Meetings and Question Time

Meetings and Question Time

Ordinary Council Meetings

On 28 April 2020, Council endorsed a revised meeting schedule.
 
For the remainder of the year, or until as otherwise agreed, Ordinary Council Meetings will be held at 7:00pm on the fourth Monday of each month only, except public holidays.
 
Amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 became effective on Thursday 26 March 2020. The amendments provide for Local Governments to convene Council and committee meetings with all participants remotely in attendance by instantaneous communications. The amendments also modify the provisions in the Local Government Act 1995 that relate to notice of a meeting and public question time to enable meetings to be held electronically. If a meeting is held electronically, public question time requirements will be met if council allocates time for raising questions by members of the public and provides a means for questions to be submitted prior to the meeting.
 
Until further notice, all Ordinary Council Meetings will only occur electronically. Members of the public can still participate in Public Access and Public Question Time via the online platform facilitating the electronic meetings, and we ask you to follow the instructions below.
 
Electronic Ordinary Council Meetings are open to the public, and members of the public can still attend meetings, but only electronically. Please follow the link here to attend the meetings electronically.
 
*The use of any recording equipment is strictly prohibited by the general public at Council meetings, this applies to any meetings conducted by electronic means also.

Dates, Times and Locations

Date:         Download the 2020 schedule in the quick links box
Time:         7.00 pm
Location:  Historical Council Chambers, Kalgoorlie Town Hall, Hannan Street. 

Public Access and Public Question Time

Members of the public are welcome to participate in Question Time, which is held at the start of Council Meetings.

Questions must be submitted in writing, using the Public Question Time Submission Form, at least 30 minutes before the start of the Ordinary Council Meeting.  Questions can also be emailed to the City by noon on the day of a meeting. 

If you wish to make a presentation to the Public Access Session then you need to provide a summary of your presentation using the Public Access Application Form by 2.00pm on the day of the meeting. 
 
You will be required to submit the forms electronically to governance@ckb.wa.gov.au as the meetings will only be conducted via electronic means. Council can determine at the meeting to respond to the question or not respond to the question in accordance with Regulation 14E(4)(b) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.
 
To participate in Public Access or Public Question Time, you will need to do so via the online platform, Teams, which the City will be utilising to facilitate the conduct of the meetings by electronic means. You can access the online platform via your smart device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The link is available on the live streaming page here.
 
You will require audio and video capabilities to attend the meeting electronically and may be required to download the Teams app prior to utilising the platform. It is recommended you view the additional information on the City’s live stream page.

Attending Council Meetings and Question Time

The Public Question and Access Time at Council Meetings policy outlines:
  • General information for public attendees;
  • An explanation of Question Time for the public; and
  • An explanation of the Public Access Session.