Submitting a Petition online is more convenient and wider-reaching than paper-based petitions. They are available to a larger audience and are easy to sign.
Another benefit of Petitions is that petitioners are able to provide links to background information to support their case.
Creating an Petition
To create a Petition you are required to provide detailed contact information. If your Petition is accepted, only your name, suburb, city and email address will be published online. Contact details will be included in the version of the petition that is presented to the appropriate Council or committee meeting.
When you have completed the Petition submission form, your petition will be verified and checked by Council staff.
If your Petition is approved, we'll send you an email and a link to where it is online where it will be open for signatures.
If your Petition request is declined, we'll send you an email to let you know and the reason for its refusal will be posted online.
Promoting your Petition
As a creator of a Petition you will be responsible for raising awareness about it. This involves encouraging others to add their name to the Petition. If this is not done, your Petition may not receive any signatures. Council staff do not promote any individual petitions.
Once a petition is closed no further signatures can be added.
The Petition will be verified and presented to a Council committee or subcommitte meeting in the same way a traditional paper petition is presented - either by, or on behalf of, the principal petitioner.
The status of the Petition will be published on the website.
Signing an Petition
To sign a current Petition you are required to provide detailed contact information. Your name, suburb and city are the only details that will appear online. Your full details will be included in the version of the petition that is presented to the appropriate Council or committee meeting.
You will be sent an email to verify that your electronic signature is valid before it is added to the petition.