Minutes of the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee

 

 

Meeting Date:    Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Location:            Osprey Room, City Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   4.03pm

 

 

The following members were present:

Clr Nina Cheyne - Chairperson

Clr Annette Alldrick

Ms Mel Gorman

Ms Jackie Kay

Mr Bill Deaves

Ms Nola Stephens

Mr Arthur Ball

Mr Theo Bagou via teleconference

 

  

Others Present:

Clr Kitchener – left 4.59pm

Clr Proudfoot

Chris Bryant

Jill Hodger

David Anstiss – Building Surveyor

Brad Davis – Asset Strategy Manager – left 5.37pm

Jenna Tague – Strategy Team Coordinator

Melissa Andrews – Community Development Officer

Helen Waterhouse - Community Development Officer – left 5.53pm

Donna Corbyn – Youth Community Development Officer

 

Sara McMahon opened the meeting, the time being 4.03pm.

 

The members introduced themselves.

 

Motion – Additional Item – Microphone at meetings

RESOLVED (By consent)

That a microphone be provided for all future meetings.

CARRIED

 

 

SAA16.6    Election of Chairperson

HPERM Ref: D16/349159

RESOLVED (By consent)

That Clr Nina Cheyne be elected as the Chairperson and Clr Annette Alldrick be elected as the Deputy Chairperson for the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee Meeting.

CARRIED

 

SAA16.3    Presentation - Code of Conduct & Meeting Procedure

HPERM Ref: D16/341714

Sara McMahon provided a PowerPoint presentation on the Code of Conduct and Conduct and Code of Meeting Practice Procedure.

RESOLVED (By consent)

That the presentation regarding the Code of Conduct and Code of Meeting Practice Procedure be received for information.

CARRIED

 

 

Motion – Hardcopy Agendas

RESOLVED (Nola Stephens)

That a hardcopy of the Agenda’s for each meeting be sent to Nola Stephens.

CARRIED

 

It was also noted that Bill Deaves did not receive the emails regarding the meeting agenda, minutes or meeting request. 

Action: Staff to confirm Bill’s email address.

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

 

Nil.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (Jackie Kay / Bill Deaves)

 

That the Minutes of the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee held on Wednesday 27 July 2016 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Nil

 

Reports

 

SAA16.1    Progress on Actions from Previous Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee Meetings

HPERM Ref: D16/324625

RESOLVED (By consent)

That Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee receive this report for information.

CARRIED

 

The table is attached.

 

Note: Clr Kitchener left the meeting, the time being 4.59pm.

Note: Brad Davis left the meeting, the time being 5.37pm

 

 

SAA16.5    Fundability - Funding Application - Beach Access for Young People and Children Discussion

HPERM Ref: D16/339871

RESOLVED (By consent)

The Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee support the Funding Application for Beach Access for Young People and Children through Fundability.

CARRIED

 

Donna Corbyn advised there is a funding opportunity through Fundability (close date extended to 17 November 2016) aimed at young people aged 9 – 15 years old with grants up to $37,000.  Donna Corbyn has investigated how to get young people with disabilities to the beach.  Donna has found suitable beach wheelchairs and received quotes, that if granted $37,000 would be able to purchase 10 beach wheelchairs which would purchase both children and adult size chairs.  This would make the community more inclusive.  Donna Corbyn has also spoken to all the surf lifesaving clubs within the Shoalhaven who all are supportive and interested in partnering, however, some surf lifesaving clubs have advised of minor works that would have to be completed prior to the chairs being used.  The surf lifesaving clubs have agreed to maintain, put out and bring in the beach wheelchairs.  Donna is also having discussions with Holiday Haven regarding partnering to provide fully accessible cabin and beach wheelchairs as a package. 

 

Fundability have indicated that they are looking forward to receiving our application.

 

The aim is to have a beach wheelchair for accessible use within half an hour drive of all homes across the Shoalhaven (Shoalhaven Heads Beach, Culburra Beach, Mollymook Beach and Sussex Inlet Beach).

 

It was raised that many beaches within the Shoalhaven do not have surf lifesaving clubs, however, Donna Corbyn advised she has only selected those with surf lifesaving clubs for safety reasons.

 

The Committee raised the need that the user of the chairs would also need to independently access the beach from the car.

 

Brad Davis mentioned that gaining legal compliance may be difficult and also Risk Management Advice would need to be sought from our Development Services section regarding non compliment.

 

Chest straps can be purchased separately and for health reasons users could provide their own at a cost to them of $37. 

 

Donna Corbyn asked for the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee to support the application.

 

The Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee thanked Donna Corbyn for her efforts and work on the application and provided their support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAA16.2    Clarification - Accessible parking: Car Parking Code and Australian Standard

HPERM Ref: D16/315238

RESOLVED (By consent)

That:

1.    The Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee receive this report for information, clarifying the Shoalhaven Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP 2014) and AS2890 provisions relating to car parking provisions for people with a disability.

2.    Review and revise the relevant provisions in Chapter G21 (Car parking and traffic) as part of proposed Amendment No.8 to DCP 2014. 

CARRIED

 

 

 

General Business

 

Motion - 2017 Meeting Dates and Times

RESOLVED (By consent)

That the preferred meeting dates for the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee in 2017 be as follows:

Monday 20 February 2017 – 11.00am

Monday 22 May 2017 – 11.00am

Monday 21 August 2017 -11.00am

Monday 20 November 2017 – 11.00am

CARRIED

 

 

SAA16.4    Mollymook Inclusive Park

HPERM Ref: D16/339851

This item will be deferred to the next meeting of the Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee.

 

Note: Helen Watehouse left the meeting, the time being 5.53pm.

 

Motion – Presentation – Events and Inclusive Tourism

RESOLVED (By consent)

That the presentation provided by Jackie Kay on Events and Inclusive Tourism be received for information.

CARRIED

 

Jackie Kay also handed out a brochure (attached), there are 60 tickets available for the morning cruise “Port Venture” please let Jackie Kay know asap if you wish to attend.

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 5.58pm.

 

 

Clr Nina Cheyne

CHAIRPERSON