Informal Gatherings and Discussions

What is an informal gathering or discussion?
Informal gatherings provide a valuable opportunity to enhance Council decision-making processes by providing opportunities for Council Members to become better informed on issues and seek further clarification.  Informal gatherings, however, should not be used, or be seen to be used, as a replacement for full debate and decision-making at Council meetings or Council Committee meetings.  Open and transparent Council meetings and Council Committee meetings underpin representative democracy and ensure public confidence in Council's decision-making processes.

A 'designated informal gathering or discussion' is an event organised and conducted by or on behalf of a council or CEO to which members (of the council or a committee) have been invited and involves discussion of a matter that is, or is intended to be, part of the agenda for a formal council or committee meeting. These gatherings are chaired by the CEO or a senior officer and formal minutes are not recorded. Unless a specific exemption applies, these gatherings are open and members of the public are welcome to attend however they generally will not be provided with the opportunity to participate in the discussion or to address the Council Members present.

Council informal gatherings are governed by an Informal Council and Council Committee Gatherings and Discussions Policy

Who can attend?
Informal gatherings and discussions are open to the public unless listed as a confidential item (see below).  The gatherings commence at 6.30pm (or otherwise advised) at the venue shown below.  For the Workshop held at Woodside on the second Tuesday of the month, the first 10 minutes will be an opportunity for members of the public to address the Council Members.  Informal gatherings also include meetings of Council's various Advisory Groups.

Dates and discussion items 


Venue locations: Woodside - 36 Nairne Road | Stirling - 63 Mt Barker Road

 


Time and Date


Venue


Matter to be discussed

Open or
Confidential
Session

Reason for
Confidential Session

​6.30pm Tuesday
18 June 2019
​Stirling

Rating Policy – Application of Rate Rebates

To discuss options for this component of
the Rating Policy
 

​Open​N/A
Nominally
7.15pm Tuesday
18 June 2019
​Stirling

Boundary Reform

To workshop approaches to strategic reform of AHC boundaries and to discuss the status of the Campbelltown City Council‘s Woodforde and Rostrevor Proposal. The outcome of this workshop is proposed to be incorporated into a report for the 25 June 2019 Council meeting.

​Open​N/A
Nominally
8.15pm Tuesday
18 June 2019
​Stirling

Annual Business Plan/Strategic Plan Feedback

To explore the feedback from the ABP and Step 1 Discover Strategic Plan consultation

​Open​N/A
Nominally
9.00pm Tuesday
18 June 2019
​Stirling

Roundabout Designs

To work through Roundabout Designs with Council Members

 

​Open​N/A
​Nominally
9.45pm Tuesday
18 June 2019
​Stirling

CEO Update

To Provide Council with an update on CEO matters

A planning session of a strategic or general nature – Reg 8AB(1)(b)
​9.00am Wednesday
26 June 2019
​StirlingRural Land Management Advisory Group​Open​N/A