Minutes of Meeting










Public Art Panel Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 14 November 2019












Public Art Panel Meeting Minutes                                                 14 November 2019




Minutes of the Public Art Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 14 November 2019

File No: I2019/1871


PRESENT:   Cr J Hackett, Cr S Ndiaye


Staff:   Joanne McMurtry (Community Development Officer)

            Deb Stafford (Community & Cultural Development Coordinator)

            Claire McGarry and Dan Plummer for Item 1


Invited Members:   Peter Wood (Arts Northern Rivers)

Community Representatives:   Rick Molloy, Julie Lipsett, Denise Napier, Lisa Hochhauser, Jack Dods


Cr Ndiaye (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.35am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




An apology was received from Matthew Baird.


Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings



That the minutes of the Public Art Panel Meeting held on 12 September 2019 be confirmed.



Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.



Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.1             Memento Aestates (ex Railway Park Public Art Project) - proposed locations, material and form

File No:                        I2019/1593



That the Public Art Panel recommends to Council that it:

1.       Supports the location of the Byron rail corridor for the artwork.


2.       Supports corten steel as the preferred material for the artwork.


3.       Supports the most recent design of the artwork and acknowledges the artist will continue to refine it.




Report No. 4.2             Public Art Guidelines and Criteria - Final Draft

File No:                        I2019/1592



That the Public Art Panel has:

1.       reviewed the final draft of the Public Art Guidelines;


2.       provided any further feedback for incorporation into the final draft; and


3.       recommends that Council adopts the final draft.





Report No. 4.3             Public Art Strategy - Strategic priorites and planning

File No:                        I2019/1597



That the Public Art Panel recommends to Council:


1.       That in relation to implementing a proactive approach to encouraging and enabling public art across the Shire, the following strategic priorities be noted:


a)      Staff initiate discussions with the project team for the Suffolk Park Recreational Area about public art opportunities in the area.

b)      Staff commence scoping a plan for public artwork in the Ocean Shores area.

c)      A draft of an annual competitive grant process for public art be provided for consideration to the next Panel meeting.

d)      That budget for public art projects on water and sewer infrastructure be investigated.





Report No. 4.4             Wall near McGettigans Lane, Byron Bay - proposed Expression of Interest

File No:                        I2019/1190



The Public Art Panel noted the report.







There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.45pm.