Council meeting process

Council meeting in progress

Council is represented by a Mayor and nine councillors who look after the interests of the community. After 19 October 2019 Council will be represented by a mayor and 10 councillors. The Mayor and councillors, with their wealth of experience and commitment, serve to meet the requirements of the community at all times and are readily available to residents. Decisions are made through the following avenues.

Committee system

Much of the City's business is handled by two standing committees which meet monthly. The committees comprise five councillors who review reports presented by City officers on a wide variety of topics. 

The committees are held in the City of Rockingham Boardroom at 4pm and members of the public are welcome to attend. The Planning and Engineering Services Committee Meeting is held on the third Monday of the month and the Corporate and Community Development Services Committee Meeting is on the third Tuesday of the month.

Committee recommendations are placed before the monthly meetings of full Council for decisions. Council may accept committee recommendations, amend them, or send them back to the appropriate committee for further consideration.

Correspondence from individuals or organisations which cannot be handled through the routine processes and policies of the City is referred to the appropriate committee through an officer's report.

If you have a question you want to raise at these committees during public question time, direct them to the relevant committees by checking the topics below.

Topics addressed by the Corporate and Community Development Committee
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Community Facilities
  • Community Infrastructure 
  • Community Safety
  • Community Support
  • Customer Service
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Governance and Councillor Support
  • Human Resource Development
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Strategic Development
  • Tourism
  • Strategic Development
  • Waste Services
Topics addressed by the Planning and Engineering Services Committee
  • Asset Management
  • Building Control
  • Bushfire 
  • Capital Works
  • Compliance
  • City Centre Development
  • Emergency Services
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Parks
  • Ranger Services
  • Statutory Planning
  • Strategic Planning

Council meetings

Council meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Council Chambers at our Administration Building. Members of the public are welcome to attend. (Always confirm before attending as times can change without notice.)

At the Council Meeting, councillors make decisions on the reports and recommendations from the committee meetings.

To assist the City in responding to questions during Public Question Time, please complete and submit the Pubic Question Time Form before the start of the Council or committee meeting. Guidelines for Public Question Time are included with the form.

If you would like to submit the form earlier than at the Council or committee meeting, please hand deliver or send your form by mail to the City of Rockingham. Alternatively you can email the form to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Advisory committees

Advisory committees are made up of elected members and community members. They provide recommendations to Council in line with their terms of reference. We have advisory committees that range from culture and the arts to community safety.

Advisory committees meet as and when required as determined by the committee members or Council. Their role is providing professional advice and executive support.

To keep our advisory committees vibrant and relevant, councillor memberships to these committee are reviewed after each ordinary local government election. Community membership and membership from specific organisations and government agencies are reviewed every two years between July and September each non-election year.

​You can find the terms of reference and membership of each advisory committee on the Representations on Council and Non-Council Committees document.

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