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Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Arakwal Room, Byron Bay Library

Date

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Time

9.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes  31 May 2018

 

 

 

Minutes of the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 31 May 2018

File No: I2018/1047

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Ndiaye, Cr B Cameron, Cr S Richardson

 

Staff:   James Brickley (Acting Director Corporate and Community Services)

            Sarah Ford (Manager Community Development)

            Belle Arnold (Aboriginal Projects Officer)

            Claire McGarry (Place Manager – Byron Bay) Report 4.4

            Clare Manning (Natural Environment Policy and Projects Officer) Report 4.2

            Fiona Sinclair (Planner) Report 4.5

            Lisa Brennan (Minute Taker)

 

Arakwal Board:   Sharon Sloane (Acting General Manager)

                            Cassandra Kelly

                            Jennifer King Jnr

 

Guest: Jordan Sosnowski (Action for Dolphins) Item 5.1

 

Cr Ndiaye (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.38am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

There was an apology received from Cr Coorey.

 

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

There was no quorum for the meeting on 1 March 2018 therefore no minutes to adopt.

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Procedural Motion

Committee Recommendation:

That the Committee change the order of business to deal with Reports 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 next on the Agenda.                                                                                                                                            (Ndiaye/King)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.2             Byron Shire Pest Management Plan - Consultation

File No:                        I2018/822

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.    That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee provide feedback on the attached draft Cultural Impact (#E2018/44646).  The feedback is as follows:

 

·      Change the name of the Plan to include the word “Animal” in the title

 

2.    That feedback on the Plan be sought from the Arakwal Corporation, and received by mid June 2018.   (Ndiaye/King)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.4             Byron Town Centre Masterplan - Ongoing Consultation with Arakwal

File No:                        I2018/824

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.    That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee establish Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan as a Standing Item on the agenda until the project is implemented.

 

2.    That Claire McGarry attend an Arakwal Corporation Board meeting, on a date to be determined, to discuss the Masterplan.                                                                                                           (Ndiaye/King)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.5             Master Plan Mullumbimby

File No:                        I2018/882

 

Committee Recommendation:

That Council staff attend a Special Board Meeting of the Arakwal Corporation to discuss the Masterplans for Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Byron Bay..                                                                       (Ndiaye/Kelly)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Procedural Motion

Committee Recommendation:

That the Committee change the order of business to deal with Item 5.1 next on the Agenda.

                                                                                                                                           (Ndiaye/King)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Item No. 5.1                 Recognition of Wajung in Byron Shire

File No:                        #E2018/45233

 

Jordan Sosnowski (Action for Dolphins) addressed the Committee requesting that Council recognise Wajung as “legal persons” and for them to be given special protection in the Byron Shire.

 

Committee Recommendation:

That further information be sought from Action for Dolphins regarding both the legal and cultural significance of the proposal, and that this information be discussed with the Arakwal Corporation prior to presentation to this Committee.                                                                                                                           (King/Kelly)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Procedural Motion

Committee Recommendation:

That the Committee change the order of business to deal with Report 4.3 next on the Agenda.

(Ndiaye/Kelly)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.3             Illegal Campers at Ironbark Avenue and Vegetation on Council Land

File No:                        I2018/823

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee recommend that Council staff conduct a site meeting with Council Engineers (drainage issues) and Arakwal representatives, including discussion on signage, as a matter of priority.  The Committee noted there is an allocation in the draft 2018/19 budget for the works.        (Ndiaye/King)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.1             Aboriginal Services Coalition

File No:                        I2018/821

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding Advisory Committee note the progress of this project and the priorities for 2018.                                                                                                             (Ndiaye/Kelly)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 11.37am.