Council Meeting notes: 14 May

Published: 15 May 2018 4:19pm

Southern Lights Project: in-principal support

Council has given in-principle support to REROC to continue to negotiate the development of the Southern Lights Project, which aims to replace approximately 70,000 street lights with state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and smart control technologies across 40 Local Government Areas covering a large portion of southern NSW.

Changing to LED street lighting would provide a number of benefits, which includes: significant reduction in energy consumption, reduced carbon emissions, reduced maintenance costs and providing better quality lighting. Similar projects that have been carried out in recent years in regional Victoria and northern NSW have demonstrated significant benefits.

Appointment of Organisation Community and Individual Citizen Members to Council Committees Policy

Council endorsed the draft POL 117 Appointment of Organisation Community and Individual Citizen Members to Council Committees Policy, which will be placed on public exhibition from 15 May to 25 June 2018.

Commercial Waste Management – Draft Fees & Charges 2018/9

The 2018/19 fees and charges for the commercial waste service were endorsed by Council and the document will be on public exhibition for 28 days from 16 May to 12 June 2018. These fees supersede the current fees and charges placed on public exhibition following the 23 April 2018 Council meeting.

Asbestos Policy

POL 029 Asbestos Policy was adopted by Council and it was noted that there were no submissions received during the exhibition period.

Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund – Riverside Stage 2

Council has voted to accept the State Government’s grant offer of $5M to implement Riverside Stage 2 and approve the budget variation detailed in the report. The aim of the Riverside project is to activate, attract and cater for large-scale community events and outdoor activities whilst also providing a high quality recreation precinct that will cater for the community and visitors alike.

Sponsorship request of Women in Business Wagga Wagga

Council approved a $5,000 sponsorship of the second Women in Business “Hear Them Roar” event. The short film series highlights the professional accomplishments of local business women as well as promoting the benefits of working and living in regional areas.

Thrive Membership Contribution

Council approved the 2018-2020 membership contribution of $7,920 to Thrive Riverina Inc. The membership supports efforts to work collaboratively with Thrive Riverina to ensure Wagga Wagga and region attracts more visitors

Air Compressor Accessibility at Wagga Wagga Beach

Council has received and noted a report on the options available to install an air compressor at Wagga Wagga Beach for recreational uses by the community. The consideration of the installation of an air compressor will be completed within the detailed design for the Riverside project.

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