The Shire of Denmark is proudly participating in this year’s Garage Sale Trail, to be held on Saturday 25 October and registrations are now open!
Everyone can get involved, including households, schools, community groups and businesses, with the option to register as an individual or a group sale. The Shire will also be offering a venue for a multi-seller event. Contact the Shire’s Sustainability Services on ph. 9848 0313 for more information on being part of the Shire’s group sale.
Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit mission to promote reuse and sustainable living. It’s about reducing waste and considering what and how we consume.
This year’s campaign is being supported by 120 Local Government organisations and 6 State / Territory Government organisations, Australia-wide.
Don’t want to host a garage sale at your place, don’t have enough items for your own sale or live out of town and worried no one will visit? No problems! The 1st Denmark Scouts are hosting a group sale for the Shire, to be held at the Scout Hall. Join many others and set up a stall or hold a car boot sale. Get in quick and call the Scouts on ph. 9848 1585 to book your stall. Don’t forget to also register your sale at www.garagesaletrail.com.au to let buyers know what treasures you will be selling!
For further information, visit the Garage Sale Trail website, or contact the Shire’s Sustainability Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Section 5.24 of the Local Government Act 1995, Council conducts a public question time at the commencement of every ordinary meeting, every special meeting and every meeting of a Committee to which Council has delegated a power or duty.
The procedure for public question time is as follows;
A minimum time of 15 minutes is allocated for public question time. Council does not set a maximum time, however to enable all speakers to address Council or ask questions Council does restrict each speaker to 5 minutes. A buzzer will sound at 4 minutes to indicate to the speaker that they have one minute to conclude their address.
A member of the public who raises a question or wishes to address Council is to state his/her name and address.
A question may be taken on notice for later response.
When a question is taken on notice a response is to be given to the member of the public in writing by the CEO and a copy or summary of the question and response is to be included in the agenda for the information of the public and Councillors (as to the response) for the next ordinary meeting of Council or the Committee.
Every question and every address shall relate to the business of Council (or relevant Committee), but need not be restructured to items on the relevant agenda, but must be submitted as briefly and concisely as possible. If more than one question/issue is to be raised by a member of the public, the questions/issues are to be asked individually to allow the presiding person to respond.
In responding to issues/questions raised the presiding person may invite other Councillors, the CEO or relevant Officers of Council to make comment.