Minutes of the Airport Advisory Committee held on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

 

 

Present

Councillor Kerry Pascoe         Wagga Wagga City Council

Councillor Dan Hayes             Wagga Wagga City Council

Mr Warrick Lodge                    Regional Express

Mr Nicholas Pausina               Department of Defence

Mrs Dannielle Wait                  Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

Mr Geoff Breust                        Aviation Industry Participant

Mrs Jenny Cabot                      Aviation Industry Participant

In Attendance

General Manager                                Peter Thompson

Manager Council Businesses           Darryl Woods

Manager Finance                                Carolyn Rodney

Senior Governance Officer                Neil McDermott

The Airport Group                                Rob McTaggat

The Airport Group                                Glenn Robinson

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Tasha Williams         Qantas

 

 

The meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee commenced at 6.00pm.

Acknowledgement Of Country

I would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Wiradjuri Nation and extend that respect to other Community members present.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1         CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - 6 NOVEMBER 2019 MEETING

 

Recommendation:

                        On the Motion of D Hayes and W Lodge

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Airport Advisory Committee meeting held on 6 November 2019 be confirmed with the following amendment:

Mr Geoff Bruest requested that his Question with Notice regarding installing Solar Panels at the airport be amended.

CARRIED

 

Declarations Of Interest

No declarations of interest received.

 

REPORTS FROM STAFF

 

RP-1          AIRPORT DATA COLLECTION PRESENTATION - THE AIRPORT GROUP

Mr Rob McTaggat and Mr Glenn Robinson from The Airport Group provided the Committee with a presentation on the updated Airport Benchmarking Data.

The Committee requested more information on the various Depreciation Methodologies being used by other Airports so as to reduce the overall depreciation costs at Wagga Airport.

Recommendation:

                   On the Motion of Councillor D Hayes and D Wait  

That the Airport Advisory Committee:

a          note the presentation by the representatives of The Airport Group

b          receive a copy of The Airport Group’s presentation and Draft Report

c          receive a copy of the Price Waterhouse Coopers report when it becomes available

d          respond to the Manager Council Businesses with any comments/questions regarding The Airport Group’s Presentation and Draft Report by 20 December 2019

e          meeting scheduled for 5 February 2020 be rescheduled to 12 February 2020

CARRIED

 

 

RP-2          2020/21 Airport Budget

 

Recommendation:

                   On the Motion of Councillor D Hayes and D Wait  

That the Airport Advisory Committee defer consideration of the 2020/2021 Airport Budget to the 12 February 2020 Committee Meeting, so that updated information can be provided on User Charges and Fees for the 2020/21 long term financial plan.

CARRIED

 

 


 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

The following Questions With Notice were received.

 

 

QWN-1

 

Mr Geoff Breust requested that the Committee be provided with monthly Airport Financial Statements as was the previous practice.

 

Mrs Carolyn Rodney has advised that the Committee will be provided with the November monthly Cost Statement as soon as it is available.

 

 

QWN-2

Mr Geoff Breust asked if Council would consider the installation of a Solar Panel system at the airport to service the airport and also commercial operators.

Mr Peter Thompson advised that Council would consider any formal proposal put forward by any external service provider.

 

 

QWN-3

The General Manager, Mr Peter Thompson, requested that the air conditioning unit in the Councillor’s/Committee Room (Wedge Room) be inspected/serviced as the room was uncomfortably warm during the meeting.

 

Council’s Facilities Management Team have advised that the air conditioning unit in the Wedge Room will be serviced by Council’s contractor as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

The Airport Advisory Committee rose at 7.34pm.