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Report - Minutes - Nambucca River Estuary & Coastline Management Committee Meeting - 11 February 2009

Attachment 1

512/2009 - Minutes of the Estuary Committee Meeting held 11 February 2009

 

Present

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Chairperson) Cr Paula Flack, Cr Janet Court, Cr Anne Smyth, Cr Elaine South, Cr Martin Ballangarry (from 8.50 am), Cr Brian Finlayson, Cr Mike Moran, Robert Kennedy (River User - Industry), John Monckton (Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce), Janine Reed (Macksville Chamber of Commerce), Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group), Gordon Ussher (Affected Landowner Residential), Jean Ford (Oyster Farmers), Tim Ryan (Landcare), Joy van Son (Environmental Group), Fay Lawson (Affected Landowner Residential), James Hallam (NSW Farmers), Ken Winton (Interested Community Member), Bob Young (Environmental Group), John Holcombe (Tourism)

 

 

Attending

 

Greg Meyers (NSC), Jacqui Ashby (NSC), John Schimdt (DECC), Barry Swan (SES), Richard Ellis; Representatives from RDM (from 10.10 am)

 

 

Apologies

 

Cr John Ainsworth, Bruce Redman (NSC), Ron Hawkins (NSC), Russell Walker (NHLAC), Paul Cole (Bowraville Chamber of Commerce), Anna Sedlak (NSW Maritime), Marcus Riches (Department of Primary Industries), Mr Kevin Gibson (DECC), Rod McDonagh (NSW Maritime), Michael Pitt (NRCMA), Chris Davis (Fishing), Bowraville Local Aboriginal Land Council, Adam Smith (DECC - NE Branch – Environment Protection and Regulation Division), Graeme Budd (DECC),

 

 

Notices of Disclosure

 

Disclosures were read to the Committee from members who tabled “Disclosure of Interest” forms.

 

Name

Agenda Item

Disclosure of Interest

Cr Paula Flack

10

Non-Pecuniary – Insignificant Conflict

Cr Anne Smyth

3

Non-Pecuniary – Insignificant Conflict

Cr Anne Smyth

10

Non-Pecuniary – Insignificant Conflict

 

 

 

Minutes Presented To Council On 19 February 2009

 

These Minutes were presented to Council at its meeting of 19 February 2009 when it was resolved:


1/09 Resolved:       (Flack/Court)

 

That Council deal with recommendations individually

 

2/09 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

1     That Council endorse the recommendation from the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 to seek access to flood study information and intellectual data from SKM/RTA that they have developed in the preparation of flooding considerations for the Pacific Highway upgrade at Macksville.

 

Amendment:    (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council deal with membership applications separately.

The amendment was LOST.

 

3/09 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

2       That Council endorse the recommendations from the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 for the appointment of memberships to the Committee.

 

4/09 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

3     That Council amend the constitution to create a position on the Committee so that Gordon Park Rainforest Walk Committee of Management has a member and an alternate delegate represented on the Committee.

 

5/09 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

4       That Council endorse the recommendation from the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 for the issue of an invitation for representatives from the Nambucca River Users Group to formally thank them for their contribution for their clean-up of the Nambucca River and estuaries.

 

6/09 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

5       That the remaining minutes of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting held on Wednesday, Wednesday, 11 February 2009 be endorsed.

 

 

Minutes

 

SF612                  ITEM 1 — ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING 29 OCTOBER 2008

 

The minutes from 29 October 2008 were presented to Council at its Ordinary meeting of 20 November 2008.

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Moran seconded Cr South that the Committee note Council’s resolutions and endorsement of the Minutes for the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 29 October 2008.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Outstanding Actions

 

SF612                  ITEM 2 — OUTSTANDING ACTIONS

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr Flack that the list of outstanding actions be noted by the Committee.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Business

 

SF1267                ITEM 3 — FUNDING APPLICATIONS

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Flack seconded Cr South that the Committee endorse the lodgement of the three applications under the Floodplain Management Program and note Council’s resolution.

 

MOTION CARRIED


SF1267                ITEM 4 — NAMBUCCA RIVER MASTER PLAN

 

This item was deferred until Consultants RDM arrived.

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 4 (this should have been Item 6) — ADVICE OF SUCCESSFUL FUNDING APPLICATIONS

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Hoban seconded Cr Flack that a further report come to the Committee in relation to the $25,000 for the Updated Flooding and Hydrology Study for the Lower Nambucca and where it will be spent, especially in relation to whether we are purchasing information/expertise from DECC.

 

8.50 am – Martin Ballangarry joined the meeting at this time.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED  on the motion of John Holcombe seconded John Monckton that a report come back to the Committee which specifies and outlines exactly what tasks are to be undertaken in relation to the Updated Flooding and Hydrology Study for the Lower Nambucca. That a Brief be prepared and submitted to this Committee. That quotations be called and be presented to the Committee and that the Committee consider these submissions and then if additional funding is required, investigate the opportunities to gain that additional funding to ensure the Study achieves a scientific hydrological outcome.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 5 (should have been Item 7) — INCOME AND EXPENDITURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEVY FUNDS

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Moran seconded Cr South that the Committee note the report presented to Council on the income and expenditure of the Environmental Levy.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 4 (should have been Item 5) — COASTAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT PLAN STAGE 1 – HAZARD DEFINITION STUDY

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Flack seconded Cr Ballangarry that the Committee note the appointment of SMEC Australia to undertake Stage 1 of the Coastal Hazard Management Plan – Hazard Definition Study.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 


SF1267                ITEM 6 (should have been Item 8) — USE OF DATA FOR UPDATED FLOOD STUDY, LOWER NAMBUCCA AND DEEP CREEK

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr Ballangarry that the committee note the report to be presented to council on the use of data for the updated flood study for Lower Nambucca and Deep Creek.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

The following Motion was in relation to the NOTICE OF MOTION (referred to in Item 6 of the Late Agenda which should have been Item 9) submitted by Fay Lawson

 

MOVED on the motion of Fay Lawson seconded Cr Moran that Council contact SKM/RTA and ask whether flood study information and intellectual data for Macksville might also be available for purchase by Council.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 7 (should have been Item 10) — REQUEST FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Moran seconded Mr Monckton that the Committee recommend to Council that its Constitution be amended to include three “Interested Community Members”.

 

This Motion was WITHDRAWN as Council had received a resignation from Mr Ron Hawkins for his position as “interested community member” on the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee due to work commitments.

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr Flack the Committee accept the resignation of Ron Hawkins from the Committee as an “Interested Community Member”.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Moran seconded Mr Monckton that the Committee recommend to Council that Barry Duffus be a member of the Committee as an “Interested Community Member”.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

The committee was advised that a formal written application had been received from Mr Richard Ellis for appointment to the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee as “Affected Landowners (Business)”.

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Smyth seconded Cr Court that the Committee recommend to Council that Mr Richard Ellis be appointed as a member of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee as the “Affected Landowners (Business)”.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

The Committee was advised that a formal written application had been submitted from the Gordon Park Rainforest Walk Committee seeking membership to the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee as an interested community group.

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Flack seconded Cr Court the Committee recommend to Council to consider amending the Constitution to include a representative, and alternative representative from the Gordon Park Rainforest Walk Committee, as an interested community group, as they are managing a significant area of native vegetation in the Study area on Council’s behalf.

 

MOTION LOST

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 8 (should have been Item 11) — NOTICE OF CLEAN-UP OF RIVER BANKS

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Bob Young that the Committee note the report by the Nambucca Valley River Users Group in the clean up of the Nambucca River and Warrell Creek, carried out on 23 November 2008 and that a formal letter of appreciation be sent to the Users Group congratulating them on a worthwhile effort and a representative of the Group be invited to a Council meeting to be formally thanked for their contribution.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

SF1267                ITEM 9 (should have been Item 12) — NAMBUCCA RIVER MASTER PLAN — PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION PAPER

 

Resource Design and Management (RDM) attended the Committee and made a presentation on the work done to date on the Nambucca River Master Plan at 10.10 am.

 

General discussion and interaction between the Committee Members and the Consultants ensued in regard to the Preliminary Discussion Paper and no recommendations or motions were for amendments or alterations to the Discussion Paper.

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr Ballangarry that Council note the Committee’s endorsement of the issues identified in the preliminary discussion paper prepared by RDM Pty Ltd urging the consultants to proceed to the next level of preparing a Draft Master Plan, Implementation Plan and detailed costing for community consultation.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr Ballangarry that Council note that the documentation and data identified as “information gaps” in the Preliminary Discussion are being pursued in an attempt to source and provide the information if available.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

SF1267                ITEM 4 — NAMBUCCA RIVER MASTER PLAN

 

MOVED on the motion of Cr Court seconded Cr South that the Committee note the appointment of RDM as the Consultants for the preparation of the Nambucca River Foreshore Master Plan.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

SF1266                ITEM 10 (should have been Item 13) – NEW REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE NAMBUCCA VALLEY CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

 

MOVED on the motion of Bob Young seconded Cr Ballangarry that the Committee note the new representative for the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association to the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Committee being Ms Joy van Son and the alternative representative being Mr Lloyd Ellis.

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

Questions with Notice

 

SF1267                ITEM 9 — INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL FLOODING RISKS, MACKSVILLE

 

The Director provided a written response to this question in the Agenda and a verbal response when discussing Item 3.

 

 

Closure

 

There being no further business, the meeting closed at 11.05 am.

 

 

Next Meeting

 

The next meeting will be advised when the date is set to co-incide with the Community Workshops in regard to the Nambucca River Master Plan, to commence at 8:30 am.

 

 

 

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Cr Rhonda Hoban

CHAIRPERSON