Record of Public Forum


Held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 12:00pm

Council Chambers, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre Bega


Anthony McMahon

Chief Executive Officer





Public Forum Agenda

21 July 2021

Public Forum


1     Public Forum Submissions Received

4.1       Public Forum Submissions Recieved.......................................................................... 3  




4.1Public Forum Submissions Recieved     

Deputations for the Public Forum of 21 July 2021 were received and circulated to Councillors.

Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick

Public Forum

Held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 12:00 noon

Council Chambers, Biamanga Room, Bega


Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Mayor

Cr Liz Seckold, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Robyn Bain

Cr Jo Dodds

Cr Cathy Griff

Cr Mitchell Nadin


In Attendance:

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Anthony McMahon

Director, Assets and Operations, Mr Ian Macfarlane

Director, Community, Environment and Planning, Dr Alice Howe

Director, Business and Governance, Ms Iliada Bolton

Manager, Communication and Events, Ms Emily Harrison

Minute Secretary, Mrs Jackie Grant


Statement of Commencement of Live Streaming

The Mayor made an announcement about live streaming requirements noting that:

Public Forums are recorded and live streamed to the Internet for public viewing.

The recording will be archived and made available on Council’s website

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians of Bega Valley Shire

The Mayor commenced by acknowledging, on behalf of Bega Valley Shire Council, the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of the Shire, the people of Yuin nation, to show respect to elders past and present.


Apologies from Cr Robyn Bain, Cr Jo Dodds and Director, Assets and Operations, Mr Ian Macfarlane were noted.


Public Forum Addresses

The following requests were heard regarding:

Item 8.4 Finalisation of Commercial Land Use Strategy Planning Proposal








Mr Graeme Brittliff




Face to Face

Seeking to have vacant land on the corner of Bega Street and Cliff Place, Tathra

to be rezoned from B2 Local Centre to B4 Mixed Use. The properties identified

to be rezoned are located directly to the west of my property however my

property has not currently been identified as a site recommended. There is a

huge demand for further residential property opportunities for Tathra however

there is a major shortage of land due to Tathra being surrounded by national

parks and state forest.


Ms Naomi White

The Joint owners of 3 Sapphire Coast Drive Merimbula, and 13 and 15 Canning St, Bega,

(Authority Received)

Face to Face

Requesting that council:
- maintaining B4 zoning in Merimbula for the four lots which include the buildings currently occupied by the National Parks office, the physiotherapy practice and police station
- maintain B4 zoning for the western side of Canning Street , Bega
- give reasons for these requests


The Public Forum session closed at 12:12pm.

The recording of the Public Forum is available on Council’s website: