20-year vision for LGA: Planning statement approved
Published: 08 Feb 2021 9:51pm
The Wagga Wagga Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), which will strengthen and guide future planning and provide an integrated approach to growth and development in the Local Government Area, was adopted by Council tonight.
Minor adjustments were made to the draft LSPS which was placed on public exhibition for community feedback during a six-week period late last year. A total of 74 submissions were received.
Council carried out community engagement in the LGA’s villages, held community and stakeholder information sessions, conducted an online youth survey and liaised with the business community to collect feedback.
The LSPS is a State Government requirement under legislative changes introduced in March 2018. As part of these changes, all NSW councils are required to prepare a LSPS setting out the 20-year vision for land use planning.
- RP-2 DRAFT WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL STRATEGIC PLANNING STATEMENT FOR ADOPTION
Signage application fee waived
Council has endorsed waiving a Development Application fee to enable a North Wagga Wagga community group to retain signage in the area.
The $285 fee waiver was put to Council tonight in a Mayoral Minute. The Mayor Cr Greg Conkey has the ability to exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the council between meetings of the Council.
This function was exercised on 21 December 2020 and being the authorisation of a Development Application to enable signage in North Wagga Wagga to be retained. The protest signs were erected by the community group in response to an important local issue, and the fee was accordingly waived to ensure there was a voice for that community group, Cr Conkey said.
- MM-1 MAYORAL MINUTE - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Report to focus on airport operation
Council has agreed to receive a report outlining the consequences and /or benefits of handing operation of the Wagga Wagga Airport back to the Federal Government at the end of Council’s lease in 2025.
In a notice of motion put to Council, Cr Paul Funnell said the request for the report is on the basis of insufficient grant funding to upgrade an asset that is owned by the Federal Government.
The report will also look at maintaining the current arrangement at the airport, and having land leased by Council being gifted to Council.
- NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - AIRPORT OPERATIONS AND LEASE
Malaya Drive speed hump petition
A recommendation not to install speed humps along Malaya Drive in Wagga Wagga was supported by Council.
However, residents in the area will have the opportunity to meet with senior Council staff and NSW Police to discuss other options around their concerns of speeding drivers in the area.
Council received a petition in early December last year from 40 residents in Malaya Drive, and surrounds in Tolland.
The petition called for speed reduction measures along the entire length of Malaya Drive.
- RP-1 PETITION BY RESIDENTS OF MALAYA DRIVE AND BAVARIA STREET TOLLAND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SPEED HUMPS ALONG MALAYA DRIVE
Change to Vincent Road land zoning
Council has adopted a planning proposal to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 for changes to land re-zoning and minimum lot sizes at 49 Vincent Road, Lake Albert.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued a Gateway Determination for the planning proposal subject to public exhibition. During the exhibition period, five submissions were received.
Proposed changes for 47 Vincent Road were withdrawn.
- RP-3 PLANNING PROPOSAL (LEP20/0003) TO REZONE LAND AND REMOVE THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE PROVISIONS FOR 47 AND 49 VINCENT ROAD, LAKE ALBERT
Sponsorship for sporting event
Council has agreed to support a major sporting event in Wagga Wagga later this month through the COVID-19 Fast Track Event Sponsorship Program
Murrumbidgee Turf Club has been successful in its application for $11,000 in funding towards the Southern District Racing Association’s Country Championships event on 20 February.
- RP-4 COVID-19 FAST TRACK EVENT SPONSORSHIP