From time to time Council and Committees may need to consider meeting items in confidence. The Local Government Act 1999 defines the types of items that may be considered in confidence, including but not limited to those containing information on the personal affairs of people, legal advice, commercial in confidence and security matters.
When an item is considered in confidence, the Council or Committee may require the public be excluded from the meeting while the information is received, discussed or considered. The Council or Committee may also order that documents in relation to a confidential item, such as minutes, reports and attachments are retained in confidence following the meeting.
Council maintains a register of items that have been considered in confidence, that details items retained in confidence and those that have been released. Items that have been released become available for public inspection.
Confidential items released can be found on the Council Meetings page of the website by searching the Agendas and Minutes section. The Confidential Register is provided below for reference.