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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.

3 December 2018

  • Deer Management
  • Survey of Children's Playgrounds - Shade Structures
  • Sustainable Buildings Strategy
  • Wollongong City Centre Planning and Design Review

6 December 2018

  • Councillor Workshop - Global Covenant of Mayors - Proposed Emissions Reduction Targets

4 February 2019

  • Foreshore Parking Strategy
  • Improving Safety at the Cliff Road and Bourke Street Intersection
  • Review of Economic Development Strategy 2013-23

11 February 2019

  • Quarterly Review
  • Infrastructure and Works Directorate - Project Update
  • Ward Based Councillor Updates
  • Cliff Road / Bourke Street Intersection Update

14 February 2019

  • General Manager's Recruitment Committee

25 February 2019

  • Update on Significant Litigation
  • Code of Meeting Practice and Code of Conduct
  • Korrungulla Swamp - Land Use Transfer
  • Update on Urban Greening Program

4 March 2019

  • Graffiti Management Update
  • Proposed Reclassification of 11 Council Properties Including the Rezoning of five (5) sites PP-2018/1 and PP-2017/7
  • Fees and Charges - Rates and Waste Structure Pricing
  • Affordable Housing Update

7 March 2019

  • Councillor Workshop on the Review of the Economic Development Strategy

18 March 2019

  • Dispute with Visy
  • Draft Operational Plan and Budget
  • Centrepay

25 March 2019

  • Update of Draft Operational Plan
  • Dogs on Beaches and Parks Policy Review (Enhanced Service Level - Ranger Function)
  • Reclassification of Council Land - Part 2 PP-2018/1 - four (4) sites

1 April 2019

  • Refurbishment of Austinmer Beach Amenities
  • Reclassification of Council Land - Part 3 PP-2017/7 - six (6) sites
  • Overview of Council's New Website
  • FOGO + Alternative Waste Technology Options

29 April 2019

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Bike Plan Update
  • Affordable Housing - Project Update
  • Austinmer Beach Amenities

9 May 2019

  • Wollongong Harbour Master Plan Stakeholder Forum

13 May 2019

  • Council's Enterprise-wide Risk Management Framework
  • Petitions and Presentations
  • 21 Railway Street, Corrimal - Project Update
  • Whiteways Site, Port Kembla

20 May 2019

  • March Quarterly Reivew 2019
  • Update on draft Delivery Program / Operational Plan
  • Commemorative (Memorial) Requests
  • Proposed Amendments to the Vertebrate Pest Animal Management Policy
  • Advantage Wollongong Update - Quarterly

27 May 2019

  • Power Supply to Private Residents - Wongawilli Road

3 June 2019

  • Visitor Information Strategy
  • Delivery Program / Operational Plan Update
  • Low Emission Vehicles
  • Unsolicited Proposals Update

11 June 2019

  • Proposed Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Trial
  • Update on Bulli Showground Draft Masterplan
  • West Dapto Development Contributions Plan 2020
  • Native Title South Coast Claim

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