June Council Meeting 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Council Meeting Guidelines for the Public


Due to recent advice from the WA Government on easing restrictions (subject to social distancing requirements), the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup has resumed in-person Council Meetings in the Council Chamber.


Public Attendance


Social distancing requirements currently allow for no more 12 members of the public to be present in the Council Chamber. As the Local Government Act 995 entitles the public to observe meetings, the Shire will be making a video link available on its website to enable members of the public not present to view the meeting from an alternative location. Members of the public will be permitted to enter the Chamber on a first come basis until the maximum limit of 12 persons is reached.


The existing schedule of Agenda Briefing Meetings and Council Meetings will continue, with limits being placed on the number of members of public able to attend in-person as long as the State Government restrictions remain in place. A video link will be available on the Shire’s website for members of the public wishing to view the meetings.


Public Question Time


Members of the public will be able to ask their questions at the meeting during public question time as normal.


Should you not be attending the meeting you are welcome to forward your questions via email to shire@donnybrook.wa.gov.au by 3pm on the day of the Council Meeting. If the question is unable to be answered at the meeting, it may be taken on notice by the Council for a later response. Questions and answers will be printed in the Minutes.




Members of the public are requested to submit a request for deputation in relation to an item on the agenda to the Chief Executive Officer via email shire@donnybrook.wa.gov.au by 12pm on the day of the Council Meeting. A staff member will contact you to confirm the process for you to attend the meeting and deliver your deputation (in person).


Confidential Items


For any confidential items that require the meeting to be closed to the public, members of the public attending in-person will be asked to leave the Chamber, and members of the public viewing the meeting via video link will be disconnected.




In accordance with Regulation 14E(b), of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations, the unconfirmed minutes of Council Meetings will be available for public inspection on the Shire’s website as soon as practicable following the meeting.