Thursday, May 4, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Petitions to council can now be made via a new e-Petition platform.
The principal petitioner will be able to start the petition on council’s website before promoting its availability to sign in the community.
The topic of the petition should be something within council’s jurisdiction to change and they can remain open from one to four weeks.
The name and suburb of the principal petitioner will be published on the e-Petition website.
Only the initials and suburb of anyone who signs it will be published.
Mayor Greg Williamson said digital and social media petitions had increased in popularity in recent years.
“By creating an e-Petition on our website, it will ensure they meet the conditions for a petition to council,” he said.
“The use of our portal also means people can’t sign a petition twice.
“The e-Petitions will be an easy and convenient way for people to petition council on matters of interest or concern.”
As part of the review of council’s Petitions Policy, paper-based petitions are still available.
More details, including how to lodge an e-petition can be found at mackay.qld.gov.au/petitions.