Council briefings and information sessions

Briefings and information are used to discuss issues that involve strategy or policy or other matters of Council administration and to brief Council Members on issues relating to their decision-making function.

Council Member briefing and information sessions are held on an as needs basis.

Purpose of briefing and information session

Briefing and information sessions provide a valuable opportunity to enhance council decision-making processes by allowing Council Members to become better informed on issues and seek further clarification before making decisions at formally constituted council meetings.

Briefing and information sessions are held in accordance with direction of Full Council and Section 90A of the Local Government Act 1999 to:

  • discuss issues involving strategy and policy
  • discuss a planning session of a general or strategic nature, or
  • brief Council Members on issues relating to their decision-making function.

Briefing and information sessions are not used for conducting the general business of the Council or making Council decisions in any way that the Council may subsequently deal with at a formal meeting.