Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

bsc_logo_150dpi_rgb

 

 

 

Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Time

9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 6 August 2015

 

 

 

Minutes of the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 6 August 2015

File No: I2015/821

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr A Hunter, Cr R Wanchap

 

Staff:     Sharyn French (Manager Environmental & Economic Planning)
Angus Underwood (Team Leader Natural Environment)
Sandi Middleton (Sustainability Officer)

             

 

Community voting members:          Joanna Immig, Luke McConnell, Peter Westheimer

Community non voting members:   Chris Sanderson

 

Cr  Simon Richardson (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.10 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

Donovan Adcock, Samala Heart, Kate Smillie

 

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting held on 14 May 2015 be confirmed.                                                                                                   

(Richardson/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared  carried.

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 5.1             Integrated Weed Management Strategy update

File No:                        I2015/503

 

Committee Recommendation:

1. That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee note the report.

 

2 . That the definition of integrated weed management and the objectives within the strategy be reviewed with further input from Committee members and suggested experts / others.

(Westheimer/Wanchap)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.2             Update report on Sustainable House Day, World Environment Day and Byron Zero Emissions Community Forum

File No:                        I2015/644

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Committee note this report, provide feedback or suggestions in relation to funding options for BZE and/or volunteers to help project manage the process, and to share the Sustainable House Day event with networks.

 

(Wanchap/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.3             Review of Committee's sub-working groups

File No:                        I2015/785

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Committee recommends that:

a)      members of the Commercial Organic Waste, the Renewable Energy and the Carbon sub-working groups be informed that these sub groups will cease to be formed and members be invited to the Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) working groups.

 

b)      the Biodiversity & Conservation Strategy Review sub-working group remain and be activated as required.

 

c)      members of the Sustainable Events sub-working group be informed that this sub group will cease to be formed and members be invited to attend Council’s Festivals Round Tables meetings.

 

d)      the topic of sustainable events be an agenda item for the next Committee meeting and that Council’s Events/Grants Officer be invited to speak.

(Immig/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

FURTHER BUSINESS

 

Staff provide at the next Committee meeting:

·         an update on the Low Carbon Strategy and revisit Action 56 of the Strategy.

·         a report on the Rural Land Use Strategy.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at  11.10am.