Meeting Dates for 2020

Residents and Ratepayers are welcome to attend the Briefing Session which commences at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers and the Ordinary Council meeting which commences at 5.00pm.   Please see dates and times set below:

20 February 2020

17 March 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 5.30pm

19 March 2020 - Audit & Finance Committee meeting commences at 5.00pm

19 March 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.15pm

2 April 2020 - Special Council meeting commences at 5.15pm

14 April 2020 - Cancelled

16 April 2020 - Meeting is closed to the Public

19 May 2020 - Cancelled

21 May 2020 - Meeting is closed to the Public

16 June 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 3.30pm

18 June 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

7 July 2020 - Special Council meeting commences at 5.15pm

14 July 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 3.30pm

14 July 2020 - Audit and Finance Committee meeting immediately following the Briefing Meeting.

16 July 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

25 August 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 3.30pm

27 August 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

22 September 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 3.30pm

24 September 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

27 October 2020 - Briefing Session commences at 3.30pm

29 October 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

24 November 2020 - Operational Report commences at 5.30pm

26 November 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm

15 December 2020 - Briefing session commences at 3.30pm

17 December 2020 - Ordinary Council meeting commences at 5.00pm             

 How do I ask a question at a Council meeting?

In accordance with the Local Government (Administration) Regulations, a minimum of 15 minutes is made available for public question time at each Council meeting. During question time, members of the public are given the opportunity to ask a question of Council about an issue concerning the meeting at which it is asked.

The Shire promotes the practice of questions being supplied in writing a couple of weeks in advance of the meeting, particularly if a detailed response is desired, as this provides officers with the opportunity to fully address the question at the meeting.

At the Shire we are committed to involving the public in the decision-making process. The ability to ask a question at our Council meetings is viewed as an integral part of the public's ability to participate.

Useful Information

 At the Shire of Boyup Brook, as Committees do not have delegated powers to make decisions, their recommendations are put before Council for a decision to be made. When considering recommendations, Council may:

  • Accept the recommendation put forward and adopt it en bloc without further debate/discussion
  • Withdraw a particular item for further discussion or modification or propose that another course of action be taken
  • Defer making a decision on an item, pending further consideration/discussion at an appropriate meeting.

As such, recommendations from a committee meeting cannot be implemented until approval is given by Council.