The Bruny Island Advisory Committee (BIAC) was established by Kingborough Council to provide a communication link between the Bruny Island community and the Council. The objectives within the Committee’s Terms of Reference are:
- Provide a forum to discuss proposed Council initiatives and to assist in obtaining the views of the Bruny Island community in relation to future Council projects or programs.
- Provide advice to Council on the priority of capital works programs carried out by Council on Bruny Island.
- Assist Council in the development of policies, strategic directions and procedures that relate to Council programs that are relevant to Bruny Island.
At its meeting on 13 December, BIAC considered a proposal from its subcommittee to reform the organisation. After significant discussion, BIAC agreed to provide the proposal to Kingborough Council for its endorsement before it would proceed to the formal community consultation stage.
Kingborough Councillors will consider the matter on 14 January 2019 at a General Council Meeting.
The proposal is to make substantial changes to the existing BIAC arrangements, including democratic election of its members through a postal vote of all Bruny Island residents and landholders.
Council understands the proposal of a community board has already been the subject of significant public debate on Bruny Island and many residents have already expressed their views on the proposal.
The agenda for the January Council meeting, including the proposal will be available on the Kingborough Council’s website on 9 January 2019.