Minutes of Meeting

Moving Byron Advisory Committee Meeting



Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Tuesday, 12 December 2023







Moving Byron Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 12 December 2023

Minutes of the Moving Byron Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 12 December 2023

File No: I2023/1971

PRESENT: Cr Lyon, Cr Mark Swivel, Cr Duncan Dey, Cr Peter Westheimer



            Samuel Frumpui (Manager Works)

            James Flockton (Infrastructure Planning Coordinator)

            Judd Cornwall (Transport Engineer)

            Josh Walton (Project Engineer)

            Dominika Tomanek (Minute Taker)


Community Representatives: Basil Cameron, Geoffrey Meers, Ian Pickles,  Annie Villeseche



Cr Westheimer (Chair) opened the meeting at 12:33 pm and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

Attendance via AUDIO-VISUAL LINK:



Jack Dods

Margaret Robertson

Phil Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

Cr Cate Coorey



Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

There were no declarations of interest.



Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

Report No. 3.1           Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting

File No:                       I2023/1952


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Moving Byron Advisory Committee Meeting held on 31 August 2023 be confirmed.



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Business Arising from Previous Minutes

Election of Chair



Cr Westheimer has been appointed as chairperson for the Moving Byron Advisory Committee for the rest of term of this Council.

Note: Committee member Basil Cameron requested all documents provided for the future meetings of this committee be more accessible and that the colour on the main screen in the Conference Room be inverted.


Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 4.1           Kolora Way - Alternative Scope of Works

File No:                       I2023/1391


Committee Recommendation:

1.      That Council proceed with the long term project as originally resolved for a separate cycle/pedestrian bridge on the north side of Kolora Way at Yelgun Creek including the likelihood of an EIS.

2.      That Council arrange a temporary cycle/pedestrian lane on the north side of the existing bridge and use the south lane for priority controlled traffic with No Passing.

3.      That Council commence the Helen Street bridge repair after the works in point 2 above are in operation.                                                                        (Coorey/Villeseche)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Report No. 4.2           Public Transport Workshop Outcomes

File No:                       I2023/1862


Committee Recommendation:

1.      That the Moving Byron Committee note the ongoing work with TfNSW to help achieve the Shires Public Transport expectations.

2.      That staff provide a follow up Public Transport Workshop to discuss other modes of public transport not discussed at this workshop (Moving Byron Public Transport Workshop, 13 November 2023).

3.     That Council facilitate discussion with TfNSW and bus companies regarding Ocean Shores to Byron service and other improvements to the bus routes and timetables.

4.     Council note the following issues presented as current and urgent issues with the bus system requiring attention to address customer needs.

a) Poorly presented timetable formation

b) Dysfunctional ‘trip planner’ coordinated by TFNSW.

c) Better understanding and attention to meet g the needs of disabled and mobility challenged people.

5.     That the next Moving Byron Committee receive the report on the progress and funding on the following issues, which come from the Moving Byron Strategy:

5.2.2 Survey community to identify service gaps and undertake route evaluation..

5.2.3 Undertake data collection and research project to understand

- Non-work and tourist visitor travel patterns and demand.

- Identify grant and other funding opportunities.

5.2.6 Understand the movement needs of tourist visitors and opportunities to align services that can cater to experiential, commuter, and other cohorts.

5.2.7 Complete review of bus stop and facilities in town and village centres to identify opportunities to provide central locations, enhance convenience, connectivity, and accessibility.

5.2.8 Provide bus bay adjacent to Tourism Information Centre in Jonson Street Byron Bay and support town bus services circulating in the town centre.

5.3.3 Review Development Control Plans, Master Plans, and relevant policy to facilitate and promote shared transport options in land use and place planning.

 7.2.3 Amend development assessment criteria for transport infrastructure including for Traffic Impact Assessments to include

- Counts for pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.

- Measures that address risks to all road users (including pedestrians and cyclists).

- The provision of public transport facilities.

- Travel Demand Management strategies

8.1.4 Identify and develop a priority funding plan for hinterland connection points, such as bus transfers at road intersections and nodes such as halls and schools that can be made safer with improved facilities such as bus bays, signage, kiss and ride etc.                                                                                                      (Cameron/Westheimer)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Note: Annie Villeseche requested standing item at the agenda on progress against the priorities identified in PAMP and Bike Plan.


Note: Cr Westheimer requested the report on the Rail Line Degradation Study to be received at the next Moving Byron Committee.

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 2:34 pm.