Shire of West Arthur

Meeting Dates

Ordinary Meetings of Council for 2021

The dates for the Shire of West Arthur Ordinary Meetings of Council for 2021 are as follows:

  • Tuesday 16 February 2021
  • Tuesday 16 March 2021
  • Tuesday 20 April  2021
  • Tuesday 18 May 2021
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • Tuesday 27 July 2021
  • Tuesday 17 August 2021
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021

All meetings will start at 7.00 pm unless stated otherwise. Public Question time occurs at the commencement of the meeting.

Attendance at Council Meetings

Under the Local Government Act 1995 and the Shire of West Arthur Standing Orders Law 2002, all members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings as an observer.  Members of the public who attend in this capacity may not participate in the meeting, however are able to participate in the following ways:

Deputations & Submissions

A member of public must apply in writing to the CEO.  If approved a member of the public can address the Council personally on behalf of a resident or group of residents. A deputation may relate to an item on a Council meeting agenda, or a matter concerning the affairs of the Shire generally.

Public Question Time

Public Question Time occurs early in the meeting to allow members of the public to ask questions before the business of the agenda is dealt with.  Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting which allows officers time to research and provide an answer at the meeting.  Questions can also be raised without notice at a Council meeting and staff can assist you with this process. Questions are to be directed to the Presiding Member, not to any other person.  The presiding Member may choose to take the question on notice with a response provided in writing and a copy included in the next agenda.


Written petitions can be addressed to Council on any issue within the Council’s jurisdiction. Petitions are tabled at the next available Council meeting and referred to the CEO for consideration and reporting. The guidelines for submitting a petition are as follows:

A petition is to be addressed to The Shire President and be made by electors of the district.  The request must be stated on each page of the petition and contain the names, addresses, signatures of the electors making the request, and the date each elector signed. It must contain a summary of the reasons for the request and state the name of the person who is coordinating the petition, and an address and contact details at which notice to the petitioners can be given.

Disturbances from Members of the Public

Any member of the public addressing or observing the Council meeting is to extend due courtesy and respect to the Council and the processes under which they operate and must take direction from the person presiding. Members of the public must not interrupt or interfere with proceedings.



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