Meeting Name

Environment Advisory Committee



10 November 2022

Time 5:44pm


PHIVE 2 Civic Place Parramatta and Microsoft Teams



Deputy Chair: Julia (Julz) Strykowski


Cr Phil Bradley

Melissa Brooks

Cr Kellie Darley

Crystal Fleming

Adriana Genova

Marina Gilmore

Mark Green

Cr Ange Humphries

Annie Nielsen

Murray Sayle


Karen Jones – Convenor

Luke Wolstencroft – Strategy Manager City Strategy, James Smallson - Group Manager Environment & Sustainability

Anthony Collins – Manager Environmental Sustainability



Apologies / Leave of Absence

Chair: Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis, Alexi Gilchrist, Alexandria Moore and Nicole Carnegie.




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.





The Committee received and noted the apologies for Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis, Cr Michelle Garrard, Nicole Carnegie, Alexandria Moore and Alexi Gilchrist.



Disclosure of Interests


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



Confirmation of Minutes from meeting


The minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee meeting, held on 8 September 2022, was received and noted, and confirmed as a true record of the proceeding of that meeting.



Standing agenda item: Emerging environmental and sustainability topics



The Committee note the following matters:

1.        National Recycling Week 7 to 17 November 2022

2.       REDcycle announcement on 9 November 2022 to temporarily pause its soft plastic collection program as a result if significant operating challenges. Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (Hornsby Shire Council) are still accepting soft plastics for recycling.

3.       The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties (CoP27) 6 to 18 November 2022, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt



The Committee received and noted the matters listed above and no further action required.



Presentation: Environmental Sustainability Strategy Refresh

Attachment 1: Presentation


Public survey – community and stakeholder engagement



See Attachment for outcomes from workshop sessions.



Activity #1

Leadership Opportunities discussion


Activity #2

Best Practice discussion



The Committee divided into three groups to discuss Leadership Opportunities and Best Practice.



Staff will review the EAC identified leadership opportunities and best practice themes/trends and report back by the end of 2022.


Note: Cr Ange Humphries joined the meeting at 6.58pm via audio-visual means.



General Business and Close

Next Scheduled Meeting Date: 9 February 2023




The Committee discussed the following:


·         Electric vehicle (EV) charger locations


EV charging announcements are being made by federal and state government and some private companies (MG, NRMA). EV Charging locations can be found at TfNSW Charging Map (example below) or Enerergi Charging Map.  Each pin on the map indicates location

of EV charger – green is available and orange is in use.











·         Biosecurity fauna alert


The Red-eared slider turtle and corn snake are two biosecurity species that are potentially within the City of Parramatta.


·         Mossie Education program – environmental share. Attachment 3 – Councillor Workshop Briefing Presentation.


Optional Sustainability Tour of PHIVE


Tour conducted, show casing the environmental features and design of PHIVE


Meeting Closed:  7:12pm