The City of Canning provides coherent information on standing orders for deputations, delegations, petitions, public questions and 2019 dates of meetings.

Standing Orders

Please find a copy of the City of Canning Standing Orders.

You will find information on the following within the City of Canning Standing Orders

  • Deputations
  • Public questions
  • Petitions
  • Delegations and presentations

Council Meeting Dates 2019

Ordinary Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. An Agenda Briefing, to brief Council regarding the draft agenda for the Ordinary Council Meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Please note: Council only makes decisions at the Ordinary Council Meeting. No decisions are made at the Agenda Briefing.

Agenda Briefings

Second Tuesday of the month

Ordinary Council Meetings

Third Tuesday of the month

2019 2019
12 February 19 February
12 March 19 March
9 April 16 April
14 May 21 May
11 June 18 June
9 July 16 July
13 August 20 August
10 September 17 September
8 October 15 October
12 November 19 November
3 December 10 December

Public Question Time

The public are welcome to attend both the Agenda Briefings and Ordinary Council Meetings to ask questions. With a view to providing everyone with a fair and equal opportunity to ask questions, please ask a maximum of three questions. You are asked to submit your questions in writing by 5.45pm on the night of an Ordinary Council Meeting or Agenda Briefing. A staff member will be available on the evening from 5pm to assist with submitting questions.

To download the form for writing your questions on and information about public question time, please click here.


Residents of the City of Canning can present a petition for the consideration of Council. Petitions must be submitted on the Petition Form and in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Petitions, which must be the original document, should be posted or hand delivered in a sealed envelope addressed to the Mayor. Copies will not be accepted.
  • Made by electors of the district and contain the name, address and signature of each elector.
  • State the request on each page of the petition.
  • Contain a summary of the reasons for the request, and
  • State the name and address of the person to whom notice to the petitioners can be given.

Getting a petition presented

A petition can only be presented to Council by a Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer. In the Order of Business on the Agenda, the Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer presenting the petition will read out the name and address of the initiator of the petition, a summary of the reasons for the petition along with the number of signatures contained within the petition.

At the time of presentation, no discussion on the subject matter of a petition takes place, although a Councillor may move one of the following motions:

  • That the peition be received
  • That the petition be rejected
  • That the petition be received and a report prepared for Council
  • That the petition be received and referred to the Chief Executive Officer for action.

What happens after a Petition has been presented?

Dependent upon the resolution of Council, following the meeting at which the petition is tabled, a staff member will advise the initiator what action is proposed in dealing with 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 before Council.


What is a Deputation?

A deputation is an opportunity to address Council on any item that is the responsibility of the City of Canning or relating to an item on a Council meeting agenda. An owner, applicant or any member of the public with an interest in the item can make a deputation at an Agenda Briefing or Ordinary Council Meeting. Deputations at an Agenda Briefing msut relate to an item on the agenda, and deputations need to be made in person.  Further information and a Request for Deputation Form is available.
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