BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

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Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Time

9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               14.3 - Attachment 1

 

Minutes of the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 18 February 2016

File No: I2016/137

 

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

 

Staff:   Sharyn French (Manager Land and Natural Environment)
Greg Shanahan (Acting Natural Environment Officer Policy & Projects)
Sandi Middleton (Sustainability Officer)

            Michelle Chapman (Minute Taker)

 

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

 

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

 

Apologies:

 

Andy Baker, Samala Heart, James Mayson, Kate Smillie, Donovan Adcock

 

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 12 November 2015 be confirmed.

(Hunter/Wanchap)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried..

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

Resignation of non-voting Community members

 

The Committee noted there are no longer any non voting members and that the constitution be amended accordingly.

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 5.1             Environmental Levy Budget

File No:                        I2015/343

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee recommend that funds allocated in the 2016/17 draft Budget to revise the Vegetation Mapping with the 2015 high resolution aerial imagery be split equally at $22,000 each between the three Directorates, given that more accurate vegetation mapping will benefit each Directorate’s delivery of their projects and services.

 

2.       That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee recommend that funds allocated in the 2016/17 draft Budget to the Low Carbon Strategy be increased by $10,000 to $23,000.

 

3.       That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee recommend that funds allocated in the 2016/17 draft Budget to enact possible actions from the Integrated Weed Management Strategy upon its adoption and the Roadside Vegetation Management Plan be increased by $10,000 to $19,200.

 

(Wanchap/Westheimer)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.2             High Conservation Value (HCV) and Office of Environment and Heritage's High Environmental Value (HEV) methodology

File No:                        I2015/1501

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Committee note this report.

 

(Richardson/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried..

 

 

Report No. 5.3             Wildlife Corridor Mapping

File No:                        I2016/30

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Biodiversity and Sustainability Advisory Committee note the report and that the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy sub group will meet to discuss the review of the wildlife corridor mapping.

 

(Immig/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 10.53am.