Members of the public are welcome to submit written questions to the council meeting.
A time for answering questions relevant to an agenda item is set aside before consideration of that agenda item. Time is also set aside for answering other questions at the end of the meeting.
Questions must be submitted either electronically or by being lodged at the council office before 10:00am on the meeting day.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By online customer request: Online Customer Request
By mail: PO Box 238, Wangaratta Victoria 3676
In person: Wangaratta Government Centre, Corner of Ford and Ovens Streets, Wangaratta
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, Closed Public Holidays
By fax: (03) 5721 9526
Questions from members of the gallery may be considered at the discretion of the Chair.
A maximum of two questions per person, per meeting will be permitted. If a person has submitted two questions to a meeting, the second question may, at the discretion of the Chairperson, be deferred until all other persons who have asked a question have had their questions asked and answered; or may not be asked if the time allotted for public question time has expired. Where questions are divided into parts each part will be considered a separate question.
A question may be disallowed by the Chairperson if the Chairperson determines that it:
Questions will be read by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Your name will be read out at the meeting and recorded in the minutes. Persons must be present in the gallery at the time their question is considered.
The presentation and answering of questions will occur in accord with the printed agenda for the meeting unless a motion is passed to vary the order of items on the agenda.
Like questions may be grouped together and a single answer provided.
The Chief Executive Officer or another member of Council staff nominated by the Chief Executive Officer must respond to a question. The Chief Executive Officer may require a question to be put on notice. If a question is put on notice, a written copy of the answer will be sent to the person who asked the question.
For further information on the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings during the term of Administrators; and the rules of behaviour for those participating in or present at Council meetings during the term of Administrators refer to Local Law No. 3 (Administrator) Meeting Procedure