14.3 - Attachment 2

Minutes of Meeting










Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee Meeting





Cavanbah Centre, Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay


Monday, 18 April 2016












                                                                                                                               14.3 - Attachment 2


Minutes of the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday, 18 April 2016

File No: I2016/382


PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr D Dey, Cr A Hunter


Staff:   Peter Rees (Manager Utilities)

            Diana Bennett (Minute Taker)


Community Repesentatives:    Col Draper, Tim Hochgrebe, Tony Flick, John Flick, Mary Gardner, Raemon McEwen


Cr Dey (Chair) opened the meeting at 09:00 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.






Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings



That the minutes of the Belongil Catchment Advisory Commmittee Meeting held on 8 March 2016 be confirmed with changes.


The following introductions were noted:


Cr Dey elected as chairman

Tim Hochgrebe landowner

Jessica Huxley here as staff (HydroScience Consulting)

Raemon McEwen landowner

John Flick landowner

Col Draper secretary of Belongil Swamp Drainage Union

Tony Flick landowner

Mary Gardner community representative

Phil Holloway Director Infrastructure Services

Peter Rees Manager Utilities


Recommendations : note initials for Flick when moving motions.







Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.






Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 5.1             Belongil Creek Fate of the Effluent Alternative Flowpath Project Rev 2

File No:                        I2016/367



That Council adopt the project brief as attached with amendments as attached in the submission from Cr Dey.

(J Flick/Hunter)



Report No. 5.2             Belongil Catchment Management Plan Review of Actions

File No:                        I2016/369



That this report is brought back to next committee meeting..


Action: Comments regarding validity of document No 6 pg 26.

Action: Present a draft water quality programme

Action: List any actions already underway eg Byron Stormwater Draining Programme




Report No. 5.3             Legal Advice on Drainage Union

File No:                        I2016/370



That Council write to all land owners in the catchment that drains to the Belongil Swamp Drainage Union  gazetted area informing them of:


the existence and purpose of the board;

the importance of an effective drainage system;

our commitment  to help facilitate re establishing the drainage board;

an upcoming a public meeting with a date (June 2016)  to which all landowners will be invited.


Action: When this is reported to Council it contains the draft letter and the information intended for the  letter.

Action: Peter Rees will request Col Draper to resend the union documents.






There being no further business the meeting concluded at 11.00am.