Summary of Council’s 8 March 2021 Ordinary Meeting

Next step for draft planning proposal

A draft planning proposal to include artisan food and drink industries as an additional land use across the Wagga Wagga Local Government will be sent to the State Government for determination.

Council agreed to forward the proposal which seeks to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010, and if endorsed, will then be placed on public exhibition with a further report to address any submissions.

Following a review of the proposal and the strategic merit and wider economic and tourism benefits that would result from such activities, an addendum to the planning proposal has been prepared that seeks to include artisan food and drink industries as a permitted land use within some rural and commercial zones across the LGA.

Council tonight requested a Gateway Determination from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

RP-1 DRAFT PLANNING PROPOSAL (LEP20/0008) TO AMEND WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2010 TO INCLUDE ARTISAN FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY WITHIN CERTAIN RURAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONES

Land zoning and lot size proposal refused

A planning proposal to change land zoning and minimum lot size provisions and introduce an urban release area for land near the Olympic Highway and Australian Army Base Kapooka has not been supported by Council.

Council agreed to the recommendation to refuse the planning proposal as it is not compatible for the intended use and inappropriate for various reasons.

These include inconsistencies with strategic direction and policy guiding documents such as the Wagga Wagga Community Strategic Plan, Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2026 and the Wagga Wagga Local Strategic Planning Statement – Wagga Wagga 2040.

RP-2 PLANNING PROPOSAL (LEP20/0009) TO CHANGE LAND ZONING AND MINIMUM LOT SIZE PROVISIONS AND INTRODUCE AN URBAN RELEASE AREA FOR LOT 10 DP1181223, 7015 OLYMPIC HIGHWAY, MOORONG.

Councillors to attend ALGA conference

Councillors Rod Kendall and Dan Hayes will attend the 2021 National General Assembly of Local Government Annual Conference in Canberra in June. Their attendance was endorsed by Council tonight, with Cr Tim Koschel named as an alternate representative if required.

Councillors now have the opportunity to consider any motions for submission to the ALGA, to be endorsed at the 22 March Ordinary Council Meeting.

RP-3 2021 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Performance Report highlights projects progress

Council’s bi-annual Performance Report has identified a number of key projects and initiatives which outline progress in various operational and capital works areas.

The report provided details of Council’s performance against the Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2020/2021 as at December 2020.

Progress of the majority of items identified in the DPOP are progressing according to schedule while there are some areas affected due to reasons such as COVID-19 and resourcing.

RP-4 OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE REPORT – 1 JULY 2020 TO 31 DECEMBER 2020

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