BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

14.7 - Attachment 1

Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Cavanbah Centre, Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

Date

Monday, 27 June 2016

Time

9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

14.7 - Attachment 1

 

Minutes of the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday, 27 June 2016

File No: I2016/688

 

PRESENT: Cr D Dey, Cr A Hunter

 

Staff: Phillip Holloway (Director, Infrastructure Services)

Peter Rees (Manager Utilities)

James Flockton (Flood and Drainage Engineer)

Helen Waldron (Minute Taker)

 

Community Representatives: Col Draper, Tim Hochgrebe, Tony Flick, John Flick,

 

Consultant: Jessica Huxley (Hydroscience)

 

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

 

 

Apologies:

Cr Richardson

Mary Gardner

Raemon McEwen

 

 

Declarations of Interest Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

There were no new declarations of interest.

 

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee Meeting held on 30 May 2016 be confirmed.

 

(Flick/Dey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

An update was provided on the sending out of the letter to the landowners in the gazetted Belongil Swamp Drainage Union (discussed at meeting of Committee held 30/05/16).

 

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 5.1 Belongil Creek Opening Strategy Overview

File No: I2016/678

 

Committee Recommendation:

That Council:

 

1. recognise that the mouth of Belongil Creek being 'open' allows ocean energy into the Estuary and can increase flood levels in low-lying areas of the Belongil catchment, in comparison with the mouth being 'closed' 

 

2. fund the preparation of a long term opening strategy for Belongil Creek in accordance with the report to the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee meeting of 29 June 2016

 

(Dey/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 5.2 Status of Actions

File No: I2016/681

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the report to the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee outlining the status of actions is noted.

 

(Flick/Hunter)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Action:

 

1. Peter to talk to Patrick Pahlow to find his availability for an information session for landowners in the gazetted Belongil Swamp Drainage Union and set the meeting date as soon as possible

2. Letter to the landowners in the gazetted Belongil Swamp Drainage Union to be updated to reflect current information on legislative process pertaining to the Drainage Union and the link between the Union drain and flooding in the Industrial Estate

3. letter to the Drainage Union landowners to be reviewed by James Flockton

 

4. noted that the Ewingsdale road corridor may be another option for fate of the effluent

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 10.40 am.