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Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee

Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee

The Belongil Catchment Committee is an advisory Committee of the Council and does not have executive power or authority to implement actions.

The role of the Committee is, independently of management, to report to Council or Strategic Planning Committee and provide appropriate advice and recommendations on matters relevant to this Constitution.



The purpose of the Belongil Catchment Advisory Committee is to advise Council on:  

a)    priorities and integration of various Plans and Strategies impacting on the Belongil Catchment, including -  

(i)      Plans and Strategies for managing the Byron STP  

(ii)      Belongil Creek Flood Risk Management Plan  

(iii)     Belongil Creek Flood Risk Management Study and Plan Summary  

(iv)    Cumbebin Swamp Plan of Management  

(v)     Byron Bay Stormwater Management Plan  

(vi)    Belongil Estuary Management Plan  

(vii)    Preferred Byron Drainage Strategy  

(viii)   any "fate of effluent" reports;  

b)    any agreements between Council and landowners in the catchment and/or the Belongil Swamp Drainage Union;  

c)         other catchment issues within the Belongil Catchment.


Membership is to include:

  • 3 councillors
  • up to 6 community representatives
  • General Manager (or delegate)

Note:  Staff members participating on the committee do not have voting entitlements.