Minutes of Meeting










Extraordinary Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Friday, 12 April 2019


11:30 am










Extraordinary Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes 12 April 2019



Minutes of the Extraordinary Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee Meeting held on Friday, 12 April 2019

File No: I2019/567



There was no quorum present therefore the meeting could not been held. Those present discussed following topics and are listed the for information only.


PRESENT:   Cr B Cameron


Staff:                                         Tony Nash (Manager Works)

                                                  Daniel Strzina (Project Engineer)

                                                  Dominika Tomanek (Minute Taker)


Community Representatives:   Sapoty Brook, Graham Hamilton, Andi Maclean and David Michie


Visitors:                                     Hannah Richardson (PSA Consulting Australia) and Aaron Donges (PSA Consulting Australia)




Cr Cameron (Chair) opened the meeting at 11:39 am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Cr J Martin, Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Phil Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

Katrina Ross (Transport Development Officer, Social Futures)



Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings



That the minutes of the Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee Meeting held on 8 March 2019 be confirmed.


Note: No recommendation could be made as there was no quorum.



Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.









Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 4.1             Presentation of the Draft Bike Plan and Draft PAMP

File No:                        I2019/534



1.       That the Draft Bike Strategy and Action Plan (Bike Plan) and Draft Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) be endorsed and placed on public exhibition for the subsequent development and adoption of final versions of both plans.


2.       That the recommended public exhibition process be undertaken, as detailed in this report.



From Cr Cameron:


That the draft Byron Shire Bike Plan be reviewed and amended as follows.



Casino to Murwillumbah Rail Trail Study. Revise to consider the limitations of the study and to identify opportunity to incorporate walking and cycling into a multi use of the rail corridor with discussion of expanded benefits from this model. Omit reference to ‘estimated $950 million required to reintroduce passenger services to the line’ or provide better discussion of the limitations of the Casino-Murwillumbah Rail Study (eg heavy rail only, omitted discussion of tourism benefits, excessive contingency added to cost estimates).


Multi-Use Byron Shire Rail Corridor. Expand discussion to make clear that study includes activation of rail within the corridor. Also note potential benefit of this more integrated model.


Draft Transport Strategy.  Include discussion of this work and its potential to better guide a strategic approach to development of the Bike Plan.


Discussion required of the integration principle and the benefits to transport systems overall.


Discussion required of the strategic links with public transport and the potential to increase numbers of bike users and walkers through integration.


Amend maps to include bus stops and other public transport links to ‘attractors’ shown.


Reconsider the term ‘rail trail’




TIAC Members to provide comments on PAMP and Bike Plan within one week.






There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1:45pm.