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.

Venue Details

Stirling - 63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling

Woodside - 36 Nairne Road, Woodside

Electronic - Access via Zoom with the following details:

  Meeting ID: TBA
  Passcode: TBA

and Date


Matter to be discussed

Open or

Reason for
Confidential Session

​9.00am Wednesday 23 June 2021
​Rural Land Management Advisory Group
​A planning session of a strategic or general nature - Reg 8AB(1)(b)

Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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