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Wollongong City Council

Councillor Briefing Sessions

We regularly hold Briefing Sessions for our city's Councillors and Lord Mayor.

These sessions provide information and updates to help Councillors make decisions on behalf of our community.

Councillor Briefing Sessions are closed to the public.

A list of topics covered in recent Briefing Sessions is shown below.

14 April 2020

  • Local Strategic Planning Statement
  • Operational Plan and Budget

20 April 2020

  • Waste Management
  • Draft DP/OP, Budget and Local Government Regulatory Amendments

4 May 2020

  • Pop-Up Beach Club Trial
  • Leases and Licences Update
  • Risk Appetite Statment Update
  • Draft Planning Proposal - Home Business (Food Premises)
  • Delivery Program / Operational Plan + Budget Update

11 May 2020

  • Draft Cycling Strategy 2030
  • Smart Water Management Project
  • New Buildings - Energy Positive
  • Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

18 May 2020

  • Quarterly Review Update
  • Biodversity Stewardship Study
  • Sustainable Wollongong 2030 Strategy
  • Climate Change Mitigation (Emissions Reduction) Plan
  • Exemption from Tender for Surf Life Saving Club Works

1 June 2020

  • Dogs on Beaches and Parks Policy
  • West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2020 - IPART Final Report
  • Cost to Implement Floodplain Risk Plans

15 June 2020

  • Delivery Program/Operational Plan, Budget and IDP
  • Risk Appetite Statements - Presentation of Final Drafts and Risk Management Policy
  • VergPLanning Proposal - 3-13 Short Street and 312-324 Princes Highway, Corrimal
  • Confidential - ITeC Loan Proposal

22 June 2020

  • Innovation Program
  • Korrongulla Land Transfer
  • DP/OP Update
  • Confidential - Skydive the Beach Update

25 June 2020

  • Verge Gardens Guidelines
  • Glennifer Brae Planning Proposal

27 July 2020

  • Developer Contributions Overview
  • Hill 60 Update
  • Draft Planning Proposal – Lady Carrington Estate South, Helensburgh
  • Confidential - Unsolicited Proposal

3 August 2020

  • Maintenance of Crown Street Mall
  • Former Corrimal Coke Works – Master Plan, Planning Proposal and DCP
  • WEC Precinct Update
  • Confidential – Organisational Structure

17 August 2020

  • Draft Quarterly Review Statement - June 2020/EOFY
  • UCI Road World Championships - Update
  • Escarpment Mountain Bike Update
  • Counci Framework for Assistance for Licences/Leases (Community and Commercial)
  • Conservatorium of Music

24 August 2020

  • City Centre Planning Strategy – Wollongong City Centre Urban Design Framework – Exhibition Feedback and Next Steps
  • Lake Illawarra Lands (including Kully Bay)
  • Confidential:  Affordable Housing Grant – Progress Update
  • Community Safety Plan
  • Infrastructure Grants Program Update

7 September 2020

  • City Beach Function Centre - Update
  • Wollongong CBD Night Time Economy - Council Policy
  • Invest Wollongong
  • Destination Wollongong Contractual Update
  • Updated Model Code of Conduct
  • COVID-19 Operations - Outdoor Pools

10 September 2020

  • WIN Block Proposal
  • Confidential - GM Performance Discussion

14 September 2020

  • Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 Post Exhibition
  • Concept Design – Warrawong District Library and Community Centre
  • City Deals – Update on Collaboration

12 October 2020

  • West Dapto Development Contributions 2020
  • West Dapto Suburbs Boundary Review
  • Innovation Campus
  • Sustainable Wollongong 2030 Strategy (Post-Exhibition)
  • Climate Change Mitigation (Emissions Reduction) Plan (Post-Exhibition)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure

19 October 2020

  • Draft Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Confidential - City Centre Strategy, Draft Planning Proposal and Draft DCP

22 October 2020

  • Strategic Planning Cycle - Development of 2021-2022 Operational Plan

2 November 2020

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan
  • ITeC Loan Guarantee
  • Wollongong Tennis Courts Administration (WTCA) – Update on Licence and Structure Issues
  • Wollongong Waste – Fees and Exemptions Policy, FOGO and Landfill Gas Extraction – Update
  • Confidential - Animal Pound Services Update

9 November 2020

  • SWIRL Briefing - Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC)
  • Mountain Bike Strategy and Criterium Cycling Track - Update
  • COVID Response Update
  • September 2020 Quarterly Review

30 November 2020

  • Destination Wollongong - Major Events Strategy
  • Funding Agreement with the Housing Trust
  • Draft Planning Proposal - Former Bulli Bowling Club
  • RVGC Pro Shop
  • Variable Messaging Boards

14 December 2020

  • King George V Park Master Plan – Phase 1 Engagement Findings and Draft Master Plan
  • Bike Trails in Natural Areas
  • Pop-up Cycleways
  • Draft Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Transport Plan

8 February 2021

  • WLPP Draft Submissions Policy – Post Exhibition
  • Safety Around Schools
  • Unsolicited Proposals
  • Flood Risk Management Studies and Plans Update
  • Supporting Documents (Budget Planning)

15 Febraury 20201

  • Quarterly Review Update
  • City Centre Rates Review
  • New Helensbourgh Community Centre and Library Site Investigations
  • New Warrawong Community Centre and Library - Precinct Opportunity

1 March 2021

  • UCI - RWC
  • Revised Draft Planning Proposal - Former Corrimal Coke Works Site
  • Budget Session

8 March 2021

  • Innovation Campus Update
  • CBD Markets Review
  • Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements
  • Annual Planning Workshop Continued

22 March 2021

  • IPAC/Merrigong Update
  • Bulli Miners Cottage – Background and Progress Update
  • Invest Wollongong / Post-COVID Peak Bodies Taskforce
  • Wollongong City Centre Update
  • Meanwhile Use and Temporary Supportive Accommodation Pilot

29 March 2021

  • Draft Operational Plan 2021-2022 and Budget
  • City Centre Access and Movement Strategy
  • Retail and Business Centres Study
  • Draft Plan of Management - Council Owned Community Land