Summary of Council’s 7 March 2022 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 08 Mar 2022 11:06am
Place of public worship
Council resolved to approve a Development Application (DA) for the construction of a place of public worship on a vacant land parcel at 53 Gregadoo Road, Lake Albert, subject to conditions.
The resolution came after Councillors agreed to rescind the original resolution approving the DA at the 14 February 2022 Ordinary Council meeting, following Cr Rod Kendall’s declaration of a conflict of interest.
NOR-1 NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION - DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732
RP-1 DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732
Fast-tracking events sponsorship
Council agreed to support four applications for the second round of the 2021/22 COVID-19 Fast Track Event Sponsorship Program.
Council will provide financial assistance for the following events:
The Riverina Conservatorium of Music Live at Lunch Concert Series – $4,500
The Live at Lunch Concert Series is an initiative by the Riverina Conservatorium of Music (RCM) to host 11 free live music performances each week between April and June 2022.
Live at Lunch will exclusively feature local musicians from Wagga Wagga and the Riverina.
The 2022 Live at Lunch series is proposed to deliver an expanded offering with an additional three performances at non-central business district venues, being North Wagga, Lake Albert and Uranquinty.
The Pinnock Watts Family Trust Fitz Fest 2022 – $14,500
Fitz Fest 2022 is a 12-hour music festival featuring a diverse range of original and local music that also focuses on activating Fitzmaurice Street as a day and night event space.
The inaugural event in 2021 created a platform for 70 local musicians to showcase their original work to event patrons in local businesses, generating social and economic benefits for the community.
Wollundry Rotary’s Gears and Beers Festival – $15,000
The Gears and Beers Festival is a local cycling and craft beer festival in its 7th year. The festival has grown to over 5,000 attendees, with 66 per cent of attendees coming from outside the Wagga local Government Area. The festival has an estimated total economic impact of $1.8 million and generates an additional five jobs in the local economy over a 12-month period.
The 2021 event was postponed to March 2022, with organisers proposing to hold the 2022 event on 1-2 October.
Twin Cities Fancy Pigeon Club’s Australian National Pigeon Show – $2,418
The Twin Cities Fancy Pigeon Club has a membership of 50 members located throughout the Riverina and North Eastern Victoria, and have been successful in their bid to host the Australian National Pigeon show in Wagga Wagga in 2022.
RP-2 COVID-19 FAST TRACK EVENTS SPONSORSHIP
New Year's Eve 2022
Council agreed to provide $56,275 (excluding GST) in sponsorship to Colab Creative to support the delivery of the 31 December 2022 New Year’s Eve event, Light the Lake.
Colab Creative successfully delivered the 2021 New Year’s Eve event at Lake Albert, with an estimated crowd of 6,000 people in attendance.
To support the programming around the lake, Council also resolve to allow mobile food vans to operate at Lake Albert for the duration of the 31 December 2022 New Year’s Eve event.
RP-3 NEW YEAR'S EVE 2022
North Wagga Primary School crossing
Council agreed to receive a report assessing the safety of the North Wagga Primary School crossing on William Street, and consult with the North Wagga Public School Principal and P&C regarding the potential to upgrade the crossing to a pedestrian (zebra) crossing.
Council also agreed to refer the crossing upgrade request to the Local Traffic Committee for advice and create a policy for the installation of pedestrian crossings.
RP-4 NORTH WAGGA PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSSING
Decision deferred on developer infrastructure contributions
Council agreed to defer a decision on developer infrastructure contributions pending further information and a site visit.
RP-5 DRAFT CONTRIBUTION PLANS - ESTELLA, BOOROOMA, GOBBAGOMBALIN, RIVER ROAD
Draft Developer Infrastructure Agreements Policy
Council agreed to endorse the draft Developer Infrastructure Agreements Policy. The policy will be placed on public exhibition, and public submissions invited for a period of 42 days from 11 March 2022 to 22 April 2022.
RP-6 DRAFT DEVELOPER INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENTS POLICY
Council continues support of Wagga Business Chamber
Council agreed to enter into a six-month interim arrangement with the Wagga Business Chamber pending finalisation of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Council will extend the most recent MOU including funding of $32,500 including GST for the period January 2022 to June 2022.
Councillors will receive a report in May 2022 setting out the terms of a new three-year MOU between Council and the Business Chamber, which is anticipated to commence in July 2022.
RP-7 FUNDING SUPPORT WAGGA BUSINESS CHAMBER
Green waste processing
Council accepted the tender offer of Smallmon Brothers Pty Ltd for the provision of green waste processing services for a period of two years, with a one year option if services are satisfactorily performed during the initial contract period.
CONF-1 RFT2022-05 GREEN WASTE PROCESSING
Active Travel Plan Cycle Way for Gardiner Street
Council accepted the tender offer of CRS (NSW) Pty Ltd for the construction of an ATP Cycle Way in Gardiner Street, North Wagga, for the lump sum amount of $306,142 excluding GST.
CONF-2 RFT2022-16 ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN (ATP): CYCLE WAY CONSTRUCTION GARDINER STREET