Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Arakwal Room, Byron Bay Library

Date

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Time

10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes  24 August 2016

 

 

 

Minutes of the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

File No: I2016/904

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr P Spooner

 

Staff:   Mark Arnold (Director Corporate and Community Services)

            Sarah Ford (Manager Community Development)

            Belle Arnold (Aboriginal Projects Officer)

            Lisa Brennan (Minute Taker)

 

Community:    Gavin Brown, Delta Kay (arrived at 10.30am), Annette Kelly

 

Cr Spooner (Chair) opened the meeting at 10.08am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

There were no apologies.

 

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 Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting held on 25 May 2016 be confirmed.                                                                                                      (Spooner/Brown)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

6.5  Sovereignity Group

 

Belle advised that a Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council member had asked if she had come across this group, as they had approached them also for comment.

 

5.3  Road naming proposal – Gali Lane

 

The name suggestions from the Committee - Balun Lane (River) and Jalum Lane (Fish) - are being considered by Council at its Ordinary meeting this Thursday.

 

 

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 5.2             Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Study Grant

File No:                        I2016/870

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee note that $25,000 has been accepted to deliver Stage One of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Planning Study.

 

2.       That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee request $5,000 for additional training be allocated from the 2016/17 Council training budget for a cultural heritage training programme.                                                                                                                    (Spooner/Richardson)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.4             Indigenous Language Arts and other Project Update

File No:                        I2016/874

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee note the progress of this project.

 

2.       That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee nominate any additional Cultural Language Workers to be involved in the project.                                       (Spooner/Richardson)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Delta Kay arrived at 10.30am.

 

 

Report No. 5.1             Arakwal area at Byron Bay Cemetery

File No:                        I2016/869

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee note the progress of the investigations into the establishment of an identified area for Arakwal People in the Byron Bay Cemetery and request investigation for potential funding in a report to Council at the meeting on 6 October 2016.                  (Kay/Brown)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.3             Development of formal agreement with Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council

File No:                        I2016/873

 

The Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee discussed this project and provided feedback.

 

 

Report No. 5.5             Formation Aboriginal Services Coalition

File No:                        I2016/875

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee note and endorse the work of the Aboriginal community to develop an Aboriginal Services Coalition with the objective to improve and increase the delivery of culturally appropriate aboriginal services in the Byron Shire.

(Spooner/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

6.1     Rock wall update

 

Delta asked for an explanation of the article in the previous week’s Echo newspaper.  The Mayor provided an update on the outcomes of the legal proceedings.

 

6.2     Ti Tree lake signage

 

Delta advised this is ready to proceed.  Report to next meeting with update.  Concern with Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council not responding to ongoing correspondence on this matter.

 

6.3     Establishment of Aboriginal Advisory Committee

 

Discussed earlier in the meeting as part of Report 5.3.  Report to next meeting about how additional Committee would operate – terms of reference, meeting schedule, etc.

 

6.4     Elders book

 

Book by Dale Roberts, launched at Byron Writers Festival.  Belle would like to purchase a book for all schools in Byron Shire and can purchase at $30/copy instead of $50/copy (total cost of $600).

 

6.5     Bruns Eco Village

 

Delta has been contacted by residents of Saddle Road very angry about this proposal and she would like more information.  Report to next meeting.  Chris Larkin to ask the eco village owners to contact the Arakwal Corporation to discuss protocol.

 

6.6     Pay parking

 

Dean still refusing to pay to park at Main Beach.  Gavin advised he has no right to claim free parking.  The Mayor asked if there should be an indigenous category within the parking exemptions.  The Committee agreed this was not good practice.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 12.09pm.