Record of Public Forum


Held on Wednesday 24 November 2021 – 12:00pm via Zoom




Anthony McMahon

Chief Executive Officer





Public Forum Agenda

24 November 2021

Public Forum


1     Public forum Submissions Received

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4.1Public Forum Submissions Received     

Deputations for the Public Forum of 24 November 2021 were received and circulated to Councillors.

Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick 

 Public Forum

Held on Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 12:00 noon

Via Zoom


Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Mayor

Cr Liz Seckold

Cr Mitchell Nadin

Cr Robyn Bain



Cr Tony Allen

Cr Jo Dodds

Cr Cathy Griff

In Attendance:

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Anthony McMahon

Director, Assets and Operations, Mr Ian Macfarlane

Director Community, Environment and Planning, Dr Alice Howe

Manager Communications and Events, Mrs 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.


Public Forum Addresses

The following requests were heard regarding:

Item 8.4 Finalisation of planning proposal to introduce the South Imlay Street conservation area








Ms Gail Ward


Via Zoom

I live in the proposed precinct and support this plan and congratulate BVSC for its foresight in recognising the significance of this section of South Imlay St.

When we moved to Eden in 1987 all the heritage homes in South Imlay St, including ours, were in a state of disrepair. Eden has been fortunate in that all these properties were purchased by people who recognised their significance. They have been meticulously restored at great cost to their owners. They now provide Eden and the Bega Valley Shire with a major tourist attraction.

Six of these buildings are on the Heritage walking trail as set out in the brochure designed by the Eden Visitor Information Centre and are on the walking path that links Snug Cove via Warrens Walk to the main shopping precinct. It also links up with the Bundian Way. Currently all buildings adjoining these Heritage buildings are set back and do not detract from them. The path down the hill also allows for sweeping views.

While this development control plan protects this historic precinct it also allows for development which is important.

What we have here in South Imlay Street is unique and needs to be preserved. It is one of Eden's greatest assets


The Public Forum session closed at 12:06pm.

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