Summary of Council’s 31 January 2022 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 01 Feb 2022 10:43am
Playground shade sails
Council has agreed to receive a report auditing the degree of shade protection at all Council-owned playgrounds.
Cr Georgie Davies raised the matter in a notice of motion which also calls for Council to calculate the costs of installing shade sails and planting mature trees at all Council-owned playgrounds.
It will also look into the process for introducing mandatory shade requirements for all future Council-owned and maintained playgrounds (including ones currently being built) and funding sources available for shade options.
*NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - SHADE SAILS OVER PLAYGROUNDS
Village Council meetings
Council has resolved to defer consideration of receiving a report which looks at options of holding Council meetings at the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area’s villages.
Cr Tim Koschel raised the matter in a notice of motion which suggested moving the location of a minimum of one Ordinary Meeting per calendar year from the Civic Centre in Wagga Wagga to a village, with a focus on community engagement between residents, councillors and senior staff.
Councillors deferred consideration of the motion pending a Councillor workshop.
*NOM-2 NOTICE OF MOTION - VILLAGE MEETINGS
Net zero emissions target
Wagga Wagga’s community net zero emissions (NZE) target will be the focus of a report to come back to Council later this year.
Councillors agreed to receive a report which covers, among other things, the implications of any potential changes raised by the NSW Government’s September 2021 objective of lowering emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Cr Jenny McKinnon raised the matter in a notice of motion which also seeks to investigate the establishment of a community advisory committee for the NZE target as well as the potential for Council-led community education programs.
*NOM-3 NOTICE OF MOTION - COMMUNITY NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET
Place of public worship decision deferred
Council has resolved to defer consideration of a Development Application for the construction of a place of public worship on a vacant land parcel in Lake Albert.
A decision on the application, for a development at 53 Gregadoo Road, was deferred pending a Councillor workshop.
*RP-1 DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732
Hotel accommodation in CBD
Council approved a Development Application for alterations and minor additions to an existing building at 81-83 Forsyth Street Wagga Wagga.
The application also seeks to change the building’s use to hotel accommodation (20 rooms). The application approval is subject to conditions.
*RP-2 DA21/0639 - ALTERATIONS AND MINOR ADDITIONS TO EXISTING BUILDING AND CHANGE OF USE TO A HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (20 ROOMS), 81-83 FORSYTH STREET, LOT 1 DP 936651 AND LOT 6 DP 655783
Multi Sport Cycling Complex fees
Council adopted new lighting fees for the Wagga Wagga Multi Sport Cycling Complex.
*RP-3 PROPOSED NEW FEES AND CHARGES FOR 2021/22 – WAGGA WAGGA MULTI SPORTS CYCLING COMPLEX
Budget variations approved
Various funding opportunities for Council works and projects were approved in the Financial Performance Report to 31 December 2021.
The budget variations approved include:
-Tarcutta pump track - $128,000
Tarcutta Progress Association received a grant of $88,000 from the Department of Gaming for the construction of a bike pump track in Tarcutta’s Paddy Osborne Park.
The Tarcutta Progress Association is engaging Council to project manage the construction of the bike facility. It is proposed to fund Council’s contribution ($40,000) from existing Parks & Recreation budgets.
-Animal shelter upgrades - $70,000
Funds are required at the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter for the installation of a concrete exercise area with shade sails and the installation of a boom gate. It is proposed to fund the variations from additional income received from dog and cat registrations during this financial year 2021/22.
-Equipment for Media Project Lab - $50,000
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery has been granted funds from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program – Minor Works and Equipment Round 1.
The funding will assist in the purchase of equipment including projectors, speakers and theatre curtaining to fit out a section of the main gallery, which will enhance gallery’s capacity to exhibit digital artworks, host performances and present public programs.
-Civic Theatre stage upgrade - $41,000
The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre has been granted funds from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program – Minor Works and Equipment Round 1 for a stage upgrade.
-RP-4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021
Requests for financial assistance
Council supported waiving a $280 venue hire fee for Cancer Council Wagga (Wagga Takes 2). Councillors resolved to decline a $105 fee waiver request to Stand in the Park for venue hire.
*RP-5 SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Waste centre Draft Access Fees
Council adopted the amended Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Draft Access Fees in the 2021/22 Fees and Charges.
*RP-6 GREGADOO WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE - DRAFT ACCESS FEE
Community lease and licence agreements
Council will negotiate and execute the renewal of lease and licence agreements for the following community, cultural and sporting associations:
*Australian Truck Drivers Memorial
*Collingullie Glenfield Park Football Club
*Henwood Park Soccer & Sporting Club
*Hopwood Park Tennis Club
*KU Children’s Services (Koala Preschool)
*Kyeamba Kennel & Training Club
*Lake Albert Pony Club
*Wagga Historic Engine Club
*Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society
*Wagga Wagga Meals on Wheels
*RP-7 RENEWAL OF COMMUNITY, CULTURAL AND SPORTING LEASES AND LICENCES FOR 2022
Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Council endorsed amendments made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (POL 085). The policy will now go on public exhibition.
*RP-8 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) POLICY
Committee positions to be filled
Council has deferred electing representatives to the Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee and the Transgrid HumeLink Community Consultative Group.
Councillors will discuss filling committee positions at a future induction session.
*RP-9 INLAND RAIL COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE - NOMINATION OF COUNCILLOR REPRESENTATIVE &
*RP-10 TRANSGRID HUMELINK - COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE GROUP REPRESENTATIVE NOMINATION
Council has authorised the General Manager to negotiate a commercial licence agreement for a portion of land at Dampier Street, Bomen.
*CONF-1 PROPOSED LICENCE AGREEMENT - DORSET DRIVE, BOMEN – PART LOT 22 DP1120176
Anderson Oval amenities upgrade
Council has accepted the tender offer of AJ Grant Building Pty Ltd for the upgrade of the Anderson Oval amenities building for the lump sum amount of $249,426.43 excluding GST.
*CONF-2 RFT2022-08 ANDERSON OVAL AMENITIES BUILDING UPGRADE