Public Question Time

Public Question Time is held in accordance with Section 5.24 of the Local Government Act 1995 and must be in accordance with Regulations 5, 6 and 7 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 as well as the following Shire of Leonora documentation:

15 Minutes have been allocated for Question Time following the opening and announcements at the beginning of the meeting. Should there be a series of questions, the period can be extended at the discretion of the chairman.

Written notice of each question should be given to the Chief Executive Officer fifteen (15) minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting. A summary of each question and response is included in the Minutes.

When a question is not able to be answered at the Council Meeting a written answer will be provided after the necessary research has been carried out. Council staff will endeavour to provide the answer prior to the next meeting of Council.

Electronic Council/Committee Meetings

Where a decision under Regulation 14D of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 has been made to conduct an electronic Council or Committee Meeting, the following changes to Policy M.5.3 – Public Question Time apply:

     b)   Persons will be invited to speak in order of their registration
     e)   All questions must be submitted in writing at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting’s commencement
     j)    Unregistered questions will not be heard during electronic meetings

Registering for Public Question Time

To register for Public Question Time, please fill in the Shire of Leonora Public Question Time Submission Form. This form can be filled in digitally, or printed and submitted via email to or posted to PO Box 56, Leonora WA 6438. When submitting this form, please ensure your submission is easily identifiable.