BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                  14.3 - Attachment 1

Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Time

9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                  14.3 - Attachment 1

 

Minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 8 October 2015

File No: I2015/1112

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr D Dey and Cr R Wanchap

 

Staff:   Phil Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

            Peter Rees (Manager, Utilities)

            Michael Matthews (Manager, Open Space & Resource Recovery)

            Michael Bingham (Environmental Health Officer)

            Susan Sulcs (Minute Taker)

 

Community: Col Draper, Madeleine Green, Luke McConnell

 

Cr Dey (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.13am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

There were apologies received from David Fligelman and Leah Kapral

 

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

Madeleine Green declared a non-pecuniary interest in the meeting. The nature of the interest being that Ms Green lives in the vicinity of the Myocum Transfer Station.

 

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on 7 May 2015 be confirmed.                                                                                       (Dey/Green)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

Myocum Landfill Leachate Management

 

Michael Matthews provided an update.

 

Organics Program

 

Michael Matthews provided an update on the Leachate Management System at Byron Resource Recovery Centre. Landfill volumes reduced by 30% and less leachate generation.

 

Phil Holloway provided an update on the new bin service and monitoring of contamination and participation rates.

 

Cr Wanchap left the meeting at 9.36am.

 


 

Rous Water Demand Management Plan

 

Peter Rees provided an update and slide regarding New Byron Central Hospital Sewer Rising Main

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 5.1             Update of the CERA Program

File No:                         I2015/876

 

Committee Recommendation:

That  Council note the progress to date with regard to the Community Engagement and Risk Communication Program for On-site Sewage Management.            (Richardson/Green)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

 

Committee Recommendation

 

That Council note the memo E2015/64015 of 1 October 2015 to the Committee and that further expenditure will be needed to achieve approval for an expansion of landfill at Myocum.

 (Dey/McConnell)

The recommendation was put to a vote and declared carried.

 

Cr Richardson left the meeting at 10.50am

 

 

 

Actions:

 

1.      Michael Matthews to action request from Cr Richardson for an update on organic bin collection at Main Beach. Update to be provided at next meeting.

2.      Peter Rees to action request from Cr Dey for the Design parameters for ultimate sizing to the Rising Main for Hospital is sent to the Committee members.

3.      Peter Rees to provide review for data of volume of reuse water to Main Arm properties.

4.      Peter Rees to provide review options for increasing irrigation, eg. whether electricity can be subsidised, changing outflows to Brunswick River and changes in irrigation practices.

5.      Michael Matthews to circulate to Committee any data of fate of organics at Lismore Organic Facility and contamination data.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 10.52am.