Roads for reclassification: Summary of 14 September Ordinary Meeting

Council has endorsed a list of nominated roads being submitted for reclassification to the Independent Panel as part of the NSW Government’s Regional Road Transfer and Road Classification Review project.

The NSW Government signalled that it would reclaim up to 15,000km of Regional Roads in order to ease the burden of road costs on councils and local ratepayers and support councils to better manage and maintain the rural road network.

Councils can now make submissions to the panel by 25 September 2020.

WWCC is seeking to transfer/reclassify the following roads:

Transfer to a State Road

  • MR384 Tumbarumba Road from the north bound access to the Hume Highway to the boundary with the Greater Hume Shire Council.

Reclassification to a Regional Road

  • Holbrook Road from Bourke Street to Red Hill Road
  • Glenfield Road from Red Hill Road to Urana Street
  • Pearson Street from Urana Street to the Sturt Highway
  • Byrnes Road from Merino Road to the boundary with Junee Shire Council

Reclassification to a Local Road

  • Bourke Street from Holbrook Road to the railway crossing
  • Docker Street from the railway crossing to the Sturt Highway

Reclassification to a Regional Road and transfer to a State Road

  • Eunony Bridge Road from the Sturt Highway to Oura Road
  • Byrnes Road from Oura Road to Merino Road
  • Merino Road from Byrnes Road to the Olympic Highway
  • RP-10 REGIONAL ROAD TRANSFER & ROAD CLASSIFICATION REVIEW

Support for dam infrastructure communication

A recommendation for the need to start the communication process with all levels of government towards the construction of a new and larger dam to replace Burrinjuck Dam has been supported by Council.

A Notice of Motion to Council outlined the future need for the major project, which would also include infrastructure downstream from Wagga Wagga, and also the potential benefits this would bring to the region.

Council agreed to receive a report back when responses from a number of government representatives and other organisations were received during the communication process.

  • NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION -BURRINJUCK DAM

Review for truck interchange facility

Council has agreed to receive a report which reviews and identifies possible solutions for truck interchange facilities in Wagga Wagga.

A Notice of Motion to Council outlined that the facility had been identified as a “short term” project in the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040.

Council agreed to a review which would examine a range options for delivering a truck interchange facility sooner rather than later.

  • NOM-2 NOTICE OF MOTION -TRUCK INTERCHANGE FACILITIES

Peter Street DA approved

A Development Application (DA) for additions, alterations, change of use and consolidation of three lots in Peter Street has been approved by Council.

The DA was referred to Council for determination as a Councillor was nominated on the DA as a director of the company that owns the land.

The application relevant to 69, 71 and 73 Peter Street was approved subject to conditions.

  • RP-1 DA20/0294 -CHANGE OF USE TO COMMUNITY FACILITY AT NUMBER 71, ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO PREMISES AND CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS AT 69, 71 AND 73 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW 2650

Report deferred for workshop discussion

Council has deferred consideration of a report which recommends a donation to Carevan to continue providing food security through the Community Support Program.

Councillors will discuss the report at a confidential workshop before it comes back to Council.

  • RP-2 COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM

DA conditions on road to be enforced

Council will proceed to enforcement action of Development Application approval conditions related to the expansion of Rocky Point Quarries on Tooyal Road, Euberta.

As part of the DA approval Tooyal Road was to be sealed, at the developer’s cost, to minimise the impacts of heavy vehicles.

It is recommended that a further report be provided to Council in November 2020 to confirm the outcome.

  • RP-3 RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION -ENFORCEMENT ACTION FOR DA09/0872

Process for mayoral election decided

The election of the city’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor will take place at the 28 September 2020 Ordinary Meeting of Council and is expected to proceed by ordinary ballot, as outlined and recommended in a report to Council tonight.

Both positions will be for the next 12 months until local government elections are held on 4 September 2021. This year’s elections were postponed due to the pandemic.

  • RP-4 ELECTION PROCESS -MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR 2020 -2021

LGNSW Annual Conference representatives

The Mayor Cr Greg Conkey and Councillors Dallas Tout, Vanessa Keenan and Dan Hayes were endorsed as the representatives to attend the Local Government NSW Annual Conference, to be held online on 23 November 2020.

Outlined below are motions for submission to the conference on behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council:

  • Adult lay down change facilities: LGNSW continue to advocate for adult lay down change facilities to be installed on NSW highways.
  • Accessible Athletics Fields: LGNSW advocates to State and Federal Governments to improve athletics facilities to increase accessibility and involvement for participants with a disability.
  • Code of Conducts Complaints: LGNSW advocate for more resources from the State Government to address code of conduct complaints.
  • Standards for Solar Farm Glare: LGNSW advocate for guidelines in relation to the impact of glare from solar farms on nearby residents.
  • Airport Security Upgrade Costs: LGNSW advocate to State and Federal Government for support in the cost of airport security screening for regional airports.
  • Arts and Entertainment Sector Support: LGNSW advocate to State and Federal Government to support the arts and entertainment sector throughout NSW, especially in regional areas due to COVID-19.
  • RP-5 2020 LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE -ELECTION OF DELEGATES AND MOTIONS

Policy on public exhibition

Council has endorsed the draft Risk Management Policy (POL 079) to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 15 September 2020. Public submissions will be invited until 26 October. A further report to Council will address any submissions.

  • RP-6 RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY REVIEW -POL 079

Second dwelling waste service fee

A proposed amendment to 2020/21 Fees and Charges relating to waste services on properties with a second dwelling will be placed on public exhibition and be open to submissions for 28 days from 15 September 2020

The proposed amendment includes the ability to waive additional domestic waste management service charges for properties with a secondary dwelling utilised by a family member.

  • RP-7 FEES AND CHARGES AMENDMENT -WASTE CHARGES ON PROPERTIES WITH A SECONDARY DWELLING

Relief Package fee review

Following a public exhibition period, Council has agreed to adopt the addendums related to the Wagga Wagga Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019-2034, the Wagga Wagga City Council Development Servicing Plan Sewerage Services 2013, and the Wagga Wagga City Council Development Servicing Plan Stormwater 2007

  • RP-8 COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE -PUBLIC EXHIBITION REPORT

Funding approved for new sewer pipe

Council has approved funding for the installation of a new pipe to connect Wagga Wagga Christian College to the new sewer rising main in Kooringal Road.

The existing main from SPS15 Hammond Avenue to SPS16 Kooringal has been replaced.

The estimated cost for installing the 330m long pipe is $17,000 and is expected to be undertaken by contract during the October 2020 school holidays. The works will funded from the Sewer Reserve.

  • RP-9 SEWER CONNECTION FOR WAGGA WAGGA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE -PRIVATE WORKS

Riverside Stage 2 project

Council has endorsed proceeding to negotiations for the Riverside Stage 2 design and construction contract after rejecting all tenders for the project.

All bids received through the tender process were above Council’s budget for the project with element inclusions, exclusions, assumptions and contract departures to be resolved.

Council will receive another report and recommendation after negotiations have been finalised.

  • CONF-1 RIVERSIDE STAGE 2 D&C TENDER ASSESSMENT OUTCOME

Supply of tar patching truck

Council has accepted the offer of Ausroad Systems Pty Ltd for the supply of one Tar Patching Truck for the amount of $330,900 excluding GST.

  • CONF-2 RFT2020/031 SUPPLY ONE TAR PATCHING TRUCK

Supply of water truck

Council has accepted the offer of Volvo Trucks for the supply of one FM11 330 HP Water Truck for $289,698 excluding GST.

  • CONF-3 RFQ 2020/554 SUPPLY ONE (1) 6X4 WATER TRUCK TANK UNIT

Code of Conduct matter

Council has deferred consideration of the report to the next Council meeting.

  • CONF-4 CODE OF CONDUCT MATTER

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