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 2020

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

2020 2020
11 February 18 February
10 March 17 March
14 April 21 April
12 May 19 May
9 June 16 June
14 July 21 July
11 August 18 August
8 September 15 September
13 October 20 October
10 November 17 November
1 December 8 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 be lodged with a City Councillor or to the Chief Executive Officer. At the Council Meeting at the appropriate part of the meeting, the Mayor 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 elector signatures contained within the petition.

At the time of presentation, no discussion on the subject matter of a petition takes place.  Council have the following options when making a decision on a petition:

  • 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?

Following the meeting at which the petition is tabled, an Officer will advise the initiator what decision Council has made 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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