14.1 - Attachment 1

Minutes of Meeting










Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 3 March 2016






14.1 - Attachment 1

Minutes of the Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 3 March 2016

File No: I2016/201


PRESENT: Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr B Cameron and Cr S Ibrahim


Staff: Shannon Burt (Director Sustainable Environment and Economy)

Jane Laverty (Economic Development and Tourism Co-ordinator)

Noreen Scott (Minute Taker), Chris Soulsby, (Development Planning Officer S94 & S64)


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

Cr Richardson (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.10am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Cr Cameron, Ken Gainger (General Manager), Delta Kay (Arakwal Corporation), Ajay McFadden.


Declarations of Interest Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings



That the minutes of the Sustainable Economy Committee Meeting held on 3 December 2015 be confirmed.


Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.



Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 5.1 Byron Food Economy, Section 94 Contributions, 2018 Commonwealth Games

File No: I2016/136


Committee Recommendation:

That the Sustainable Economy Committee recommend that Council:


1. Undertake as a matter of urgency a review of options for the purchase of the Bangalow RMS Depot site for the purposes of establishing a food and innovation park as outlined in the report.


2. Prepare of a business case study presentation to allow the process in Recommendation 1 above to be expedited, and that a funding allocation be made available for preparation of the business case study.


3. Acknowledge and support the work that has been undertaken with the Department of Industry towards the investigation of this site for this purpose. (Ibrahim/Hertzberg)


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.




There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.20pm.