Minutes for the Berry Forum Committee Meeting
At the Uniting Church on Monday December 2 2019 at 8.30am

Present: David Carter (Chair), Stuart Coughlan, Laurie Watson, Garry Broadbridge, Gail Paton, Mary Beare, John Underwood, David Brawn, Heather Macdonald, and Lynne de Graaf
Apologies: James Robinson, John Cullity and Geoff Armstrong

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 18 November 2019 – Approved
Actions arising from the Minutes – None

Planning & Development

  • Tourist Accommodation & Temporary Use of land – Gordon Clarke has been informed by the Department there will be no change to the Standard instrument and the SLEP should be amended.
  • Draft Planning Proposal for 55 Wire Lane – proposal was not supported by Council staff. It will be discussed on 3 Dec at the Development Committee. Stuart to Attend
  • Mananga homestead 3 DAs – Council has issued a request for additional information from the applicant.

Infrastructure & Facilities
Berry amenities upgrade at Apex Park – Tender is being decided. On track to start work after the Berry Show 

Sustainability – Repower Shoalhaven Solar Farm
David B updated committee on progress. Repower is now talking to neighbours to assess any negative impact. A DA is being drawn up.

Draft Agenda for Forum Meeting on 12 December

  • Draft Planning Proposal for 55 Wire Lane – Council decision
  • Temporary Function Centres update
  • Tourist Accommodation Development Status
  • Infrastructure updates – amenities upgrade and Edward St bridge – Laurie
  • George St Park sculpture   – Margaret Street
  • Correspondence
  • General Business 

Council Matters
CCB meeting held on 25 November.
Stuart has been invited to share his experience of working with RMS on the Berry Bypass with a joint sub-committee of Ulladulla and Milton CCBs.

Other Business

  • Xmas drinks at next Forum meeting starting at 6.45pm. Arrive at 6:15 for set up
  • Heritage listed buildings meeting. David B is investigating what has progressed. Council is still working on a report.
  • Heather has made inquiries regarding an emergency evacuation plan for Berry and has been unable to find one yet.

Next Committee meeting – 3 Feb 8:30
Next Forum meeting – 12 December; 13 February 2020

Meeting closed: 10:35