Summary of Council's 26 April 2021 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 27 Apr 2021 10:50am
Council to clarify parking matters in Tarcutta
Council will write to State Government Ministers seeking clarification of traffic parking matters on Sydney Street Tarcutta.
Council received a petition on 15 February 2021 from 26 signatories residing in Tarcutta requesting “No stopping between 10pm and 6am” signs along Sydney Street (the old Hume Highway).
Council will receive a report back as soon as possible after receiving correspondence from the State Government.
Council also agreed to receive an update on the handover requirements of Sydney Street and associated Transport for NSW obligations and documents.
- RP-5 PETITION BY TARCUTTA RESIDENTS TO INSTALL 'NO STOPPING' SIGNS ON SYDNEY STREET
Focus on villages’ parks and recreation facilities
Council has agreed to receive a report for an upgrade and an increased maintenance schedule for Patty Osbourne Park in Tarcutta. The aim is to help boost tourism and increase community engagement within the village, according to Cr Tim Koschel who put a Notice of Motion to Council tonight.
The report is to include, but is not limited to: a BBQ upgrade and maintenance schedule; upgrade of the information hut for community events; and addition of outdoor exercise equipment.
Council also agreed to receive a report on the condition and priorities for village and rural parks and recreation facilities in the Local Government Area.
- NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - UPGRADE AND MAINTENANCE OF PATTY OSBOURNE PARK TARCUTTA
Childcare centre DA approved
Council has resolved to approve a Development Application for change of use to centre based childcare facility (60 places) including associated alterations and additions, signage, landscaping and boundary fencing at 133 Peter Street in Wagga Wagga. Approval is subject to conditions outlined in Section 4.15 Assessment Report.
The application was referred to Council under Section 1.11 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP) as it included a variation to a control and a submission had been received.
RP-1 DA20/0774 - CHANGE OF USE TO CENTRE BASED CHILDCARE FACILITY (60 PLACES) INCLUDING ASSOCIATED ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS, SIGNAGE, LANDSCAPING AND BOUNDARY FENCING AT 133 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA
Gobbagombalin planning proposal adopted
A planning proposal to amend land zoning, minimum lot size and urban release area provisions for land located on Old Narrandera Road and River Road, Gobbagombalin, has been adopted by Council.
Council received a Gateway Determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 21 October 2020 to proceed with the planning proposal subject to public exhibition. The proposal and associated Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan were placed on exhibition from 6 February to 20 March 2021.
- RP-2 PLANNING PROPOSAL (LEP20/0002) TO AMEND WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010 LAND ZONING, MINIMUM LOT SIZE AND URBAN RELEASE AREA PROVISIONS FOR LAND LOCATED ON OLD NARRANDERA ROAD AND RIVER ROAD, GOBBAGOMBALIN
Heritage review part of CBD plan
Council has agreed to take no further action on a revised draft DCP amendment to the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 and hold any further amendments to the DCP in relation to heritage provisions, pending completion of a review as part of the CBD Master Plan.
- RP-3 ADOPTION OF DRAFT WAGGA WAGGA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN - SECTION 3 HERITAGE CONSERVATION
Sanitary products rebate scheme for trial
Council tonight endorsed a 12-month trial of rebates for nappy and menstrual reusable products. It also supported an educational and information program to run alongside the trial.
Council had previously recognised the impacts of disposable nappies and menstrual products on the environment and the city’s landfill.
A report to Council tonight said there is a growing movement to change from disposable nappies to reusable modern cloth nappies.
Council staff estimate that a rebate program may cost Council in the vicinity of $15,000 annually, based on 150 households at $100. Council is also proposing an educational and workshop program to be rolled out with an estimated cost of $15,000, bringing the total cost up to $30,000.
A number of Councils around Australia have active rebate schemes in place.
- RP-4 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION - NAPPY AND MENSTRUAL PRODUCT REBATE
Requests for financial assistance
Council has agreed to two fee waiver requests:
March4Justice - $440.00 for the hire of Wollundry Lagoon Precinct and Amphitheatre.
Task Force 72 - $302.00: for the hire of the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre for a scale model ship event.
- RP-6 SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Tender for power purchase
Council has agreed to commit to participating in a tender process being undertaken by Local Government Procurement for the provision of electricity under a Power Purchase Agreement arrangement.
- CONF-1 POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (PPA)