Summary of Council’s 21 March 2022 Ordinary Meeting

Tatton Development Application approved

Council resolved to approve a Development Application (DA) for the use of an existing building and associated retaining walls and earthworks for the purposes of a dwelling at 49 Atherton Crescent, Tatton, subject to conditions.

RP-1 DA22/0002 – USE OF EXISTING BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED RETAINING WALLS AND EARTHWORKS AS A DWELLING, LOT 10 DP1040326, 49 ATHERTON CRESCENT, TATTON

Support for Currawarna planning proposal

Council resolved to support a planning proposal to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 to reduce the minimum lot size from 200 hectares to 2 hectares for land located at 46 Cleek Street, Currawarna.

The proposal will now be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination.

RP-2 PLANNING PROPOSAL – LEP21/0004 – 46 CLEEK STREET, CURRAWARNA – REDUCEMINIMUMLOTSIZE

Potential for new use of former Commercial Club site

Council resolved to support a planning proposal to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 to include ‘office premises’ as an additional permitted use for 77 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga, the site of the former Wagga Wagga Commercial Club.

The proposal will now be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination.

RP-3 PLANNING PROPOSAL – LEP21/0005 – 77 GURWOOD STREET – ADDITIONAL PERMITTED USE

Bomen industrial land sales

Council agreed to commence the process for the sale of industrial land owned by Council in Bomen.

The two major sites are at 101 Dorset Drive and 274 East Bomen Road.

RP-4 BOMEN INDUSTRIAL LAND SALES

Wiradjuri Golf Centre

After receiving four eligible submissions to commence operations at the Wiradjuri Golf Centre following last year’s Expression of Interest process, Council has agreed to enter into a 12-month licence agreement with the preferred applicant.

Council will enter into the short term agreement while further environmental investigations are undertaken to assess the level of development feasible on the site.

RP-5 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – WIRADJURI GOLF CENTRE

Expressions of Interest process to begin for former ambulance station

Council endorsed an Expression of Interest campaign for the licence of property at 54-58 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, site of the former ambulance station.

The Expression of Interest campaign will seek applicants for the licence of the property for a maximum of four years (an initial offer of one year with a three year option).

RP-6 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – LICENCE OF 54-58 JOHNSTON STREET, WAGGA WAGGA

Petition received for community net zero emissions targets

Council agreed to receive and note a petition regarding community targets for net zero emissions.

The petition, coordinated by Climate Rescue of Wagga Wagga Inc, Climate Action Wagga, and Wagga Wagga Fridays for Future, requested that Council support an interim community net zero emissions target of 50 per cent reduction in community emissions by 2030.

The petition also requested that Council develop a plan for its involvement in achieving these targets and consult with the community on how to economically achieve emission reductions.

Council agreed to receive a further report at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 11 April 2022 in response to the petition received.

RP-7 PETITION BY CLIMATE RESCUE OF WAGGA INC, CLIMATE ACTION WAGGA AND WAGGA WAGGA FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE ON COMMUNITY NET ZERO EMISSIONS

Requests for financial assistance

Council supported waiving a $3,700 venue hire fee for Wagga Wagga Water Polo’s staging of the 2022 NSW Country Junior Water Polo Championships at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre.

RP-8 SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Budget variations approved

Council has approved the proposed 2021/22 budget variations for the month ended 28 February 2022, and the proposed budget variations to the 2021/22 Long Term Financial Plan Capital Works Program including future year timing adjustments and new projects.

Operating and capital budget variations for 28 February 2022 include:

  • Cyber Security Software & Services – $140,000
  • Wagga Cricket Ground Roof Replacement – $32,000
  • Wiradjuri Walking Track Upgrade – $257,000
  • Collins Park – Replacement of Brick Retaining Walls – $23,000
  • Botanic Gardens – Zoo Drainage Pond – $23,000
  • Botanic Gardens – Dingo Enclosure Fence – $19,000
  • Mangoplah Recreation Reserve Amenities Upgrade – $120,000
  • Oberne Creek Hall Project – $35,000
  • Tarcutta Recreation Reserve Infrastructure Upgrade – $74,000
  • Heading Down a New Path Project – Humula Community – $43,000
  • Breathing New Life into History – Tarcutta Community – $72,000
  • Parks Irrigation Controller Upgrade – $72,000
  • Lake Albert Flood Mitigation Study – $11,000
  • Glenfield Drain & Flowerdale Storage Flood Mitigation Study – $8,000
  • Uranquinty Levee Upgrade Investigation & Design – $9,000

RP-9 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 28 FEBRUARY 2022

Conference attendance

Council resolved to send representative councillors to the following conferences:

  • The Mayor Cr Dallas Tout and Cr Richard Foley to attend the 2022 National General Assembly of Local Government Annual Conference in Canberra in June 2022, with Cr Dan Hayes as the substantive attendee.
  • Cr Amelia Parkins to attend the 2022 NSW Annual Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Conference in Fairfield in July 2022.
  • Cr Rod Kendall to attend the 2022 Floodplain Management National in Toowoomba in May 2022.

RP-10 2022 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

RP-11 2022 NSW AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

RP-12 2022 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Collection policies

Council agreed to endorse the draft Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Collection Management and Exhibition policies and place them on public exhibition from 23 March to 19 April 2022.

RP-14 WAGGA WAGGA ART GALLERY COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY – POL 004

RP-15 WAGGA WAGGA ART GALLERY EXHIBITION POLICY – POL 005

New motor graders

Council accepted the offer of WesTrac Pty Ltd for three Caterpillar 140 Graders including 3D Blade Kits for the amount of $1,267,962.72 excluding GST.

CONF-1 RFQ2022/502 SUPPLY OF THREE (3) MOTOR GRADERS

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