Report for June 2018 (short version)

Attended Council meeting 12 June, where councillors agreed to update the Local Environmental Plan (the key local document for planning matters) to give Council more control in dealing with new state government rules, of which the latest is their low rise medium density policy.

Chaired Council’s environment advisory committee meeting on 28 June. The Committee completed setup of its internal teams, which will take on projects in the areas of: education; litter and waste; and biodiversity. I also attended the first meeting of Education team held in late June, prior to Environment Committee meeting. In its main meeting a key presentation and discussion looked at Council’s carbon emissions targets.

Attended a committee meeting of the Parramatta River Catchment Group on 7 June. It has now completed its master plan for the River, covering multiple projects. The plan will be launched in October as part of Riverfest (9 day festival across multiple locations and councils), and coinciding with the International River Symposium in Darling Harbour.

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