Draft Access to Council Information and Staff by Councillors Policy

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Council’s Codes of Conduct outline the provisions for Councillor and staff interactions and access to information held by Council.

The policy has been updated to include the relevant statutory provisions introduced into the Local Government Act in 2016 relating to the roles of Councillors as members of the governing body and as individuals, and the functions of the General Manager. The policy ensures that Councillors are provided with all information necessary for them to undertake their roles and to effectively discharge their civic functions.

Provisions have been added to the policy to recognise Council’s current practices in relation to the conduct of Councillor Briefing Sessions and the issue of Councillor Information Notes. This policy forms part of the established policies and procedures framework.

Council at its meeting on 29 May 2017 resolved to place the draft Access to Council Information and Staff by Councillors policy on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days. Written submissions are now invited from the public on the draft policy.

The draft policy can be found in the Document Library on this page.

To make a submission, please use the online feedback form below.

Alternatively, you can email comments to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or write to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8821
Wollongong DC NSW 2500

Council will accept submissions up to Thursday 24 August 2017.

Please make sure you read Council's Privacy Notification before making a submission.

Council’s Codes of Conduct outline the provisions for Councillor and staff interactions and access to information held by Council.

The policy has been updated to include the relevant statutory provisions introduced into the Local Government Act in 2016 relating to the roles of Councillors as members of the governing body and as individuals, and the functions of the General Manager. The policy ensures that Councillors are provided with all information necessary for them to undertake their roles and to effectively discharge their civic functions.

Provisions have been added to the policy to recognise Council’s current practices in relation to the conduct of Councillor Briefing Sessions and the issue of Councillor Information Notes. This policy forms part of the established policies and procedures framework.

Council at its meeting on 29 May 2017 resolved to place the draft Access to Council Information and Staff by Councillors policy on public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days. Written submissions are now invited from the public on the draft policy.

The draft policy can be found in the Document Library on this page.

To make a submission, please use the online feedback form below.

Alternatively, you can email comments to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or write to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8821
Wollongong DC NSW 2500

Council will accept submissions up to Thursday 24 August 2017.

Please make sure you read Council's Privacy Notification before making a submission.

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