New home for car club: Summary of 15 June Ordinary Meeting
Published: 15 Jun 2021 7:37pm
New home for car club and other community groups
Council has tonight endorsed the start of the design and construction process for a new community purpose-built facility to re-locate the Wagga Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club (WVVMC), University of the Third Age (U3A) and other community groups.
The new site is the former Wagga Women’s Bowling Club at 26 Shaw Street adjacent to the Duke of Kent oval.
In December 2020 Council sold the WVVMC building site at 205 Morgan Street at public auction with a commitment to the tenants to find alternative accommodation.
Council has since investigated appropriate alternative locations for the community groups utilising the facility.
A report to Council recommended the construction of a new facility is the preferred option based on four key factors: location, cost, timing and quality.
The report has also identified benefits and opportunities to be gained from building a larger facility that includes additional community groups, consolidation of facilities in the city and maximising the use of the new facility.
CONF-5 RELOCATION OF WAGGA WAGGA VETERANS & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB
Men’s health forum funding
Council has resolved to withdraw COVID-19 Fast Track Event Sponsorship funding of $2,274 to Men Talking With Men for a Men’s Health Toolbox Forum.
Council staff recently confirmed that Centacare Southwest NSW was not the auspice of this event, which was a condition of the funding.
The funding amount will, however, be held in reserve for two weeks to give the organisation time to prepare a new application for consideration by Council.
MOU-1 COVID-19 FAST TRACK EVENT SPONSORSHIP FUNDING - MEN TALKING WITH MEN FOR A MEN’S HEALTH TOOLBOX FORUM
Lost Lanes funding accepted
Council has accepted State Government funding of $170,318 towards the Lost Lanes event later this month.
The fund supports the social and economic recovery of NSW regions by helping organisations to attract new events and supports existing regional events to grow bigger and better.
MM-1 REGIONAL EVENTS ACCERLATION FUND – FUNDING DEED LOST LANES
Mower option for Collingullie
A report will come back to Council outlining opportunities to provide Collingullie Glenfield Park Australian Football and Netball Club with a mower to assist in the upkeep of sportsgrounds at Collingullie. The request was made in a Notice of Motion put forward by Cr Paul Funnell.
NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF MOWER TO COLLINGULLIE GLENFIELD PARK AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL AND NETBALL CLUB
Mayor’s conference reports
Cr Greg Conkey provided an update to Council after attending the Inland Rail Conference in May.
He said the conference was told freight demand in Australia was expected to increase by 60 percent over the next 40 years with Inland Rail to be a key in handling that extra freight. Inland Rail will provide 21,500 jobs during its construction phase with the $15 billion project expected to be completed by 2027.
He said locally, two level crossings – at Fernleigh Road and Docker Street – will need to be considered for underpass or overpass crossings as trains will be double stacked, longer and operating more regularly in the future.
Cr Conkey also attended the Murray Darling Association’s Annual Conference in Wentworth in May and provided a report to Council.
CR-1 2021 INLAND RAIL CONFERENCE and CR-2 2021 MURRAY DARLING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Flooding software upgrade
Funding of $89,500 has been approved towards ensuring Council’s flood modelling software, WaterRIDE, is upgraded and staff are trained its use.
WaterRIDE is a critical planning tool, in relation to floodwater effects, for:
* land use and strategic planning
* preparation of “flood information advice” document supporting development applications
* infrastructure engineering components
It can also play an important role during flood events to provide information critical to flood event management and decision making.
RP-1 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION - FLOOD MODELLING SOFTWARE
Proposed new fees and charges for access to information through the WaterRIDE flood modelling software will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days from 16 June 2021.
The proposed fees will contribute to cost recovery of the system and the resources required in the provision of information.
RP-2 PROPOSED FEES AND CHARGES 2021/22 - WATERRIDE FLOOD INFORMATION ADVICE
Report on Burrinjuck Dam’s future
Councillors received a report to consider responses from Federal and State Members of Parliament after inquiries were made into the replacement of Burrinjuck Dam and upgrading downstream infrastructure.
Council received four responses from Government representatives and agencies after resolving in September last year to follow this initiative around the dam’s future.
RP-3 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION - BURRINJUCK DAM
Report into city’s night time economy
Councillors received a report reviewing the Liquor Amendment (24-hour Economy) Bill 2020 and identifying how it may help or hinder the delivery of Council’s strategic plans.
The Bill governs entertainment and other night time economy venues in NSW and took effect on 1 December last year.
The report stated most of the changes specifically pertained to Sydney challenges and, according to several local publicans, will have little to no impact in Wagga Wagga.
RP-4 NIGHT TIME ECONOMY - LIQUOR LAWS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Support for Lake Run and Ride event
Councillors have supported a Memorandum of Understanding with Wagga Lake Run and Ride Incorporated to provide ongoing support of the event for a period of five years, starting in 2021/22.
It will also allocate $2,000 annual funding to the event for the duration of the MOU.
The Wagga Lake Run and Ride is one of the city’s largest annual participation events and one of the largest free fun run and family cycle events in Australia. The event started in 1972 and promotes a healthy active lifestyle for families.
The event attracts more than 1,500 registered participants each year and many thousands of spectators along the course. More than 30 volunteers assist on the day and local businesses donate their services for the event.
RP-5 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING - WAGGA LAKE RUN AND RIDE
Transport issues outlined in plan
Councillors considered a report which outlines key issues and concerns that Council has identified for further consideration and inclusion in the Draft Wagga Wagga Transport Plan.
The plan provides a long term vision and strategy for Wagga Wagga’s transport network, infrastructure and services. A formal submission will be prepared.
The Draft Wagga Wagga Transport Plan was recently released by TNSW for public exhibition. It is the first Future Transport Plan for regional NSW. It provides a shared vision for how Wagga’s transport network, infrastructure and services will be managed and developed over the next 20 years.
RP-6 TRANSPORT NSW PLAN
Community leases for renewal
Council will negotiate lease renewals with the following groups which occupy Council land and buildings: Wagga Wagga Polocrosse Club Incorporated, Riding for the Disabled Associated (NSW) Incorporated, Shaw Street Children’s Centre Inc. and Uranquinty Neighbourhood Centre Management Committee
RP-7 RENEWAL OF COMMUNITY, CULTURAL AND SPORTING LEASE AND LICENCES
Council has agreed to proceed with the proposed acquisition of a right of carriageway easement to support the redevelopment of the Museum of the Riverina on Lord Baden Powell Drive.
CONF-1 RIGHT OF CARRIAGEWAY EASEMENT AQUISITION -LOT 22 DP 835331, LORD BADEN POWELL DRIVE, TURVEY PARK
Land acquisitions for ATP
Council has approved negotiations to start for the proposed acquisition of a portion of land within Lot 17 in DP 658109 at 319 Bakers Lane, Gumly Gumly for the purpose of the Active Travel Plan (ATP).
It also approved to proceed with the acquisition of part of Strata Plan 44777 being Proposed Lot 3 in Plan of Subdivision at 113-115 Tarcutta Street, for the purposes of the ATP.
CONF-2 PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN WITHIN LOT 17 IN DP 658109 AT 319 BAKERS LANE, GUMLY GUMLY
& CONF-3 PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR STAGE 2 LEVEE & ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN FROM STRATA PLAN 44777 AT 113-115 TARCUTTA STREET, WAGGA WAGGA
Contract for ATP civil works
Council has accepted the offer of Excell Gray Bruni Pty Ltd for the construction of footbridges and civil works for underpasses for the amount of $1,078,265 excluding GST. The works will be carried out as part of the ATP.
CONF-4 RFT2021-17 CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES AND UNDERPASSES
Civic Centre air-conditioning upgrade
Council has accepted the tender of Pro Air Systems Pty Ltd for the provision of heat injection to the condenser water loop in the Civic Centre air-conditioning system for the amount of $313,327.70 excluding GST.
CONF-6 RFT2021-21 CIVIC CENTRE AIR-CONDITIONING UPGRADE
Intersection upgrades for ATP
Council has accepted the tender offer of Excell Gray Bruni Pty Ltd for the design and construction of intersection upgrades for Stage 1 of the Active Travel Plan (ATP) for the lump sum amount of $368,338.50 excluding GST.
The work includes the upgrade of intersections, mainly augmentations or replacement of existing traffic islands, to provide sufficient refuge facility to accommodate the provision of a shared path as part of the ATP Central Wagga Wagga Link.
CONF-7 RFT2021-19 ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN STAGE 1 – INTERSECTION UPGRADES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT