Summary of Council’s 12 October Ordinary Meeting

Sportsground signage review

Council will receive a report which reviews the city’s existing sportsground naming signage and identifies ways to improve recognition of the history of those names.

A number of Wagga Wagga’s sportsgrounds have been named after prominent local sporting identities and a Notice of Motion to Council tonight outlined that a brief background on the grounds’ names would recognise the influence of these people on the city.

The report is expected to identify the age of the current signage at each venue and provide a schedule of when these signs are due for replacement, along with identifying how any new signage can provide acknowledgement of the history of the venue’s name.

NOM-1 SPORTSGROUND NAMING SIGNAGE

Stable complex approved

Council has resolved to approve a development application for a $6.8M stable complex at Wagga Wagga’s Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC).

The development is for the construction and operation of a stable complex to accommodate up to 125 horses as part of the MTC precinct.

The facility will provide for the training, stabling and care of race horses in association with the operation of the existing racecourse.

The proposal also includes a veterinary clinic which will be used for the treatment and care of horses stabled within the facility.

The application was referred to Council for a decision after more than 10 submissions against the project were received.

RP-1 DA19/0654 – STABLE COMPLEX, MURRUMBIDGEE TURF CLUB TRAVERS STREET, WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650

Council policy approved

Council has approved its Contaminated Lands Policy with minor amendments.

RP-2 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICY 030 – CONTAMINATED LANDS POLICY

Funding allocated to assistance budget

Council has agreed to allocate the remaining funds of a pandemic Community Support Program to its financial assistance budget.

A Mayoral Minute was supported on 14 April 2020 to establish a budget of $10,000 towards the program. The purpose was for Council to work in partnership with relevant agencies to support food security for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic close-down period.

In addition, Anglicare provided $5,000 to go towards the cost of purchasing food for Carevan to prepare meals. Out of the total budget of $15,000 there was a remaining amount of $7,861.91.

RP-3 COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM

Pecuniary Interest Returns lodged

The Register of Pecuniary Interest Returns, containing current returns of Councillors and Designated Staff for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, were tabled in accordance with Clause 4.21 of the Model Code of Conduct.

RP-4 DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST RETURNS – COUNCILLORS AND DESIGNATED STAFF 2020

Messenger Ave access licence

Council has agreed to an extension of access licence for Messenger Avenue in Boorooma, which was established during the construction of the Farrer Road widening project.

CONF-1 EXTENSION OF ACCESS LICENCE AGREEMENT FOR MESSENGER AVENUE

Code of Conduct matter

Council considered a final investigation report in relation to a code of conduct matter and resolved to formally censure Cr Paul Funnell and refer the matter to the Office of Local Government NSW, in accordance with the investigator’s recommendations and under the Administrative Procedures for the Code of Conduct and Section 440G of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).

CONF-2 CODE OF CONDUCT MATTER

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