Record of Public Forum


Held on Wednesday, 1 February 2023 - 12:00pm

Council Chambers, Biamanga Room, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Bega


Anthony McMahon

Chief Executive Officer






Record of Public Forum Agenda

1 February 2023

Public Forum

Held on Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 12:00pm

Council Chambers, Biamanga Room, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Bega


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

Acting Director,  Community, Environment and Planning, Mr Keith Tull

Director, Business and Governance, Mrs Iliada Bolton

Manager Communications and Events, Ms Kellie Dodge

Executive Officer (Minute Secretary), Mrs Jackie Grant

Public Forum Submissions Received

Deputations for the Public Forum of 1 February 2023 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.


That the apology of Director Community, Environment and Planning, Mrs Emily Harrison be noted.


Public Forum Addresses

.     Public Forum submissions received 









Ms Vicki McCredie

Item 10.1 – Special Rate Variation – Decision to apply to IPART


Face to face - Zoom

I would like to read my letter, which Council has received and acknowledged, and hear the responses to my questions.


Ms Vicki McCredie was granted a 2 minute extension

The Public Forum session closed at 12:15pm.

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