Council Meetings are held in our Burelli Street, Wollongong, Administration Building in the Level 10 Council Chambers. They're open to the public (15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting), except for any part of the meeting where items are proposed to be considered in Closed Council. Everyone is welcome to sit in the gallery and watch Council's decision-making processes in action. It's at these meetings Council makes decisions that guide our policies, services and programs.
The meetings are held on Monday nights and approximately every three weeks during the school term. Occasionally the meetings are moved to accomodate public holidays. They start at 6pm.
If you're unable to attend in person, we also webcast the meetings. If you're interested, you can watch the meeting through our website.
Please note: By attending a Council meeting you consent to the possibility that your image and voice may also be broadcast to the public.
All members of the gallery are obliged to comply with the Public Gallery Conduct Standards February 2019.pdf.
View Council Meeting dates, times and the business papers.
The community can address Council at these meetings by submitting a Public Access Forum Application no later than 12noon on the last working day prior the meeting. Applications will be determined in accordance with the Public Access Forum Policy and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 5pm on the working day before the meeting.
Wollongong Local Planning Panel Meetings
The Wollongong Local Planning Panel (WLPP), formerly known as IHAP, was established to provide an independent hearing forum for objectors and applicants on certain applications. The WLPP provides an independent assessment of particular Development Applications.
Traffic Committee Meetings
The NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) is responsible for the control of traffic on all roads in NSW. The RMS has delegated certain aspects of the control of traffic on local roads to councils, like ours.
To address concerns affecting local roads, our Traffic Committee, comprised of a representative from Council, the NSW Police, RMS and a local State Government member (or their nominee), meet once a month to review issues.
Wollongong is served by two NSW Police Local Area Commands and by four state members. The vote is only valid for the local member or police officer representing the area in which the concern is located, which ensures there are only four votes taken on any issue.
Informal members of the Committee include representatives from the three bus companies of Wollongong, Dion's, Premier and Green's.
The recommendations of the Committee are reviewed by Senior Council Officers prior to implementation.