Public question time

Members of the community can ask questions of the Council at the start of each ordinary Council meeting in Public Question Time. This runs for 15 minutes and as many questions as possible will be heard, although there is no debate of questions and answers.

If a response to a question cannot be provided at the meeting, then the questioner can put it in writing and the Council will answer it at a later meeting. 

The Council Chairman can also invite any member of the public at an ordinary meeting to ask questions about Council activities.

Public Question Time is conducted under the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2005.

Procedures and Question forms are available from:

Questions must reach the Council by no later than 5 pm, seven days before the day of the meeting at which they are to be read. The seven-day period includes Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays but does not include the day on which the question is provided and the day of the meeting.

They can be lodged at:

  • Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street
  • Hobart Town Hall reception desk, Macquarie Street entrance
  • fax 03 6234 3771
  • questiontime@hobartcity.com.au 

Members of the public are advised that no reliance should be placed on any verbal answer provided during Public Question Time, and they should seek a response in writing from the Council.

Contact

If you have any enquiries about Public Question Time phone 03 6238 2720 or email questiontime@hobartcity.com.au.