What is a petition?
Petitions are a way that lets you bring an issue of concern to us, so we may take action. It’s important to note that for us to consider a petition, it must relate to the powers of Manningham.
How to get Manningham to consider my petition?
You can find out what you need include in a petition via Manningham Council’s Governance Rules 2021.
For us to consider a petition, make sure it’s:
- clear and in a permanent form of writing, typing or printing
- not defamatory, indecent, abusive or objectionable in language or substance
- about a matter within our powers.
To ensure that we’re able to consider your petition, a Manningham officer has to print the petition, unless it’s an online petition. The petition should also include everything we should consider and the following details of petitioners on every page:
How to submit my petition?
You can submit a petition in the following ways.
- By mail.
- Via email.
- In person.
For us to consider your petition, we must receive the petition by close of business on the Monday before a meeting. We can’t guarantee that we’ll hear any late petitions. We may consider late petitions in the following meeting.
You can contact us in the following ways.
Post: PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108
In person: Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108
Who will present my petition in the meeting?
A Councillor will present your petition to the Council meeting.
If it’s a ward matter, your ward Councillor will usually be the presenter.
The relevant Council officer will investigate the petition. The lead petitioner will receive advice on the progress of the petition and any action taken.
What if I need help?
We have a petition template you can download that meets the requirements of the Governance Rules.
If you need help or have any questions, please contact us on (03) 9840 9333 or email GovernanceTeam@manningham.vic.gov.au.