Heritage Panel Meeting Minutes                                                               27 April 2017



Minutes of Meeting










Heritage Panel Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 27 April 2017









Minutes of the Heritage Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 27 April 2017

File No: I2017/504


PRESENT:   Cr B Cameron, Cr A Hunter, Cr J Martin,

Staff:   Chris Larkin (Acting Manager Sustainable Development)

            Luke Munro ( Development Planner)
Tara McGready (Strategic Planner)
Patricia Docherty (Strategic Planner)

            Noreen Scott (Minute Taker)


Members:       Chris Cooney (Mullumbimby/Brunswick Valley Historical Society)
Don Osborne (Bangalow Historical Society)

                        Mik Smith (Rep Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council)


Community Representatives: Jeff Lovett, Leonard Bates


Cr Cameron (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.37 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Norman Graham (Arakwal), Donald Maughan (Byron Bay Historical Society), Shannon Burt (Director Sustainable Environment and Economy), Deborah Wray (Heritage Advisor)


Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings


This is the first meeting of the Panel.


Business Arising from Previous Minutes


This is the first meeting of the Panel.



Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 4.1             Heritage Program update

File No:                        I2017/315


Committee Recommendation:

That the Heritage Panel recommends to Council:


1. Heritage Panel members advice / submissions be included into Council reports on heritage DAs.


2. A link be provided in the email sent to notify the Heritage Panel of heritage DAs lodged.


3. A review 149 Certificates regarding heritage advice occur and incorporate a fact sheet.



4. Council’s Heritage Advisor to run more “free heritage advisory” days for the public.


5. General fact sheets with information on heritage to be developed by the Heritage Advisor.


6.  The use of project working groups to identify grant and project opportunities and implementation of any grant available.


7.  The Heritage Panel to be kept informed of Grant Opportunities including for Heritage Mapping.


8.   Review of LEP and DCP regarding heritage items/matters in particular relation to lot sizes floor space ratio, height limits and that item C1.2.2 – General requirements of the DCP 2014 to be amended to replace the word “generally” so that all development applications in Heritage Conservation Areas will include a Heritage Impact statement and assessment.


9.   Request an update to the Community Based Heritage Study (by consultant) to expand listings of Heritage Items including knowledge of items held by individuals.


10.  Staff clarify issues around the Aboriginal Heritage study timeframes, the different language groups and boundaries of aboriginal land groups/tribe (capture the stories) of aboriginal sites and access to aboriginal land.


11.  Heritage Panel request a letter from Council to the minister of planning expressing councils concern that the Affordable Housing SEPP overrides local heritage provisions in the LEP and DCP and that Clause 16A (Affordable Housing SEPP) is to vague to enable council to make decisions on character alone.


12.  It is noted that the Affordable Housing SEPP is designed for an urban environment and not for a small rural town for example the 400m limit from the CBD parking minimal parking requirements and landscape.


13.  To request detail advice from Council regarding the application Clause 16A Affordable Housing SEPP, and to clarity their position on future unit development in Heritage Conservation areas.


14.  That the Panel review the Terms Of Reference at the next meeting.


15.  Invite the Aboriginal Liaison Officer to attend future meetings of the Panel.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.46pm.