Elected Member briefing sessions

Elected Member information or briefing sessions (if required) are held on the first and third Monday of every month, with appropriate adjustments to accommodate public holidays.

Information and Briefings are normally held at the Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley (entrance from Oxford Terrace).

The purpose of information and briefing sessions

Information and briefing 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.

Elected Member Sessions are held to:

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

They provide a valuable opportunity to enhance the decision-making processes by providing opportunities for Elected Members to become better informed on issues and seek further clarification.

Elected Member 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.

Public attendance

A session may be closed to the public to allow attendees to receive, discuss or consider information or a matter listed in Section 90(3) of the Local Government Act, subject to an order being made to that effect. If an order is made to close a session under a confidential provision than that order can be made by either Council or the CEO.

Please note, if all topics for discussion are of a confidential nature, the briefing will not be open to public viewing. If one or more of the topics are confidential, they will be considered at the end of the agenda allowing the public to leave before the discussion.

 

Briefing sessions 2024

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 4 March 
Item 1:  Shaping Unley Tree Canopy Consultation(PDF, 183KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm 
Monday 19 February
Item 1: Code of Practice - Procedures at Meetings(PDF, 85KB) Council Chambers Yes
6.30pm
Monday 12 February 
Item 1: Community Consultation - Australia Day Events 2025(PDF, 198KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 12 February 
Item 2: Eastern Waste Management Authority Weekly FOGO Collection and Waste Data Reporting(PDF, 198KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm 
Monday 22 January
Item 1:  Unley Stormwater Management Review - Recent Storm Events(PDF, 199KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm 
Monday 22 January
Item 2: Draft Unley Parking Management Plan(PDF, 199KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm 
Monday 15 January
Item 1: Grants and Sponsorship Review(PDF, 221KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm 
Monday 15 January
Item 2: City of Mitcham's Community Renewables Program(PDF, 221KB) Council Chambers  Yes 

 

Past briefing sessions

Sessions - October to December 2023

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 4 December 
Item 1: Museum Expansion and Potters Club Upgrade Design Project(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes
7.30pm
Monday 4 December 
Item 2: Events Workshop(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 20 November 
Item 1: Local (Accessible) Streets Workshop 2(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 20 November 
Item 2: Joint Usage Agreements(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes
6.30pm
Monday 13 November 
Item 1: Leader Street (Bakery) Code Amendment(PDF, 200KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 13 November 
Item 2: Engineering for Trees(PDF, 200KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 30 October
Item 1: Media Training Workshop(PDF, 213KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 30 October 
Item 2: Unley Central Update(PDF, 213KB)   Council Chambers  No 
6.30pm
Monday 16 October 
Item 1: Systems Review(PDF, 195KB)   Council Chambers  No 
6.30pm
Monday 9 October 
Item 1: Greater Adelaide Regional Plan(PDF, 261KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6pm
Wednesday 4 October 
Item 1: River Torrens to Darlington North-South Corridor(PDF, 76KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
7pm
Wednesday 4 October 
Item 2: Campbell Road Local Area Traffic Management Treatments(PDF, 76KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 

Sessions - July to September 2023

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 18 September 
Item 1: Museum Expansion and Potters Club Upgrade Design Project(PDF, 204KB) Council Chambers  Yes
7.30pm
Monday 18 September 
Item 2: Community Plan Approach(PDF, 204KB)   Council Chambers  Yes
6.30pm
Monday 11 September
Item 1: Stormwater Management Review(PDF, 195KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 11 September 
Item 2: Living Young Workshop(PDF, 195KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7pm
Monday 4 September 
Item 1: Unley Footpath Current Status and Future Directions(PDF, 185KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday  21 August
Item 1: Draft Unley Parking Management Plan(PDF, 199KB)    Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday  21 August
Item 2: Locale(PDF, 199KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 7 August 
Item 1:  Draft Reconciliation Action Plan(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
8pm
Monday 7 August 
Item 2: Unley Oval and Unley Road Streetscape(PDF, 193KB)     Council Chambers  No 
Friday 4 August  Masterclass: Meeting Procedures for Presiding Members/Chairs - Mayor Michael Hewitson and Deputy Mayor Monica Broniecki  Kelledy Jones Lawyers  No 
6.30pm
Monday 3 July 
Item 1: KESAB – City of Unley Partnership(PDF, 193KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 3 July 
Item 2: Waste Management Plan Implementation(PDF, 193KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 

Sessions - April to June 2023

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 16 June 
Item 1: Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy(PDF, 185KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 16 June 
Item 2: Greenhill Road Accessibility Study(PDF, 185KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 15 May 
Item 1:  Communications Strategy(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
7.15pm
Monday 15 May
Item 2:  Open Data Policy and Privacy Policy(PDF, 193KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 1 May 
Item 1: Cat Management(PDF, 194KB)   Council Chambers  No 
7.15pm
Monday 1 May 
Item 2:  Proposed Development of an Open Space Fund(PDF, 194KB) Council Chambers  No 
6.30pm
Monday 17 April 
Item 1: Mornington House(PDF, 185KB)   Council Chambers  No
7.15pm
Monday 17 April 
Item 2: Unley Community Centre – Strategic Land Use(PDF, 185KB)   Council Chambers  No
8.15pm
Monday 17 April 
Item 3: RSL – Unley Oval Proposal(PDF, 185KB) Council Chambers  No
6.30pm
Tuesday 11 April 
Unley Stormwater Management Review 2023(PDF, 192KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 3 April 
City-wide Parking Strategy Workshop #2(PDF, 215KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 

Sessions - January to March 2023

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
Wednesday 29 March
& Thursday 30 March
Elected Member Induction Program:

Mandatory Training Modules 1 – Behaviour, 
Module 2 – Civic, and Module 3 - Legal.

Civic Bar Area and Online  No 
6.30pm
Thursday 23 March 
Item 1: Legal Proceedings Update(PDF, 239KB)   Council Chambers  No 
7.30pm
Thursday 23 March 
Item 2:  Goodwood Community Childcare Centre(PDF, 239KB) Council Chambers  No 
8.30pm
Thursday 23 March 
Item 3: Highgate Park(PDF, 239KB)   Council Chambers  No 
6.30pm
Monday 20 March 
2023-24 Annual Business Plan and Budget(PDF, 200KB)   Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Tuesday 14 March 
City-wide Parking Strategy Workshop #1(PDF, 370KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 6 March 
Behavioural Management Policy Workshop(PDF, 337KB) Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 20 February 
Item 1: 
10 Anzac Highway Forestville(PDF, 151KB)
- known as Locale Development Update 
Council Chambers  Yes 
7pm
Monday 20 February 
Item 2: Museum Expansion Project(PDF, 151KB)   Council Chambers  No 
8pm
Monday 20 February 
Item 3:
Goodwood Community Centre Management Model(PDF, 151KB)  
Council Chambers  No 
Friday 17 February &
Saturday 18 February
All day sessions 
Elected Member – Principal Member Training


Local Government Association of South Australia  No 
6.30pm
Monday 13 February

Item 1:
Development of Communications Strategy(PDF, 484KB)

Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 13 February 

Item 2:
Events Planning

Council Chambers  No 
10am
Saturday 11 February 

Elected Member Induction Program:
Mandatory Training Modules 1 – Behaviour,
Module 2 – Civic, and Module 3 - Legal.

Civic Bar Area  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 6 February 

Introduction to Financial Planning and the
Budget Process(PDF, 785KB)

Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 30 January 

Elected Member Induction Program:
Mandatory Training Module 4 – Finance

Civic Bar Area  Yes 
6.30pm
Thursday 19 January 

Elected Member Induction Program:
Strategic Vision - Introduction to Community Plan / Shaping Unley / 4 Year Plan and Economic Development Plan

Civic Bar Area  Yes

Sessions - July to December 2022

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 5 December 
Elected Member Induction Program –
Introduction to General Managers, Overview of Eastern Region Alliance, Council Committees and Unley Central
Civic Bar Area  Yes 
9am
Saturday 3 December 
Elected Member Induction Program  –

“Mandatory Induction Raising the Bar” 

Civic Bar Area  Yes
6.30pm
Thursday 24 November 
Elected Member Induction Program  Council Chambers
and Civic Bar Area
Yes
6.30pm
Monday 21 November 
Swearing in Ceremony Council Chambers Yes
6.30pm
Monday 5 September 
Item 1:
Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass Project(PDF, 321KB)
Council Chambers  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 15 August 2022 
Item 1: 
Dept. for Infrastructure and Transport: Glen Osmond Road / Fullarton Road Intersection Upgrade(PDF, 348KB)
Council Chambers  Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 15 August 2022
Item 2:
Environmental Sustainable Development(PDF, 348KB)  
Council Chambers  Yes 

6.30pm
Monday 1 August 2022

Item 1:
Waste Management (Recycling)(PDF, 317KB)

Council Chambers  No
6.30pm
Monday 4 July 2022
Item 1:
Forestville Site Master Plan and Highgate Park Update(PDF, 339KB)  
Council Chambers No
7.30pm
Monday 4 July 2022
Item 2:
Economic Development Advisory Committee and Mainstreet Model – Future Planning(PDF, 320KB)  
Council Chambers Yes


Sessions - April to June 2022

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 20 June 2022
Item 1:
Shaping Unley Community Panel - City-wide Parking Strategy Overview(PDF, 164KB)
Council Chamber Yes
6.30pm
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Item 1:
Unley Central(PDF, 323KB)  
Council Chamber No
4pm
Tuesday 7 June 2022 
Potential Strategic Property Opportunity(PDF, 150KB) Site visit No
6.30pm
Monday 30 May 2022 
2022-23 Annual Business Plan and Budget(PDF, 7MB)   Council Chamber Yes
6.30pm
Monday 16 May 2022 
Item 1:
Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass - Project Update(PDF, 148KB)
Council Chamber Yes
7.30pm
Monday 16 May 2022 
Item 2:
Future Development Opportunity(PDF, 123KB)  
Council Chamber No
6.30pm
Monday 2 May 2022 
Item 1:
Sturt District Cricket Club Use of Unley Oval(PDF, 22KB)  
Council Chamber Yes
7.15pm
Monday 2 May 2022 
Item 2:
Ridge Park - Draft Master Plan(PDF, 22KB)  
Council Chamber Yes
8pm
Monday 2 May 2022 
Item 3:
Page Park Shared Use Arrangements(PDF, 22KB)  
Council Chamber Yes


Sessions - January to March 2022

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?
6.30pm
Monday 21 March 2022
Budget Workshop(PDF, 212KB)   Council Chamber  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 7 March 2022
Single Use Plastics(PDF, 332KB)   Council Chamber  Yes 

6.30pm
Monday 21 February 2022 

Unley & Goodwood Ovals Lease and Maintenance Costs(PDF, 3MB) Council Chamber  Yes 

6.30pm
Monday 7 February 2022

By Law Review - Discussion(PDF, 10MB) Council Chamber    


 Yes
7.30pm
Monday 7 February 2022 
Significant Tree List Review(PDF, 494KB)
- Project Update and Next Steps
Council Chamber     Yes 

Sessions - October to December 2021

Time & date  Matter discussed Location Open to the public?

6.30pm
Monday 6 December 2021

Waste Management Collection & Processing Contract   Council Chamber    


 No
6.30pm
Monday 29 November 2021 
Dept. for Infrastructure & Transport:
North-South Corridor Torrens to Darling (T2D) Project(PDF, 360KB)
Council Chamber     Yes 
7.30pm
Monday 29 November 2021 
Dept. for Infrastructure & Transport:
Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass(PDF, 360KB)    
Council Chamber  Yes 
8.15pm
Monday 29 November 2021 
LiDAR & Tree Canopy Update(PDF, 360KB)    Council Chamber   Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 15 November 2021
Level Review - 28 Commercial Road(PDF, 330KB)   Council Chamber  Yes 
7.30pm
15 November 2021 
Hedge Encroachments(PDF, 267KB)   Council Chamber  Yes 
6.30pm
Monday 1 November 2021

Goodwood Community Centre
Community Engagement Report (PDF, 345KB)

Council Chamber  Yes 

7.30pm
Monday 1 November 2021

Goodwood Community Centre
- Management Model
Council Chamber No
6.30pm
Monday 18 October 2021

Future Development: Local Governments Taking the Lead(PDF, 274KB)

Virtual attendance:
view live-streamed
City of Unley YouTube Channel

Yes

6.30pm
Monday 20 September 2021

2021-22 Open Space Directions(PDF, 190KB) Council Chamber Yes