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’. 


Related Documents

  1. Petition Guideline (pdf 76 KB)
  2. Petition to Livingstone Shire Council Form