Presenting to Council
Public Presentations to Your Council
Presenting to Council
Council prides itself on community participation and each month provides a range of opportunities for residents to engage directly with Councillors by making presentations, submissions or asking questions (Formal decisions of Council are not made at these Sessions).
When can I attend a Public Presentation?
3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm and 7pm (by appointment only).
Community members are usually provided a ten minute speaking time with an additional 5 minutes set aside for Councillors to ask questions and seek clarification.
4th Wednesday of each month at 10am prior to the Monthly Council Meeting.
The speaking time set aside is usually 5 minutes and is for Council meeting agenda items, with an additional 5 minutes set aside for Councillors to ask questions. The Chairperson (usually The Mayor) may extend if there is time available in the session.
To arrange a speaking time contact the Council Business Team on 5662 9222. Bookings are essential by 12noon the day before the evening Public Presentation session on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Where do Public Presentations take place?
Public Presentation sessions are usually conducted in the Council Chambers, Michael Place, Leongatha.
What can I talk about?
Items of significance to the Council or municipality.
Your presentation must relate to the business of Council and must not be defamatory, objectionable in language, nature or intent.
You may choose to submit your Presentations/Questions to Council prior to the Sessions in writing to:
South Gippsland Shire Council
Private Bag 4
Leongatha VIC 3953
or Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I expect on the day?
Public Presentation Sessions are open to the public. The Chairperson will call each speaker to sit with the Councillors and make their presentation.
All members of the community addressing Council are asked to extend due courtesy and must take direction from the Chair whenever called upon to do so.
Questions at Public Presentations/Council Meetings
Community Members can present questions at the end of a Council Meeting (during Council Agenda Item "Question Time") or at Council Public Presentation Sessions.
Community Members wishing to ask a question of Council are requested to provide details 'Public Question Time Online Form' to enable the Council to prepare a thorough and informed response. Questions can be submitted via post or email or provided to the Council Business Officer prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Where practicable, an answer will be given at the Meeting. Questions that are taken ‘on notice’ will be responded to at the next most appropriate Council Meeting.
|Public Presentation||15 February||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||22 February||10am|
|Public Presentation||15 March||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||22 March||10am|
|Public Presentation||19 April||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||26 April||10am|
|Public Presentation||17 May||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||24 May||10am|
|Public Presentation||21 June||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||28 June||10am|
|Public Presentation||19 July||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||26 July||10am|
|Public Presentation||16 August||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||23 August||10am|
|Public Presentation||20 September||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||27 September||10am|
|Public Presentation||18 October||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||25 October||10am|
|Public Presentation||15 November||2pm and 7pm*|
|Council Meeting Day||22 November||10am|
|Public Presentation||13 December||2pm and 7pm|
|Council Meeting Day||20 December||10am|
|* By Appointment Only|