MINUTES OF THE
Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee
HELD IN Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 7 May 2019
COMMENCING AT 8.20pm
Cr M Previtera (Chairperson), Cr R Kidd (Mayor), Cr K Duffy, Cr J Hamling, Cr J McRae, Cr T Mileto, Cr S Munro, Cr S Nugent Cr M Previtera, Cr G Taylor, Cr R Turner, Cr J Whitton
Acting General Manager, Director Corporate and Commercial Services, Acting Director Development Services, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services, Director Technical Services, Manager Corporate Governance, Digital Communications Officer
That the apologies be accepted from Cr S Romano (Deputy Mayor) for the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee of Orange City Council on 7 May 2019.
TRIM Reference: 2019/620
1 That Council acknowledge the reports presented to the Companion Animals Community Committee at its meeting held on 4 March 2019.
2 That Council determine recommendations 3.2, 3.3 and 4.1 from the minutes of the Companion Animals Community Committee meeting of 4 March 2019 being:
3 That the remainder of the minutes of the Companion Animals Community Committee at its meeting held on 4 March 2019 be adopted.
TRIM Reference: 2019/835
1 That Council acknowledge the reports presented to the Environmental Sustainability Community Committee at its meeting held on 12 April 2019.
2 That Council resolve recommendations 3.1 to 3.7 from the minutes of the Environmental Sustainability Community Committee meeting of 12 April 2019 being:
1 The ESCC acknowledge the Council staff for their involvement in the tour.
2 An extended tour of the full Ophir Road facility and the facility at Euchareena Road be organised for sometime in the future.
3.2 1 That The water update information presented by Council’s Water and Sewerage Strategic Manager be acknowledged by the Committee.
2 That Further investigation be done in regards to smart water meters for residential sectors in the City.
3.3 That the Environmental Sustainability Community Committee present their ideas by email in regards to the development of a Sustainability Rewards Scheme for Businesses to the Director Development Services.
3.4 That the Committee create a Zero-Emissions Vehicles sub-committee, following interest of four Committee Members present.
3.5 1 That a report is prepared for Council in relation to the requirements for an Energy Conference event to happen in Orange in 2020.
2 That the report information presented by Robert Alford is acknowledged.
3.6 1 That all Members of the ESCC complete a background questionnaire and Council staff investigate the creation of a Committee Database.
2 That the Sub-Committees of the ESCC work in conjunction with one another to prepare a project update for 2018/19.
3.7 1 That Council’s Environmental Sustainability Community Committee investigate and prepare a report on Orange transitioning to a Water Sensitive City.
2 That an investigation into future development of the Stormwater Harvesting Scheme be included in the Council’s review of the Integrated Water Cycle Management (ICWM) report when it is next updated.
3 The ESCC request a report be prepared by Council staff on implementing mandatory water tank installation for new developments and how this correlates with the current water management the city has in place.
4 Discussion items/reports on Permeable Surfaces and Kearneys/McFawn Place Project are presented at the next committee meeting.
5 The remainder of the report be acknowledged.
3 That the remainder of the minutes of the Environmental Sustainability Community Committee at its meeting held on 12 April 2019 be adopted.
The Meeting Closed at 8.22PM