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Council Meetings are held approximately 20 times a year. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers and are open to the public, except for any part of the meeting where items are proposed to be considered in Closed Council.
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.
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Council is now webcasting at our 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.
Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Meetings
The Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel, known as IHAP, was established to provide an independent hearing forum for objectors and applicants on certain applications. The IHAP provides an independent assessment of particular Development Applications and submit recommendations to Council for a decision.
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.