Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time

11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes      29 March 2018

 

 

 

Minutes of the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 29 March 2018

File No: I2018/506

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson, Cr S Ndiaye

 

Staff:   Shannon Burt (Director Sustainable Environment and Economy)

            Sharyn French (Manager Environmental and Economic Planning)

            Tania Crosbie (Economy and Sustainability Coordinator)

            Ronnie Lawton (Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Officer)

            Daniel Harper (Sustainability Officer)

                                                                                                                                        

 

Community:                                                                                        Luke McConnell

                     Chris Sanderson                                                                                      

John Taberner (ZEP representative) - present for Agenda items 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3.

 

 

 

Cr Richardson (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.40am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

Joanna Immig; Cr M Lyon

 

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

This is the first meeting of the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee therefore there are no previous minutes for adoption.

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.1             Committee Induction

File No:                        I2018/422

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the  presentation on Byron Shire Council’s Code of Conduct and those members of the Committee who require this training be arranged by staff prior to the next Committee meeting.

 

2.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee confirm the Constitution for this Committee, in accordance with Council Resolution 18-114 and recommend a change to the Purpose as follows:

 

·      Replace in item 1. ‘food security initiatives’ to ‘associated sustainability initiatives’

 

3.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee recommend to Council that the membership be increased to include a representative from COREM and a further two additional community members through an Expression of Interest process.

(Ndiaye/Sanderson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 4.2             Future Meeting Agendas

File No:                        I2018/412

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee consider the future meeting schedule in Table 1 of this report.

 

2.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee meet six times a year with additional field trips and workshops scheduled as required.

 

3.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee schedule an additional meeting on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 2pm.

(Taberner/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.3             Funding models for sustainability projects

File No:                        I2018/450

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Committee notes the report on the different funding options (EUAs, PPAs and CSF), and their potential application to Byron Shire commercial operators.

 

2.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Committee recommend to Council that Council establishes a mechanism to offer commercial property owners access to Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) to enable environmental upgrades to commercial premises and that an event be organised to launch the service.

(McConnell/Ndiaye)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

John Taberner left the meeting at 1.13pm.


 

 

Report No. 4.4             Emissions Reduction Strategy and Key Project Updates

File No:                        I2018/451

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the report.

 

2.       That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee recommend that staff compile a list of suitable sustainability and emission reduction projects with supporting information for tabling with the Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW The Hon. Ben Franklin MLC and invite members of the Committee to put forward proposals.

(Ndiaye/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.31pm.