NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

MINUTES OF THE Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting HELD ON 12 February 2010

 

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Jean Ford (Oyster Farmers)

 

Gordon Ussher (Affected Landowner Residential)

Richard Ellis (Affected Landowner - Business)

Fay Lawson (Affected Landowner Residential)

Janine Reed (Macksville Chamber of Commerce)

John Tait (Environmental Group – Gordon Park Rainforest)

Barry Duffus (Interested Community Representative)

Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group)

Bob Young (Environmental Group)

Tim Ryan (Landcare)

Joy van Son (Environmental Group)

Barry Ford (Bowraville LALC)

James Hallam (NSW Farmers)

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Barbara Parkins (Minute Secretary)

Jacqui Ashby (Environmental Compliance Officer)

Darrell Lang (Replacement for Richard Townend)

John Schmidt (DECC)

Stephen Channells (Department of Lands)

Sarah Gosling (SKM)

Adam Cameron (RTA)

Chris Clarke (RTA)

Joseph Kane (RDM) (from 9.20 am)

Michael Lamont (RDM) (from 9.20 am)

Dennis Sutton (Professional Fishers)

Alex Morrison (Professional Fishers)

Kevin Morrison Snr (Professional Fishers)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr John Ainsworth

Damon Telfer (GECO Environmental)

Anna Sedlak & Dean Moore (NSW Maritime)

Michael Pitt (NRCM Authority)

Mr Kevin Gibson (DECC)

Richard Townend

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Rodney McDonagh (NSW Maritime)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest tabled at the meeting.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 30 NOVEMBER 2009

 

1/10   (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 30 November 2009, by Council at its meeting of 17 December 2009.

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

ITEM 4.1      SF1266              120210      Invitation to RTA Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend Committee meeting

2/10 RESOLVED:   (Finlayson/Moran)

 

That the Committee note that an invitation has been extended to the RTA – Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee meeting of Friday 12 February 2010.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.2      SF1266              120210      Invitation to licensed fishermen to attend Committee meeting

3/10 RESOLVED:   (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That Council do more maintenance on Gordon Park and the boat ramp area be kept clear of sand.

 

POINT OF ORDER Cr Flack requested Cr Moran withdraw his comment about some members of the Committee not being locals and are “blow ins”. Cr Moran refused to withdraw his comment.

 

4/10 Resolved:   (Hoban/Court)

 

That the Committee note the representations from the professional fishers.

 

 

 

Director Environment and Planning Report

Ms Janine Reed left the meeting before the commencement of this item, the time being 10.15 am.

 

ITEM 5.5      SF1141              120210      Final Report Nambucca River Master Plan

MOVED:      (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca Riv er Master Plan" be endorsed subject to the typographical corrections being made.

 

2          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be implemented in partnership with or individually by relevant land/water management authorities, community groups and associations as funds become available.

 

3          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the river bank restoration/stabilisation works along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood as identified in the "Nambucca River Master Plan", be its number 1 priority for implementation.

 

moved amendment TO POINT 1 OF motion:   (Flack/Court)

 

To delete the wording “to be funded by sale of land” wherever it appears in the Compendium in relation to proposed works in Gordon Park and to reword “contributions from private developers and consideration of sale/lease of land”.

 

To include costing on Gordon Park Tennis Club demolition and reconstruction of the tennis club house to be included.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion.

 

5/10 RESOLVED:   (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be endorsed subject to the typographical corrections being made.

 

            That the wording “to be funded by sale of land” be deleted wherever it appears in the Compendium in relation to proposed works in Gordon Park and to reword “contributions from private developers and consideration of sale/lease of land”.

 

            That the costing on Gordon Park Tennis Club demolition and reconstruction of the tennis club house be included.

 

2          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the "Nambucca River Master Plan" be implemented in partnership with or individually by relevant land/water management authorities, community groups and associations as funds become available.

 

3          That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the river bank restoration/stabilisation works along the Pacific Highway at Bellwood as identified in the "Nambucca River Master Plan", be its number 1 priority for implementation.

 

 

Councillor Barry Duffus left the meeting before the commencement of this item, the time being 10.48 am

 

The Chairperson accepted, as a matter of urgency, due to the short exhibition period of the Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway upgrade from Warrell Creek, to Urunga the following motion:

 

ITEM 4.1      SF1266        120210         Invitation to RTA Pacific Highway Upgrade Department to attend Committee meeting

6/10 Resolved:   (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the committee is concerned that the RTA have not undertaken a worst case scenario model for flooding at Macksville as part of its Environmental Assessment. Council is to include a request in its submission to the RTA, that it undertake modeling which includes a 1:100 year flood event at the same time as a king tide and including climate change effects of sea level rise and storm surge.

 

 

ITEM 5.1      SF1266              120210      Report on Outstanding Items 12 February 2010

7/10 RESOLVED (Moran/Court)

 

That the list of outstanding actions be noted and received by the Committee.

 

 

ITEM 5.2      SF1184              120210      Nambucca Shire Coastal Hazard Study - Stage 1 Nambucca Coastline Management Plan

8/10 RESOLVED:   (Moran/Court)

 

1          That the report be noted.

 

2          That the development controls specified in the recommendations of this report be incorporated into Council’s consolidated DCP for the Nambucca Shire.

 

3          That Council call tenders for the final stages of the Nambucca Coastal Hazard Management Plan.

 

 

ITEM 5.3      SF1266              120210      Recommendations from the Lower Nambucca River Estuary and the Newee Creek Water Quality studies and the Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan Management Strategies they satisfy, including funding sources

9/10 RESOLVED:   (Moran/Court)

 

1          That the report be noted.

 

2          That recommendations 8, 9, 10 & 14 be considered in future budgets for the environmental levy.

 

3          That recommendations 5, 6 & 7 be considered in future budgets for the stormwater levy.

 

4          That recommendations 2 & 15 be considered in conjunction with the 2009 LEP and other planning instruments when they are reviewed.

 

5          That funding opportunities be investigated for recommendations 11, 12 & 13.

 

 

ITEM 5.4      SF765                120210      Water Quality Monitoring - Acquisition of Data Loggers V's Contract to do work

10/10 RESOLVED         (Flack/Finlayson)

 

That the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that the preferred option for water quality monitoring in the Nambucca River is to engage a third party to install, monitor, manage and maintain data loggers and provide this information to Council and that a further two quotations be received and Council take the most cost effective quotation.

 

 

ITEM 5.6      SF842                120210      Continuation of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee

MOVED (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That the committee note that as the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised the Committee will discontinue, in accordance with the third item of resolution 1610/09 from the 10 October 2009 meeting.

 

 

moved amendment TO the motion:      (Hoban/Lawson)

 

That the committee note that the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised and request that Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the Committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the Committee and to reduce the costing of running the Committee.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion.


 

ITEM 5.6      SF842          120210         Continuation of the Nambucca River Estuary and Coastline Management Committee

11/10 Resolved: (Hoban/Lawson)

 

That the committee note that the Nambucca River Master Plan has now been finalised and request that Council reconsider its resolution to discontinue the Committee and to give consideration to reviewing the structure and terms of reference of the Committee and to reduce the costing of running the Committee.

 

 

12/10 Resolved:           (Flack/Court)

 

That the guest seated in the Gallery (Teresa) be allowed to speak to the meeting.

 

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Chairperson closed the meeting the time being 11.44 am.

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………….

Mayor Rhonda Hoban

(CHAIRPERSON)