Public Question Time

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions Whitehorse City Council has implemented the shut-down of various facilities announced by the Premier, and the advanced social distancing announced by the Prime Minister.  

In accordance with the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 – Amendment of Local Government Act 2020 our Council meetings remain open to the public via Live Stream only, do not attend in person. Meetings can be viewed via Council’s live stream platform live stream platform. 

People can also now submit questions electronically to be answered at the Ordinary Council meeting as part of public question time, using the form below.

Questions submitted to the Council must be lodged electronically via Council’s Online Question Time by 4:00pm on the day of the Council Meeting and will be read-out during public question time.

An individual may submit two questions to any one meeting.

Questions completed electronically must state the name and address of the individual making the submission and be in accordance with Appendix A of Council Meeting Procedures and Common Seal Local Law 2013 ( PDF 240.73KB).

The Chief Executive Officer will respond to your question(s). Alternatively a written response may be provided to the question(s) as long as you have provided contact details.

Your question(s), name and the suburb in which you reside shall be read out in the public meeting and form part of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting.

Your Details
Your Questions

The Chairperson of the meeting may disallow a question if it:

  • relates to matters outside the duties, functions and powers of Council
  • is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance
  • deals with a subject matter already answered
  • is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or a member of Council staff
  • is confidential in nature in accordance with section 89(2) of the Local Government Act. 

All questions and answers must be as brief as possible and no discussion is allowed other than for purposes of clarification.