Public participation

Participation at Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Agenda Forums and Council meetings. Matters of a confidential nature are considered and resolved behind closed doors and therefore closed to the public gallery.

The following information sheets will help you understand the process that takes place during the meetings and what you need to do if you wish to have your say. 


A petition is a request for action that is used to inform the Council about the views of sections of the community. Any elector or group of electors may petition the Council to take some form of action over a particular issue.

The City has a number of requirements for petitions to ensure their authenticity.

If you wish to draw up a petition, read the Petition Information Sheet(open in new window) to understand the City's process for petitions. You can also download a Form Exemplar(open in new window) to use for your petition.

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