Minutes of Meeting

Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee Meeting


Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Tuesday, 16 May 2023







Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes          16 May 2023

Minutes of the Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 16 May 2023

File No: I2023/722

PRESENT: Cr Cate Coorey, Cr Duncan Dey

Staff:      Chloe Dowsett (Coastal & Biodiversity Coordinator)

              Orla Seccull (Coastal & Estuary Officer)

              Sharyn French (Manager Environmental & Economic Planning)

                 Michelle Wilde (Minute Taker)

Community Representatives:   Jan Olley

     Matthew Lambourne

     Lauren Morgan

     Bill Payne (arrived at 2:17pm)

Agency Representatives: Andrew Page, (DPI Cape Byron Marine Park)

Cr Cate Coorey (Chair) opened the meeting at 2:11pm and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

Attendance via AUDIO-VISUAL LINK:

Cr Duncan Dey, Cr Cate Coorey, Lauren Morgan, Andrew Page

Apologies:                                                   Shannon Burt (Director Sustainable Environment and Economy)

Dane Marx

Dailan Pugh

Dylan Laicher

Rod McDonagh (NSW Maritime)

Zoe Immisch (Dept of Planning & Environment)

Fiona Peek (National Parks & Wildlife Service)

Derek Van Leest, (Crown Lands)

Chris Binge, (Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council)

Dave Maguire, (DPI Marine Parks)

Leweena Williams, (Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council)

Malcolm Robertson, (Crown Lands)

Norman Graham, (National Parks & Wildlife Service)


                                                      Evan Watterson, Bluecoast Consulting


Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

Report No. 3.1           Confirmation of minutes from 14 February 2023 meeting

File No:                       I2023/507


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee Meeting held on 14 February 2023 be confirmed.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Note: The minutes of the meeting held on 14 February were noted, and the Committee Recommendations adopted by Council, at the Ordinary Meeting held on 27 April 2023.

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

There was no business arising from previous minutes.




Staff Reports - Sustainable Environment and Economy

Report No. 4.1           Future Discussion Items for the Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee

File No:                       I2023/535


Committee Recommendation:

That Council:

1.      Provides a brief summary of the methodology of the Coastal Hazard Assessment to the next available Committee meeting, with a draft earlier to be made available to committee members.

2.      Receives a report on the following in relation to Belongil Estuary at the next available committee meeting:

a)      fate of STP effluent including when the STP must be upgraded later this decade (STP capacity is 6.95 ML/day dry weather flow);

b)      waterlogging on farmlands, commitment to directing effluent away from the Estuary and the non-use of the Additional Flowpath; 

c)      potential changes to the ICOLL Opening Strategy;

d)      any other related matters.


3.   Notes that some water quality data for Tallow and Belongil Creek estuaries will be provided to the Committee but is not for onward distribution.



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Report No. 4.2           Update on the development of Coastal Management Programs (CMPs) for the Byron Shire Coastline

File No:                       I2023/413


Committee Recommendation:

That the Coast and ICOLL Advisory Committee note the update of the development of CMPs and CMP projects for the Byron Shire coastline and next steps.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.




Report No. 4.3           Presentation on the outcomes of the Main Beach Shoreline Project - Technical Assessment

File No:                       I2023/426


Committee Recommendation:

That Council notes that members of the Committee have been directed to this technical assessment report for their own perusal in the agenda for the Council meeting dated 27 April agenda item no. 13.6 in lieu of the presentation.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


There being no further business the meeting concluded at 4:03pm.