Members of the public can seek to inform the Council about their concerns in many ways. One method is lodging a petition about a specific issue.
A petition is a direct request to Council that it takes some particular course of action. Signing a petition is an important way for citizens and groups to make their concerns known to Council. Petitions must be signed by at least one person, but are often signed by many people who are hoping to influence the Council on a particular matter.
The Guidelines for Lodging a Petition provide information about how a petition can be lodged for Council's consideration.
You can use our Petition Template to ensure your petition meets the criteria outlined below. Each page of the petition should have the "Petition Statement" outlining the matter to be raised and action the petitioners would like Council to take.
A person may lodge an original petition with the Council by addressing it to:
Liverpool Plains Shire Council - Petitions
PO Box 152
QUIRINDI NSW 2343
Or you can email your petition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petitions submitted to Council two weeks prior to a Council meeting will be included in the next meeting agenda. If Council received a petition after the two week time frame the petition will be presented at the following Council meeting.