Minutes of Meeting


Extraordinary Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting



Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 30 September 2021








                                                                                                                           Distributed 23/09/21




Extraordinary Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes                                                                                                30 September 2021

Minutes of the Extraordinary Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 30 September 2021

File No: I2021/1560

PRESENT: Cr C Coorey, Cr M Lyon and Cr S Ndiaye


Staff:  Phil Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

            Cameron Clark (Manager Utilities)

            Chris Soulsby (Development Planning Officer S94 & S64)

            Therese Black (Business Analyst)                                                              

            Rachel Barden (Administration Support Officer)

            Dominika Tomanek (Minute Taker)


Community: Col Draper, David Fligelman, Madeleine Green, Duncan Dey,  and Ben Fawcett

Presenter: David de Haas (GHD)


Cr Ndiaye (Chair) opened the meeting at 9:06 am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.


Mary Gardner

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

Madelaine Green declared a pecuniary/non-pecuniary interest . The nature of the interest being that she resides 1 km away from Resource Recovery Centre.











Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

Report No. 3.1           Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting

File No:                       I2021/1528


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on 19 August 2021 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 - Infrastructure Service


Report No. 4.1           Workshop - Ocean Shores to Brunswick Valley STP Transfer

File No:                       I2021/1495


Committee Recommendation:

That Council, in relation to Ocean Shores and Brunswick Valley STP's:


1.    Notes the status report.


2.    Recommits to reducing I/I in all sewer catchments.


3.    Proceeds to detailed design for infrastructure to transfer sewage flows from Ocean Shores STP to Brunswick Valley STP for:


a.    All current and projected flows to Ocean Shores STP (for the purpose of temporary closure for repairs and flows in excess of wet weather capacity), and,


b.    With facility to continue to discharge an adjustable proportion of the flows to Ocean Shores STP (up to ~100% of current sewage flows) on an ongoing basis.


4.    Investigates options for upgrades to Ocean Shores STP to rectify its prevailing condition, configuration, and redundancy issues, and to improve its efficiency and reliability.  The capacity of the upgraded plant would not be required to be increased through the upgrades, and may be marginally reduced where cost effective to do so.


5.    Investigates options (including options with no Balancing Pond) for upgrades to Brunswick STP to rectify any prevailing issues (particularly in UV disinfection), and as required to accommodate the fraction of loads which cannot be reliably treated at the upgraded Ocean Shores STP.


6.    Receives a forward expenditure strategy based on timing of upgrades in Parts 2 & 3 above, and on growth estimated in Council's planning strategies.


7.    Receives a briefing at its next Strategic Planning Workshop.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



The meeting on 30 September 2021 concluded at 11:17 am and has been continued on 1 October 2021 from 9 am – 10 am with the committee members present: Cr Ndiaye, Cr Lyon, Cr Coorey, Col Draper, Duncan Dey, Ben Fawcett and Madelaine Green. David Fligelman and Mary Gardener were apologies.