Clause 3.3 of the Shire’s Standing Orders Local Law 2007 sets out the requirements governing the format for Public Questions as follows:
- Public question time will be limited to a total of fifteen (15) minutes duration, except by consent of the Presiding Member.
- A Member of the public who raises a question during question time is to state his or her name and address and be limited to three minutes duration to speak except with the consent of the presiding Member.
- A question may be taken on notice by the Council or Committee for later response.
- When a question is taken on notice under sub-clause (3) a response is to be given to the Member of the public in writing by the CEO, and a copy is to be included in the agenda of the next meeting of the Council or committee as the case requires.
Questions must be submitted on the standard Public Question Time form, available from the downloads panel to the right, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and returned to the Shire of Murray either by:
- Hand delivering to the Shire of Murray’s Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra;
- Emailing to email@example.com; or
- Faxing to (08) 9531 1981
Please note: The Shire of Murray is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and as such, public questions may be subject to applications for access under the Act. Copies of questions, including name and address may be made public and included in the minutes of Committee/Council meetings unless otherwise requested that this not occur.