Transport Advisory Committee Meeting
Executive Team Meeting Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Transport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 1 September 2015
Minutes of the Transport Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 1 September 2015
File No: I2015/943
B Cameron, Cr D Dey, Cr A Hunter,
Staff: Simon Bennett (Transport & Traffic Planner)
Scott Brodie (A/TL Compliance, until 11.45am)
Susan Sulcs (Minute Taker)
Community: Phillip Preston
Observer: Sapoty Brook
Cr Cameron (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.00 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.
There were no declarations of interest.
There was no business arising from previous minutes.
The Committee welcomed and heard from Mr. Sapoty Brook in his capacity as member of Byron Bay’s Beyond Zero Emissions Transport Working Group which has only recently formed. Mr Brook attended to explain the role of BZE and to understand the relationship between the TWG and Council. To strengthen communication further and potential for future partnerships it was suggested that Mr. Brook, subject to completing a nomination form, be appointed as a Community Member, which Mr Brook subsequently did and therefore recommendation made.
That Council appoints Sapoty Brook as a community representative for membership of the Transport Advisory Committee and that the Constitution of the Committee be amended if and where necessary to facilitate these changes in membership.
Report No. 5.1 Byron Bay Town Centre Paid Parking Time Limits
File No: I2015/877
1. That Council notes that the Committee has reviewed time limits in regard to the Byron Bay parking study which will inform a forthcoming staff report on the subject and is the basis of the presentation at the 24 September 2015 Councillor strategic planning workshop.
2. That in noting the Committee concerns regarding Butler Street Reserve, including the potential it will at most times be under utilised and a site of last choice, Council receive a report that considers but not limited to the matters to be raised in the staff cover report to Council (I2015/1109).
3. That the forthcoming staff report on exemptions and criteria, as called for by Part 2 of Resolution 15-378, also consider the following Committee recommendations:
a) that the volunteer and worker exemption be only made available to the individuals via their respective Council recognised volunteer organisation or place of employment on the basis that such organisations:
i) have a physical premises within the pay parking area;
ii) open and hold a single account, similar to an eTag account, whereby they as the account holder can verify those who are eligible or not for such an exemption;
iii) as account holder, can remove, add and transfer exemptions as needed;
iv) are responsible for the payment of the account; and
v) accept that Council staff can, with notice, audit, cease or decline any account or request for such.
b) that given the above, the same report also detail criteria:
i) of a Council recognised volunteer organisation or place of employment; and
ii) regarding the circumstances that staff would issue notice or undertake audit of an account held, or cease or decline any account or request for such.
There being no further business the meeting concluded at 12.10pm.