Summary of Council's 10 August 2020 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 10 Aug 2020 8:11pm
Controls in place for future development
Council has tonight resolved to endorse amendments to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) and also the Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP) relevant to the precinct along Morgan, Murray and Forsyth streets.
Councillors considered feedback received around the draft amendment to the DCP which was placed on public exhibition for three months for public consultation and submissions.
The adoption and gazettal of the deferred draft ‘height of building’ and ‘floor space ratio’ controls to the LEP was also endorsed.
At the 16 December 2019 Ordinary Meeting, Council adopted changes to the LEP that reclassified land located at 205 Morgan Street from ‘community’ to ‘operational’ and rezoned land from RE1 Public Recreation and R1 General Residential to B4 Mixed Use.
The consideration of ‘floor space ratio’ and ‘height of building’ amendments were deferred to be considered alongside an amendment to the DCP.
The aim of the DCP amendments is to provide greater surety for the community, Council and the developer on future development of the site.
The draft DCP received 224 submissions and the proposed LEP amendments received 86 submissions.
- RP-1 LEP19/0002 - MORGAN, MURRAY AND FORSYTH STREETS - AMENDMENT TO WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010 AND WAGGA WAGGA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN 2010
Gobbagombalin planning proposal
Council has supported a planning proposal (LEP20/0002) to rezone land, remove minimum lot size provisions and introduce an urban release area for land on River Road and Old Narrandera Road, Gobbagombalin.
The proposal will now be submitted for a Gateway Determination from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
A report to Council stated the purpose of the planning proposal is to provide an additional urban release area within the city to accommodate growth.
The area is a direct extension of the existing northern growth area of Estella, Boorooma and Gobbagombalin. The site is currently zoned and used for agricultural purposes.
The proposal area is approximately 60 hectares and would create an opportunity for up to 750 additional residential lots supported by recreation and commercial opportunities.
- RP-2 LEP20/0002 - RIVER ROAD / OLD NARRANDERA ROAD - AMENDMENT TO LAND ZONING, MINIMUM LOT SIZE AND URBAN RELEASE AREA OF THE WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010
Lake Albert planning proposal
Council has supported a planning proposal (LEP19/0010) to amend the minimum lot size provisions of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 for land bound by Silverwood, Birch, Mitchell and Brunskill roads in Lake Albert.
Council also endorsed a recommendation to request a Gateway Determination from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The proposal seeks to reduce the minimum lot size provisions for lots from 2ha to a combination of lot sizes including 0.15ha, 0.2ha, 0.3ha and 0.4ha.
A report to Council stated the aim of the proposal is to increase residential density in an existing large lot residential area whilst respecting the existing character and adjoining land uses. The proposed amendment allows for an additional 150 residential allotments.
- RP-3 LEP19/0010 - SILVERWOOD, BIRCH, MITCHELL AND BRUNSKILL ROADS, LAKE ALBERT - AMENDMENT TO MINUMUM LOT SIZE PROVISIONS OF THE WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010
A recommendation not to waive Section 7.12 infrastructure contributions for a development at a property along Oura Road has been supported by Council.
The Section 7.12 infrastructure contribution is $4,250.
- RP-4 DA18/0388.01 - REQUEST TO WAIVE SECTION 7.12 INFRASTRUCUTRE CONTRIBUTIONS - 1103 OURA ROAD EUANOREENYA NSW 2650
Pomingalarna land acquisition
Council will proceed with the compulsory acquisition of land known as “Bagley Drive” for the purpose of a public road in the development of the Multi-sport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna.
The road will establish legal access to the eastern side of Pomingalarna Reserve and the site of the proposed facility.
The land comprises a Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR) jointly in the ownership of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Crown Lands) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
- RP-5 PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF BAGLEY DRIVE LAND
Sportsground lighting fees
Various fees and charges for new sportsground lighting were endorsed by Council tonight.
The changes for 2020/21 follow the installation of new lighting systems that have recently been completed.
The lighting fees comprise a maintenance component and an electricity usage component, which will be reviewed annually.
- RP-6 PROPOSED NEW FEES AND CHARGES FOR 2020/21
Fee amendment proposed
A proposed amendment to the cattle buyer delivery fee at the Livestock Marketing Centre will be placed on public exhibition with submissions invited until 9 September 2020.
- RP-7 LIVESTOCK MARKETING CENTRE 2020/21 FEE AMENDMENT
Popularly elected Mayor
Council has received a report which outlines the options, processes and costs associated with a move to a popularly elected mayor.
A constitutional referendum would be required to determine if electors want a popularly elected mayor. The most efficient timing to conduct such a referendum is in conjunction with the local government elections, according to the report.
The cost of a referendum is approximately $47K.
If a referendum was held and favoured a popularly elected mayor, then the position of Mayor would be elected by the public starting from the 2024 local government elections.
The Mayor in Wagga Wagga is currently elected every two years by Councillors. A popularly elected mayor holds the office for four years.
Council was told the cost would be approximately $47K every four years (i.e. similar to the cost of a referendum) to hold a mayoral election.
This is because mayoral elections require the management of a separate set of nominations and a separate set of ballot papers and separate counts at each polling place and returning office, and then a separate distribution of preferences process.
The report was in response to a Notice of Motion from the 13 July Ordinary Meeting.
- RP-8 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION - POPULARLY ELECTED MAYOR
Council has endorsed amendments to the Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy (POL 113).
- RP-9 COUNCILLOR INDUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Council has agreed to acquire two parcels of land:
- an easement for drainage along Plumpton Road
- land within Wagga Airport precinct for future use
- CONF-1 PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF EASEMENT FOR DRAINAGE WITHIN LOT 1 DP 748916 AT PLUMPTON ROAD, LAKE ALBERT
- CONF-2 PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF AIRPORT ANCILLARY LAND
CBD property purchase
Council has noted the offer to purchase a property at 15-17 Trail Street in Wagga Wagga has been withdrawn by the vendor at Council’s request. The budget variation was approved.
- CONF-3 PROPOSED ACQUISTION OF LAND