Minutes of Meeting










Heritage Panel Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 2 November 2017












Heritage Panel Meeting Minutes                                                      2 November 2017




Minutes of the Heritage Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 2 November 2017

File No: I2017/1661


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

Staff:   Chris Larkin (Manager Sustainable Development),

            Anna Vinfield (Manager Governance)

            David Royston-Jennings (Corporate Governance Officer)
Tara McGready ( Place Planning Planner)
Deborah Wray (Heritage Advisor)

            Noreen Scott (Minute Taker)


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

                        Janet Kneale

                        Joe Vescio


External:         North Coast Community Housing, John McKenna, Fiona McConnell, Adam Bennett-Smith (KOHO),
David Brown (Mullumbimby Masterplan Leadership Group),
Michael Murray, (Mullumbimby Masterplan Leadership Group)
Len Bates


Cr Cameron (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.05am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Donald Maughan (Byron Bay Historical Society), Shannon Burt (Director Sustainable Environment and Economy)


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 Heritage Panel Meeting held on 31 August 2017 be confirmed.  


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.




Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.1             Code of Conduct Training

File No:                        I2017/1573


Committee Recommendation:

That the Heritage Panel receive a presentation about Byron Shire Council’s Code of Conduct.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 4.2             Presentation by North Coast Community Housing on DA 10.2017.474.1  Multi Dwelling Housing Consisting of Twenty Five (25) Railyard 1 Bedroom Dwellings (Under the Provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009): Infill Affordable Housing at 70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby Development and Update on Heritage Grants

File No:                        I2017/1501


Committee Recommendation:

1.      The Heritage Panel thank North Coast Community Housing for their Presentation; and the following notes;

a)      Consider review of the exterior finishes

b)      Character in street front and how tied into character of opposite side of the street.

c)      Consider change of name from Railyard to Millyard.

d)      Lease or sale, question for council to consider including the retaining the equity in the units.

e)      Need for Holiday Let restrictions ?

f)       How does the development Aged demographic and those seeking affordable housing

g)      Conditions relating to Artefacts and Archaeological Assessment

h)      Consider the long term integration with the rail corridor given the masterplan guidance group discussion.     


2.    Note the Heritage Near Me Incentives Program


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



There being no further business the meeting concluded at 10.45am.