Council Chambers is located in Stuart Street with Council Meetings commencing at 8.30am sharp – any member of the public is welcome to attend
The elected members of Council act as one body, dealing with the business of the Carnarvon local government area in accordance with relevant statutes, local laws and policies. As a body, Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for in December where it meets on the third Tuesday.
Opportunity to Meet with Elected Members and Senior Management at Conclusion of the Council Meetings
Elected Members and Management welcome the opportunity to meet with members of the public at the conclusion of the Council Meetings in the Council Function Room adjacent to the Council Chambers. Please note that due to meeting commitments, these informal discussion periods are limited to 15 minutes only.
Public Question Time
The following information is provided should you wish to ask a question of Council at the Ordinary Meetings held on a monthly basis –
The Local Government Act 1995 allows members of the public to ask questions in regard to any issue relating to the Shire.
A maximum of 15 minutes will be allowed for public question time and the Presiding Member will allow a maximum of three (3) verbal/written questions per person.
Prior to asking a question, the speaker must state his/her name and address.
Members of the public are discouraged from asking questions which contain defamatory remarks, offensive language or questioning the competency of staff or Council members.
The Presiding Member may nominate a member or officer to answer the question and may also determine that any complex questions requiring research be taken on notice and answered in writing.
No debate or discussion is allowed to take place on any question or answer.
A summary of each question asked and the response given will be included in the minutes of the meeting. Responses to questions that are taken on notice will be responded to as soon as possible.
If you wish to ask a question, please complete the Public Question Time Submission Form. Alternatively, questions can be submitted in writing to the Shire of Carnarvon 3 days prior to the meeting by –
• Letter by post – addressed to the CEO, Shire of Carnarvon, PO Box 459, Carnarvon WA 6701;
• Letter by hand – addressed to the CEO, Shire of Carnarvon, 3 Francis Street, Carnarvon;
• Facsimile – 99413641;
• Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
All questions to Council are to be submitted on the Public Question Time Form and can be submitted to Council on the day of the meeting in person or if unable to attend, can be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Special Meetings of Council
Occasionally, Council may hold a Special Meeting outside of these times, especially where it is required to deal with an urgent matter of business. Notice of a Special Meeting of Council will be advertised in the Northern Guardian newspaper 7 days beforehand if the meeting is to be open to the public. Again, any member of the public is welcome to attend a Special Meeting of Council if open, and ask questions of the Council within the allotted public question time subject to the questions being asked only relating to the purpose of the Special Meeting (s5.23 of the Act and regulation 12 (4) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, the Department of Local Government and Communities Guide to Meetings and Governance Bulleting April 2014 and Guideline No. 3 Managing Public Question Time.)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RECORDING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS IN ANY FORMAT IS PROHIBITED