At Ordinary Council Meeting 9 April 2015 Council resolved (Res 15-139) to establish a community reference panel, to provide ongoing feedback during the preparation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan Byron Bay Embayment (CZMP BBE).
Subsequently, on 27 August 2015, Council settled on the membership and constitution of the Coastal Zone Management Byron Bay Embayment Plan Project Reference Group (PRG) (Res 15-410).
The objectives of the PRG are:
- Review draft Coastal Zone Management Plan Byron Bay Embayment (CZMP BBE) and provide feedback to staff prior to the tabling of the draft CZMP BBE at a Council meeting, and prior to the draft CZMP BBE being ‘adopted for public exhibition’.
- Provide feedback, input and support to draft CZMP BBE exhibition, consultation and communication activities.
- Overview submissions provided on the adopted draft CZMP BBE, review and provide feedback to staff on draft CZMP BBE ‘exhibition submissions report’ prior to tabling at Council meeting, and prior to amended draft CZMP BBE being adopted for ‘submission to the Minister’.
It is anticipated that the PRG will convene its first meeting during October 2015. Meetings will be held bi-monthly or as required. The reports of the meetings (minutes) will be reported to Council when required.