Petitions - Campbelltown City Council
|A petition is a request made to Council seeking a particular action.|
|Any person with a direct interest in Campbelltown City Council, including residents, land owners, business people or other parties, may ask Council to change an existing policy, a decision or take action for a certain purpose or for the benefit of particular persons.|
The subject of a petition must be a matter on which the Council has the power to act.
Care is to be taken in the wording of petitions as Council imposes certain requirements on their form and content. The petition should follow the guidelines detailed below.
|Although technically a petition only needs to have one resident’s signature to be accepted, it will obviously appear more representative of public feeling if it is signed by as many people as possible.|
Getting the petition presented
|A petition can only be presented to Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting. The initiator is to ensure the petition is forwarded to the General Manager a week prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting at which they would like the petition presented.|
|Council's meeting calendar (PDF, 197KB)|
What happens after a petition has been presented?
|Every petition presented is referred by the General Manager to the section responsible for the matter which is the subject of the petition.|
Even though petitions may seem to produce no immediate or obvious result, they inform Council, in a public way, of the views of sections of the community and they serve as one means of placing community concerns in front of Council.
Once a petition has been received and registered by Council, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the person who initiated the petition. In the event this person cannot be identified, the first signatory that appears on the petition will receive the notification.
Correspondence will outline details of the processes involved and the recipient will be asked to notify all petitioners of any action being taken.
It will then be arranged for the petition to be presented to an Ordinary Meeting of the Council for consideration.
To be presented to Council, a petition must:
|Here is our Petition Template (PDF, 29KB) to get you started.|
Related linksPetition template (PDF, 29KB)