Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Time

11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 30 January 2020

 

 

 

Minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 30 January 2020

File No: I2020/80

 

PRESENT:   Cr Richardon, Cr C Coorey, Cr M Lyon

 

Staff:   Phil Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

            Cameron Clark (Manager Utilities)

            Bryan Green (Water Sewer System Environment Officer)

            Dean Baulch (Principal Engineer System Planning)

            Jason Stanley (System Planning Officer)

            Julian Vivoli (Consultant IS)

            Dominika Tomanek (Minute Taker)

 

Community:                             Col Draper, Duncan Dey, Fawcett and Mary Gardner

                                                                                                                                                           

 

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

 

Apologies:

 

Cr Ndiaye

Madeleine Green

David Fligelman

 

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 Extraordinary Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on 14 November 2019 be confirmed.

(Dey/Gardner)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Note: The minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2019 were noted, and the Committee Recommendations adopted by Council, at the Ordinary Meeting held on 28 November 2019 without changes.

 

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Procedural Motion

Committee Recommendation:

That Council change the order of business to deal with Reports 4.2 last in the Agenda

(Richardson/Coorey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Report No. 4.1             Inflow and Infiltration - Sewer Asset Management

File No:                        I2019/2060

 

Committee Recommendation:

That Council:

 

a)    recognise the high level of deterioration of Mullumbimby's systems for sewage and stormwater, built in the 1940's to 1960's;

 

b)    support the ongoing projects to appropriately manage sewer assets and support expenditure proposed in this report, plus expenditure required in future budgets

 

c)    recognise that this expenditure may only be the beginning, and that on-going assessment and maintenance is required over the life of such systems and that deterioration generally increases over time.

 

d)  recognise  that similar outcomes are likely in other urban areas like Byron Bay and Ocean Shores

 

e)  note that Communication Plan be updated

 

(Dey/Lyon)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

 

Report No. 4.3             Condition 9. Additional Load at Byron STP

File No:                        I2019/2155

 

Committee Recommendation:

1.         That Council note:-

 

a)         that 2408 ETs (i.e.1.42 ML/day) of new development (plus some ETs for secondary dwellings) has been approved for connection to the Byron Bay STP since Condition 9 of Council’s approval of the STP in December 2002;

b)          that reuse capacity is currently 3427 ET (2.02 ML/day); and

c)          that Condition 9 is currently satisfied.

 

2.         That staff investigate and recommend a modern day industry method for calculating Average Dry Weather Flow that can be applied consistently across all of Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants.

 

3.         That staff continue to monitor compliance to Condition 9 and report quarterly to WWSAC and Council.

 

4.         This information to be integrated with ongoing reuse strategies.

 

(Dey/Coorey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried .

 

 

Report No. 4.4             Byron Bay Integrated Water Management Reserve

File No:                        I2020/53

 

Committee Recommendation:

That  Council note the report

(Richardson/Coorey)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Report No. 4.5             Nutrient Loading in the Belongil

File No:                        I2020/56

 

Committee Recommendation:

That this item to be included in the next Agenda of WWSC.

 

(Richardson/Lyon)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

     

Report No. 4.2             Effects of water mining in Byron and surrounding shires on groundwater resources

File No:                        I2019/2131

 

Committee Recommendation:

That this item to be included in the next Agenda of WWSC.

 

(Richardson/Lyon)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1:36 pm.