Interest
Elected Members and City Officers in attendance are required by the Local Government Act 1995 to declare the nature of any financial, impartial or proximity interests they have in relation to any item being discussed by Council.
Having done so, they are required to leave the meeting during discussions of the item, unless the Council agrees otherwise.
More information and contacts
For more information please email the City of Kwinana or call 9439 0265.