Minutes of Meeting


Public Art Panel Meeting



Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 18 February 2021












Public Art Panel Meeting Minutes                                          18 February 2021

Minutes of the Public Art Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 18 February 2021

File No: I2021/244

PRESENT: Cr J Hackett, Cr S Ndiaye

Staff:  Deb Stafford (Manager Social and Cultural Planning), Melitta Firth (Arts and Culture Officer), Pamela Durkin (Social and Cultural Support Officer)

Invited Members:                                          Peter Wood (Arts Northern Rivers)

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

Cr Ndiaye (Chair) opened the meeting at 4.40pm and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.


There was an apology received from Julie Lipsett. 


Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

There were no declarations of interest.



Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

Report No. 3.1           Public Art Panel Adoption of Minutes 29 October 2020

File No:                       I2021/168


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Public Art Panel Meeting held on 29 October 2020 be confirmed.                                                                                                                                      (Molloy/Napier)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Note: The minutes of the meeting on Thursday, 29 October 2020 were noted and report recommendations adopted by Council at the Ordinary Meeting held on Thursday 17 December 2020. 


Business Arising from Previous Minutes

The Public Art Panel discussed issues regarding Developer Contributions.

Claire McGarry will provide an update on Sandhills development at all scheduled upcoming meetings for 2021.



Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.1           Mullumbimby Talking Street Trial Update

File No:                       I2021/139


Committee Recommendation:

That the Public Art Panel:

1.    Notes Council Resolution 20-698.

2.    Acknowledges the decision that the Mullumbimby Talking Street Trial project does not have a budget for the inclusion of art and requests a further update from staff. (Wood/Molloy)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Report No. 4.2           Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk - Partnership Request

File No:                       I2021/140


Committee Recommendation:

That the Public Art Panel notes the proposition from Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk and recommends that Council accepts the partnership proposal in principle.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Report No. 4.3           Creative Public Spaces Small Grant Scheme

File No:                       I2021/146


Committee Recommendation:

That the PAP accepts the proposed changes to the Creative Public Spaces Grant Program with several minor amendments as noted.                                                                 (Wood/Molloy)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

Jack Dods left the meeting at 5.50pm.

Cr Jan Hackett left the meeting at 6.00pm.


There being no further business the meeting concluded at 6.15pm.