Record of Public Forum


Held on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 - 12:00pm

Council Chambers, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre


Anthony McMahon

Chief Executive Officer






Record of Public Forum Agenda

16 March 2022

Public Forum

Held on Wednesday 16 March 2022 at 12:00pm

Council Chambers, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre


Cr Russell Fitzpatrick , Mayor

Cr Liz Seckold, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Cathy Griff

Cr Mitchell Nadin

Cr Helen O’Neil

Cr David Porter

Cr Joy Robin

Cr Karen Wright


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, Mrs Iliada Bolton

Manager Communications and Events, Ms Emily Harrison

Minute Secretary, Mrs Jackie Grant

Public Forum Submissions Received

Deputations for the Public Forum of 16 March 2022 were received and circulated to Councillors.

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.


There were no apologies.


Public Forum Addresses

.     Public Forum Submissions Received  









Kevin Johnston

Item 8.2 -Implementation of the NSW Employment Zones Reform to Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013


Face to Face

I recently purchased my family farm which has had interest in turning the property into a heavy industrial area for over 20years. I would like to submit my property in Item 8.2 to rezone the area as I believe it is in a great location on the Princess Highway half way between Bega and Merimbula/ Pambula with access off the Highway from the same drive way as the Go kart track and Frogs Hollow air strip.


Mark Bateman

Item 8.4 - Request to support Aboriginal housing, community development and tourism projects

Eden Local Aboriginal Lands Council (Letter of authority received)

Face to Face

Reading statement from the Chair BJ Cruse, who is unable to attend due to Sorry Business








Alek Werchanowski

Item 9.4 - Tura Beach Country Club Funding Support Proposal

The Tura Beach Country Club (Letter of authority received)

Face to face

As Chair of the Board of the Club, to outline and elaborate on the funding proposal being put before Council and to answer any queries that the Councillors may have in relation to the submission.


The Public Forum session closed at 12:24pm.

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