Draft Petition Guidelines

The consultation has concluded.


If you have further questions about the draft Policy please contact Council's Coordinator Governance, Carol Karaki on 8757 9000 or email Carol.Karaki@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

The final Policy will be reported to Council shortly.

Petitions are a method of how our community can voice their opinions and concerns. They are a formal written request to Council, typically signed by a number of people seeking action or special consideration of a particular matter.

Council is committed to ensuring that the views of our community are effectively communicated to Councillors and staff to be considered in decision making processes.

About the Draft Petition Guidelines

The draft Guidelines were created to introduce consistent standards, uniformity and structure to the management of all petitions submitted to Council. These guidelines outline mandatory criteria which must be met for a petition to be considered by council including:

  • Signed by 10 or more persons.
  • Be made by persons that have a direct interest in Council, such as residents, ratepayers, business stakeholders, or in some other capacity.
  • Is legible, written in English and does not contain disrespectful or offensive language.
  • If written in a language other than English, the petition must be accompanied by acertified translation (including contact details of the translator).
  • Includes a clear and concise statement identifying the purpose of the petition.
  • Identifies the subject matter of the petition and the action requested of Council.
  • Includes the names, addresses and signatures of the persons who support the petition.
  • Includes the name, address and contact details of the chief petitioner / main contact, otherwise Council will assume the first signatory is the main petition contact.

Ways to view the Guidelines

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Hard copies of the Draft Petition Guidelines are available in Council's Service Centers and Libraries.

If you would like a hard copy of the draft Guidelines posted to you please phone 8757 9000, or email jessica.brown@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Petitions are a method of how our community can voice their opinions and concerns. They are a formal written request to Council, typically signed by a number of people seeking action or special consideration of a particular matter.

Council is committed to ensuring that the views of our community are effectively communicated to Councillors and staff to be considered in decision making processes.

About the Draft Petition Guidelines

The draft Guidelines were created to introduce consistent standards, uniformity and structure to the management of all petitions submitted to Council. These guidelines outline mandatory criteria which must be met for a petition to be considered by council including:

  • Signed by 10 or more persons.
  • Be made by persons that have a direct interest in Council, such as residents, ratepayers, business stakeholders, or in some other capacity.
  • Is legible, written in English and does not contain disrespectful or offensive language.
  • If written in a language other than English, the petition must be accompanied by acertified translation (including contact details of the translator).
  • Includes a clear and concise statement identifying the purpose of the petition.
  • Identifies the subject matter of the petition and the action requested of Council.
  • Includes the names, addresses and signatures of the persons who support the petition.
  • Includes the name, address and contact details of the chief petitioner / main contact, otherwise Council will assume the first signatory is the main petition contact.

Ways to view the Guidelines

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Hard copies of the Draft Petition Guidelines are available in Council's Service Centers and Libraries.

If you would like a hard copy of the draft Guidelines posted to you please phone 8757 9000, or email jessica.brown@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Draft Petition Guidelines Feedback

The consultation has concluded.

If you have further questions about the draft Policy please contact Council's Coordinator Governance, Carol Karaki on 8757 9000 or email Carol.Karaki@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

The final Policy will be reported to Council shortly.