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Council provides an opportunity for members of the public to submit up to two questions at an Ordinary Council Meeting. Questions will be answered at the meeting, or taken on notice and responded to in writing in the following days.

It is a requirement of Council’s Governance (Meeting Procedures) Local Law that questions to Ordinary meetings be in writing.

Questions can be submitted by completing the  Council Meeting – Public Question Time form which can be downloaded via the link at the right of this page.

To lodge a question, email contact [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au (subject: Public%20Question%20Time%20-%20attention%20Executive%20Assistant, body: (Please%20specify%20the%20date%20of%20the%20Council%20meeting%20at%20which%20you%20wish%20to%20have%20your%20question%20addressed)) , visit the Civic Centre at 25 Liebig Street during business hours or post questions to Warrnambool City Council, PO Box 198, Warrnambool, 3280.

People with a disability may seek assistance in filling out the form at Council’s customer service centre. However, a person wanting to lodge the form must be able to sign or make their mark on the form.

The cut-off time for receipt of public questions is two hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting.

A question may be disallowed by the Chair if the Chair has determined that:

  • the person directing the question, or their representative, is not present in the gallery;
  • the question is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance;
  • the question deals with a subject matter already answered;
  • the question is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or Officer or any other person; or
  • the question relates to Confidential Information.

Questions should be kept as brief and succinct as possible, using the space provided. If your question is unable to fit into the space provided, it may be more appropriately dealt with by way of a letter to the Council at PO Box 198 Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280 or via contact [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au (subject: Public%20Question%20Time%20-%20attention%20Executive%20Assistant, body: (Please%20specify%20the%20date%20of%20the%20Council%20meeting%20at%20which%20you%20wish%20to%20have%20your%20question%20addressed)) (email.)

No debate on questions asked or answers given is permitted during Public Question Time.

For more information about Council Meeting Public Question Time refer to Clause 36 of Council’s Governance (Meeting Procedure) Local Law located on Council’s website – see Council Meeting Procedures.

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