Minutes of Meeting










Transport Advisory Committee Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Tuesday, 14 June 2016












Transport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes                             14 June 2016




Minutes of the Transport Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

File No: I2016/628


PRESENT:   Cr B Cameron, Cr D Dey (from 9.35 am), Cr A Hunter,

Staff:   Phillip Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

            Helen Waldron (Minute Taker)


Community Representatives:   Sapoty Brook, Stephen Stewart, Philip Theaker


Non-Voting Representatives:   Alex Lewers (Transport Development Officer, NRSDC) (from 9.30 am)




Cr C (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.14 am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Cr S Richardson (Mayor)

John Blanch 





Kumar Rajaratnam



Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.

Sapoty Brook declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he owns an electric bike business.



Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Transport Advisory Committee Meeting held on 10 March 2016 be confirmed.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.




Business Arising from Previous Minutes


Alex Lewers provided advice on the recent Byron Transport Information Day.





Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 5.1             Update of Bikeways Plan

File No:                        I2016/626


Committee Recommendation:

That Council note:


1.       That the Transport Advisory Committee is reviewing Council’s Bike Plan, as adopted    in August 2008.


2.       That the review include:


          a)      updating of maps and tables within the current, adopted Plan


          b)      Resolution 16-137 of Ordinary Meeting 7 April 2016


          c)      consideration of on-road options more often, due to affordability


          d)      consideration of route options between Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads,                   including:


                   i)       on-road

                   ii)      off-road (beside-the-road)

                   iii)     non-road routes (on the floodplain)

                   iv)     #79 on Table 6


          e)      consideration of the following routes in Ocean Shores:


                   i)       Balemo Drive (#15 on Table 6)

                   ii)      Identification of ‘squeeze points’ etc on the on-road advisory routes #25 to                       #30 on Table 6

                   iii)     #12 on Table 6 – Kolora Way Bridge and whether that upgrade is still                                 a priority


          f)       road width options ( eg cycle rideable hard shoulder) and their applicability to                 our road hierarchy, including conflicts between road widening and                                  environmental values in the road reserve



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.




Advice to be sought by Sapoty Brook from John Blanch and Alex Lewers re bike racks on the front of buses



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