Minutes of Meeting










Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 3 December 2015












Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting Minutes                3 December 2015




Minutes of the Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 3 December 2015

File No: I2015/1491


PRESENT:   Cr B Cameron


Staff:   Jane Laverty (Economic Development and Tourism Co-ordinator)

            Joanne McMurtry (Tourism Officer)

            Chris Larkin (Planner)

            Claire Campbell (Minute Taker)


Community:    Damian Antico, Keith Byrne, Rob Doolan,
Dr Meredith Wray, Dr Charlie Zammit, John Hertzberg, Nicole Reeve, Ted Kabbout



Cr Cr B Cameron, (Chair) opened the meeting at 11:10 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Cr S Richardson, Cr S Ibrahim, Ken Gainger (General Manager), Shannon Burt (Director of Sustainable Environment and Economy), Claire McGarry (Events and Grants Officer), Delta Kay (Arakwal Corporation), Ajay McFadden (Community Rep).


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 Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting held on 3 September 2015 be confirmed.


Motion carried




Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.










Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 5.1             Sustainable Economy Committee - 22 October 2015 Workshop overview and 3 December 2015 Agenda Items

File No:                        I2015/1482



1.    That SEC recommend to Council that the existing policy/ies and planning controls on commercial signage and any other related policies, be reviewed to determine how the enforcement of this policy fits with current compliance priorities.


Motion carried


2.    That Council by means of the current tourism land use amendments to Byron LEP and  DCP, consider amending the LEP and DCP to permit Rural Tourist Accommodation in          Zones RU1 and RU2, such that it is:


-          Not limited to just farm stay, eco-tourism or short-term accommodation land uses and allows for rural tourism themes such as health, lifestyle and food-based activities

-          Inclusive of non-accommodation based rural tourist facilities eg Crystal Castle

-          Includes the R5 Zone to the LEP amendment with regards to tourist accommodation options

-          Allows a variety of building forms and is not limited to cabins or 2 bedroom structures with a maximum floor area of  60 sqm

                                                                                                            (Doolan/ Kabbout)

Motion carried






There being no further business the meeting concluded at 12-50pm.