Information or Briefing Sessions

What is an Information or Briefing Session?
Information or Briefing Sessions 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.  Information or Briefing Sessions, 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.

An 'Information or Briefing Session' 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 sessions are chaired by the CEO or a senior officer and formal minutes are not recorded. Unless a specific exemption applies, these sessions 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 Information or Briefing Sessions are governed by an Information or Briefing Session Policy

Who can attend?
Information or Briefing Sessions are open to the public unless listed as a confidential item (see below).  The sessions commence at 6.30pm (or otherwise advised) at the venue shown below.  For the session 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.  Information or Briefing Sessions 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:



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



Upcoming Information or Briefing Sessions - Nairne Road Woodside 

Nominal Time
Session NameOpen, Closed or ConfidentialConfidentiality Provision
​6.30pm - Stirling
Tuesday 21 June 2021
​Proposal for Budget Review Committee
​Open
​N/A
8.45pm - Stirling
Tuesday 21 June 2021
​Animal Management Plan development
​Open
​N/A
9.15pm - Stirling
Tuesday 21 June 2021
​CEO Update
​Closed
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


Previous Information or Briefing Sessions
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Date
Session NameOpen, Closed or ConfidentialConfidentiality Provision
​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 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
​Tuesday12 April 2022
​Rates Oversight Scheme and CPI Forecasts
​Open
​N/A
​Tuesday12 April 2022
​Draft Regional Public Health Plan 2022-27
​Open
N/A
​Tuesday12 April 2022
​​Genetically Modified Crops Policy
​Open
N/A
​Tuesday12 April 2022
​Honour Board Concepts
​Open
N/A
​Tuesday12 April 2022
CEO Update
​Open
N/A
​Tuesday12 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
​ConfidentialPursuant 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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