Summary of Council’s 26 July 2021 Ordinary Meeting

Report to focus on pedestrian safety

A report into pedestrian safety along roads in Mount Austin and Turvey Park will come back to Council after a notice of motion was supported last night (26 July).

Cr Dan Hayes put the motion which named Northcott Parade, Mitchelmore Street, and access to the Botanic Gardens along Macleay Street, as priorities.

  • NOM-1 NOTICE OF MOTION – TURVEY PARK AND MT AUSTIN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Councillor report

A report was received and noted following attendance at the 27 National General Assembly of the Australian Local Government Association by the Mayor, Cr Greg Conkey OAM, Cr Dan Hayes and Cr Rod Kendall.

  • CR-1 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Height limit increase in planning proposal

Council has resolved to adopt a planning proposal to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan relating to building heights, specific to a northern CBD property.

The Planning Proposal sought to increase the Height of Buildings Map as it applies to Lot 1 DP 1028542 at 63-65 Johnston Street.

This allows new or refitted buildings up to 25 metres tall, as opposed to the current 16 metres limit.

  • RP-1 PLANNING PROPOSAL LEP20/0010 – INCREASE TO WAGGA WAGGA LEP HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS STANDARD AT 63-65 JOHNSTON STREET

Land zoning planning proposal approved

A planning proposal to amend land zoning, minimum lot size and urban release area provisions for land located in the western portion of the suburb of Estella, known as the Estella Development Area, has been approved.

Council received a Gateway Determination on 26 March 2021 to proceed with the planning proposal subject to public exhibition and agency consultation.

The planning proposal was placed on public exhibition from 9 April 2021 to 21 May 2021 (inclusive). Two community submissions and one agency submission were received during the exhibition period.

  • RP-2 PLANNING PROPOSAL LEP20/0007 – LAND ZONING BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS TO LANDS NEARBY PINE GULLY ROAD, AVOCET DRIVE AND RAINBOW DRIVE, ESTELLA

Community benefits from Annual Grants funding

Council has supported 62 community and small business projects through its 2021/22 Annual Grants Program.

Council last night endorsed allocating $226,674 in funding across 10 grant categories including various cultural, environmental, sporting and youth-led initiatives.

The Annual Grants Program this year attracted 111 applications in the following categories:

Community Program and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries, Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

A summary of the recipients for the Annual Grants program is in the attached media release.

  • RP-3-RP-11 & RP 13 ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2021/22 – RURAL HALLS; ARTS, CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES; RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; EVENTS; YOUTH LED INITIATIVES; NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; LOCAL HERITAGE; NEIGHBOURHOOD AND RURAL VILLAGES; SMALL BUSINESS; COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

Decision on library model deferred

Council agreed to defer consideration of this report until further community consultation has been completed with the villages that currently utilise the Riverina Regional Library service.

  • RP-12 RRL DEED OF AGREEMENT EXPIRY DATE AND WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL LIBRARY SERVICE OPTIONS

Waste fees waived for community groups

Seven local charity organisations and community groups have been approved to receive relief from fees for the disposal of waste at Council’s Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) for the 2021/22 financial year.

Council agreed to $5,050 in fee subsidies on the basis the recipients are providing a benefit to the community.

The groups are:

1 Sister Housing Enterprises $1,000

2 Wagga Men’s Shed $1,000

3 South Wagga Anglican Church $300

4 Anglican Opportunity Shop $500

5 Riding for the Disabled (NSW) Wagga Centre $1,000

6 Rotary Club of South Wagga Wagga Inc $1,000

7 Wagga Wagga Baptist Facilities Incorporated $250

  • RP-14 APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITY ORGANISATIONS

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