AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Ordinary Meeting of Council

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday

25 November 2019

AT 6.00pm

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website:
www.wagga.nsw.gov.au


NOTICE OF MEETING

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations there under, notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Wagga Wagga will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Corner Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga, on Monday 25 November 2019 at 6.00pm.

 

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Mr Peter Thompson

General Manager

 


WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCILLORS

 

 

Councillor G

Mayor

Councillor Greg

Conkey OAM

Councillor D

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Dallas Tout

Councillor Y

Councillor Yvonne Braid

Councillor P

Councillor Paul Funnell

Councillor D

Councillor Dan Hayes

Councillor V

Councillor Vanessa Keenan

Councillor R

Councillor Rod Kendall

Councillor T

Councillor Tim Koschel

Councillor K

Councillor Kerry Pascoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUORUM

The quorum for a meeting of the Council is a majority of the Councillors of the Council who hold office for the time being who are eligible to vote at the meeting.


COUNCIL MEETING ROOM

 

 

 

 


Reports submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 25 November 2019.

Ordinary Meeting of Council AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 25 November 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

PRAYER                                                                                                                       3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          3

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 3

CONFIRMATIONS OF MINUTES

CM-1           ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 11 NOVEMBER 2019                             3

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    3

Mayoral Minutes

MM-1           STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NSW PUBLIC LIBRARIES             4

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1         NOTICE OF MOTION - DECREASING SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DISADVANTAGE     6

NOM-2         NOTICE OF MOTION - STOCKPILING MATERIALS IN THE FLOODPLAIN 8

Councillor Report

CR-1            LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE                            11  

Reports from Staff

RP-1            DA19/0347 - ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO A DWELLING INCLUDING REAR ADDITION WITH ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE FRONTING LANEWAY AT 60 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA, LOT 3 DP 314528                                         15

RP-2            DA16/0585.02 – 16B Broad St WAGGA WAGGA - Lot 1, DP 534496 - Modification of Development Consent for Multi Dwelling Housing – Review of conditions 2(a) and 30(a) relating to laneway construction requirements                                                                                      20

RP-3            Draft Planning Proposal (LEP19/0009) to rezone land on the corner of Sturt Highway and Pearson Street, Wagga Wagga               25

RP-4            Planning Proposal LEP18/0014 - Reduction to minimum lot size controls to Part Lot 1 DP 65324, Part Lot 1 DP 219692 and Lot 2 DP 1009360 on Vincent Road and Kooringal Road, Lake Albert                                     53

RP-5            Planning Proposals (LEP11/0003 and LEP12/0003) to rezone land on Sturt Highway Gumly Gumly                                                                      88

RP-6            Planning Proposal (LEP18/0001) to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 Exempt Provisions for Temporary Promotional Banners or Flags                                                    97

RP-7            Financial Performance Report as at 31 October 2019         113

 

RP-8            Presentation of the 2018/19 Financial Statements                138

RP-9            NSW Department of Planning & Environment - Low Cost Loans Initiative - Round 2 Outcome                                                                              275

RP-10          ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN                                   288

RP-11          PARKING ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENTS                                            290

RP-12          Ladysmith Village - Application for control of Crown Roads     292    

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                                                                     295

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       RFT2019-39 WEBSITE REDEVELOPMENT (DIGITAL REFRESH - STAGE 1)       296

CONF-2       RFT2020-07 WWCC Solar Project                                                   297

CONF-3       PROPOSED PLANNING AGREEMEENTS                                               298

CONF-4       DERELICT HOUSE DEMOLITION                                                           299

CONF-5       PROPOSED LICENCE AGREEMENT FOR MESSENGER AVENUE ACCESS       300

CONF-6       Code of Conduct matter                                                               301  

 


PRAYER

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 11 NOVEMBER 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 11 November 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - Ordinary Council Meeting - 11 November 2019

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

MM-1

 

Mayoral Minute

MM-1              STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NSW PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Author:          Councillor Greg Conkey OAM

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       make representation to the local State Member(s), Dr Joe McGirr MP, in relation to the need for a sustainable state funding model for the ongoing provision of public library services

b       write to the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts and the Hon. Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts, calling for bi-partisan support for Consumer Price Index (CPI) indexation of state funding for NSW public libraries, as well as legislation of all elements of the 2019-20 to 2022-23 NSW state funding model

c        take a leading role in lobbying for sustainable state government funding for libraries

d       endorse the distribution of the NSW Public Libraries Association NSW library sustainable funding advocacy information in Council libraries, as well as involvement in any actions proposed by the Association

 

Report

The NSW Public Libraries Association’s 2018-19 Renew Our Libraries campaign was a spectacular success, delivering an increase of $60m in state funding for NSW public libraries over the quadrennial period 2019-20 to 2022-23. This is the largest single increase in state funding since the NSW Library Act was introduced in 1939.

 

This outcome was achieved as a result of the remarkable support of councils, libraries and communities across the state. Over 80% of NSW councils formally endorsed Renew Our Libraries through council resolutions.

 

The NSW Public Libraries Association has requested the support of NSW councils in its advocacy to State Government to develop a sustainable funding model for NSW libraries.

 

Renew Our Libraries Phase Two has recently been launched https://renewourlibraries.com.au/ Well known media and advocacy company Essential Media has been engaged to administer the campaign, the objectives of which are to:

 

·     Index the total increased state funding contribution to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in perpetuity. Without indexation the actual value of state funding for NSW libraries will decline over time, leaving NSW councils to either meet the shortfall or reduce services.

 

·     Protect the new funding commitment by including all elements of the new state funding model in legislation through the Library Act and/or the Library Regulation. Currently, only the per-capita component of the funding model (increasing from $1.85 per capita to $2.85 per capita over the 4-year period 2019-20 to 2022-23) is included in library legislation, leaving 46% of the total funding for NSW libraries at risk.

 

Index the Funding  è Protect the Funding

 

These two simple measures will ensure that NSW councils continue to receive a significantly increased state government contribution to the operation of public libraries across the state, which will be protected by legislation and will not be subject to cost of living attrition over time.

 

This will also mean that the NSW Public Libraries Association, its member councils and libraries across the state can direct their funds and efforts to the ongoing support and development of high-quality library services for NSW communities, rather than engaging in expensive and time-consuming future funding campaigns.

 

This is our opportunity to lock in the historic 2019 state funding increase for NSW libraries once and for all, thereby ensuring the future prosperity of the NSW public library network.

 

Accordingly, it is recommended that Council supports the NSW Public Libraries Association by formally endorsing Phase Two of the Renew Our Libraries Campaign to secure a sustainable funding model for NSW public libraries in perpetuity.

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 

   


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

NOM-1

 

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1           NOTICE OF MOTION - DECREASING SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DISADVANTAGE

Author:          Councillor Dan Hayes

 

Summary:

This notice of motion is for Council to consider utilising its resources to decrease social and community disadvantage and its associated impacts on residents and the community as a whole.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive a report that:

a       identifies areas with the Local Government Areas that have high levels of social and community disadvantage

b       outlines options for Wagga Wagga City Council to reduce social and community disadvantage within identified areas identified in (a)

 

Report

Social and community disadvantage have significant impacts upon on individuals and the community as a whole. Research consistently shows that social and community disadvantage lead to poorer physical and mental health, lower educational outcomes, lower employment, as well as higher involvement in the criminal justice system.

 

For many years the community has been calling for action to reduce the above mentioned issues. Despite Council not being involved directly with those issues, it is recognised that Council, with the involvement of the community and other agencies, can significantly reduce social and community disadvantage and the accompanying consequences over a long period. Through planning, programming, investment, and partnership development, Council has an integral role to play. For any of this to be successful we need to identify, review, adopt and adapt models of reducing social and community disadvantage to suit Wagga Wagga, and it all needs to be done in collaboration with residents.

 

While Wagga aims to continue to grow and we can be excited about new projects and new ideas, it is essential that we not leave others behind and that we work harder to ensure our whole community can benefit.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga Code of Meeting Practice

 


 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Place and Identity

Objective: We are proud of where we live and our identity

Outcome: We have a strong sense of place

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

NOM-2

 

NOM-2           NOTICE OF MOTION - STOCKPILING MATERIALS IN THE FLOODPLAIN

Author:          Councillor Kerry Pascoe

 

Summary:

The purpose of this Notice of Motion is to receive a report that outlines Council related stockpiles within the floodplain along with an action plan on how and when it will be remediated (if any action is required).

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive a report:

a       that outlines current Council stockpiling on the sites within the floodplain as listed in the body of this report

b       an action plan to remove the stockpiles (if any action required)

c        an update in relation to vegetation management within the floodplain

 

Report

For a number of years I have raised concerns regarding Council stockpiling materials within the floodplain. The current properties of particular concern to me are the following:

 

Lot 214 DP 751422

 

 

 

Lot 185 DP 751422

 

 

In 2015 I resigned from the then Floodplain Management Committee due to a lack of action in relation to both the continued practice of stockpiling and vegetation management.

 

I just want to ensure that Council is compliant with the relevant legislation.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga City Council Code of Meeting Practice

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: Create and maintain a functional, attractive and health promoting built environment

Outcome: We look after and maintain our community assets

 


 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Ensuring Council is compliant with relevant legislation.

Internal / External Consultation

I have discussed this with various staff including General Manager’s, Directors and Managers over a number of years.

 

 

   


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

CR-1

 

Councillor Report

CR-1              LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Authors:       Councillor Greg Conkey OAM

                        Councillor Vanessa Keenan

                        Councillor Rod Kendall

                        Councillor Yvonne Braid

 

Recommendation

That Council receive and note the report.

 

Report

This year’s Local Government NSW Annual Conference was held at the William Inglis Hotel in Warwick Farm from 14-16 October 2019.

 

Delegates attending from Wagga Wagga City Council included the Mayor, Councillor Greg Conkey, Councillors Yvonne Braid, Vanessa Keenan, Rod Kendall and Michael Keys, Director of Regional Activation.

 

A Meet the Politicians Breakfast was held on the Monday and was attended by the following:

 

Premier - Gladys Berejiklian MP

Deputy Premier - John Barilaro MP

Opposition Leader - Jodi McKay MP

Minister for Local Government - Shelley Hancock MP

Shadow Minister for Local Government - Greg Warren MP

Minister for Water, Property and Housing - Melinda Pavey MP

Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW - Adam Marshall MP

David Shoebridge MLC

 

Other politicians attending the morning session included the Minister for Water, Melinda Pavey, Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall and the Shadow Minister for Local Government, Greg Warren.

 

Premier Berejiklian in her keynote address spoke of the many achievements of local government and the impact of drought on many communities across the state. Questions addressed by the premier included plans for waste management – government is looking to work with regional Councils, water security and a fast route through the Blue Mountains – watch this space.

 

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock used her keynote address to talk about her challenges in taking on the portfolio. She has faced many challenges including the Emergency Services Levy, Joint Organisations and IPART reports. Questions addressed from the Minister included the barriers to more women in local government – women themselves are often the biggest barrier. The Minister was also asked to provide a mentoring system to encourage more women into Local Government.

 

Opposition Leader Jodi McKay acknowledged in her keynote address that councils bear the brunt of community concerns, not just in relation to roads, rates and rubbish. She also spoke about the importance of jobs in regional and rural NSW and that local government can play a huge role in this space.

 

The keynote addresses were followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the remaining politicians. The panel discussed topics such as water security, rate pegging, biosecurity concerns around African Swine Fever, waste management, housing affordability and homelessness.

 

The focus of the day then turned to professional development with a series of concurrent workshops on offer.

 

Former Price Waterhouse Coopers Director Dennis Banicevic delivered his popular Financial Issues in Local Government workshop. Dennis explored the common issues faced in local government environments including depreciation, financial sustainability, council sustainability, long term financial goals, T.Corp ratings, T.Corp recommendations, Internal Reporting, Borrowing, Investments, Restrictions, Budgeting, Asset Management, Risk and Control and Rates.

 

Another noteworthy workshop was run by LGNSW in relation to Code of Conduct training. This was a popular workshop for two reasons, namely the recent introduction of the new model code and the recent Supreme Court decision in relation to Cornish v Department of Planning, Industry and Environment meaning that the Office of Local Government are currently strongly encouraging Councils dealing with breaches to, under the Local Government Act 1993, formally censure a Councillor found to have breached the code conferred under Section 440G.

 

It is important to note that this decision does not impact on the penalties the Office of Local Government may apply in the case of breaches to the Code of Conduct.

 

The Office of Local Government are currently considering the implications of the decision and will provide further guidance in the future.

 

A total of 123 motions were debated during the conference.

 

Motions put forward by Wagga Wagga City Council and passed by delegates included:

 

·    “That Local Government NSW and member councils advocate for the better ability to manage dilapidated buildings.”

·    “That Local Government NSW and member councils advocate for a greater investment or resources by the NSW Government into managing Code of Conduct complaints to ensure they are dealt with quickly, efficiently and effectively.”

 

The Wagga Wagga City Council motion that was lost was:

 

·    “That Local Government NSW and member councils advocate for the removal of the requirement for local councils to make announcements in the local newspaper.”

 


 

A number of successful motions called on the State Government to provide funding to assist drought affected communities, calls to address the current water crisis, calls to improve waste management and recycling and asking the State Government to commit to a broad-based property tax to replace the emergency services levy.

 

Delegates made decisions on more than 120 motions with some of the motions called on the NSW Government:

 

·    To create a $5m per annum Regional Marketing Fund for five years to promote living, working and investing in regional NSW

·    To consider extending pensioner concessions to low-income renters

·    To seek regulatory reform of the NSW planning system to address the delayed implementation of development consents

·    To conduct a review of its policy that allows private accredited certifiers to issue development certificates

·    To install a network of electronic water quality and level sensors throughout NSW river systems to provide accurate real time data on river heights, flows and water quality to assist with the better management of the systems

·    To dramatically increase funding for environmental protection to at least five percent of the State Budget

·    To provide portable asbestos disposal facilities at key council locations

·    To encourage the uptake of electric vehicles

·    To introduce a women in local government mentoring program

·    To urgently increase the Newstart and Youth Allowance by a minimum of $100 per week in order to address quality of life issues for those on allowances

·    To undertake a review of progress/success of the councils that are the result of the 2016 forced amalgamations

·    To fund ongoing councillor professional development costs

 

LG NSW recognised the sector’s outstanding achievements, launched its updated plan to Save Our Recycling in NSW and drew inspiration from keynote speakers James O’Loghlin, Paul Hawkins and Chris Riddell on how councils can work together to develop innovative approaches to tackle common problems.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

POL 025 - Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors.

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               DA19/0347 - ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO A DWELLING INCLUDING REAR ADDITION WITH ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE FRONTING LANEWAY AT 60 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA, LOT 3 DP 314528

Author:                        Sam Robins 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

This report is for a development application and is presented to Council for determination. The application has been referred to Council at the request of the General Manager.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council refuse DA19/0347 for the alterations and additions to the dwelling house at 60 Peter Street Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650 based on the reasons outlined in the Section 4.15 assessment report.

 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Samuel T Edwards

Owner

Samuel Thomas Edwards

Development Cost

$500,000

Development Description

Alterations and additions to a dwelling house including rear extension with attached double garage fronting the laneway

 

Report

Key Issues

·    Compliance with the objectives of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

·    Compliance with a number of objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

·    Impact on the context and setting

·    Impact on the public interest with regard to precedent and consistency of implementation of community endorsed documents

 

Assessment

This proposal has been assessed having regard to the Heads of Consideration under Section 4.15(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the provisions of Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 and all relevant Council DCPs, Codes and Policies.

Having regard for the information contained in the attached Section 4.15 assessment report, it is considered that the development is inconsistent with a number of objectives and controls of the relevant plans and policies applicable to the development. The assessment has also concluded that having regard to the desired future character of the Wagga Wagga Heritage Conservation Area, the impacts of the development are unacceptable with regard to the context and setting, precedent and public interest.

 

It is therefore recommended that DA19/0347 be refused for the following reasons.

 

Reasons for Refusal

 

·    The proposal does not meet the following objective of Section 5.10 of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

(a)       to conserve the heritage significance of heritage items and heritage conservation areas including associated fabric, settings and views

·    The proposal is not consistent with objectives O2 and O4 of section 3.3.2 (Alterations, additions and infill development) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

O2       Retain details and features that are characteristic of the conservation area, and encourage reinstatement of these features where they have been removed.

O4       Ensure that new work is sympathetic to the bulk, mass and scale of characteristic buildings in the conservation area.

 

·    The proposal does not comply with control C1 of section 3.3.2 (alterations and additions) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

 

C1       Design new work to complement the style and period of the building in terms of style, scale, form, roof form and materials. New works can be a modern interpretation and do not need to strictly follow the original style.

·    The proposal is not consistent with objective O1 of section 3.3.2 (Gardens) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

O1  Encourage traditional garden layout and planting schemes.

 

·    The proposal does not comply with control C1 of section 3.3.2 (Gardens) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

C1 Retain original paths and garden layouts.

·    The development does not comply with design principles P5 and P7 under Section 9 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

P5       Building siting, footprint, scale and bulk should be compatible with adjoining development and the established or intended built form.

P7       Respond to the issues highlighted in the site analysis, taking advantage of natural features, minimising potential impacts to neighbours and achieving compatibility with neighbourhood character.

·    The development does not comply with the following ‘key priorities’ under Section 9.1.1 (Central Wagga Wagga) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

o Retaining the current patterns of building/open areas through site cover and landscaped area requirements

·    The proposal is not consistent with objective O1 of section 9.2.1 (Site Layout) of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

O1       Encourage site responsive development that is compatible with existing or desired built form.

 

·    The proposed development is inconsistent with the context and setting of the centrally located residential area of the Conservation Area and unreasonably impacts on the current and desired future character of the area.

 

·    The proposed development would not be considered in the public interest for the following reasons:

(iii) 

o It would result in unreasonable context and setting impacts within the Heritage Conservation Area and set a poor precedent that has potential to result in the loss of important elements that help to define the Conservation Area.

 

o The development is not consistent with objectives of the LEP, it is not consistent with objectives and controls within the DCP and therefore, approval would result in an inconsistent approach to implementing community endorsed documents that provide a degree of certainty to the public of what the expected built form may be within particular areas. 

 

Site Location

 

The site, being Lot 3 DP 314528, 60 Peter Street Central Wagga is located on the western side of the Street four lots north of the junction with Morgan Street.

 

The site measures 505.90m² and currently contains a detached single storey dwelling with rear skillion extension and garage to the rear.

 

The site is flat and free of any restrictive easements.

 

The locality is a residential area. Consisting in the main of single storey detached dwellings with detached outbuildings to the rear. However, on the opposite side of Peter Street the land is zoned business and contains a variety of building types and uses.

 

 

Financial Implications

The decision could potentially be challenged in the Land and Environment Court.

Policy

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have housing that suits our needs

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Refusal of the application may result in an appeal process in the Land and Environment Court, which will have to be defended by Council. The reasons for refusal will have to be justified and withstand scrutiny and cross examination in Court.

Internal / External Consultation

Pursuant to this provision of Section 1.10 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010, notification of the application was required. The application was notified to surrounding properties from 18/07/2019 to 1/08/2019 in accordance with the provisions of the DCP. No public submissions were received.

 

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

TIER

Consult

 

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Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

DA19-0347 - Section 4.15 Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA19-0347 - Plans - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA19-0347 - Statement of Environmental Effects - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

DA19-0347 - Written response to Councils required for additional information - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               DA16/0585.02 – 16B Broad St WAGGA WAGGA - Lot 1, DP 534496 - Modification of Development Consent for Multi Dwelling Housing – Review of conditions 2(a) and 30(a) relating to laneway construction requirements

Author:                        Cameron Collins 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The proposal for the addition of two free-standing single storey dwellings to the rear of the existing dwelling house creating a 3 unit multi-dwelling development was originally approved by Council at its meeting of 30 January 2017. During the Council meeting, a motion to amend the officer recommendation by the inclusion of 2 additional conditions of consent was made and carried.  The 2 conditions required the full reconstruction of the adjacent laneway providing access to the 2 new dwellings.

 

The applicant has lodged an application to modify the consent seeking Council’s reconsideration of the 2 conditions. The current conditions require a full pavement reconstruction of the laneway with the establishment of crossfall, kerb and drainage. The applicant contends that the conditions are unfairly onerous and should be deleted from the consent. 

 

Having regard to the circumstances of the development, the laneway and the existing development adjoining the laneway, Council officers agree that the current requirements imposed under the condition are unreasonable and unnecessary.

 

However, officers have noted that whilst the underlying structure of the lane is adequate, the current surface of the lane (the seal) is in poor condition and will result in impacts on the proposed development (such as noise, dust and sediment) given that the development proposes 2 dwelling fronting directly onto the lane.

 

Whilst reconstruction is not deemed necessary, officers recommend that the applicant be required to upgrade (reseal) the pavement surface to ensure that the lane is of an adequate standard upon occupation of the dwellings to avoid impacts and recommend that the consent be modified by amending the conditions accordingly.

 

 

Recommendation

It is recommended that the application to modify consent (DA16/0585.02) be approved such that:

1.      Condition 2(a) be deleted as the requirement for full reconstruction of the laneway is unwarranted given the circumstances; and

2.      Condition 30(a) be reworded as follows to ensure that the existing lane pavement does not result in unacceptable impacts to the proposed dwellings and also ensuring that required approvals are obtained wot enable work with in the road reserve:

Prior to the release of any Occupation Certificate, the sealed surface of the existing laneway extending from the Broad Street road pavement through to the western boundary of the development site shall be repaired to the satisfaction of the Commercial Sector Manager or their delegate. This repair shall include, as a minimum, the removal of the existing seal, any necessary preparation work of the underlying gravel and reseal (two-coat bitumen seal). All works are at full cost to the developer.

Works in the road reserve will require a Section 138 Roads Act 1993 approval. Please contact Councils Road Reserve Officer on 1300 292 442 prior to undertaking such works.

REASON: To ensure that the existing laneway is of a standard to ensure minimal environmental impact on the proposed development. Sections 79C(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Fimjo Pty Ltd

(Director/Secretary – Jemma Katrine Hogg)

Owner

Fimjo Pty Ltd

(Director/Secretary – Jemma Katrine Hogg)

Property Details

16B Broad St WAGGA WAGGA - Lot 1 DP 534496

Development Description

Multi Dwelling Housing – 2 x 3 bed dwellings (existing dwelling retained) – Modification of consent to review conditions 2(a) and 30(a) relating to laneway construction requirements

 

Report

Key Issues

 

1.         Reasonableness of required standard of laneway construction imposed under consent.

2.         Suitability of existing structure of laneway with respect to proposed development.

3.         Current condition of surface (seal) of laneway and potential impacts on development.

4.         Potential environmental impacts of requested modification.

 

Assessment

 

A full assessment of the application has been provided in the attached assessment report under the provisions of Section 4.55(1A) and Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 


 

Reasons for Approval

 

1.         The existing laneway structure is adequate having regard to the impacts of the development.

2.         The standard of reconstruction of the laneway required under conditions 2(a) and 30(a) is unreasonable and unnecessary.

3.         Impacts on the development from the laneway can be appropriately mitigated subject to the existing pavement surface of the laneway being resealed.

4.         The modification satisfies the provisions of Section 4.55(1A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

Site Location

 

The site is on the south western corner of the intersection of Broad Street and an un-named laneway, approximately 160 metres south of Travers Street.

 

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Refusal of the application may result in an appeal process in the Land and Environment Court which will have to be defended by Council. The reasons for refusal will have to be justified and withstand scrutiny and cross examination in Court.

 

Approval is not considered to raise risk management issues for Council as the proposed development is generally consistent with the relevant provisions of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 and the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

Internal / External Consultation

Full details of consultation are provided within the attached assessment report.

 

One public submission was received in relation to the requested modification. A redacted copy of the submission has been attached for reference.  The content of the submission is addressed in the attached assessment report.

 

 

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Attachments

 

1.

DA16/0585.02 - Section 4.15 Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA16/0585.02 - Modification Cover Letter - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA16/0585.02 - Original Approved Site Plan - Provided under separate cover

 

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DA16/0585.02 - Public Submission - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

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RP-3               Draft Planning Proposal (LEP19/0009) to rezone land on the corner of Sturt Highway and Pearson Street, Wagga Wagga

Author:         Adriaan Stander 

Director:       Michael Keys

         

 

Summary:

Council is in receipt of a planning proposal to rezone land located at 64 Pearson Street from RE1 Public Recreation Zone to B5 Business Development and SP1 Infrastructure Zone.

 

The recommendation is to proceed with the planning proposal and request a Gateway Determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       support planning proposal LEP19/0009 to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

b       submit the planning proposal to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway Determination

d       receive a further report after the public exhibition period addressing any submissions made in respect of the planning proposal

 

Application details

Submitted planning proposal:

Council is in receipt of a planning proposal (LEP19/0009) to rezone land located at 64 Pearson Street from RE1 Public Recreation Zone to B5 Business Development and SP1 Infrastructure Zone.

Applicant

Phillip Drew for Bunnings Group Limited

Land owners

Lot 1 DP 798753 – Steven George Limberger

Lot 1 DP 567236 – Wagga Wagga City Council.

Proposal

Council is in receipt of a planning proposal to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (WWLEP2010) to:

1.         Rezone part of Lot 1 DP 798753, located at 64 Pearson Street from RE1 Public Recreation Zone to B5 Business Development Zone. The proposal seeks to rezone approximately 0.15 hectares of land located along Sturt Highway to be consistent with the B5 Business Development Zone on the remainder of the lot. The proposed amendment will facilitate the most effective design outcome for future development on the site.

 

2.         Rezone Lot 1 DP 567236 from RE1 Public Recreation Zone and B5 Business Development Zone to SP1 Infrastructure Zone consistent with the current use of the land. The land is currently occupied by a sewer pump station.

The above changes will be achieved by amending the Land Zoning Map of the WWLEP2010 as per the illustration below.

The aim of the planning proposal is to provide opportunities for future development to achieve the most-efficient design outcome and also to align the zoning of the site with its intended use. Bunnings, which is currently located on the corner of Dobney Street and Pearson Street has indicated interest in relocating to the subject site.

Details of the proposal with supporting information is provided under Attachment 1.

Site and Locality

The subject land is located on the corner of Sturt Highway and Pearson Street, at the western gateway to the city. Lot 1 DP 798753 has historically been used for agricultural and industrial purposes. It is currently used for retailing and wholesale of bricks and pavers. Lot 1 DP 567236 hosts a sewer pump station.

Key considerations

1.         Strategic vision for the site

The subject land was originally zoned for public open space under the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 1985 and Wagga Development Control Plan 1986. The DCP at the time indicated a plantation strip along the highway frontage of the site. Currently a row of vegetation exists within the roadway corridor, but not within the subject land. The current RE1 Public Recreation Zone therefore does not reflect the existing environment or land uses on the site.

 

Despite the RE1 zoning there is no identified public purpose on the land that upholds that zoning, nor is it anticipated the subject land will be used for public recreation under any current strategic planning documents. Due to the prominence of the site at the western gateway into the city, it is important to achieve an attractive streetscape presence. This can be achieved through the current development controls under Section 10.5 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 without the need of the RE1 Public Recreation Zone. These controls require landscaping along both Sturt Highway and Pearson Street. The controls also provide guidelines for the design of future buildings to promote attractive business development.

 

2.         Consistency with endorsed strategic directions

 

There are no directions or actions applicable to the subject land under the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040.

 

The planning proposal is consistent with the objectives of the Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan 2013/2043 to “provide flexible opportunities and appropriate locations for establishing and growing business” and to “provide opportunities for key business established in Wagga Wagga to grow further”.

 

The proposal is also consistent with the recommendations of the Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036, Section 9.1 Ministerial Directions as well as all relevant State Environmental Planning Policies.

 

Conclusion

 

In view of the range of matters considered by this assessment, the proposal is found to be reasonable and in the public interest. The matters discussed in this report are reflective of the public interest and community expectations as expressed via existing strategic directions and policy guiding documents. 

 

The proposal is supported for the following reasons:

 

1.      The planning proposal will provide opportunities for future development to achieve the most-efficient design outcome.

2.      It complies with the provisions of the endorsed strategic documents, including Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036 and the Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan 2013 -2043.

3.      It meets all relevant Section 9.1 Ministerial Directions

4.      Addresses all applicable State Environmental Planning Policies.

 

Financial Implications

The application was lodged in August 2019 and attracted an application fee of $15,000 in accordance with Council Fees and Charges Policy of 2019/20.

 

Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the City of Wagga Wagga’s Section 94 Contributions Plan 2006-2019 enables Council to levy contributions, where anticipated development will or is likely to increase the demand for public facilities.

 

Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993, Section 306 of the Water Management Act 2000 as well as the City of Wagga Wagga’s Development Servicing Plan for Stormwater 2007 and/or City of Wagga Wagga Development Servicing Plan for Sewerage 2013 enable Council to levy developer charges based on the increased demands that new development will have on sewer and/or stormwater.

 


 

The Section 7.11 and Section 64 contribution applies to any future development application on the land. The landowner also has the opportunity to enter into a planning agreement, however at the time of this report, no request has been received to enter into an agreement.

Policy and Legislation

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There is no apparent risk involved in supporting the planning proposal to proceed. Refusal of the application may result in an appeal process. The applicants have the ability to appeal Council’s decision by submitting the planning proposals to the Department of Planning and Environment through a pre-Gateway review process. The reasons for refusal will have to be justified and withstand scrutiny and cross-examination.

Internal / External Consultation

IA cross-directorate internal referral occurred. The proposal is supported in principle.

 

External Formal public consultation with adjoining land owners, the general public and referral agencies will occur after the Gateway Determination as illustrated below.

 

 

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Attachments

 

1.

LEP19.0009- Planning proposal submitted by applicant

 

2.

LEP19.0009- City Strategy Assessment

 

  


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RP-4               Planning Proposal LEP18/0014 - Reduction to minimum lot size controls to Part Lot 1 DP 65324, Part Lot 1 DP 219692 and Lot 2 DP 1009360 on Vincent Road and Kooringal Road, Lake Albert

Author:         Adriaan Stander 

Director:       Michael Keys

         

 

Summary:

The above-mentioned planning proposal was presented to Council on 25 February 2019. Council indicated support of the planning proposal and resolved that the planning proposal be submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway Determination.

 

Council is in receipt of a Gateway Determination from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to proceed with the amended above-mentioned planning proposal subject to a number of conditions including public consultation.

 

The purpose of the report is to provide feedback on the public consultation and submissions received. It also addresses the conditions of the Gateway Determination. The report also requests adoption and gazettal of the amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP).

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note the submissions received during the exhibition period for the planning proposal (LEP18/0014) and Council addendum to reduce the minimum lot size provisions applicable to Part Lot 1 DP 65324, Part Lot 1 DP 219692 and Lot 2 DP 1009360

b       adopt the planning proposal LEP18/0014 and addendum to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

c        use Council delegation to approve the legal instrument and notify NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to gazette the amendment

 

Planning Proposal Details

Proposal:          Amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 to reduce the minimum lot size provisions applicable to Part Lot 1 DP 65324, Part Lot 1 DP 219692 and Lot 2 DP 1009360

Applicant:         Barry and Lorraine McLean – Lot 1 DP 219692 and Lot 1 DP 653241

                            Robert and Dianne Chambers – Lot 2 DP 1009360

Referrals:          External referral to former Department of Planning and Environment – Office of Environment and Heritage (now Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science Group)


 

Description of the proposal

The proposal is to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) to reduce the minimum lot size provisions applicable to Part of Lot 1 DP 219692 & Lot 1 DP 65324, located at 6 Vincent Road and Lot 2 DP 1009360, located 531 Kooringal Road, Lake Albert from 2 hectares to 0.15 hectares as per the illustration below.

 

 

The total area of the land identified in the planning proposal is 4.6ha and the proposed amendment to the minimum lot size requirement will increase the lot yield from 2 lots to approximately 24 lots (20% is set aside for road infrastructure etc.) However due to the existing tree canopy on the site, the final subdivision is expected to result in no more than 10 additional lots.

 

The original planning proposal application, Council addendum, Council report and minutes are provided under the attachments of this report.

Site and locality

The subject site is located in a rural residential area (R5 Large Lot Residential Zone) within Lake Albert. Surrounding land comprises of R1 General Residential, RE1 Public Recreation zoned land to the east, R5 Large Lot Residential zoned land to the north and south and RU1 Primary Production zoned land to the east. Lot sizes in the vicinity are on average 700sqm in the R1 Zone, 2ha in the R5 Zone and between 2ha and 34ha in the RU1 Zone.

Gateway determination and requirements

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued a Gateway Determination on 13 May 2019 authorising the planning proposal to proceed subject to the following:

 

1.   Public consultation

2.   Demonstrate compliance with Council’s final strategic land use planning framework.

3.   Demonstrate compliance with Section 9.1 Direction 4.3 Flood Prone Land. Consultation is required with the Office of Environment and Heritage (Floodplain Management) under section 3.34(2)(d) of the Act.

 

 

 

During the public exhibition period 5 submissions were received from the general public. Council also received a submission from the Office Of Environment and Heritage. These are addressed in the ‘Internal/External Consultation’ section further below.

 

In terms of the Council’s strategic documents, Council is currently in the process of reviewing and developing new land use strategies for the city. One the key documents being developed is the Wagga Wagga Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). This document considers the communities aspirations and provides a blueprint for how and where we want Wagga Wagga to grow into the future.

 

Noting that it will take some time to complete the above strategic work, landowners may as an interim arrangement lodge planning proposals to increase the development opportunities for their properties prior to the finalisation of the strategic work. Planning proposals will be considered on merit and the onus is on the proponents to provide Council with the necessary information to undertake assessments to determine if there is sufficient justification for a planning proposal to proceed prior to the completion of the above strategic work.

 

Even though the planning proposal is not supported by a local housing strategy endorsed by the Department of Planning and Environment, the Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan 2013/2043 which was endorsed by the Department of Planning and Environment identifies several approaches to addressing land demand for urban purposes in the city and encourages additional housing opportunities within existing urban areas where existing services and amenities are already provided. The proposal to rezone the land is based on site opportunities to optimize the use of available land currently serviced by public infrastructure and accessible to existing local community facilities and therefore considered generally consistent with the provisions of the Spatial Plan.

 

Council may decide to put the planning proposal on hold until the completion of its Local Strategic Statement, however given that the planning proposal is supported by appropriate information and the fact that it is generally consistent with the current endorsed Spatial Plan, it would be unreasonable to postpone the proposed changes to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010.

 

The planning proposal was referred to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (Floodplain Management) who indicated support of the planning proposal and that Council does not need to impose flood related controls on the subject site, given that flood inundation is limited to depths of less than 150mm.

 

Financial Implications

The planning proposal was submitted during the 2018/19 financial year. The planning proposal was deemed a minor proposal and attracted a fee of $7,500 from applicants. All application fees have been paid.

 

It is anticipated that the planning proposal will result in new development on the subject land in future. This has financial implications for Wagga Wagga City Council.

 

Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the City of Wagga Wagga’s Section 94 Contributions Plan 2006-2019 / Levy Contributions Plan 2006 enables Council to levy contributions, where anticipated development will or is likely to increase the demand for public facilities.

Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993, Section 306 of the Water Management Act 2000 as well as the City of Wagga Wagga’s Development Servicing Plan for Stormwater 2007 and/or City of Wagga Wagga Development Servicing Plan for Sewerage 2013 enable Council to levy developer charges based on the increased demands that new development will have on sewer and/or stormwater.

 

The Section 7.11 and Section 64 contribution applies and will apply to any future development consent on the land. The proponent also has the opportunity to enter into a planning agreement, however at the time of this assessment, no request has received to enter into an agreement.

Policy and Legislation

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

Risk Management Issues for Council

Adoption of the planning proposal may be subject to public scrutiny and may put additional pressure on Council to consider the reduction of the minimum lot size requirements throughout the local government area.

 

If Council decides not to endorse the proposal, the applicant may still approach the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to seek approval.

Internal / External Consultation

Public consultation relating to the planning proposal has occurred for 29 days between 24 August 2019 and 22 September 2019 and has met the requirements of the Gateway Determination and Council’s advertising and notification policy.

 

Notices were sent out to affected land owners and an advert was placed in the local newspaper and on Council’s website. During the public exhibition period 5 submissions were received from the general public. The submissions are all generally in support of the planning proposal. Council also received a submission from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

 


 

A summary of the submissions with Council officer’s comments are provided below.

 

Public submissions received

Comment 

Council response

Can additional lots be included in the planning proposal? Specific reference is made to the inclusion of Lot 11 DP 203067 (located at 543 Kooringal Road), Lot 14 DP 203067 (located at 535 Kooringal Road), Lot 1 DP 247529 (located at 17 Vincent Road).

Council is currently considering the location of future growth areas and to identify areas in the city that may be intensified through subdivision. This work will still take some time to complete, however the proposal has provided enough justification for this site to proceed. The proposal will result in intensification by optimizing the use of land that is currently serviced by public infrastructure and accessible to existing local community facilities and will not inhibit future development opportunities in the locality.

 

The reduction of the minimum lot size for the broader area may be considered as a separate and new application, however it will require more detailed studies.

 

It should be noted, that the inclusion of additional lots in the planning proposal were investigated as part of the initial Council assessment, however subdivision opportunities in the locality are limited as a result overland flow, infrastructure capacity and the location and buffers required for the Kooringal Sewerage Plant. 

 

Concerns about the impacts on the character, views, privacy as a result of future subdivision of the land.

Although the proposed amendment is not a direct result of a strategy identifying appropriate minimum lot sizes for the wider area, the proposed 0.15ha minimum lot size restriction is considered appropriate and large enough to enable any future subdivision of the site to be designed in a manner which minimises potential conflicts between neighbouring properties. It will allow the land to be subdivided in a manner which will be compatible with the existing character and amenity of the area. The new lot size provision will increase the development yield of the site to approximately 24 lots, however due to the existing tree canopy on the site, the final subdivision is expected to result in no more than 10 additional lots.

 

Concerns about the removal of Yellow Box/ Grey Box Woodland on the site and the impact it may have on endangered ecological communities.

No trees are being proposed to be removed as part of the planning proposal. The removal of trees will be subject to a separate assessment which is likely to occur in conjunction with a future development application for subdivision. It is noted that the existing tree canopy on the site may reduce the development potential of the land.

 

Concerns about traffic congestion and impact on road infrastructure and safety.

Kooringal Road is a key active travel route with the off road shared path running from Lake Albert Road through to Copland Street connecting residents to the city. The additional traffic flows generated by this proposal will be adequately accommodated within the existing public road environment, including the current arrangements with the Kooringal Road/Vincent Road intersection. No direct vehicular access to individual lots will be available off Kooringal Road. All vehicular access and egress arrangements will be established via a common internal road (either public or private). Appropriate intersection treatments can be established within both the Kooringal Road and Vincent Road reserves to ensure safe access and egress to the development area. The detail of this can be finalised as part of any future development application for subdivision.

Agency submissions

Comments received from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Council response

No flood related development controls are to be required for the site, as inundation is anticipated to depths of 150mm only.

Noted. The planning proposal does not include the installation of such controls as a result of advice received.

State and Federal environmental legislation which relate to ecological communities or species on the site should be considered before change to the LEP is decided.

The proposal to reduce the minimum lot size will have no significant impact on Biodiversity given the land has been bio-certified for the urban area and as such is not likely to significantly affect any threatened species, population or ecological community, or its habitat. The change to the LEP does not change the status of State and Federal legislation or diminish any requirements that exist for the protection and management of environmental assets under those laws.

 

The location of the subject land within the area of the Wagga Wagga Biodiversity Certification Order does not absolve the requirement to assess and mitigate impacts to Endangered Ecological Communities on the subject land under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. An assessment by an appropriately qualified ecologist should be required.

Noted. Impacts to Endangered Ecological Communities will be required to be assessed and mitigated as a part of the development assessment process for any later development of the subject lands. This will form part of the constraint profile which will inform future development potential of the subject land.

At minimum a Due Diligence assessment for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on the subject land should be document. This should be conducted in accordance with the requirements under the ‘Due Diligence Code of Practice for the Protection           of Aboriginal Objects in New South Wales”. This will determine whether intended a future development will result in harm to Aboriginal objects.

Noted. There is no information or records available to indicate that the site contains significant cultural and/or heritage values or items. Noting that the site can already be developed and that the proposal is merely a requesting a reduction of the lot size requirement, a Due Diligence investigation may be required as part of any future development application for subdivision.

 

Public consultation occurred as the table below.

 

 

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Attachments

 

1.

LEP18/0014 - Council report of 25.02.2019

 

2.

LEP18/0014 - City Strategy Assessment provided with Council report on 25.02.2019

 

3.

LEP18/0014 - Minutes of Council Meeting of 25.02.2019

 

4.

LEP18/0014 - Gateway Determination

 

5.

LEP18/0014 - Comments from Office of Environment and Heritage

 

  


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RP-5               Planning Proposals (LEP11/0003 and LEP12/0003) to rezone land on Sturt Highway Gumly Gumly

Author:         Crystal Atkinson 

Director:       Michael Keys

         

 

Summary:

Council endorsed the changes to the draft planning proposals at the 27 May 2019 Council meeting for submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway Determination. Gateway Determinations were received allowing the proposals to proceed with the amendments subject to public consultation.

 

The purpose of the report is to provide feedback on the public consultation and submissions received. The report also requests adoption and gazettal of the amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) and Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP).

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note the submissions received during the exhibition period for planning proposals LEP11/0003, 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly and LEP12/0003, Various lots on Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly

b       adopt planning proposals LEP11/0003 and LEP12/0003 to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

c        adopt the amendment to the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

d       use delegation to approve the legal instrument and notify NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to gazette the amendment

 

Application details

Submitted Proposal:        Amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 to rezone land and remove the minimum lot size.

 

Applicant:                            RPS Australia East Pty Ltd (Refer to confidential cover).

 

Land Owners:                     Various land owners provided under confidential cover.

 

Referrals:                             External referral to former Office of Environment and Heritage (Floodplain Management) and Transport for NSW - Roads and Maritime Services.

Description of the proposal

Two planning proposals have received Gateway Determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for the following areas:

 

§ 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly – Gateway Determination received 2 November 2011

§ Gumly Gumly Precinct – Gateway Determination received 9 July 2013

In 2012, Council was in receipt of an application to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (WWLEP) for 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly. The application resulted in a planning proposal being submitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPiE) for Gateway Determination. Gateway Determination was received in 2013 enabling the proposal to proceed subject to conditions.

 

To support the application for 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly, a precinct was identified and further study and investigation undertaken. In due time a further amended proposal was presented to Council in May 2019 and endorsed. This was submitted to DPiE for consideration as an amended Gateway Determination. The amendment subsequently received Gateway Determination to proceed, subject to conditions.

 

The revised planning proposals and the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan (WWDCP) 2010 amendment, seek to achieve the following:

 

§ Rezone lots or part lots from RU1 Primary Production to B6 Enterprise Corridor and remove the 200-hectare minimum lot size

§ Rezone lots from RE1 Public Recreation to B6 Enterprise Corridor

§ Rezone one lot from B1 Neighbourhood Centre to B6 Enterprise Corridor

§ Rezone part of a lot from RU1 Primary Production to E2 Environmental Conservation

§ Council has also prepared and exhibited an amendment to the WWDCP to provide development controls for future development on the land.

 

Land Zoning amendments:

 

 

Minimum lot size amendments:

 

 

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 amendment:

 

Prior to exhibition, an amendment to the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 (WWDCP) was prepared to include the subject area for consideration in the relevant section of the WWDCP relating to B6 Enterprise Corridor development. The proposed WWDCP amendment will provide development controls in relation to access, site consolidation and Sturt Highway function. The proposed WWDCP amendments were revised as a result of community consultation to clarify access and layout details for the area.

 

The planning proposals, as exhibited, Council assessment report, revised WWDCP amendment and Gateway Determinations are attached.

 

Site and location

The subject sites are located on the Sturt Highway, east of the city. The proposed rezoning is a direct extension of the existing eastern employment precinct.

 

The site currently contains a mix of rural, commercial, community and residential land uses.

 

The planning proposal areas are shown below:

 

Gateway determination requirements

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued revised Gateway Determinations in July 2019 authorising the planning proposals to proceed subject to the following conditions:

 

§ Change the name of the precinct planning proposal from “to rezone land at Gumly Gumly to B6 Enterprise Corridor and have no minimum lot size apply to the subject land” to “to rezoned land at Gumly Gumly to B6 Enterprise Corridor with no minimum lot size and E2 Environmental Conservation”.

§ Update the planning proposal to include sufficient additional information on flooding to justify the proposal’s inconsistency with Ministerial Direction 4.3 Flood Prone Land. Council is to consult with the Office of Environment and Heritage regarding flooding matters and amend the planning proposal, if necessary, to take into consideration any comments made prior to undertaking public exhibition.

§ Community Consultation

§ Consultation with Transport for NSW – Roads and Maritime Services and Office of Environment and Heritage

 

In response to including sufficient additional information on flooding, a cumulative flood impact study was completed in consultation with the Office of Environment and Heritage prior to consultation. The purpose of the cumulative flood impact study was to assess the cumulative impacts of land raising and building development within the precinct and to ensure the proposed zoning will not have significant impacts on flooding upstream or downstream of the precinct.

 

During the consultation period, two public submissions and four agency responses were received. A summary of the submissions, referrals and Council officer response is provided within the consultation section below.

 

Financial Implications

The planning proposal for 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly is the result of an application to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010. The application was lodged in 2011 and attracted an application fee of $5,000 during the 2011/12 financial year. The planning proposal for the precinct was generated internally and did not attract any application fees.

 

Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the City of Wagga Wagga’s Section 94 Contributions Plan 2006-2019 / Levy Contributions Plan 2006 enables Council to levy contributions where anticipated development will or is likely to increase the demand for public facilities.

Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993, Section 306 of the Water Management Act 2000 as well as the City of Wagga Wagga’s Development Servicing Plan for Stormwater 2007 and/or City of Wagga Wagga Development Servicing Plan for Sewerage 2013 enable Council to levy developer charges based on the increased demands that new development will have on sewer and/or stormwater.

Policy and Legislation

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

 


 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Approval of the proposals may be subject to public scrutiny and put pressure on Council to consider further rezoning of RU1 Primary Production land.

 

The land is subject to flooding. However, a cumulative flood impact study was completed by Council to test zoning scenarios and what impacts development would have on surrounding properties. The study identified a suitable zoning configuration that would result in minimal impact. The planning proposal is supported with the notion that the flood risk is considered minor, in consideration with the DCP flood controls that will be applied to all future development on the land.

Internal / External Consultation

The planning proposal and accompanying exhibition material were made available for viewing by the public on Council’s website and at Council’s Customer Service Counter within the Civic Centre. Notices with fact sheets were also provided to a broad catchment surrounding the area. Public exhibition occurred from 10 August to 6 September 2019 and again from 2 October to 29 October 2019.

 

Two rounds of public exhibition were undertaken as a result of an incorrect map being included in the draft planning proposal. The second exhibition contained the correct map and additional notification to both the community and agencies explaining the error. The incorrect map did not change the intent of the proposed changes, it had incorrect flood hazard categories. The intent of the re-exhibition was purely to inform the general public of the correct flood hazard and allow extra time for submissions.

 

During both public consultation periods for the revised planning proposals, submissions were received from NSW Crown Lands, NSW Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the public.

 

A summary of the submissions and Council officer response is provided below:

 

Submissions received

Submitter

Comment

Response

NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Crown Lands

No objection, but the following should be considered:

§ Where crown land is required for access as part of future development, Council must accept control before approving development

§ Asset protection zones must be located within private property and not on Crown Land.

§ No utility provision can be located on Crown Land if it does not accord with the declared public purpose.

§ Crown land should not be utilised as buffer areas.

§ Crown land should not be used as a public recreation or green space offset to intensify development on nearby land.

§ Crown reserves are to be considering in planning proposals where proposed zoning is similar to existing zoning in the area to reflect highest and best use.

Noted.

 

Further discussions regarding future access requirements identified the use of the crown road as undesirable as it would create a four-way intersection with Bakers Lane.

 

In response, the access point will be located west of Bakers Lane and the use of crown road is not required. This will be reinforced with the proposed amendment to the DCP controls.

Riverina Local Land Services

No objections to the proposed zoning from RU1 Primary Production to B6 Enterprise Corridor or removing the minimum lot size provisions.

Noted

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Biodiversity and Conservation Division

Satisfied that while elements of the planning proposal are inconsistent with the Ministerial Direction 4.3 Flood Prone Land, they are in accordance with the adopted Flood Risk Management Study and Plan. Council is expected to consider flood impact for each future development application and appropriately assess cumulative flood impacts. Recommend the proposal to minimise flood impacts in identified floodways by limiting future development in those areas.

 

Council should map and assess all clearing of native vegetation associated with development applications that can be reasonably anticipated subsequent to the proposal. Council is encouraged to establish evidence now rather than require it from each subsequent development application.

 

Prior to development, applicants need to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to prevent to occurrence of damage to Aboriginal objects.

Noted, future development applications will require assessment against flood impacts and flood controls contained in section 4 of the DCP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noted. No removal of vegetation is proposed as part of the planning proposal. Vegetation clearing will require separate approval (generally as part of the development application). It is difficult at planning proposal stage to anticipate future removal due to the various sites and land owners.

 

 

Noted. A preliminary assessment of Council records does not indicate presence of Aboriginal objects.

NSW Roads and Maritime Services

Northern Precinct:

Manage potential impacts of traffic generated by development with new internal road and new intersection with Sturt Highway and Gumly Road.

Access to Sturt Highway is to be denied. New intersection is to be offset from Bakers Lane and existing driveways.

Southern Precinct:

Intersection at eastern end of site (existing access to rear block) to allow access and potential for service road. Internal road connection to Tasman Road. Consider on-way west bound service road from intersection. A consolidation of lots to 2,000m² will reduce the number of frontages on the Sturt Highway with a roadway near these allotments providing ease of access through the sites.

Any new intersection is to be constructed in accordance with Transport for NSW requirements. The design and location of any intersection treatment with the Sturt Highway will need to be based on appropriate traffic analysis and best practice such as the Austroad guides.

Consideration for funding of the construction of this intersection is to be considered as part of the planning proposal.

Noted. The proposed DCP amendments will facilitate the minimisation of vehicular access points to the Sturt Highway and integration of access provisions.

 

Consideration of funding new intersections and internal roads upfront. Due to the large number of land owners, this process would result in a lengthy process involving land acquisition and anticipation of development outcomes on the site. The DCP will require the access to be provided in accordance with the DCP at the time of development.

Public Submission

As registered owners of one of the lots, the proposed rezoning is supported provided ‘highway service centre’ remains a permitted use.

Highway service centre is permitted with consent in the B6 Enterprise Corridor zone.

 

To clarify, its permissibility is captured in the land use table of the LEP under ‘any other development not specified in item 2 or 4’ under permitted with consent.

Public Submission

Own land immediately south of the land identified for rezoning.

There is general support for the proposed rezoning, but their parcel should be included within the B6 Enterprise Corridor zone or zoned more appropriately to IN1 General Industrial.

The land should be included as ‘potential employment land’ and zoned IN1 General Industrial to reflect its continuing and future use, or alternatively zoned B6 Enterprise Corridor as per the adjoining land.

In considering the rezoning, extensive cumulative flood impact modelling was undertaken to determine the extent of the new B6 Enterprise Corridor zone.

 

Extending the rezoning to surrounding areas would be inconsistent with Council’s adopted Flood Risk Management Study and Plan as the area is predominantly high hazard and floodway categories.

 

It is noted that the submission has referred to the 2018 hydraulic hazard categories indicating that the subject land is categorised as H3 and H4, however this must be considered alongside the Hydraulic Categorisation which indicates the site as ‘floodway’. The adopted flood risk management study and plan recommends avoiding development in the floodway.

 


 

The diagram below provides an overview of the type of consultation undertaken.

 

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

TIER

Consult

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Land Owners - Gumly

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: personnel matters concerning particular individuals. - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

Gateway Determination - 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

Gateway Determination - Gumly Gumly Precinct - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

Revised Planning Proposal - 3870 Sturt Highway, Gumly Gumly - Provided under separate cover

 

5.

Revised Planning Proposal - Gumly Gumly Precinct - Provided under separate cover

 

6.

Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

7.

Submissions - Provided under separate cover

 

8.

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 - Amendment - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-6

 

RP-6               Planning Proposal (LEP18/0001) to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 Exempt Provisions for Temporary Promotional Banners or Flags

Author:         Crystal Atkinson 

Director:       Michael Keys

         

 

Summary:

Council endorsed the draft planning proposal at the 29 April 2019 Council meeting for submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway Determination. Gateway Determination was received allowing the proposal to proceed subject to public consultation.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide feedback on the public consultation and submissions received. The report also requests adoption and gazettal of the amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note the results of the public exhibition period for planning proposal LEP18/0001

b       adopt planning proposal LEP18/0001 to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

c        use delegation to approve the legal instrument and notify NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to gazette the amendment

 

The Proposal

The planning proposal intends to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP), schedule 2 exempt provisions for temporary promotional banners or flags.

 

The amendment will allow for more flexibility with event signage on Council owned land. The proposal will also assist with upcoming event promotion and streamline the process for event organisers.

 

Council has identified several Council-owned sites throughout the city that are suitable for the promotion of community events. Permanent signage structures have been provided on these sites. Event organisers can display signs on the structures provided, subject to obtaining “Council approval” in accordance with Council’s LEP provisions and the Community Event Signage Guidelines.

 

The amendment will clarify requirements and align the requirements with Council’s Community Event Signage Guidelines.


 

Report

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has issued a Gateway Determination for a planning proposal which was previously presented to Council on 29 April 2019.

 

As a result of the Gateway Determination conditions, a minor change was made to the proposed provisions prior to exhibition to comply with NSW Parliamentary Counsel legal requirements. The planning proposal, as exhibited, assessment report and Gateway Determination are attached.

 

During the public consultation period, no submissions were received, and it is recommended that the planning proposal be adopted as exhibited.

 

Financial Implications

As this is an internally generated amendment to the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010, the collection of application fees was not required.

Policy and Legislation

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

Risk Management Issues for Council

Risk management issues relating to traffic, road safety and pedestrian flows were considered as part of the Temporary Event Signage Policy that was developed alongside this amendment. The risk in considered low.

Internal / External Consultation

The planning proposal was placed on public exhibition between 27 July 2019 and 23 August 2019 with submissions accepted until 6 September 2019.

 

The planning proposal and accompanying exhibition material were made available for viewing by the public on Council’s website and at Council’s customer service counter in the Civic Centre. Notices were provided within the Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser.

 

During the public consultation period, no submissions were received.


 

 

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

TIER

Consult

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Gateway Determination - LEP18.0001

 

2.

Planning Proposal - LEP18.0001

 

3.

Assessment Report - LEP18.0001

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-6

 


 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-6

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-6

 


 


 


 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 25 November 2019

RP-7

 

RP-7               Financial Performance Report as at 31 October 2019

Author:         Carolyn Rodney 

Director:       Natalie Te Pohe

         

 

Summary:

This report is for Council to consider and approve the proposed 2019/20 budget variations required to manage the 2019/20 budget and Long Term Financial Plan, and details Council’s external investments and performance as at 31 October 2019.

 

This report also presents the financial assistance requests Council has received over the past month.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the proposed 2019/20 budget variations for the month ended 31 October 2019 and note the forecasted balanced budget position as presented in this report

b       in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act, provide financial assistance to the following:

i         Department of Communities and Justice $1,812 (Request 1)

ii        Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society $95 (Request 2)

c        note the Responsible Accounting Officer’s reports, in accordance with the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (Part 9 Division 3: Clause 203) that the financial position of Council is satisfactory having regard to the original estimates of income and expenditure and the recommendations made above

d       note the details of the external investments as at 31 October 2019 in accordance with section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) forecasts a balanced budget position as at 31 October 2019. Proposed budget variations are detailed in this report for Council’s consideration and adoption.

 

Council has experienced a negative monthly investment performance for the month of October, when compared to budget. This is mainly due to a reduction in Councils overall investment portfolio performance, with the RBA reducing the cash rate to a new record low of 0.75% at the start of October. 

 

 


 

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

Total operating income is 32% of approved budget, which is on budget for the end of October (this percentage excludes capital grants and contributions). An adjustment has been made to reflect the levy of rates that occurred at the start of the financial year. Excluding this adjustment, operating income received is 73%.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenditure is 34% of approved budget and is tracking slightly higher than the budget for the full financial year.

 

CAPITAL INCOME

Total capital income is 5% of approved budget. It is important to note that the actual income from capital is influenced by the timing of the receipt of capital grants and contributions relating to projects. This income also includes the sale of property, plant and equipment.

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Total capital expenditure including commitments is 20% of approved budget (including ‘Potential Projects’). Excluding ‘Potential Projects’ capital works budgets, the capital expenditure including commitments is 31% of approved budget.

 

Finance and the Project Delivery Office (PMO) are currently reviewing the 2019/20 capital project budgets with a report to be presented to Council regarding the reset of capital works budgets from 2019/20 into 2020/21 and future financial years.

 


 

CURRENT LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLAN – PROJECTED SURPLUS/ (DEFICIT) BUDGET POSITION

 

 


 

WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
1 JULY 2019 TO 31 OCTOBER 2019

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT

 

ORIGINAL
BUDGET
2019/20

BUDGET ADJ
2019/20

APPROVED BUDGET
2019/20

YTD ACTUAL   EXCL COMMT'S 2019/20

COMMT'S 2019/20

YTD ACTUAL + COMMT'S
2019/20

YTD % OF BUD

Revenue 

Rates & Annual Charges

(69,736,893)

0

(69,736,893)

(22,943,745)

0

(22,943,745)

33%

User Charges & Fees

(28,440,057)

(39,500)

(28,479,557)

(8,916,357)

0

(8,916,357)

31%

Interest & Investment Revenue

(3,774,001)

0

(3,774,001)

(1,251,715)

0

(1,251,715)

33%

Other Revenues

(3,053,633)

(11,100)

(3,064,733)

(1,380,399)

0

(1,380,399)

45%

Operating Grants & Contributions

(14,280,296)

4,941,432

(9,338,864)

(2,669,338)

0

(2,669,338)

29%

Capital Grants & Contributions

(56,263,733)

1,360,770

(54,902,963)

(2,434,889)

0

(2,434,889)

4%

Total Revenue

(175,548,613)

6,251,603

(169,297,011)

(39,596,443)

0

(39,596,443)

23%

 

 

Expenses

 

Employee Benefits & On-Costs

46,012,119

65,444

46,077,563

15,416,259

120,807

15,537,066

34%

Borrowing Costs

3,587,823

0

3,587,823

896,717

0

896,717

25%

Materials & Contracts

32,357,210

5,675,968

38,033,179

10,474,881

3,568,467

14,043,348

37%

Depreciation & Amortisation

34,843,073

0

34,843,073

11,614,358

0

11,614,358

33%

Other Expenses

13,015,295

158,738

13,174,033

3,544,887

56,337

3,601,224

27%

Total Expenses

129,815,520

5,900,151

135,715,671

41,947,101

3,745,610

45,692,712

34%

 

 

Net Operating (Profit)/Loss

(45,733,093)

12,151,753

(33,581,340)

2,350,659

3,745,610

6,096,269

 

 

Net Operating (Profit)/Loss before Capital Grants & Contributions

10,530,640

10,790,983

21,321,623

4,785,548

3,745,610

8,531,158

 

 

 

Capital / Reserve Movements

Capital Exp - Renewals

34,034,738

4,841,747

38,876,486

8,645,812

9,388,564

18,034,377

46%

Capital Exp - New Projects

42,696,132

3,598,733

46,294,864

2,451,432

3,195,951

5,647,382

12%

Capital Exp - Project Concepts

38,364,925

648,435

39,013,360

69,156

38,752

107,908

0%

Loan Repayments

3,380,744

0

3,380,744

1,126,915

0

1,126,915

33%

New Loan Borrowings

(21,222,532)

(351,112)

(21,573,644)

0

0

0

0%

Sale of Assets

(1,502,910)

(1,745,414)

(3,248,324)

(284,056)

0

(284,056)

9%

Net Movements Reserves

(15,174,931)

(19,144,143)

(34,319,073)

1,075

0

1,075

0%

Total Cap/Res Movements

80,576,166

(12,151,753)

68,424,413

12,010,333

12,623,267

24,633,600

 

 

 

ORIGINAL
BUDGET
2019/20

BUDGET ADJ
2019/20

APPROVED BUDGET
2019/20

YTD ACTUAL   EXCL COMMT'S 2019/20

COMMT'S 2019/20

YTD ACTUAL + COMMT'S
2019/20

YTD % OF BUD

Net Result after Depreciation

34,843,073

0

34,843,073

14,360,992

16,368,878

30,729,869

 

Add back Depreciation Expense

34,843,073

0

34,843,073

11,614,358

0

11,614,358

33%

 

Cash Budget (Surplus)/Deficit

0

0

0

2,746,634

16,368,878

19,115,512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Revised Budget Result - Surplus/(Deficit)

$’000s

Original 2019/20 Budget Result as adopted by Council

Total Budget Variations approved to date

Budget Variations for October 2019

$0

$0

$0K

Proposed Revised Budget result for 31 October 2019

$0K

 

The proposed Budget Variations to 31 October 2019 are listed below:

 

Budget Variation

Amount

Funding Source

Net Impact

Fav/ (Unfav)


1 – Community Leadership and Collaboration

Public Liability Insurance

($46K)

Risk/ Insurance Subsidy $37K

Corporate Governance Legals $9K

Nil

There have been savings to budget for Council’s 2019/20 Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance Premium Policy. These savings are to be utilised to offset the removal of the risk management and insurance income subsidy budget that is not guaranteed, with the remaining savings to be used for additional legal expenses incurred this year.

 

General Rates Levy Income

($64K)

Fit for the Future Reserve $13K

$51K

The General Rates income has been levied for 2019/20 with an increase to estimated budget for Farmland and Business categories of ($105K) due to a higher than estimated number of rateable properties within the LGA. This income was partially offset by a reduction in the Rural Residential category of $41K, with an overall result of an additional GPR income to budget of ($64K). A balancing amount of $13K for this month’s net budget variations is proposed to be transferred to the Fit for the Future Reserve. While minor, the funds will assist in progressing Council’s Financial Strategy number 6 being to “Narrow the Infrastructure Funding Gap”.

 

Salary & Progression System Review

Payroll System (Aurion) Business Process Automation

New Recruitment System

$39K

 

$13K

 

$30K

eLearning Savings ($4K)

People & Culture Position Vacancy ($78K)

Nil

There have been projects identified for 2019/20 and future years 2020/21 and 2021/22 within the People & Culture team which are proposed to have organisational impacts and significant benefits across Council.

The projects totalling $272K across the three financial years include a review of the Salary and Progression System $79K, Payroll system (Aurion) Business Process Automation $13K, Implementation of a new Recruitment System $110K and an identified ATSI trainee $70K. It is proposed to fund the variation from eLearning savings and a vacant People & Culture Graduate position.

 

Land Rating Valuation Fees

$19K

 

($19K)

Due to a change in the pricing structure from the NSW Government Valuation Services, additional funds are required for the valuation of Residential and Non-Residential Properties in 2019/20 and future years. Funding for this $19K adjustment in 2019/20 is proposed to be funded from the additional 2019/20 rates revenue reported as a separate variation.

This budget has also been indexed 3% annually and will be factored in as part of the 2020/21 budget process.

 

2 – Safe and Healthy Community

 

Street Tree Audit

$90K

Subdivision Tree Planting Reserve ($90K)

Nil

Council’s Street Tree Audit requires an update as the previous audit was conducted in 2011 on trees in Central Wagga and Turvey Park, with an expected cost of $80K. The audit would provide Council’s tree maintenance staff with the information required to develop schedules for proactive pruning due to risk ratings and conditions throughout the oldest treed areas of Wagga. It is also proposed to purchase 2 tough books for $10K to allow staff field mobility capabilities. From a risk management perspective, this is the best industry practice management tool for how to maintain our urban trees. The proposed funding source is the Subdivision Tree Planting Reserve.

The Street Tree Audits for the remaining suburbs across the local government area are estimated to cost $40K per year over a 5 year period and will be factored into the draft 2020/21 long term financial plan.

 

Strategic Fire Breaks Treatment

$70K

Rural Fire Service Grant funding ($70K)

Nil

Council has been successful with their grant application to the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for Rural Fire Fighting grant funds to be utilised to carry out hazard reduction works, through the chemical and mechanical treatment of strategic fire breaks at 14 locations across the LGA.

Expected project completion is June 2020.

 

Fire Trail Maintenance

$135K

Rural Fire Service Grant funding ($135K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funding for Round 1 of the RFS 2019/20 Bush Fire Risk Mitigation and Resilience Program. The grant relates to fire trail maintenance on Casuarina, Tatton, Featherwood, Clifton, Warrawong, Museum and Garden Trails in the Wagga Wagga area.

Expected project completion is June 2020.

 

3 – Growing Economy

 

Airport Review

$25K

Airport Reserve ($25K)

Nil

The Airport Review project currently has a $51K budget.  As the quotes for both components of the review have now been received, the total required budget is now $76K – an additional $25K to complete both components of the review, to be funded from the Airport Reserve.

Expected project completion is March 2020.

 

5 – The Environment

Holbrook Rd Pavement Rehab

$1,000K

RMS Regional Roads Repair Grant funding ($361K)

RMS Supplementary Block Grant funding ($199K)

Heavy Patching - unallocated GPR funds ($90K)

Reseal Program – unallocated RMS Block Grant funding ($222K)

Pavement Rehab Program - unallocated RMS Block Grant funding ($128K)

Nil

Each year Council officers apply to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for Repair grant funding (regional roads eligible only).  For this reason, no set location is identified in the long term financial plan, until the funding is approved.

Council has now been successful in obtaining funds of ($361K) under the 2019/20 Regional Roads ‘Repair’ Program from RMS for the Holbrook Road Pavement Rehabilitation. The total project is proposed to cost $1M with Council contributing the remaining funds from the RMS Supplementary Block Grant ($199K) which has also now been approved, unallocated RMS Block Grant funding on the Reseal Program ($222K) and Pavement Rehabilitation program ($128K), and GPR funds from the unallocated Heavy Patching program ($90K).

The scope of the project includes:

The full width of the existing pavement to be rehabilitated by stabilising subgrade, overlaying with 150mm gravel layer and sealing with 14/7 bitumen seal.
The total length of work is 2,850m, divided into five sites:
- South of Featherwood Road - 235m long
- South of Indigo Drive - 675m long
- South of Dunns Road - 1115m long
- South of 13 Mile Reserve Road - 500m long
- North of Maxwell Road - 325m long

Estimated completion date: 31 May 2020

 

External & Internal Loan Repayments

$32K

Various funding sources

($32K)

There have been adjustments to loan repayment budgets for 2019/20 and for the future 10 years of the Long Term Financial Plan as a result of the following changes:

 

- Reset and Carryover of projects included in the 2018/19 Capital Works Program funded from external borrowings which have now been transferred to the 2019/20 Capital Works Program resulting in a deferral of required loan borrowings.

- Refinancing of an existing maturing external loan residual amount and funding internally from the Livestock Marketing Centre (LMC) Reserve with future year payback to the LMC Reserve (CONF-1 '2018/19 Loan Facility' Resolution 19/166)

- Funding Round 1 2018/19 Low Cost Loans Projects internally from LMC Reserve (CONF-1 '2018/19 Loan Facility' Resolution 19/166)

- Funding the completion of the Multi-Purpose Stadium internally from the LMC Reserve at a reduced loan term of 10 years (CONF-1 '2018/19 Loan Facility' Resolution 19/166).

 

The budget adjustments to Council's bottom line and reserves for the 10 years of the Long Term Financial Plan have been included as an attachment. Funding for the $32K GPR adjustment in 2019/20 is proposed to be funded from the additional 2019/20 rates revenue reported as a separate variation.

 

Managed Wheel Washing Facility

$210K

Solid Waste Reserve ($210K)

Nil

Funds are required for the installation of a managed wheel washing facility at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre for all heavy vehicles at an estimated cost of $200K. The washing facility is required due to compliance issues.  The wheel washing facility will be maintained on a daily basis using existing staff and the equipment and will also require an annual $10K budget for any required maintenance.

It is proposed to fund the variation from the Solid Waste Reserve.

 

Piezometer Report

$15K

Solid Waste Reserve ($15K)

Nil

A contractor is required to produce a report advising future piezometer design locations and depths to intercept any potential groundwater impacts at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre site. This information is to be provided to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for approval. It is proposed to fund the variation from the Solid Waste Reserve.

 

Soil Structure Testing

Subsoil Management Plan/Monocell Waste Study

$10K

 

$40K

Solid Waste Reserve ($50K)

Nil

An Electromagnetic Mapping (EM) survey has been conducted at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre which has resulted in funds being required for the engagement of a geotechnical contractor for the following works:

-     Boring of test holes at specific locations to test the soil structure and report on findings $10K.

-     Completion of a subsoil management plan to inform the construction of future solid waste cells and a proposed monocell for immobilised waste. This will require funding of $40K in 2019/20 and $40K in 2020/21.

It is proposed to fund these variations from the Solid Waste Reserve.

 


 

Victory Memorial Gardens Lights - Stage 2

$57K

Civil Projects Reserve ($14K)

Street Lighting Reserve ($43K)

Nil

It is proposed to complete the final stage of the Victory Memorial Gardens Christmas Tree Lighting project, which currently only has lights on the bottom half of the tree. This will bring the total project cost to $100K for the two stages. It is proposed to funds these works from the Civil Projects Reserve and the Street Lighting Reserve.

Ongoing maintenance costs for the lights will be included in the compilation of the 2020/21 long term financial plan.

 

FM0091 - Flood Warning System

$33K

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment Grant funding ($22K)

Levee Bank Maintenance ($11K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing State Government grant funds under the 2019/20 Floodplain Management Program. The funds are to be used to continue to improve on Wagga Wagga’s existing flood warning systems, both to enhance flood warning forecasting and disseminating of information to the public. With the funding being 2:1 it is proposed to fund Councils portion from existing Levee Bank Maintenance budgets.

 

Civic Theatre Lighting Upgrade

$25K

Civic Centre Air Conditioning Upgrade ($25K)

Nil

The original Civic Theatre Lighting budget was not sufficient to enable the installation of energy efficient lighting to be installed that is fit for purpose. This is because the lighting has to be in keeping with the décor and provide an ambience suitable for the Theatre. It is proposed to fund the variation to budget from proposed savings in the Civic Centre Air Conditioning Upgrade project which is part funded from the Sustainable Energy Reserve.

 

SURPLUS/(DEFICIT)

$0K

 

 


Current Restrictions

 

 

RESERVES SUMMARY

31 OCTOBER 2019

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2018/19

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2019/20

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 28.10.19

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution

REVISED BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Externally Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

Developer Contributions - Section 7.11

(23,836,289)

3,427,074

720,687

(265)

(19,688,792)

Developer Contributions - Section 7.12

97,487

(32,500)

154,012

 

218,999

Developer Contributions – S/Water DSP S64

(6,551,347)

2,579,329

175,899

 

(3,796,118)

Sewer Fund

(31,115,819)

155,636

1,609,011

(224)

(29,351,395)

Solid Waste

(21,521,767)

2,164,970

712,083

275,000

(18,369,713)

Specific Purpose Grants

(4,044,299)

0

4,044,299

 

0

SRV Levee

(3,853,286)

(3,211)

78,000

 

(3,778,497)

Stormwater Levy

(3,699,109)

2,758,808

573,550

 

(366,752)

Total Externally Restricted

(94,524,428)

11,050,106

8,067,542

274,512

(75,132,268)

 

 

Internally Restricted

 

Airport

(442,321)

(522,440)

6,594

9,325

(948,842)

Art Gallery 

(33,971)

(6,865)

0

(40,836)

Ashmont Community Facility

(7,500)

(1,500)

0

(9,000)

Bridge Replacement 

(601,972)

0

(601,972)

CBD Carparking Facilities 

(884,968)

110,302

17,098

(757,568)

CCTV 

(84,476)

18,000

0

(66,476)

Cemetery Perpetual 

(107,717)

(133,730)

16,519

(224,928)

Cemetery 

(448,951)

110,164

0

(338,787)

Civic Theatre Operating 

(125,471)

8,327

24,240

(92,904)

Civic Theatre Technical Infrastructure 

(82,706)

10,000

0

(72,706)

Civil Projects 

(155,883)

24,000

0

13,867

(118,016)

Community Amenities 

(76,763)

(214,928)

0

(291,691)

Community Works 

(86,412)

(32,217)

3,500

 

(115,129)

Council Election 

(343,408)

(83,163)

0

(426,571)

Economic Development 

(500,000)

(80,000)

0

(580,000)

Emergency Events 

(191,160)

(50,000)

90,420

 

(150,740)

Employee Leave Entitlements

(3,585,224)

 

0

 

(3,585,224)

Environmental Conservation 

(115,206)

 

(42,725)

 

(157,931)

Estella Community Centre 

(230,992)

 

0

 

(230,992)

Family Day Care 

(245,192)

93,442

0

 

(151,750)

Fit for the Future*

(1,785,102)

266,703

1,591,885

(14,391)

59,095

Generic Projects Saving

(816,377)

20,000

31,130

 

(765,248)

Glenfield Community Centre 

(21,704)

(2,000)

0

 

(23,704)

Grants Commission 

(5,256,259)

 

5,256,259

 

0

Grassroots Cricket 

(70,992)

 

0

 

(70,992)

Gravel Pit Restoration 

(797,002)

 

3,546

 

(793,456)


 


 

RESERVES SUMMARY

 

31 OCTOBER 2019

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2018/19

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2019/20

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 28.10.19

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution

REVISED BALANCE

Gurwood Street Property 

(50,454)

 

0

 

(50,454)

Hampden Bridge

(107,198)

 

107,198

 

0

Information Services

(775,938)

(222,792)

350,000

 

(648,730)

Infrastructure Replacement 

(335,497)

(30,192)

0

 

(365,689)

Insurance Variations 

(100,246)

 

0

 

(100,246)

Internal Loans 

(660,754)

260,962

398,554

 

(1,238)

Lake Albert Improvements 

(28,338)

(21,515)

(158,608)

 

(208,461)

LEP Preparation 

(2,667)

 

0

 

(2,667)

Livestock Marketing Centre 

(3,311,635)

972,792

402,954

(524,814)

(2,460,703)

Museum Acquisitions 

(39,378)

 

0

 

(39,378)

Oasis Building Renewal 

(320,759)

65,000

28,529

 

(227,230)

Oasis Plant 

(1,239,132)

857,486

6,937

 

(374,709)

Office Equipment/Building Projects

(159,030)

 

0

 

(159,030)

Parks & Recreation Projects

(206,102)

30,148

75,954

 

(100,000)

Planning Legals

0

(40,000)

0

 

(40,000)

Plant Replacement 

(3,550,033)

660,253

1,055,919

 

(1,833,861)

Playground Equipment Replacement 

(95,290)

(165,727)

0

 

(261,017)

Project Carryovers 

(2,453,184)

518,327

1,934,858

 

0

Public Art 

(198,922)

30,300

80,594

 

(88,028)

Robertson Oval Redevelopment 

(92,151)

 

0

 

(92,151)

Senior Citizens Centre 

(17,627)

(2,000)

0

 

(19,627)

Sister Cities 

(46,328)

(10,000)

0

 

(56,328)

Sporting Event Attraction

(169,421)

 

0

 

(169,421)

Sporting Event Operational

(100,000)

 

0

 

(100,000)

Stormwater Drainage 

(158,242)

(100,000)

0

 

(258,242)

Strategic Real Property 

0

 

(395,000)

 

(395,000)

Street Lighting Replacement 

(56,549)

 

0

43,288

(13,261)

Subdivision Tree Planting 

(702,868)

(20,000)

0

90,000

(632,868)

Sustainable Energy 

(527,244)

389,333

37,732

 

(100,179)

Unexpended External Loans 

(431,337)

 

431,337

 

0

Workers Compensation 

(93,251)

 

0

 

(93,251)

Total Internally Restricted

(33,127,305)

2,706,471

11,355,422

(382,725)

(19,448,137)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Restricted

(127,651,734)

13,756,577

19,422,964

(108,213)

(94,580,406)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Unrestricted

(5,725,794)

0

0

0

(5,725,794)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments

(133,377,528)

13,756,577

19,422,964

(108,213)

(100,306,200)

 

*The Fit for the Future Reserve is showing a proposed deficit for the 2019/20 closing balance. This is due to the interim funding transferred from this reserve in 2018/19 for the Bomen land acquisitions which will be paid back from the Sewer Reserve once Ministerial approval is finalised.

 


 

Section 356 Financial Assistance Requests

 

Two Section 356 financial assistance requests have been received for the 25 November 2019 Ordinary Council meeting, which are shown below for Council’s consideration:

 

1.      Department of Communities and Justice $1,812

 

The Senior Project Officer of the Place Plans Unit (Department of Communities and Justice) – Murrumbidgee-Wagga Wagga, Albury and Griffith has in their attached letter requested Council’s consideration for the provision of a small truck and driver to assist with a Clean-up day to be held in Tolland on 6 December 2019.

 

The writer notes:

 

The Place Plan team are organising a Community Clean-up day on the 6th December in Tolland.

 

We will be providing large skip bins placed round the suburb and a BBQ at the end.

 

We are seeking Council’s support by way of a small truck and a driver to assist community to get their larger items to the skip bins. We will designate a team member to work alongside this person for support.  

 

Would you please consider this, and/or any other support that you may be able to provide on the day.”

 

The provision of the above Plant and Day Labour assistance has been costed at approximately $512.

 

A further request has been received from the Department asking that Council consider covering the cost of receiving Mattress’s transported via the Council truck which is proposed to be provided.

 

An estimate of 50 mattresses is proposed at a cost of $26.00 per mattress to be received at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. The cost of the mattress disposal would be 50 at $26 each = $1,300.00

 

It is proposed that Council support the above event by contributing the above assistance funded from Council’s Waste Management Operations budget which can absorb the above costs. 

 

The above request aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan “The Environment” – Objective: We are proactive with our waste management”

 

Council has not provided any financial assistance to the above group in the last 12 months.

 


 

2.      Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society Inc $95

 

The Secretary of the Wagga Wagga & District Society Inc has written to Council (see attached letter) requesting Council’s consideration to providing financial assistance by covering the cost of the Annual Fire Statement Levy.

 

The attached letter notes:

 

“We have been paying the levy since moving to 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont (owned by Council) in 2007. As we are a non-profit Society run by volunteers, we would like you to consider helping us by granting this exemption.”

 

The $95 Annual Fire Statement is an NSW Government Fire Safety Regulation.

 

It is noted that it is proposed in 2020/21 to require all Community groups to make application for financial assistance. It is therefore deemed appropriate that the requested assistance with the charge be considered only for the current 2019/20 financial year.

 

The above request aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan “Community Leadership and Collaboration” – Outcome: We are active community members”

 

Council has provided $1,008 financial assistance to the above group in the last 12 months by covering Commercial waste bins and Sewer charges for the Council owned property which is used by the Society.

 

Budget

 

The Section 356 general fees and charges financial assistance budget for the 2019/20 financial year is $48,123.50, of which $39,907 is already committed in the adopted 2019/20 Delivery and Operational Plan.

 

It is proposed that financial assistance of $95 (Request No 2) be funded from the Section 356 unexpended 2019/20 budget and the remaining request i.e. (No1) be funded by the respective cost centre operating budget.

 

Section 356 Budget Summary

Unallocated balance of S356 fee waiver financial assistance budget 2019/20

$2,998.50

1)  Department of Communities and Justice – Place Plan Clean-up   - $1,812

Funded from the Solid Waste Operating budget

2)  Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society Inc

95.00

Subtotal Fee Waivers included in this report –

proposed to be funded from the Section 356 Budget

($95.00)

Balance of Section 356 fee waiver financial assistance budget for the remainder of the 2019/20 Financial Year

$2,903.50

 

As noted earlier, it is proposed to fund Financial Assistance request No 1 $1,812 via the Solid Waste Operating budget which can absorb this cost.

 

Investment Summary as at 31 October 2019

In accordance with Regulation 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, details of Wagga Wagga City Council’s external investments are outlined below:

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/09/2019
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/10/2019
$

October
EOM
Current Yield
%

October
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Short Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMP

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.65%

1.45%

3/06/2019

2/12/2019

6

AMP

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.80%

0.72%

17/05/2019

13/11/2019

6

AMP

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.00%

0.72%

6/03/2019

2/12/2019

9

MyState

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.75%

0.72%

1/04/2019

1/04/2020

12

Suncorp-Metway

A+

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.26%

1.45%

28/05/2019

28/11/2019

6

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.67%

0.72%

28/08/2019

28/02/2020

6

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.67%

0.72%

29/08/2019

28/08/2020

12

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.65%

1.45%

30/08/2019

6/03/2020

6

Macquarie Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

1.45%

2/09/2019

2/03/2020

6

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.70%

0.72%

10/09/2019

11/05/2020

8

Total Short Term Deposits

 

14,000,000

14,000,000

2.16%

10.13%

 

 

 

At Call Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAB

AA-

149,403

680,287

0.75%

0.49%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

1,658,244

1,389,271

0.75%

1.01%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

15,393,261

11,913,504

1.60%

8.62%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total At Call Accounts

 

17,200,909

13,983,062

1.47%

10.12%

 

 

 

Medium Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RaboBank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.16%

0.72%

5/06/2017

6/06/2022

60

Rabobank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.10%

0.72%

5/12/2014

5/12/2019

60

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.10%

1.45%

7/07/2017

7/07/2020

36

AMP

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.00%

1.45%

2/08/2018

3/02/2020

18

Rabobank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.20%

0.72%

25/08/2016

25/08/2021

60

Westpac

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

2.11%

2.17%

10/03/2017

10/03/2022

60

Auswide

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.95%

1.45%

5/10/2018

6/10/2020

24

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

0

0.00%

0.00%

16/10/2017

16/10/2019

24

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.92%

1.45%

6/11/2017

6/11/2019

24

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.35%

1.45%

3/01/2018

4/01/2022

48

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.80%

0.72%

5/01/2018

6/01/2020

24

Police Credit Union

NR

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.45%

29/10/2018

29/10/2020

24

Australian Military Bank

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.95%

0.72%

29/05/2018

29/05/2020

24

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.50%

0.72%

1/06/2018

1/06/2022

48

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.02%

1.45%

28/06/2018

28/06/2021

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.88%

1.45%

28/06/2018

29/06/2020

24

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.86%

1.45%

16/08/2018

17/08/2020

24

BOQ

BBB+

3,000,000

3,000,000

3.25%

2.17%

28/08/2018

29/08/2022

48

ING Bank

A

3,000,000

3,000,000

2.85%

2.17%

30/08/2018

14/09/2020

24

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.10%

0.72%

16/10/2018

18/10/2021

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.45%

13/11/2018

15/11/2021

36

Police Credit Union

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.07%

0.72%

20/11/2018

20/11/2020

24

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.30%

0.72%

20/11/2018

21/11/2022

48

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.93%

1.45%

29/11/2018

30/11/2020

24

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.01%

1.45%

30/11/2018

30/11/2021

36

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.25%

0.72%

30/11/2018

30/11/2022

48

CUA

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.02%

1.45%

5/12/2018

7/12/2020

24

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/09/2019
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/10/2019
$

October
EOM
Current Yield
%

October
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.45%

8/02/2019

8/02/2022

36

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.82%

0.72%

22/02/2019

22/02/2021

24

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.70%

1.45%

23/04/2019

26/04/2022

36

BoQ