Meeting Name

Environment Advisory Committee



8 September 2022

Time 5:56pm


126 Church Street, Parramatta and Microsoft Teams



Chair Cr Donna Davis

Deputy Chair Julia (Julz) Strykowski

Adriana Genova

Alexandria Moore

Alexi Gilchrist

Annie Nielsen

Crystal Fleming

Cr Kellie Darley

Marina Gilmore

Mark Green

Melissa Brooks

Murray Sayle

Cr Phil Bradley


Nicole Carnegie – Group Manager City Strategy

Luke Wolstencroft – Strategy Manager, City Strategy

Karen Jones – Convenor/Project Team Lead, City Strategy

Anthony Collins – Manager Environmental Sustainability, City Assets & Operations



Apologies / Leave of Absence

Cr Michelle Garrard

Alexandria Moore



Marvi Gordon


HPRM Reference







Acknowledgement of Country


The City of Parramatta Council acknowledges the Burramattagal Clan of The Dharug, the traditional owners of land of Parramatta and pays its respects to the elders past, present and emerging.




All attendees provided a brief introduction of themselves.




Moved by Cr Darley and seconded by Alexi Gilchrist was put and declared CARRIED.


Disclosure of Interests


There were no disclosure of interest for this Advisory Committee meeting.


Deputy Chair Election


Lord Mayor, Councillor Davis nominated Julz Strykowski for the position of Deputy Chairperson.


When put to vote, the nomination of Julz Strykowski to the position of Deputy Chairperson was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Note: Lord Mayor, Councillor Davis retired from the meeting at 6:06pm.


Deputy Chair Julz Strykowski assumed the role as Chair.



Environmental strategic direction overview


Council Officers provided an overview to the environmental strategic direction of Council as circulated in the presentation prior to the meeting.


In relation to future agendas, it was raised and suggested to have a standing item on the agenda titled “Emerging Trends” to allow committee members to contribute relevant environmental and sustainability best practice, government policy or scientific research to advise Council’s strategic direction.



This suggestion was taken on notice and will be considered prior to the next meeting on 10 November 2022.



1.     Melissa Brooks joined the meeting via audio-visual means at 6:03pm.

2.     Lord Mayor Davis retuned to the meeting at 6:43pm and resumed as Chair.



Updated Community Member Information and Contact List



Committee member profile to be updated and circulated to the advisory committee.



Committee members to contact Committee Convenor to finalise information.



General Business


The Committee raised concerns about plastic pollution in the creek and the impact this will have on members of the community swimming in the river.


The Committee raised concerns about waste management raised for apartments within Wentworth Point.


The Committee raised concerns climate resilience raised as an item to be included in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Refresh.



·         Council Officers will assist and educate the Committee members on how to raise service requests to report incidents within the Local Government Area (LGA).


·         Council Officers will assist the Committee members with waste education information to be included in Wentworth Point community newsletter.


·         Council Officers noted climate resilience and committed it will be included in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Refresh discussion on 10 November meeting.



Next Meeting Thursday 10 November


Meeting Closed: 7:07pm