Summary of Council’s 8 August 2022 Ordinary Meeting

New tenant for former Ambulance Station

Council agreed to enter into a licence agreement with Eastern Riverina Arts Incorporated (or nominee) for an initial period of 12 months with an option to renew for a further period of 3 years for the amounts referred to in the Expression of Interest submission.

0 CONFIDENTIAL MAYORAL MINUTE – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – 54-58 JOHNSTON STREET, WAGGA WAGGA

Uranquinty development application denied

Council resolved to refuse Development Application DA21/0839 for self-storage units at 43 Guttler Street, Uranquinty, as the proposed development was considered to be inconsistent with the objectives of the RU5 Village zoning and in conflict with the residential amenity of the area.

RP-1 DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION DA21/0839 – SELF STORAGE UNITS – 43 GUTTLER STREET, URANQUINTY

Blake Street planning agreement to go on public exhibition

Council received an offer in relation to the development of 12 Blake Street, Wagga Wagga (DA19/0125) to provide infrastructure to improve the public realm in Blake Street in lieu of paying Section 7.12 contributions due for the development.

The proposed Planning Agreement will be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 9 August 2022 to 5 September 2022, and will be open for submissions until 19 September 2022.

RP-2 PROPOSED PLANNING AGREEMENT 12 BLAKE STREET, WAGGA WAGGA DA19/0125

Changes to mobile food vendor program

Draft changes to the Mobile Food Vendors Trading in Public Places policy will go on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

The draft proposes to increase the cap from 15 to 20 mobile food vendor permits issued annually, and move from an annual permit to a 24-month permit.

Council also supported advertising an expression of interest for an exclusive licence for the operation of a food van at the Tarcutta Truck Stop.

RP-3 MOBILE FOOD VENDOR PERMITS

Community benefits from Annual Grants funding

Council has supported 59 community and small business projects through its 2022/23 Annual Grants Program.

Council last night endorsed allocating $224,793 in funding across 10 grant categories including various cultural, environmental, sporting and youth-led initiatives.

The Annual Grants Program this year attracted 97 applications in the following categories:

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries – $30,077
  • Community Program and Projects – $30,000
  • Events – $29,319
  • Local Heritage – $15,500
  • Natural Environment – $9192
  • Neighbourhood and Rural Villages – $24,480
  • Recreational Facilities – $30,000
  • Rural Halls – $23,572
  • Small Business – $28,353
  • Youth Led Initiatives – $4300

A summary of the Annual Grants program recipients is in an accompanying media release.

ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23: RP-4 (YOUTH LED INITIATIVES), RP-5 (RECREATIONAL FACILITIES), RP-6 (EVENTS), RP-7 (RURAL HALLS), RP-8 (ARTS, CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES), RP-9 (SMALL BUSINESS), RP-10 (COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS), RP-11 (NEIGHBOURHOOD AND RURAL VILLAGES), RP-12 (LOCAL HERITAGE), RP-13 (NATURAL ENVIRONMENT).

Subsidy for charitable organisation

Council endorsed the annual 2022/23 waste disposal subsidy for the total amount of $250 for Best Friends Pet Rescue.

RP-14 APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

Closed Circuit Television

Council’s original Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network has progressively expanded since its initial implementation, in both indoor and outdoor environments.

NSW Police have requested expanded access to CCTV footage from publicly accessible locations.

Council endorsed the revised Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Wagga Wagga City Council and the Riverina Police District.

The revised Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy (POL 058) will now be placed on public exhibition from 9 August to 5 September 2022, and remain open to public submissions until 5 September 2022.

RP-15 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) – WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL AND NSW POLICE

Local Government NSW Annual Conference

Council endorsed Mayor Dallas Tout, Deputy Mayor Jenny McKinnon, Councillor Rod Kendall and Councillor Richard Foley to attend the Local Government NSW Annual Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley in October 2022, with Councillor Amelia Parkins as an alternate delegate.

The LGNSW Annual Conference will provide the opportunity for councillors to debate and discuss key issues, work towards a better future in a post-COVID NSW, and participate in voting on motions, setting the LGNSW advocacy agenda for the coming year.

RP-17 2022 LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE – ELECTION OF DELEGATES AND MOTIONS

Code of Meeting Practice

Council adopted the draft Code of Meeting Practice as amended and publicly exhibited.

The Code of Meeting Practice provides a regulatory and decision-making framework for Council Meetings to promote the accessibility, accountability and transparency of Council decisions. It also provides fundamental direction on how Council conducts its meetings.

RP-18 ADOPTION OF CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE

Road stabilisation products supply

Council declined the tender received for the RFT2023-02 Road Stabilisation Products Supply and cancelled the proposed contract.

CONF-1 RFT2023-02 ROAD STABILISATION PRODUCTS SUPPLY

Funding agreement for industrial subdivision – Special Activation Precinct

Council resolved to enter into a funding arrangement with Regional Growth Development Corporation (RGDC) to deliver the Special Activation Precinct Stage 1A works.

CONF-2 FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION – SPECIAL ACTIVATION PRECINCT

Bomen industrial land sale

Council accepted the tender submitted by Jamoro Pty Ltd ACN 607 636 993 to purchase land at Dorset Drive, Wagga Wagga, being proposed Lot 100 in subdivision of Lot 22 DP 1120176.

CONF-3 BOMEN INDUSTRIAL LAND SALE – PART LOT 22 DP 1120176

Offer of land to NSW Government

Council agreed to make an offer to the NSW Government to purchase the land known as 4 Trahairs Road Bomen being Lot 5 in DP 1229343, Lot 14 in DP 1229343, Lot 12 in DP 1223041 at purchase price.

CONF-4 COMPLETION OF CONTRACT AND OFFER TO STATE GOVERNMENT – 4 TRAHAIRS ROAD BOMEN

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