MINUTES OF THE Nambucca River , Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee Meeting HELD ON 28 May 2010




Cr Janet Court (Chairperson)

Peter McNally (Nambucca Valley River Users Group)

James Hallam (NSW Farmers)

Tim Ryan (Landcare)

Louise Robinson (NH LALC) (Aboriginal Interests)

Fay Lawson (Flood Affected Landowner)

Joy van Son (Environmental Group)






Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Barbara Parkins (Minute Secretary)

Jacqui Ashby (Environmental Compliance Officer)

Darryl Lang (SES)

Anna Sedlak (Maritime)

Robert Kennedy (Nambucca Valley Tourism)





Cr John Ainsworth

Theresa Spens-Black (Oyster Farmers)

Eleanor Snart (Nambucca Valley Tourism)

Kevin Gibson (DECCW)


Marcus Riches (Primary Industries, Fisheries & Compliance)





There were no Disclosures of Interest declared.





13/10 Resolved: (Lawson/McNally)


That the Committee note the adoption and endorsement of the recommendations of the Minutes of the Meeting held 12 February 2010, by Council at its meeting of 4 March 2010.




Asking of Questions with Notice

ITEM 4.1 SF1496 280510 Boat Ramps for Macksville

14/10 RESOLVED: (Ryan/Lawson)


That the Committee refer this matter to the Nambucca River Users Group and Maritime for comment.




Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 5.1 SF1496 280510 Induction for the New Members of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee

15/10 RESOLVED: (Robinson/Hallam)


That the Committee members note their responsibilities and accountabilities as a member of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee being a Section 355 Committee of Council.






ITEM 5.2 SF1496 280510 Report on Outstanding Items 14 May 2010

16/10 RESOLVED: (McNally/Ryan)


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


17/10 Resolved: (Lawson/van Son)


That Council write to the Minister for Roads and Andrew Stoner requesting a response to the issue of the current highway acting as a levee for flooding in Macksville.






ITEM 5.3 SF1496 280510 Restoration projects and programs in the Nambucca River Catchment

18/10 RESOLVED: (Ryan/Robinson)


That the report be noted that all projects completed along the Nambucca River have been assessed as being successful.


19/10 Resolved: (Lawson/Hallam)


That the Committee recognise the local organisations and groups who have undertaken the successful projects along the Nambucca River.






ITEM 5.4 SF1338 280510 Lower Nambucca Flood Study Update

20/10 RESOLVED: (McNally/Ryan)


That the committee note the progress with the Lower Nambucca River Flood Study Review.






ITEM 5.5 SF765 280510 Water quality testing/Acquisition of Data Loggers - Nambucca River

21/10 RESOLVED: (van Son/Lawson)


That the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee recommend to Council that pursuant to Clause 4.2.2 (h) of the Nambucca Shire Procurement Procedures Manual, it proceed to engage Greenspan from Coffs Harbour to install, monitor, manage and maintain data loggers and provide this information to Council as quoted, due to the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenderers for this project.


22/10 Resolved: (Robinson/Ryan)


That for future projects the Committee consider partnerships and capacity building within our own LGA as an option.




ITEM 5.6 SF1184 280510 Nambucca Coastal Hazard Management Plan

23/10 RESOLVED: (Robinson/van Son)


That the Committee note the progress with the Nambucca Coastal Hazard Management Plan.






24/10 Resolved: (van Son/Robinson)


That future Agendas include the opportunity for Reports from Members and Departmental updates from Attendees.



25/10 Resolved: (Lawson/Robinson)


That as a matter of urgency a copy of the submission Council made to the Department of Planning in relation to the new Pacific Highway Bypass and in particular the flooding aspects, be sent to the Member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner for his information.




The next meeting will be held on 13 August 2010 commencing at 8.30 am.




There being no further business the meeting was closed, the time being 10.00 am.