A petition is a formal written request, typically signed by many people, appealing to a law-making authority such as the Council of the City of Gold Coast (Council), with respect to a particular cause.
Subordinate Local Law 1.1 (Meetings) specifies the criteria that petitions must meet and how the Council must deal with them.
Each petition is to be presented by a Councillor, who as far as possible, is to make themselves acquainted with the subject matter of that petition.
The nature of each petition is to be stated to the Council by the Councillor presenting it and, if required, is to be read.
On the presentation of a petition to the Council the only question to be entertained is:
The petition will not be debated at the meeting. If formally received, it will be referred to the relevant Council Directorate for investigation and preparation of the necessary report to committee.
Council may publish any petition it receives.
The lead petitioner will receive all correspondence regarding the petition.
The sample petition listed under Forms & Applications below may be used as a guide.
Ensure all the above rules are complied with and forward your petition to your local Councillor or post to:
Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726