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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.

Monday 9 August 2021

  • Delegations to the General Manager
  • Wollongong Vaccination Hub
  • COVID Response Update
  • Landfill Gas Capture Update
  • FOGO Update - Performance and Multi-Unit Dwellings Trial

Monday 16 August 2021

  • Community Strategic Plan Update
  • Cyber Security
  • COVID Update
  • Confidential: UOW Property Sales

Monday 30 August 2021

  • South West Sydney Study
  • Keira Mine Road – Bank Rehabilitation and Replacement of Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Update on Infrastructure and Works Projects
  • COVID Update
  • CONFIDENTIAL - UCI 2022 Update

Monday 6 September

  • West Dapto Urban Release Area – Bio Certification
  • Community Strategic Plan – Discussion Paper
  • Confidential – Update on Hewitts Lane, Thirroul
  • Confidential – Stanwell Park Kiosk Write-Off of Debt
  • COVID Update

Tuesday 5 October 2021

  • Feedback from Public Exhibition – Former Corrimal Coke Works
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Affordable Housing
  • COVID Update including Beach Services Update

Monday 11 October 2021

  • Tree Management Workshop (including on Public Tree Management)
  • Post Exhibition – West Dapto Suburbs Review
  • Pensioner and Charity Waste Exemptions
  • Utility Service Providers – Work Within Council Roads
  • COVID Update

Monday 25 October 2021

  • End of Term Report 2017-2021
  • September 2021 Quarterly Review
  • Retail and Business Centre Study
  • Crown Street Mall Investigation
  • COVID Update

Thursday 27 January 2022

  • Operational Update from the General Manager
  • Planning System Overview
  • Code of Meeting Practice
  • Councillor Expenses
  • Code of Conduct

Monday 7 February 2022

  • Draft Employment Zones Reforms – Council Submission
  • Planning Reform for Infrastructure Contribution Bill 2021
  • Draft Design and Place SEPP – Council Submission
  • WIN Entertainment Centre Update
  • COVID-19 Update

Thursday 10 February 2022

  • Footpaths, Shared Paths and Cycleways
  • Mobile Food Vending Trial and Continental Pool Food Van
  • Councillor Delegates to Committees and Reference Groups
  • Companion Animal Services
  • Bald Hill Tender
  • UCI Update

Monday 14 February 2022

  • December Quarterly Review
  • Post Exhibition - draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Council Community Land Plan of Management
  • DCP Character Statements
  • City Centre Heritage Study and Planning Proposal – Exhibition Details
  • Post Exhibition - Corrimal Coke Works Draft Planning Proposal, Development Control Plan
  • COVID-19 Update

Monday 8 March 2022

  • Coastal Management Program for the Open Coast
  • Update on Play Strategy
  • Urban Greening
  • Road Infrastructure between Dapto, West Dapto and M1 Motorway
  • Mobile Charging Stations
  • Post COVID-19 Peak Bodies Taskforce Update

Monday 21 March 2022

  • Greenhouse Park
  • Proposed Aboriginal Place Declaration for Mt Keira (Geera)
  • UCI Update
  • Delivery Program/Operational Plan

Monday 28 March 2022

  • Integrated Transport Strategy (incorporating Access and Movement)CONFIDENTIAL: General Manager Discussion on Senior Manager Contracts and Structure
  • CONFIDENTIAL: Housing Strategy – Part 1 Supply and Demand
  • UCI Update
  • CONFIDENTIAL: Additional Special Variation
  • CONFIDENTIAL: General Manager Discussion on Senior Manager Contracts and Structure

Thursday 7  April 2022

  • Pre-Exhibition Overview - Draft Integrated Planning and Reporting Suite of Documents
  • Confidential: Affordable Housing Tender
  • Confidential: Wollongong Women's Information Service

Tuesday 26 April 2022

  • Smart Cities Projects
  • Infrastructure + Works Spatial Project
  • Tender Reports – Harry Graham Drive, Balfour Road and the IPAC
  • UCI Update
  • COVID-19 Update

Thursday 28 April 2022

  • WollCon
  • Big Fat Smile
  • Cycling Without Age Australia - Illawarra

9 May 2022

  • Wollongong Learning City Project
  • Dam Safety Management
  • Sustainability Framework Discussion Paper
  • UCI Cultural Program – SpinFest
  • COVID-19 Update

16 May 2022

  • UCI Update
  • Compliance and Enforcement Policy Review
  • March Quarterly Review
  • Update on the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan, Budget and Infrastructure Delivery Program Documents
  • Confidential – Corrimal Coke Works – Draft Planning Agreement

30 May 2022

  • Renewable Energies Projects
  • Economic Development Strategy Update
  • Community Engagement
  • Huntley and Avondale Roads Update

2 June 2022

  • Community Strategic Plan Delivery Program, Operational Plan - Post Exhibition
  • Pedestrian Crossing Light Automatic Sequencing
  • Mall Proposal
  • Volunteering Illawarra
  • Procurement of Animal Impounding Service Contract

16 June 2022

  • Reference Groups and Committees
  • CCTV Code of Practice
  • Affordable Housing Tender
  • West Dapto Lands

21 July 2022

  • Housing Strategy Workshop (Focus on Affordable Housing Options)
  • West Dapto Lands
  • Adjustment to Making of Rates

25 July 2022

  • 'Places for the Future' Wollongong Social Infrastructure Future Directions Plan: 2022-2036
  • Draft Sportsfiled and Sporting Facilities Strategy
  • UCI Update
  • Delegations
  • Disclosures of Interest and Related Party Disclosures

1 August 2022

  • Retail and Business Centre's Strategy
  • Wilga Street Block Study - Draft Urban Design Study (Options)
  • Tree Management Policy and DCP

15 August 2022

  • Alcohol Free Zones
  • Stuart Park Draft Master Plan
  • Stingrays Home Ground Update
  • World Pride 2023
  • ZAP - Occupational Violence Project
  • UCI Update

22 August 2022

  • June Quarterly Review and Preliminary and Pre-Audit End of Year Financials
  • Whytes Gully Landfill Gas Update and Waste Fees and Exemptions
  • Summer Cleansing Trial
  • Cyber Security Update
  • City Partnership (City Deals)

5 September 2022

  • Lake Illawarra Update
  • Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 Opt-in Legislation
  • Council Policy Framework
  • Power Purchase Agreement Update

26 September 2022

  • Power Purchase Agreement