A petition is a formal request signed by at least 10 persons that can be used to lobby a law-making body, like a local Council, on a particular matter.
An online petition (or Internet petition, or ePetition) is a form of petition which is signed online, usually through a form on a website. Visitors to the online petition sign the petition by adding their details such as name and email address. An ePetition can be started and signed online.
Rules for petitions
Be created using a Council-provided form.
Contain a minimum of 10 signatures.
Can be created and signed by those currently residing at a residential address outside the City of Logan, but must be in relation to a specific local government matter within the City of Logan (i.e. not a state or federal issue)
Clearly identify the request.
Include the name and contact details of the Principal Petitioner (i.e. one person who is the organiser and who will act as the key contact for the issue).
Include the postcode of all petitioners.
Have the details of the specific request / matter appear on each page of the petition.
Be in legible writing or typewritten.
Be respectful and not contain any offensive language.
State that the petition may be placed onto the public record.
How to lodge a petition or ePetition
Petitions can be submitted both physically and electronically, subject to the use of Council-approved forms. Petition and ePetition forms are available below.