Interacting With Your Council

Asking a Question at a Meeting

The City encourages public participation in its decision making process. Public Question Time is a dedicated part of each Council meeting for members of the public to ask questions.  Submitting your question ahead of time allows the City to more readily respond to your question.  A Public Question Time form can be found here. Questions may also be taken on notice.

Presentations by Parties With An Interest

If there is a matter on the Council agenda that directly affects you, you can address Council during the meeting. Applications, landowners, neighbours of affected properties, representatives of relevant community organisations or other stakeholders may all be eligible to speak.

Information on matters being considered at Council meetings is included on the City’s website.

Petitions

Any City of Busselton ratepayer, be it an individual or group, may petition the Council to take action on a matter. The City of Busselton Standing Orders Local Law sets out the requirements for preparing and presenting Petitions (Clause 6.9). It is important that anyone involved in preparing a Petition is familiar with the requirements.

Standing Orders Local Law

Community Access Sessions

Community Access Sessions (CAS) are held every first and third Wednesday of the month, unless Council are in recess. Any topic that you are passionate about or you think needs to be heard is up for discussion.

Contact all Councillors

All Councillors represent all electors of the District.  If you want to contact all Councillors, simply email councillors@busselton.wa.gov.au Click on the Councillor list to access contact details for individual Councillors. If you want to write to all Councillors, send your letter to the City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1, Busselton marked to the attention of all Councillors.  We will do the rest!

For information on the best way to address the Council or prepare a Petition, contact Melissa Egan, Governance Officer, on 9781 0338 or melissa.egan@busselton.wa.gov.au  

Comment on a Specific Proposal

There’s always something happening at the City of Busselton. Your input is valuable and will help Council in their decision making. To provide feedback on current projects, activities and initiatives visit Community Consultations or refer to the Council for the Community page in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.

Alternatively you may like to register for Your Say Busselton . Your Say Busselton is a digital consultation platform managed by the City of Busselton in parallel with more traditional consultation mechanisms.