Minutes of Meeting
Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby
Thursday, 17 August 2023
Water and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 17 August 2023
Minutes of the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 17 August 2023
File No: I2023/1205
PRESENT: Cr M Lyon, Cr S Ndiaye, Cr D Dey, Cr C Coorey
Cameron Clark (Manager Utilities)
Kimberley van Soest (Minute Taker)
Guest member: Robyn Campbell (Hydrosphere Consulting)
Cr Lyon (Chair) opened the meeting at 4:38pm and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.
Attendance via AUDIO-VISUAL LINK:
Cr C Coorey
There were no apologies.
Committee member Ben Fawcett declared a possible non-pecuniary interest in Report 4.1. The nature of the interest being that his residence is in close proximity to Laverty’s Gap and the WTP.
Committee member David Fligelman declared a possible non-pecuniary interest in Report 4.1. The nature of the interest being that his consulting company, TYR Group is currently engaged in development of a potable reuse investigation study for Rous County Council
File No: I2023/1168
The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried unanimously
There was no business arising from previous minutes.
File No: I2023/1179
1. Notes that updating its Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy is no longer required by DPE;
2. Notes that it can opt-in now or later, to the newly adopted (2022) DPE regulatory and assurance framework in order to seek state funding (of which there is none currently available); and
3. Notes the work in progress in assessment of the gaps between Council’s current strategic planning status and the requirements of the new framework, and receive an update on the outcomes when they become available.
Cr Ndiaye entered meeting at 4:52pm and regained Chair.
Guest Robyn Campbell left meeting at 5:58pm.
File No: I2023/1189
The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.
There being no further business the meeting concluded at 6:28pm.