Public questions and statements can be raised in person at each Council meeting. All public questions and statements must be submitted by 5pm the day before the meeting using the forms below.
Questions are limited to two per person at a maximum of 150 words each. Preamble should be avoided except to ensure that the context of the question is clear. Please ensure that your question is genuine; if you would like to argue for or against an item on the agenda, please submit your argument as a statement rather than as a question.
Statements are limited to one A4 page or 500 words and should be able to be read within three minutes.
Statements and questions should not be offensive or defame or denigrate any elected member, staff member, or member of the public. Any reference to individuals should be avoided.
Before submitting a question or statement, please read the Public Question Time Procedure and Public Statement Procedure. Questions and statements that do not meet the City’s guidelines may not be accepted.
Please submit your question or statement by completing the relevant form below:
Submit a Public Question
Submit a Public Statement
When submitting a petition, petitions must:
• be addressed to the Mayor
• be made by electors of the district
• state the request on each page of the petition
• contain the names, addresses and signatures of the elector(s) making the request, and the date each elector signed
• contain a summary of the reasons for the request
• state the name and address of the person who can give notice to the petitioners.
Petitions can be presented to the City of Subiaco or be presented by a councillor at a council meeting. Upon receipt, petitions will be forwarded to relevant officers to consider as part of a report to council, either on the issue relating to the petition, or as a separate report.
Where a petition does not relate to or conform to the above, it may be treated as an ‘informal’ petition. The Chief Executive Officer may, at their discretion, forward the petition to a committee or to council accompanied by an officer report.
Approved deputations to a council meeting will only be received in special circumstances and only with the approval of the council given by a decision at an earlier meeting.
Approved deputations to committees will only be received with the prior approval of at least half of the members of the committee.
An approved deputation:
• is not to exceed five people, only two of whom may address the council or committee. Other people may respond to specific questions from the members if asked.
• may address the council or committee for 15 minutes or less. The council or committee may agree to a longer deputation at their discretion.
The council or committee must not decide on the matter until the deputation has completed its presentation.
From Saturday 5 December 2020, some venues and facilities are required to maintain contact registers. Providing contact details helps make contact tracing more efficient, if it becomes necessary, and helps stop the spread of COVID-19.
When attending an Agenda Briefing Forum or Council Meeting, please follow instructions for providing your details and help keep the City safe.