April 8 Ordinary Council Meeting notes
Published: 08 Apr 2019 8:26pm
Share your thoughts on Riverside Stage 2 concept designs
The transformation of the Murrumbidgee River waterfront at Wagga Beach has taken another step forward, with the development of concepts for Stage 2 of the Riverside project.
The $6.7M works for Stage 2 will see the entire precinct from the beach carpark through to St Michael’s Oval rejuvenated, building on the success of the Stage 1 works completed in 2014-15.
The key items identified for Riverside Stage 2 are:
- Car parking upgrade: Trees for shade, CCTV and lighting
- Container food and beverage outlets: modified containers to provide flexible food and beverage opportunities that are removable during flood
- Event spaces: Large, medium and small spaces to cater for a wide range of events, which can be used individually or combined for major events
- Playground and water play: A large ‘destination’ playground with water play elements that will be designed to ensure minimum impact during flood
The community will be invited to provide feedback on the design concepts for Stage 2 from 10 April to 1 June through a mix of engagement opportunities to be announced.
- RP-4 RIVERSIDE STAGE 2 - CONCEPT PLAN
Council takes a ‘smart’ approach to exploring technology and innovation
Wagga Wagga City Council will take a unique approach to exploring Smart City infrastructure by bringing together industry leaders and local government representatives at a key event in Sydney.
Being a Smart City is using technology and knowledge to improve the liveability of a community and solve problems.
Unlike other Smart City events, Council’s will be pitch-based and focus on proven solutions from technology providers
See separate media release.
- CONF-4 POTENTIAL COUNCIL EVENT
Contributions plan adopted to meet needs of growing city
Council tonight adopted its plan for key community infrastructure projects as the city grows.
The Wagga Wagga Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019-34 lays out how contributions from the developers of land will be used over the next 15 years.
The $164M plan includes infrastructure and works such as road corridor and bridge works, footpaths, cycleways, streetscapes, new and upgraded sports fields, parks and athletics facilities - all of which are critical in supporting a growing community.
- RP-5 WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTIONS PLAN 2019-34
Neighbourhood Watch to join Crime Prevention Working Group
Council has adjusted the terms of reference for the Wagga Wagga City Council Crime Prevention Working Group.
Voting members of the group will now include: representatives from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Housing and Family and Community Services, Department of Justice, the Aboriginal legal/justice service sector area, NSW Police Wagga Wagga Local Area Command, Council, the Member for Wagga Wagga, community representatives (one of which is under the age of 25) and a representative from Neighbourhood Watch.
It’s hoped that over time the group will have a positive effect on community and business confidence. The group is also an opportunity for Council to increase partnerships and support, and strengthen the link between Council and community safety and crime prevention organisations.
- NOR-1 NOTICE OF RESCISSION - WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL CRIME PREVENTION WORKING GROUP
Council thanks REROC for its support
Council has discontinued its membership of the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC).
In thanking REROC for its continued support over the years, Council also provided in principle support to becoming a full member of the Riverina Joint Organisation, which was established last year.
Council is also currently an associate member of the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation. Wagga Wagga is ideally located and is only a two and a half hours drive from Canberra and Council’s associate membership of the group has provided the city with access to valuable discussions, initiatives and meetings with Ministers.
- RP-6 REROC MEMBERSHIP