Summary of Council’s 14 February 2022 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 15 Feb 2022 9:49am
Council engagement with construction industry
Council has agreed to receive a report auditing Council’s current engagement with the local building and construction industry, including suggestions for further engagement opportunities moving forward.
Cr Richard Foley called for the report in a notice of motion, which requested quarterly forums with industry members, stakeholders, Councillors and Council staff.
- NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - ENGAGEMENT WITH BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Place of public worship approved
Council resolved to approve a Development Application for the construction of a place of public worship on a vacant land parcel in Lake Albert, subject to conditions.
Following a Councillor workshop on the matter earlier in the week, Council reached a decision on the application for the development at 53 Gregadoo Road.
The proposed building has been designed with similar bulk and form to a dwelling to respect the surrounding streetscape.
- RP-1 DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732
Childcare centre knocked back
Councillors resolved to refuse a Development Application for a 79-place childcare centre in Springvale.
The proposed childcare centre at 19 Lloyd Road was to be located in the rear garden of an existing dwelling.
Council found the proposed development inconsistent with the area’s zone objectives, not in the public interest, and posing unacceptable impacts to the neighbourhood.
- RP-2 DA21/0335 - CENTRE BASED CHILD CARE CENTRE (79 PLACES) WITH NEW DRIVEWAYS TO PLANE TREE DRIVE AT 19 LLOYD ROAD, SPRINGVALE. LOT 33 DP1266781
Stronger Country Communities Fund
Councillors agreed to accept two State Government grant offers of funding through round 4 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
This follows Council’s application in June 2021 to the fund for projects listed in the Long-Term Financial Plan where there was a funding shortfall. The State Government announced that Council had been successful in securing $702,098 of grant funding for both projects.
– McPherson Oval Lighting Upgrade
This project, valued at $545,171, will allow for 200 lux lighting to meet the competition standard for local AFL matches. Council received $365,171 of State Government grant funds towards the upgrade.
– Kessler Park Amenities Replacement
This project, valued at $661,755, will see the replacement of the existing amenities building at Kessler Park with a new fit-for-purpose building that will address the lack of female friendly facilities. The amenities building will include two female friendly change rooms, referees’ room, canteen, male, female and accessible toilets, swipe card access control and CCTV. Council received $336,927 of State Government grant funds towards the upgrade.
- RP-3 STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND - ROUND 4
San Isidore Tennis Club licence agreement
Councillors supported entering into a five-year licence agreement with San Isidore Tennis Club for Council facilities currently used by the club.
- RP-4 PROPOSED LICENCE AGREEMENT TO SAN ISIDORE TENNIS CLUB INCORPORATED - PART LOT 4 DP 622579
Councillors supported the formation and election of members to Council committees. For further information visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/committees which will be updated with the new details shortly.
- RP-5 COUNCIL COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
Requests for financial assistance
Council agreed to provide $2,500 of financial assistance to Gears and Beers to help cover traffic control costs.
- RP-6 SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Budget variations approved
Various funding opportunities for Council works and projects were approved in the Financial Performance Report to 31 January 2022.
- RP-7 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 JANUARY 2022
Mardi Gras 2022
Council supported the ongoing endorsement of Wagga Wagga City Council’s participation in the Mardi Gras.
- RP-8 WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL PARTICIPATION IN MARDI GRAS 2022
Wagga Wagga Library upgrade
Council accepted the tender offer of AJ Grant Building Pty Ltd for the upgrade of the Wagga Wagga Library Levels 0 and 1 for the lump sum amount of $199,980.23 excluding GST.
- CONF-1 RFT2022-13 WAGGA WAGGA LIBRARY LEVELS 0 AND 1 UPGRADE
Oasis Energy Savings
Council agreed to decline all tenders received for the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre Energy Saving works and commence negotiations.
- CONF-2 RFT2022-09 OASIS REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE ENERGY SAVING
Council agreed to assign the airport sub-lease over Light Aircraft Precinct Hangar 11 to Kendmiddle Pty Ltd.
- CONF-3 PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF AIRPORT SUB-LEASE – LIGHT AIRCRAFT PRECINCT HANGAR 11
COVID-19 rental relief
Council agree to extend rental waivers to Council’s commercial tenants (including airport tenants) in accordance with the recommendations
- CONF-4 FURTHER COVID-19 RENTAL RELIEF FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS