A petition is a way to seek action from council when all other means to resolve the issue have failed. It is a drawn up request used to lobby a law-making body such as council. A petition involves a written request with a list of at least 10 signatures of people who support the request.
Members of the community may lodge a petition about a matter in which they have an interest. Petitions may request:
A petition can be used as a form of submission on active development applications during the public notification stage. This petition would not be included in the petitioning process set out below.
The “Get Involved with Development” provides more information on the development application process.
A correct petition (see 'preparing a petition' below) will be added to the Council meeting agenda and received by Council at an Ordinary Meeting.
The petition matter will not be debated at that meeting. It will be referred by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the relevant council directorate for action and response.
Council will notify the petitioner within 10 business days of receiving the petition.
We will contact the petitioner with the outcome of the petition within two months of its presentation to an Ordinary Meeting of Council.
Your petition should follow certain rules and ensure the message is brief and to the point. Petitions must:
A person cannot sign the same petition more than once.
A sample petition template is available to assist.
Please follow the above information and forward your petition to your local divisional councillor, or post to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Gympie Regional Council
PO Box 155
Gympie Qld 4570