Council is committed to good governance. We're committed to improving transparency, accountability and governance within the organisation. Good governance sets out the rules, procedures and responsibilities by which we direct and control the business of Council.
In this section you can read about our Councillors, our committees, our management structure, view our policies and see what we're doing to strive towards a corruption resistant organisation.
Council also has position statements indicating its approach to a range of issues. These statements are established by resolution of Council and can only be modified or revoked by a resolution of Council. View the Council’s Position Register.
Making a Submission to Council
Any person may make a submission in relation to development proposals. Where a submission is in the form of an objection, the grounds for objection are required to be specified.
All submissions in writing, quoting the application number, should be forwarded to:
The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8821
WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the specified closing date.
Information provided to Council in correspondence, submissions or requests (verbal, electronic or written), including personal information such as your name and address, may be made publicly available, including via Council’s website, in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act) 2009. Council reserves the right to reproduce in whole or in part any correspondence or submission.
Under Section 147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, any reportable political donation to a Councillor and/or any gift to a Councillor or Council employee within a two (2) year period before the date of this application must be publicly disclosed.
If you make a public submission (objection or support) and have, or are aware of any person having a financial interest in the application, made a ‘reportable political donation’ or ‘gift’ to a Councillor or Council employee within a two (2) year period before the date of this application you must complete a Political Donation and Gifts Disclosure Statement and lodge it with the submission. Failure to disclose relevant information is an offence under the Act. It is also an offence to make a false disclosure statement.