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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.

25 July 2019

  • South West Illawarra Rail Link

29 July 2019

  • Botanic Garden Draft Master Plan
  • Mount Keira Plan of Management
  • Local Procurement Preferencing
  • Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Update: Holborn Park Berkeley and Woonona Beach
  • Friday Markets

5 August 2019

  • Environmental Sustainability and Strategy Review
  • Global Covenant of Mayors Update (including emissions reduction target)
  • Investigation of Solar Farms and Solar Photovoltaic Cells Investment Opportunity
  • Encroachment Policy Review
  • Proposed Naming of Unnamed Reserves at Kembla Grange

19 August 2019

  • Planning Proposal - Lady Carrington Estate South

26 August 2019

  • Quarterly Review + Financials
  • Council Ward Boundary Adjustment
  • Update: Helensburgh Library and Community Centre, and Warrawong Library and Community Centre
  • West Dapto Development Contributions Plan Update

9 September 2019

  • West Dapto Urban Release Area – Biodiversity Certification
  • Pedestrian Crossing Facilities
  • Sportsground and Sporting Facilities Strategy – Implementation Plan
  • IPART – Review of Local Government Rating System

16 September 2019

  • Korrongulla Update
  • Planning Proposal Update - Lady Carrington Estate
  • Annual Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2019
  • Trees in the Mall
  • Housing Study - Options Paper

30 September 2019

  • Affordable Housing Program

21 October 2019

  • Planning Proposal for the former Corrimal Coke Works Site
  • Aquatic Strategy Update including West Dapto, Corrimal and Beaton Park
  • Market Rental Determination for Berkeley Sports Club
  • Stanwell Park Dog Off-Leash Area Consultation
  • Animal Pound Arrangements

4 November 2019

  • Southern Phone Update
  • Home Ground for Illawarra Stingrays
  • Stage 2 Review of Wollongong DCP Chapters - E13: Floodplain Management and E14: Stormwater Management
  • City Centre Access and Movement Strategy

7 November 2019

  • City Centre Planning Strategy

11 November 2019

  • GM Update
  • September Quarterly Review + Infrastructure and Works Projects Update
  • Waste
  • Draft Cringila Hills Masterplan for Public Exhibition

25 November 2019

  • King Street and Northcliffe Drive Warrawong Land Opportunity
  • Mt Keira Plan of Management – Post Exhibition
  • Keiraville-Gwynneville Access and Movement Study
  • Climate Emergency Declaration and Carbon Emissions Update
  • Improvement of Maintenance Programs for Wollongong Parks, Gardens and Reserves

28 November 2019

  • Road Closure - Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park

2 December 2019

  • Update on UCI WRC 2022 Planning and Bike Plan Review
  • Wollongong Food Trucks Trial
  • Councillor Session - Gifts and Benefits
  • West Dapto Planning Controls Review

10 February 2020

  • Community Survey Feedback
  • New IPC Guidelines on Publishing Designated Officer Returns and Council's approach moving forward
  • Local Strategic Planning Statement
  • City Centre Planning Strategy
  • Debt Recovery and Hardship Assistance Policy

17 February 2020

  • Revaluation
  • Quarterly Review and Major Projects Overview
  • Generic Event DA's - Various Sites

2 March 2020

  • Cringila Hills Masterplan - Feedback from Public Exhibition
  • Invest Wollongong and Economic Development Strategy
  • Draft Housing and Affordable Housing Options Paper
  • DCP Chapters E13 and E14 Review - Flooding and Stormwater
  • Cities Power Partnership Pledges
  • Workers Compensation

23 March 2020

  • Public Exhibition of the Draft Lake Illawarra Coastal Management Program
  • Deer Management
  • DP/OP and Budget

30 March 2020

  • Update on Planning Approvals and Litigation
  • Property Investment Fund
  • North Wollongong SLSC and Proposed Seawall - North Beach Wollongong
  • Major Events Update
  • Rates Relief

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
  • Pandemic Update
  • Cost to Implement Floodplain Risk Management Plans
  • West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2020 -  IPART Final Report
  • Former Corrimal Coke Works Planning Proposal

15 June 2020

  • Delivery Program / Operational Plan and Budget and IDP
  • Risk Appetite Statement – Presentation of Final Draft Statement and Risk Management Policy
  • Planning Proposal 3-13 Short Street and 312-324 Princes Highway, Corrimal
  • Pandemic Update
  • ITeC Loan Proposal

22 June 2020

  • Innovation Program
  • Korrongulla Land Transfer
  • Delivery Program / Operational Plan Update
  • Skydive the Beach Update