Summary of Council’s 13 February 2023 Ordinary Meeting
Published: 14 Feb 2023 9:57am
Hely Avenue planning proposal
Council resolved to adopt planning proposal LEP21/0003 to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 and rezone land located at 20 Hely Avenue, Wagga Wagga from SP2 Education to R1 Residential.
This decision comes after Council received a Gateway Determination from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment authorising the planning proposal to proceed after a period of public exhibition.
RP-1 PLANNING PROPOSAL - LEP21/0003 - 20 HELY AVENUE - AMENDMENT TO LAND ZONING OF THE WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010 AND AMENDMENT TO WAGGA WAGGA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN 2010
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
Council agreed to adopt the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2022 – 2024.
An Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri and First Nations peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri and First Nations peoples.
The four key areas for Council’s Innovate Reconciliation Action plan 2022 – 2024 are:
The Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan was developed after extensive consultation and engagement, and a month-long public exhibition period.
RP-2 INNOVATE RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN 2022-2024
Local government elections
Council agreed to engage the NSW Electoral Commission to administer its elections, polls and referenda for the September 2024 local government elections.
RP-3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS - SEPTEMBER 2024
Airport fees and charges
Council agreed to place the draft 2023/24 Airport Fees and Charges on public exhibition from 14 February 2023 to 14 March 2023 and invite public submissions during this period.
Council also noted that due to the airport passenger charge base rate fee being frozen for the past five financial years, each future financial year increase will be set at a minimum $2.00 GST exclusive amount, which will assist in the financial sustainability of the Wagga Wagga Airport into the future.
RP-4 2023/24 AIRPORT FEES AND CHARGES
Australian Local Government Women’s Association Conference
Council agreed to appoint Deputy Mayor Councillor Jenny McKinnon and Councillor Amelia Parkins to represent Wagga Wagga City Council at the Annual Australian Local Government Women’s Association Conference at Cape Schanck from 17 to 20 May 2023.
The annual conference brings councillors and officers together from across Australia to advance female participation in local government and put a spotlight on issues facing women in the sector.
Council has participated in the annual Australian Local Government Women’s Association Conference since 2008. This year’s theme is ‘Connect. Inspire. Thrive.’
RP-5 2023 AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Real estate agency services
Council agreed to decline all tenders and enter into negotiations with any person with the intention of entering into a contract for the provision of real estate agency services for the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics hub and the adjoining Special Activation Precinct lands at Bomen.
Council will receive a report once negotiations are finalised.
CONF-1 RFT 2023-16 - PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE AGENCY SERVICES FOR RIFL / SAP SUBDIVISION - OUTCOME REPORT
Request for part road closure at rear of Erin Street
Council received requests from two landowners in Erin Street, Turvey Park to consider selling part of the road reserve at the rear of their properties.
Councillors agreed to decline the request.
CONF-2 REQUEST FOR PART ROAD CLOSURE AND DISPOSAL OF LAND AT REAR OF ERIN STREET PROPERTIES
Lease of 99 Peter Street
Council agreed to accept the offer from the NSW Service for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) to lease the premises at 99 Peter Street for a period of three years, with conditions.
CONF-3 LEASE OF 99 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA - UPDATE REPORT