Petitions to Council
A petition is a formal written request appealing to Livingstone Shire Council with respect to a particular cause.
The requirements for submitting a properly made petition for consideration by Council are contained within the ‘Petition Guideline’. Requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:
a) The ‘Petition to Livingstone Shire Council Form’ must be provided to Council in its original format - photocopies will not be accepted;
b) Each page of the petition must contain the request or reason for the petition and the name, address, daytime phone number and signature of the Principal Petitioner;
c) The ‘Petition to Livingstone Shire Council Form’ must detail the name, address and signature of at least 10 Petitioners and the date the petition was signed;
d) Each Petitioner’s signature must be original and not transferred onto the petition;
e) An individual Petitioner cannot sign a petition more than once;
f) No alterations are to be made to the ‘Petition to Livingstone Shire Council Form’;
g) The petition must be written in plain English or be accompanied by an certified English translation;
h) The petition must be a standalone document with no other documentation attached with the exception of a translated petition if required; and
i) The petition must be lodged via acceptable methods as detailed with Petition Guideline;
j) Petitions provided to Council may relate to anything within Council’s jurisdiction with the exception of the following:
i. A request for grants of public money;
ii. A request for remission of any rates payable;
iii. A request to promote anything that may constitute solicitation, advertisements or endorsements of any non-governmental agency; and/or
iv. A petition that is disrespectful or contains inappropriate language.
For further information please refer to the ‘Petition Guideline’.