Summary of Council’s 5 Sep 2022 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 06 Sep 2022 10:39am
Report sought on Council’s strategic planning initiatives
Council resolved to receive a report outlining all planning initiatives that Council has agreed to undertake with timeframes to complete each of the planning initiatives, as well as details on their delivery in terms of resourcing and finances.
These plans will include (but not be limited to) the preparation of new documents (such as strategies identified in the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)) as well as existing policy documents that are required to be reviewed and updated (such as the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP)).
- NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION - STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVES
Wagga Wagga Local Government Area bush fire prone land map updated
Council has deferred consideration of the amendment to Wagga Wagga Local Government Area Bush Fire prone land map pending further information.
The revised Draft Bush Fire Prone Land Map was prepared by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) in consultation with Council. The map identifies areas with elevated bushfire risk within the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area, in accordance with the latest mapping guidelines and will update the current map which was implemented in 2016.
Council is required to have a current bush fire prone land map under amendments to
the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
- RP-1 AMENDMENT TO WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA BUSHFIRE PRONE LAND MAP
Update on engagement and collaboration with LAHC
Council has received and noted an update on the continued engagement and collaboration with NSW Land and Housing Corporation as part of the State Government’s progress in addressing social housing needs.
- RP-2 NSW LAND AND HOUSING CORPORATION UPDATE
Application from Carevan for waste disposal subsidy successful
Council endorsed the annual 2022/23 waste disposal subsidy for the total amount of $1,000.00 for Carevan Wagga Incorporated, in line with Council’s Financial Assistance Policy (POL 093).
- RP-4 APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS
Draft Community Engagement Strategy goes on public exhibition
Council’s draft Community Engagement Strategy 2022 will be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 6 September 2022 to 3 October 2022 with public submissions invited until 3 October 2022.
Following the public exhibition period Council will receive a further report following the public exhibition and submission period addressing any submission made in respect of the draft strategy.
Councillors also received and noted the provided update in relation to village consultations.
- RP-5 DRAFT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY 2022
Council’s Operational Performance Report received by Councillors
Council received and noted the Operational Performance Report for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. In accordance with the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) framework, Council is required to report its progress against the Delivery Program on a biannual basis.
This report provides a summary of Council’s activities and performance for the financial year and outlines the progress made in implementing Council’s combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan (DPOP) 2021/22.
The five strategic directions as set out in the Community Strategic Plan 2040 provide the structure for the Report. These are Council's focus areas for achieving the community’s long-term priorities and goals and, ultimately, the community’s vision for the future.
Progress of the majority of actions identified in the DPOP are progressing according to schedule, with 89.4% (194) of the actions having a status of ‘on track’.
- RP-6 OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE REPORT - 1 JULY 2021 TO 30 JUNE 2022
Fees waived for community applicants
Council endorsed waiving fees for several community applicants in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993:
- Rotary Club of Wollundry – Saturday Markets: $2,090.00
- Combined Riders of Wagga - Toy Run: $300.00
- Cancer Council Wagga - Relay for Life: $1,620.40
- Wagga Leagues Swimming Club - National Masters Swimming: $2,110.00
Council noted the proposed budget available for financial assistance requests for the remainder of the 2022/23 financial year.
Council did not provide financial assistance to the following groups for the reasons noted in the report to councillors:
- Light Horse Memorial Committee – Traffic Management
- Tolland Wolves Soccer – Sportsground Hire
- RP-7 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Property rates subsidy request deferred
Council has endorsed scheduling a workshop with the Wagga Wagga Show Society to discuss the strategies of the show society and their request for a subsidy on property rates.
Councillors authorised the write-off of interest charges up to $415.93, in accordance with Clause 131 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.
- RP-8 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - PROPERTY RATES
Sale of land to support PCYC Youth Hub
Council endorsed the proposed sale of Council owned land by PCYC in accordance with a previous resolution of Council. Council will authorise PCYC to sell Lot 1 DP 1204851 together with Council owned land in Spring Street (Lot 20 DP 22260) and the Council owned former laneway in Gurwood Street (Lot 1 DP 1208979).
As per the Council meeting of 26 June 2017 the net proceeds of sale of the Council owned land would form part of Council’s $3 million contribution to the capital costs of the PCYC Youth Hub.
- RP-9 SALE OF LAND - 9 SPRING STREET, WAGGA WAGGA
Land purchase for stormwater at Gobbagombalin
Council endorsed a proposed acquisition of land by Council for the purpose of stormwater management at Gobbagombalin.
The General Manager or delegate will negotiate the acquisition of land on which a detention basin has been constructed, being proposed Lot 1003 in subdivision of Lot 594 in DP 1255707 at Harris Road, Gobbagombalin.
- RP-10 ACQUISITION OF LAND - PROPOSED LOT 1003 IN PLAN OF SUBDIVISION OF LOT 594 DP 1255707 - HARRIS ROAD, GOBBAGOMBALIN
Council’s updated Equal Opportunities Policy adopted
Council has endorsed the adoption of Council's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (POL 085) following a public exhibition period.
- RP-11 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY (POL 085)
Draft Fraud and Corruption Policy going on Public Exhibition
Council has endorsed placing Council’s revised draft Fraud and Corruption Control Policy (POL 100) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 6 September 2022 to 3 October 2022 and invite public submissions until 18 October 2022.
- RP-12 FRAUD AND CORRUPTION CONTROL POLICY (POL100)
Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee recommendations endorsed
Council endorsed the recommendations contained in the minutes of the Audit, Risk
and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 18 August 2022.
- M-1 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES AUDIT, RISK AND IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE - 18 AUGUST 2022
Council News contract renewed for 2 printed pages per week
Council has agreed to enter into a new contract with Rural Press Pty Ltd, trading as Australian Community Media (ACM), until 30 June 2023 for the provision of a two-page option for print media in the Weekend Advertiser for the publication of Council News.
Council will continue publishing a weekly two (2) page printed edition of Council News, published in The Weekend Advertiser only. Council staff will continue working on reaching residents through digital means and through direct engagement in the community.
- CONF-1 COUNCIL NEWS: 2022/23