Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Time

11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes      31 October 2019

 

 

 

Minutes of the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 31 October 2019

File No: I2019/1809

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson, Cr S Ndiaye

 

Staff:   Sharyn French (Manager Environmental and Economic Planning)

            Tania Crosbie (Economy and Sustainability Coordinator)

            Julia Curry (Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Officer)

            Cameron Clark (Manager Utilities)

            Rachel Thatcher (Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Officer)

 

Community:                                                                                        Chris Sanderson

                     John Taberner (ZEP representative)

                     Anthony Pangallo

                    

 

 

Cr Richardson  (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.35am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

Apologies:

 

Cr M Lyon

Cr C Coorey

Luke McConell

Dave Rawlins

 

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 Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee Meeting held on 8 August 2019 be confirmed.

(Ndiaye/Taberner)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 4.1             Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Projects - Update Report

File No:                        I2019/1628

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the report on key projects.

 

(Richardson/Ndiaye)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.2             Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) and Solar Bulk Buy Options - Update

File No:                        I2019/1629

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the report and recommend to Council to:

1.      Invite Shay Singh from Sustainable Energy Foundation to present to Council and renewable energy community groups about the potential for commercial EUAs in Byron Shire.

2.      Consider a further report on the residential solar program delivery options, including batteries, at the next SERAC meeting.

3.      Contact a sample of Byron Shire Primary and Secondary schools to gauge interest and demand for a ‘Solar my School’ program. Communicate outcomes to SERAC and pursue a meeting of school representatives if feedback is positive.

 

(Taberner/Pangallo)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.3             Updates from Zero Emissions Byron, COREM and the Climate Emergency Working Group

File No:                        I2019/1694

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the updates from Zero Emissions Byron.

 

(Richardson/Ndiaye)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.4             Minutes of previous meeting held 8 August 2019

File No:                        I2019/1698

 

Committee Recommendation:

That the Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee note the minutes of the 8 August 2019 meeting.

 

(Ndiaye/Taberner)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.37pm.