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Information and Briefing Sessions

Information and briefing sessions are conducted by the CEO or senior staff members for Council and committee members, to enhance their understanding of key issues and ensure they are adequately informed for better decision making.

Information and briefing sessions provide a valuable opportunity for Council Members to become better informed on issues and seek further clarification in order to enhance their decision making process.

Sessions 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.

How information and briefing sessions are conducted

An information or briefing session is conducted by or on behalf of the Council or CEO for members of Council or committees. The sessions involve discussion of a matter that is, or is intended to be, part of the agenda for a formal council or committee meeting.

Sessions are chaired by the CEO or a senior officer and formal minutes are not recorded.

Council Information or Briefing Sessions are governed by an Information or Briefing Session Policy.

Who can attend?

Unless a specific exemption applies, these sessions are open and members of the public are welcome to attend, unless an item is to be discussed in confidence, however they generally will not be provided with the opportunity to participate in the discussion or to address the Council Members present.

Sessions commence at 6.30pm (or as otherwise advised) — please refer to upcoming meetings below.

Sessions held at Woodside on the second Tuesday of the month, the first ten minutes will be an opportunity for members of the public to address the Council Members.

Information and briefing sessions also include meetings of Council's various Advisory Groups.

Information and briefing sessions

Zoom meeting details

Sessions can viewed online via Zoom. Please use the details below to stream an information and briefing session.

Zoom Meeting ID ​Zoom Passcode Zoom Link
813 0932 5627 259 108 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81309325627?pwd=aW9UZis0UnhIeXgyNGZBdVAwZDdyZz09

Previous information and briefing sessions

Date Session Name Open, Closed or Confidential Confidentiality Provision
6.30pm - Stirling Thursday 21 July 2022 ​2022 CEO Performance and Remuneration Review - draft and Consultant's report Confidential Pursuant to Section 90A and 90 (3) (d) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Sessions relates to commercial information of a confidential nature (not being a trade secret) - the disclosure of which - (i) could be reasonably expected to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information, or to confer a commercial advantage on a third party; and (ii) would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest; Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 21 June 2022 ​Proposal for Budget Review Committee Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 21 June 2022 CEO Update ​Confidential S90(3)(j) – information provided on a confidential basis by another public authority or official, the disclosure of which would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest
​Tuesday 21 June 2022 Animal Management Plan development Open ​N/A
9.00am - Stirling Wednesday 20 July 2022 ​RLMAG Meeting ​Open N/A
8.15pm - Stirling Tuesday 19 July 2022 CEO Update Open N/A
​7.45pm - Stirling Tuesday 19 July 2022 Land Acquisition Offer Confidential Pursuant to Section 90A and 90 (3) (d) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Sessions relates to commercial information of a confidential nature (not being a trade secret) - the disclosure of which - (i) could be reasonably expected to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information, or to confer a commercial advantage on a third party; and (ii) would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest; Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
7.05pm - Stirling Tuesday 19 July 2022 Council & Committee Meetings and Information & Briefing Session (including Advisory Groups) arrangements Open N/A
6.35pm - Stirling Tuesday 19 July 2022 Gawler River Floodplain Management ​Open N/A
​Tuesday 14 June 2022 ​​Consultant briefs Council on CEO performance review process Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 14 June 2022 ​​CEO provides update on 2021-22 PTs and position objectives Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 14 June 2022 ​​Discuss proposed 2022-23 CEO performance targets Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 14 June 2022 ​Gifts and Benefits Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 14 June 2022 ​CEO Update Open ​N/A
Tuesday 12 July 2022 Council Member workshop Open N/A
​Tuesday 17 May 2022 ​Council Website Open ​N/A
​Tuesday 17 May 2022 ​​Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) - Phase 3 Extension Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)(b) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session could reasonably be expected to confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting, or proposing to conduct, business, or to prejudice the commercial position of the council; and would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that the Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 17 May 2022 CEO Update Open N/A
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 ​Public Forum Open N/A
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 ​Cox Creek Smart Catchment Project Open N/A
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 Public Art Strategy Open N/A
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 ​Public Transport Policy Review Open N/A
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 ​Ashton Landfill ​Confidential ​​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)(a), 90(3)(h) and 90(3)(i) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to a private property matter. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that the Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 10 May 2022 ​CEO Update ​Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)(h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to legal advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that the Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Monday 9 May 2022 Biodiversity Advisory Group Open N/A
​Thursday 28 April 2022 Annual Business Plan and Long Term Financial Plan Open N/A
​Thursday 28 April 2022 ​​CEO Update Open N/A
​Tuesday 19 April 2022 Aboriginal culture - use of language Open N/A
​Tuesday 19 April 2022 ​​CEO Update Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 ​Rates Oversight Scheme and CPI Forecasts Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 ​Draft Regional Public Health Plan 2022-27 Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 Genetically Modified Crops Policy Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 ​Honour Board Concepts Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 ​CEO Update Open N/A
​​Tuesday 12 April 2022 ​Cemetery Advisory Group Open N/A
​Wednesday 06 April 2022 RLMAG Open N/A
​Monday 04 April 2022 ​​Property Advisory Group Open N/A
​Friday 01 April 2022 ​​Annual Business Plan Open N/A
​Tuesday 29 March 2022 Community Forum - Birdwood Institute Open N/A
Tuesday 15 March 2022 Waste Workshop Open N/A
Tuesday 15 March 2022 ​​RTSA - Submission - Council Member Allowances Open N/A
Tuesday 15 March 2022 ​Library Services Strategic Plan Open N/A
​Tuesday 15 March 2022 Caretaker Open N/A
​Tuesday 15 March 2022 ​CEO Update Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 March 2022 Whiterock Quarry ​Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)(h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to legal advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that the Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 08 March 2022 ​Roadside Trading Policy review Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 March 2022 LRCIP Round 3 Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 March 2022 Adelaide Hills Regional Waste Management Authority (AHRWMA) Board Member Nominations Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 March 2022 ​CEO Update ​Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)(h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to legal advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that the Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
Tuesday 22 February 2022 ​Proposed Development at 160 Longwood Road Heathfield Confidential Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to Legal Advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 15 February 2022 ​Stirling Library Lawn Rotunda Replacement Open N/A
​Tuesday 15 February 2022 Proposed development 160 Longwood Road, Heathfield Open N/A
​Tuesday 15 February 2022 ​CEO Update Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to Legal Advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
​Tuesday 08 February 2022 ​​Buffers Policy Review Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 February 2022 ​Sculpture deterioration Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 February 2022 LG Reform - Second Round Proclamation Open N/A
​Tuesday 08 February 2022 CEO Update Confidential ​​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to Legal Advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential
​Friday 04 February 2022 ​2022 Long Term Financial Plan Development Open N/A
​Tuesday 16 November 2021 ​Council Member Education -Public Integrity Refresher Training Closed Professional Development Session which is not likely to be a formal report to Council, thus s90A(3) is not triggered.
​Tuesday 16 November 2021 Service Review Framework Open N/A​
​Tuesday 16 November 2021 ​CFS Workshop Open N/A​
​Tuesday 16 November 2021 CEO Update Confidential Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to Legal Advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
Tuesday 09 November 2021 Cemetery Advisory Group Open N/A​
​​Tuesday 09 November 2021 Public Forum Open N/A​
​​Tuesday 09 November 2021 Community & Recreation Facility Framework Update​ Open N/A​
​​Tuesday 09 November 2021 ​Adelaide Hills Emergency Relief Fund Open N/A​
​​Tuesday 09 November 2021 ​Long Term Financial Plan Assumptions and Parameters ​ Open N/A​
​​Tuesday 09 November 2021 CEO Update Confidential Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the CEO orders that all members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills Council staff, on the basis that the Information or Briefing Session relates to Legal Advice. Accordingly, on this basis the principle that Information or Briefing Sessions of the Council should be conducted in a place open to the public has been outweighed by the need to keep the information and discussion confidential.
Monday 08 November 2021 ​Property Advisory Group Open N/A​
Monday 08 November 2021 Biodiversity Advisory Group Open N/A​
​Wednesday 20 October 2021 ​​RLMAG Meeting Open N/A​
​Tuesday 19 October 2021 ​Emergency Management Open N/A​
​Tuesday 19 October 2021 ​LG Reform - November 10 commencements Open N/A​
​Tuesday 19 October 2021 ​Council Member Feedback - LGA AGM and OGM Agenda and Minutes Documents Open N/A​
​Tuesday 19 October 2021 Ashton Landfill Confidential ​Pursuant to Section 90A and 90(3)h) the A/CEO orders that the information or briefing session to be held on 19 October 2021 be closed to the public for the Ashton Landfill item and members of the public be excluded from attendance with the exception of required Adelaide Hills council staff and Stephen Williams Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, on the basis that the information received, discussed or considered relates to actual litigation, or litigation that the council believes on reasonable grounds will take place, involving the council.
​Tuesday 19 October 2021 CEO Update Open N/A​

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