As elected representatives in local government, elected members (Mayors and Councillors) are required to attend council and committee meetings. It is in meetings that elected members participate in discussion and debate on a wide variety of issues to make decisions representing the overall public interest
of the local government’s area.
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The City of Kalamunda now live stream their council meetings via the City's YouTube channel. This streaming service is NOT interactive.
Provision continue to be available during these meetings for public question time. Members of the public who are not attending the meeting, are requested to submit questions by 1pm on the day of the council meeting via email to email@example.com.
The community1 or Council can make a request to the Mayor to hold a Special Meeting of Electors.
Upon confirmation of the request by the Mayor, the CEO will convene a Special Meeting of Electors by giving 14 days public notice of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting. The Special Meeting of Electors will take place not more than 35 days
after the request for the meeting was received by the Mayor.
A Special Meeting of Electors’ can be requested for any purpose, provided the issues to be considered are within the local government’s power to deal with.
A request for a Special Meeting of Electors’ must specify the purpose for which the meeting is being called in a brief and clear manner.
For more information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
1Either 100 or more electors, 5% of the number of electors in a District, or 1/3 of the Council members
The City's Public Agenda Briefing Forums, Ordinary Council and Audit and Risk Committee Meetings are open to the media and the public. The City invites all members of the community to attend any Council or Committee meeting and learn firsthand how
Council functions. Alternatively, the City also offer live streaming via the City's YouTube channel for members to follow the council meetings.
Provision is made during these meetings for question time. This provides members of the public with the opportunity to ask the Council questions on matters of special interest related to the operations of Council.
Members of the public have an opportunity to talk to items presented to the Council, either through a question during public question time or via a deputation (see below). For members of the public who are not able to attend the meeting and are using
the live streaming service, questions should be submitted by 1pm on the day of the council meeting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an interest in a matter that will be put before a Council meeting please contact the City for further information on (08) 9257 9999.
People that wish to speak at length about an item on the Council's agenda, may ask to provide a deputation.More information can be found in the City of Kalamunda's Standing Orders 6.1.
Deputations allow any member of the public to address Council about any matter that is happening in the City.
All deputation requests need to be received and approved prior to a Council meeting. All requests should be emailed for the attention of CEO to email@example.com. Request details should include the following details at time of lodgement:
If the request is agreed to by the Mayor, or presiding member, the City will invite the Deputee to speak directly to Executive Staff and Elected Members at the relevant Council meeting. More information can be found in the City of Kalamunda's Standing
Petitions inform the Council of the views of a section of the community and serve as one way of placing community concerns before Council.
The subject of a petition must be a matter on which the City has the power to act. Care must be taken in the wording of petitions as the City requires certain information and content to be included to be a valid petition.
Petitions are required to conform to a number of requirements relating to the format and the information presented. Electors are encouraged to use the Petition of Electors form to avoid the possibility of the petition being ruled out of order and not
being presented to Council.
A petition is to:
Lead petitioners can hand deliver their petition to the Chief Executive Officer at the City’s Administration Centre or present it to a City of Kalamunda Elected Member. The petition will be received formally at the next available ordinary Council
meeting. Once formally received by Council, the petition will be referred to the Chief Executive Officer and the City’s Administration for investigation.
The City will inform the lead petitioner of the action proposed in dealing with the petition, which may involve having a report prepared for a future meeting of Council for its consideration.
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.