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Limits on Public Questions from 22 September

Please note that Council enters a caretaker period on 22 September in the lead up to Council elections on 24 October 2020.  During this period (22 September to 24 October), Council is not able to consider certain public questions.

Council cannot consider any questions connected to election issues, or about any candidates for election, or that cover things that candidates raise in their campaigns or that may affect the election. Please see our Written Public Questions to Council Guidelines and Election Period Policy for more detail.

For the continued good health of our community and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, on 7 April 2020 and 1 September 2020 Council resolved that the Public Participation section at Council meetings be cancelled until further notice.  We request community members watch the Council meetings using livestreaming on Council’s website .

As a member of the public, you can ask us questions at any time by submitting your question on-line, letter, fax or email.

Public questions must be received by Council no later than 12 noon on the business day before the meeting. Our Written Public Questions to Council guidelines (PDF, 133KB) summarise the requirements for public questions, as referred to in Rule 30(6) of the Governance Rules (PDF, 440KB) and you should read them before submitting a public question to an Ordinary Meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 7 April 2020 Council also determined that you do not have to be present at a meeting for your questions and the responses to be included in the minutes. Council may also resolve to hold public question time at an earlier stage of each Council meeting. All other written public question guidelines remain in force. These alternative arrangements were affirmed by Council on 1 September 2020. They are set out in the following Written Public Questions to Council guidelines — COVID-19 pandemic (PDF, 148KB).

Options for submitting a question:

  1. online (complete form below)
  2. email
  3. fax (clearly stating Public Question – Fax no: 9524 3358)

As a result of the impact of COVID-19, public participation previously available at Council Meetings has been cancelled.

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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