King Island Council - Tasmania
King Island Council - Tasmania
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313
E: kicouncil@kingisland.tas.gov.au

Council Meetings

Council meetings are open to members of the public and are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month commencing at 4.30pm in the Council Chambers.
Correspondence on matters to be dealt with by Council should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 147, Currie, King Island 7256 and be received by 4.00pm on Tuesday of the week preceding the meeting.

The following is a list of dates for the meetings:

  • Tuesday 21 February 2017
  • Tuesday 21 March 2017 - (location to be advised)
  • Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • Tuesday 16 May 2017
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017
  • Tuesday 15 August 2017
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 - (to be held at Grassy - Grassy Club)
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • The Annual General Meeting date is still to be advised.

Public Question Time

The Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015, Section 31 outline the requirements for Public Question Time.

The regulation state:

  1. A Members of the public may give written notice to the General Manager at least 7 days before an ordinary council meeting of a question to be asked at that meeting.
  2. The chairperson of an ordinary council meeting may –
    1. Address question on notice submitted by members of the public; and
    2. Invite any member of the public present at the meeting to ask questions relating to the activities of the council.
  3. The chairperson of an ordinary council meeting must ensure that, if required, at least 15 minutes of that meeting is made available for questions by members of the public.
  4. A question by any member of the public under this regulation and an answer to that question are not to be debated at the ordinary council meeting.
  5. The chairperson of an ordinary council meeting may –
    1. Refuse to accept a question from a member of the public; or
    2. Require a question from a member of the public asked without notice to be put on notice and in writing to be answered at a later ordinary council meeting.
  6. If the chairperson of an ordinary council meeting refuses to accept a question from a member of the public, the chairperson is to give reasons for doing so.
  7. A council is to determine any other procedures to be followed in respect of public question time at an ordinary council meeting.
  8. The period referred to in subregulation (1) includes Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, but does not include –
    1. The day on which notice is given under that subregulation; and
    2. The day of the ordinary council meeting
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