Public questions

We are a democratic, representative body which welcomes public participation and bona fide questioning of Council activities and decision-making.

Members of the public can ask questions of Council at any time by letter, fax, email, phone or personal enquiry.

In addition, public questions may be asked at Ordinary Meetings of Council. The requirements for public questions at Ordinary Council Meetings are set out in Local Law 2009. The attached guidelines below summarise the Local Law requirements for public questions and should be read before you submit your public question to a meeting. Public questions must be received at Council by 12 noon on the business day preceding the meeting.

Public question guidelines(PDF, 104KB)

Local Law 2009(PDF, 229KB)

Submission of public question
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The personal information requested on this form is required under Glen Eira City Council Local Law 2009, Clauses 230 and 232, and in accordance with the guidelines under Clause 230.

If you do not provide the personal information your question will not meet the requirements of the Local Law and Council will not consider it or answer it as a public question.

Public questions, by their nature, are a public and transparent means of making enquiries of Council. Council is obliged under the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) to prepare public minutes of each Council meeting which accurately reflect the business and proceedings of each meeting. Additionally, clause 232 of the Local Law specifically requires public questions which are read at a meeting, and the answers given, to be recorded in the minutes of that meeting.

You may access personal information Council holds about you. Enquiries in the first instance should be directed to Council’s privacy officer at