New planning legislation: Clr. Saville has given notice to Council to move the following motion: That Council writes to the Minister for Planning Rob Stokes MP and the Premier Gladys Berejiklian to express its opposition to the recent changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act which grant the Minister unprecedented powers to override planning decisions made by local councils.
5G communications: Clr. Saville has listed a motion at Council s calling for support a moratorium on the installation of 5G technology infrastructure until the previously requested information is provided, including:
SUPPORTING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE COUNCILLOR: The deployment of 5G in the absence of adequate safety testing is a violation of the Precautionary Principle. An urgency motion was unanimously passed by the Byron Shire Councillors on the 19th March 2020. Council minutes: The siting of towers emitting EMR has been an on-going concern to local residents and workers within WCC.
OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: That Council note the information provided on the Parliamentary Inquiry into 5G in Australia and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency’s (ARPANSA) submission to the inquiry.
Councillor superannuation: The Office of Local Government (OLG) has issued a Councillor Superannuation Discussion Paper and is seeking comments on the options in the paper by 8 May 2020. The paper is available at the OLG website https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/programs-and-initiatives/councillorsuperannuation-discussion-paper/.
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