Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Coastal Estuary Catchment Panel Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Council Chamber, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Time

2.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Coastal Estuary Catchment Panel Meeting Minutes                  15 March 2018

 

 

 

Minutes of the Coastal Estuary Catchment Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 15 March 2018

File No: I2018/438

 

PRESENT:   Cr C Coorey, Cr J Hackett, Cr M Lyon

 

Staff:     Phil Warner (Acting Director Infrastructure Services)

              Peter Rees (Manager, Utilities)

              James Flockton (Flood and Drainage Engineer)

              Chloe Dowsett (Coastal Estuaries Officer)

              Dominika Tomanek (Minute Taker)

 

Community Representatives:   Mary Gardner, Mathew Lambourne, Tony Flick, Tim Hochgrebe and Duncan Dey

 

 

Cr Lyon (Chair) opened the meeting at 2:23pm and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

Phillip Holloway (Director, Infrastructure Services)

 

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 Coastal Estuary Catchment Panel Meeting held on 30 November 2017 be confirmed.

(Dey/Flick)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Note: The minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2017 were noted, and the Panel Recommendations adopted by Council, at the Ordinary Meeting held on 1 February 2018.

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 4.1             Management and Reporting for the 24 Hectare Melaleuca Plantation at the Byron Bay STP

File No:                        I2018/413

 

Panel Recommendation:

That next Panel meeting to be held onsite at the Interpretive Centre including a tour of the side and invitation extended to Councillors, Drainage Union Directors, Wetland designers Bolton & Pont and members of Water, Waste and Sewer Committee.

(Lyon/Dey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Report No. 4.2             Environmental Management Plan for the opening of the Tallow Creek

File No:                        I2018/415

 

Panel Recommendation:

1.         That the Council note Environmental Management Plan and the opening strategy for Tallow Creek.

 

2.         That plan and strategy be available to the public on Council website.

 

3.         That Council note the need for a Coastal Management Program for the ICOLL and that this look at water quality issues on the whole of catchment basis.

(Dey/Lambourne)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.3             Alternative / Additional Flowpath BBSTP

File No:                        I2018/417

 

Panel Recommendation:

That the Council investigate environmental impacts of the alternative flowpath and its environs on the receiving environment (from Ewingsdale Road to the mouth of Belongil Creek) as part of an allocation of $250,000 for detailed design and formal application for the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant Alternative Flowpath project.

 

(Dey/Coorey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 4:20 pm.