Public Question Time
'Public Question Time' is one way for residents and ratepayers to raise genuine questions about a matter within the jurisdiction of Council that are of concern to them. It assists the community to be better informed about Council matters and provides Council with another mechanism to identify issues of importance to the community.
Requests received will be considered on a first in first served basis.
All questions (and associated background information) to be asked at a meeting must be:
Submitted in writing using the Public Question Time Form available on Council’s website and from the Council office;
Received by 5pm, 3 business days prior to the Ordinary meeting. Applications can be lodged via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , post to PO Box 887 Innisfail Qld 4860 or in person at the Council Customer Service Centres.
A maximum of two questions may be asked per person at each meeting.
Questions can only be submitted by Cassowary Coast Regional Council residents and/or ratepayers.
To accommodate as many people as possible and keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, all Ordinary Council meetings will take place in the Tully Civic Centre. This decision has been made due to the size of the room and the technical equipment that has been installed to allow for live streaming of the meetings. It is not logistically feasible to relocate the live streaming equipment to allow rotation of meetings between Innisfail and Tully. The Tully Civic Centre meeting room is the largest meeting room available in the region, which will allow the maximum attendance numbers. The Shire hall auditorium is not suitable as it is regularly utilised for events.
With Queensland Government COVID restrictions easing in March, Council Ordinary Meetings will no longer have capacity limits in place, which will allow even more interested members of the community to attend the meetings.
Council has been live-streaming meetings as it increases the transparency of Council decision making and allows access for members of our community who are unable to attend in person.
Interested members of the community can watch the meeting live via Council’s YouTube channel or watch a replay, which is available immediately after the meeting. Alternatively visit, www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/our-council/council-meetings/council-meeting-live-stream
Note: If you physically attend one of these meetings, there is a small possibility that you may appear in the broadcast recording.
To reduce disruption and movement during the meeting, once the meeting has commenced no further admittance or departure to the Council chambers will be granted. Council acknowledges that reducing the amount of mixing and movement of people is a safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
Please arrive to the Tully Civic Centre before 8:45am. This will allow you to be escorted to the meeting room by a Council team member. It is requested that guests are seated 5-10 minutes before the commencement of the meeting to allow for live steaming set up.
Council welcomes feedback and questions from members of the community. Questions or feedback can be submitted to Council by emailing email@example.com or by calling 1300 763 903.
Alternatively, Councillors contact details and email addresses can be found by visiting our website www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/our-council/councillors.