How do I participate in a Council Meeting?

Council Meetings form an integral part of the planning, policy and decision making process. Council encourages the public to attend Council Meetings and participate in its decision-making process. This can be done during the "Open Forum" section of the meeting.

Questions during "Open Forum" are an opportunity for yourself as a community member to clarify strategic, policy or any other appropriate matter that may not be listed on the Council Agenda. The objective of "Open Forum" is to assist Council to remain accountable to the community.

You are able to participate in Council Meetings by:

Submitting a written question prior to the meeting:

  • Questions can be submitted by email to with a subject line of 'Question for upcoming Council Meeting', or in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Indigo Shire Council, PO Box 28 Beechworth 3747.
  • Questions need to be received at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of a Council Meeting. The question must relate to matters that affect the Council, and a community member submitting a question must be present for the question to be raised and answered.

Ask a question without notice on a current agenda item at the meeting:

This will then either be answered or taken on notice, at the Chairperson's discretion.

Last updated: 28 January 2014