Summary of Council's 24 August Ordinary Meeting
Published: 24 Aug 2020 10:21pm
Concept designs next step in Bolton Park project
Council tonight took the next steps towards progressing the Bolton Park Masterplan and endorsed undertaking concept design for specific elements within the plan.
The masterplan was adopted by Council in June last year and the Bolton Park Sports Hub was one of the key projects identified in Council’s Advocacy Plan that was adopted at the 27 July 2020 Ordinary Meeting of Council.
In order to develop detailed business cases and accurate budgets for the project elements, there is a need to undertake the next level concept design and Quantity Surveying.
The design work will then support funding applications to gain the funding required for the project. The specific project elements identified for concept design are the proposed Sports Hub, Jim Elphick Tennis Centre, Robertson Oval, Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre and relocated croquet facility.
- RP-23 BOLTON PARK MASTERPLAN CONCEPT DESIGN
National Cabinet and Local Government
Council will write to the NSW Premier, the Federal Member for Riverina and the State Member for Wagga Wagga highlighting the necessity for Local Government representation on the newly formed National Cabinet, and seeking their assistance in requesting that First Ministers review the decision to exclude Local Government.
The motion was endorsed by all Councillors present.
- MM-1 MAYORAL MINUTE -LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXCLUSION FROM NATIONAL CABINET
Development Application - Simmons Street
Council has resolved to approve a Development Application for multi dwelling housing (2 x two storey units) to the rear of an existing dwelling, a new single garage and associated tree removal works at 51 Simmons Street in Wagga.
The application was presented to Council for determination as it is for multi-dwelling housing, includes variation to controls and objections were received.
The motion was passed on the Mayor’s casting vote.
- RP-1 DA20/0109 -MULTI DWELLING HOUSING –2 X TWO STOREY UNITS TO REAR OF EXISTING DWELLING, NEW SINGLE GARAGE AND ASSOCIATED TREE REMOVAL WORKS AT 51 SIMMONS STREET, WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650
Development Application - Lawson Street
A Development Application for alterations and additions to a warehouse and new strata subdivision at 3-7 Lawson Street, East Wagga Wagga, has been approved by Council.
The DA was before Council for determination as a Councillor is nominated on the application form as being a person authorised to act on behalf of the applicant in relation to the DA
- RP-2 DA20/0240 -ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO WAREHOUSE AND NEW STRATA SUBDIVISION AT 3-7 LAWSON ST, EAST WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650
DA decision deferred
Council has deferred a report around the enforcement of Development Application approval conditions related to the expansion of Rocky Point Quarries on Tooyal Road, Euberta.
The report is expected to be listed for the 14 September Council meeting.
- RP-3 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION -ENFORCEMENT ACTION FOR DA09/0872
Council performance targets
A summary of Council’s performance against the targets identified in the Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2019/2020 as at 30 June 2020 was endorsed by Councillors.
The report includes performance against service delivery tasks and targets.
Despite the impacts of COVID-19 experienced this year, Council still achieved 73 per cent of its performance targets.
- RP-4 2019/20 COMBINED DELIVERY PROGRAM AND OPERATIONAL PLAN -END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT
Meeting update with North Wagga Residents
General Manager Peter Thompson provided Councillors with an overview of a recent meeting with North Wagga Wagga Residents’ Association representatives.
The report outlined Council’s intention to proceed with its flood mitigation process, which is currently underway, in parallel with the approach being undertaken by the Association.
Mr Thompson said there is misinformation being circulated in the community. He said Council needs to ensure that the community is provided with accurate information upon which to make decisions and distance against false claims.
- RP-5 MEETING WITH NORTH WAGGA RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Funding for two community projects
Two community projects have been included in budget variations in the financial performance update.
- Wagga Wagga Quality Public Space Demonstration Project
Council has secured $120K grant funds from NSW Government Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) to be utilised for the Wagga Wagga Quality Public Space Demonstration Project. The project involves the delivery of public art/furniture installations, Street Play & Stay Event, Sip, Shop & Play Event and other community engagement activities. Council’s required contribution will be in the form of in-kind staff costs. Estimated completion: 30 June 2021.
- Modular Pump Track
Funding has been approved for the $40K purchase of a Mobile Modular Pump Track to be used at local events and to activate spaces such as Riverside.
The pump track will be used as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Places We Love Demonstration Project as well as during Spring Jam school holiday scheduling and ongoing recreational programming with the objectives to encourage participation and physical activity.
When not being used for events it will be located at Riverside or behind the Visitor Information Centre for public use.
It is proposed to fund the purchase from existing Spring Jam ($10K) and Parks & Recreation budgets ($20K) and DPIE grant funds ($10K). Estimated completion: 30 June 2021.
- RP-6 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 JULY 2020
Integrated Planning & Reporting submissions
A report to Council detailed the submissions received during the public exhibition of the 2020/21 Integrated Planning & Reporting suite of documents.
The following recommendations to those submissions are:
- not adjust the 2020/21 Fees and Charges for the Airport, recognising the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are already having on the Airport
- support the Collingullie Glenfield Junior Football and Netball Club by assisting the club with applications for stimulus package funding or other funding opportunities when they become available.
- RP-7 2020/21 INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING -PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED
Waste disposal subsidies for charities
Subsidised waste disposal for six charitable organisations has been endorsed by Council. The subsidy totals $3,800.
Council’s Financial Assistance Policy (POL 078) along with the Delivery Program and Operational Plan incorporate the specific program of waiving of Gregadoo Waste Management Centre fees and outlines a $10,300 budget allocation for 2020/21.
As part of this program, individuals, registered not-for-profit, non-government registered charities or community groups located in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area are able to apply for a waiver or subsidised disposal fees.
- RP-8 APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS
Funding for equity project
Council has agreed to accept a State Government grant offer of $150,600 to deliver the Enlighten for Equity – Youth Led Participatory Industrial Design and Lighting Project as part of Council’s delivery of theDVproject:2650.
The purpose of the youth project is for Council to lead a grassroots campaign with young people between the ages of 10-18 to encourage and continue a conversation on equity and respect, to normalise gender equality in public and private life and to challenge norms, attitudes and behaviours towards girls and women.
- RP-19 ENLIGHTEN FOR EQUITY -YOUTH LED PARTICIPATORY INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND LIGHTING PROJECT
Council adopts Biodiversity Strategy
Council has endorsed and adopted the Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanna (the Strategy) - a 10-year document that outlines the legislative framework associated with biodiversity conservation, internal and external policy context, key threatening processes, and threatened species within the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area (LGA).
The Strategy aims to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and identifies actions to protect and enhance biodiversity across the LGA.
It has been developed through extensive community consultation and supports the vision and objectives expressed in the Community Strategic Plan.
Th draft Strategy was amended to reflect various submissions received during the public exhibition period.
- RP-20 BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY: MALDHANGILANNA
Airport licence agreement
Council has agreed to enter into a licence agreement with the Department of Defence for an additional area of the Wagga Airport.
- RP-21 WAGGA AIRPORT LICENCE
Application to transfer Oura roads
Council will apply to NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment – Crown Lands for the transfer of Adams Street and Jarvis Street at Oura to Council as the roads authority.
A successful application would lead to Council committing to upgrading the roads to a suitable standard and accepting responsibility for future maintenance. This proposal supports future residential development in Oura and recognises demand within the community for a “village lifestyle” option.
- RP-22 PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR CONTROL OF CROWN ROADS -OURA VILLAGE
Oasis program pool heating report
Council has received and noted a petition in relation to heating of the program pool at the Oasis Centre.
- RP-24 OASIS - COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION
Mobile Food Vending permit for Tarcutta
A four-month mobile food vending permit has been issued allowing an operator to resume trading at the Tarcutta Truck Interchange from 25 August.
Council endorsed this temporary solution to trade between 6pm and 3am, and supported expressions of interest being sought for a longer term licence at this site to meet demand and provide a more permanent food option for the area.
- RP-25 MOBILE FOOD VENDING PERMIT FOR THE TARCUTTA TRUCK INTERCHANGE YARD
Update on resolutions’ status
Councillors were provided with an update on the status of all resolutions of Council including Notices of Motion.
As at 18 August 2020, there were: 110 Active resolutions; 24 resolutions including Notice of Motions have been completed from 21 July 2020 to 18 August 2020; 21 Active Notices of Motions
- RP-26 RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS REGISTERS
Approval to proceed with land sale
Council has resolved to endorse the sale of land at 205 Morgan Street and allocate required proceeds to a community purpose.
A new community facility will be developed to allow relocation of the Wagga Wagga Vintage and Veterans Motor Club Incorporated clubhouse, using proceeds of the sale as required.
- CONF-1 PROPOSED SALE OF LAND AT 205 MORGAN STREET, WAGGA WAGGA
Contract for Oasis maintenance
Council has agreed to enter into a contract with Sperling Australia Pty Ltd for the provision of plant maintenance services at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre for their schedule of rates.
- CONF-2 RFT2020-34 PLANT MAINTENANCE SERVICES -OASIS
Note: RP-9 to RP-18 ANNUAL GRANTS - ISSUED IN SEPARATE MEDIA RELEASE