AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Ordinary Meeting of Council

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday
20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 at 6:00pm.

Council live streams video and audio of Council meetings. Members of the public are advised that their voice and/or image may form part of the webcast.

 

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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 20 January 2020.

Ordinary Meeting of Council AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 20 January 2020

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

PRAYER                                                                                                                       3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          3

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 3

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Ordinary Council Meeting - 16 December 2019                             3  

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    3

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1         Community and Council response to extreme weather events    4  

Reports from Staff

RP-1            DA19/0412 - 2 LOT SUBDIVISION, 411 HAMPDEN AVENUE, CARTWRIGHTS HILL, NSW 2650                                                                                                           6

RP-2            Financial Performance Report as at 31 December 2019         12

RP-3            Proposed New Fee for the 2019/20 Fees and Charges              34

RP-4            Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)                                                                                                                37

RP-5            Roadside Memorials Policy - POL118                                             40

RP-6            Agency Information Guide                                                              42

RP-7            Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020 – 2030                                     44

RP-8            Budget Variation: Enliven Public Art Plan 2017-21                  50

RP-9            Events Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2024                               56

RP-10          Upgrades to Street Lighting Network                                       68

RP-11          Proposed Development of a Draft Regional Procurement Preference Policy                                                                                                    74

RP-12          86 Harris Road Gobbagombalin (DA18/0302) Proposal to Defer Developer Contributions                                                                                     80

RP-13          Civic Centre Lighting Upgrade Completion                               85

RP-14          RENEWAL OF COMMUNITY, CULTURAL AND SPORTING LEASE AND LICENCE AGREEMENTS EXPIRING DURING 2020                                                  87

RP-15          PROPOSED LEASE FROM AUSTRALIAN RAIL TRACK CORPORATION FOR URANQUINTY RURAL FIRE SHED, REST STOP AND PLAYGROUND     91  

 

 

Committee Minutes

M-1              Audit Risk and Improvement Committee - 21 November 2019 and Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Annual Report                          93

M-2              FLOODPLAIN RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE - MEETING HELD 3 DECEMBER 2019                                                                                   96

M-3              SISTER CITY COMMUNITY COMMITTEE - MINUTES - 18 DECEMBER 2019       97   

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                                                                       98

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       PROPOSED LEASE RENEWAL TO THE LEISURE COMPANY INTEGRATED RECREATION INCORPORATED - 99 PETER STREET, WAGGA WAGGA 99

CONF-2       KOORINGAL RISING MAIN - PROPOSED EASEMENTS FOR RIGHT OF CARRIAGEWAY AND CHANGE TO EASEMENT TO DRAIN SEWAGE                              100

CONF-3       Airport Taxiway                                                                               101

CONF-4       Ratepayer Matter                                                                           102

CONF-5       RFT2020-13 FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR FLOOD MITIGATION OPTIONS FOR NORTH WAGGA AND SURROUNDING FLOODPLAIN AREA                              103

CONF-6       RFQ2020-519 Supply of One 6x4 Truck with Fire Fighting Capability         104

CONF-7       RFQ2020-517 Supply of Two 4x2 Tip and Tilt Tray Trucks       105  

 


PRAYER

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes  

 

CM-1              Ordinary Council Meeting - 16 December 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 16 December 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Ordinary Council Meeting - 16 December 2019

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

NOM-1

 

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1           Community and Council response to extreme weather events

Author:          Councillor Vanessa Keenan

 

 

Summary:

The purpose of this Notice of Motion is to receive a report that outlines that readiness of our community as a regional centre for the impacts of extreme weather events.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note the impact of the devastating bushfires affecting communities around Australia including our own local government area and our neighbouring communities in Snowy Valleys and Greater Hume Shires

b       note the assistance Council is providing throughout this event through provision of staff, plant, facilities and services

c        receive a report outlining the readiness of our community as a regional centre for the impacts of extreme weather events such as bushfires and flooding and identify areas that need improvement or addressing

 

Report

The current natural disaster event that is impacting our region has had a significant impact on our community and Council such as;

 

·    through direct impact of fire on property

·    through health impacts from extended periods of poor air quality – particularly vulnerable members of the community such as the elderly, young children and those with respiratory issues

·    through displacement of communities from surrounding areas to Wagga

·    through mental health for those directly and indirectly impacted

·    through redeployment of staff and plant equipment

·    and through economic impacts of events such as this on retail, hospitality, accommodation and event sectors in our city and industries that contribute to the wide regional economy such as forestry and transport

 

As a regional centre, the City of Wagga can be significantly impacted by a natural disaster without being in any direct danger itself. It is important that Council and the community is prepared for future events in order to minimise disruption for those affected.

 

Whilst Council operates under the direction of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) and Plan, the LEMC coordinates the emergency response agencies actions directly relating to the emergency rather than the social, heath, environmental and economic impacts of the emergency.

 

The Wagga community, local businesses, Council staff and Councillors have been hugely supportive of those people who have been impacted by the Dunn’s Road fire and it is through this tireless passion to help those neighbours in need that many good deeds have been undertaken.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We are responsive to emergencies

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 

    

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               DA19/0412 - 2 LOT SUBDIVISION, 411 HAMPDEN AVENUE, CARTWRIGHTS HILL, NSW 2650

Author:                        Amanda Gray 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The application was reported to Council on 16 December 2019 with a recommendation for refusal. A motion to refuse the application and refund 100% of the applicable development application fees was lost and the application was therefore not determined.

 

The application is resubmitted for determination as requested in correspondence received from Councillors dated 18 December 2019. (attachment 8)

 

The proposal is for the subdivision of an existing block of land in Cartwrights Hill into 2 residential lots each of approximately 1ha in size.

 

The subject site is within close proximity to the Bomen Industrial Area and the application has been the subject of objection from employers within the industrial estate.

 

The site is within the Special Activation Precinct (SAP) investigation area centred around the Bomen industrial area. A master plan is being prepared to provide a streamlined planning framework for this area.

 

The determination of the application is reported to Council as it presents a matter of wider public interest, being the introduction of additional residential properties within proximity of a regionally recognised employment and industrial centre.

 

Approval of the application has the potential to jeopardise the success of the Special Activation Precinct.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council refuse DA19/0412 for a 2 Lot Residential Subdivision at 411 Hampden Avenue, Cartwrights Hill, Lot 83 DP751422 for the reasons outlined in the Section 4.15 Assessment report.

 


 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

TJ Hinchcliffe & Associates Pty Ltd

Owner

Elaine Marie Furner & John Charles Furner

Development Cost

$5000

Development Description

Two Lot Subdivision – the existing dwelling will be contained on one block to the front (west) of the site and a new block is proposed as a battle axe lot to the rear (east) which will be accessed via a 10 metre wide driveway along the northern boundary of the subject site.

Report

Key Issues

 

·        Compliance with Wagga Wagga LEP 2010 and DCP 2010

·        Strategic Importance of the Bomen Industrial Estate

·        Declaration of the Special Activation Precinct

·        Submissions in objection to the development: The objections relate to increasing the number of sensitive residential receptors within close proximity to the Bomen Industrial Area.

 

Site Location

 

The subject site is located on the eastern side of Hampden Avenue, approximately 200 metres to the south of the junction with Old Bomen Road. There is an existing dwelling located towards the front of the site.

 

Assessment

 

·        The application site is within Cartwrights Hill and is zoned as R5 Large Lot Residential. Residential subdivision is permitted with consent.

·        The minimum lot size for the locality is 1ha – the subdivision complies with this control.

·        The proposed development is to subdivide an existing block of land into 2 residential lots each of approximately 1 ha in area.

·        One of the objectives for development in the R5 zone is to minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones. There is concern regarding the potential for noise and odour impacts from a fully developed industrial estate with RIFL hub.

·        An odour report prepared in response to the subdivision identifies the site as being at high risk of odour pollution.

·        The site is within 1km of the Bomen Industrial Estate which is identified as a regionally significant precinct for employment and investment by all form of industry.

·        The Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RIFL) hub is also within close proximity, the success of this project is critical to attracting new industry to the region.

·        Two submissions to the development have been received, one of which is an objection related to the increased number of sensitive receptors near the industrial estate that may jeopardise future investment and expansion plans. The other is related to impacts of the development on existing residential properties.

·        A number of strategic planning documents identify Bomen as of regional importance and its future development is listed as a key priority or objective within many documents such as the Riverina Murray Regional Plan and the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Study.

·        The approval of the subdivision is not in the public interest as it conflicts with existing plans and policies that have been the subject of detailed public consultation.

·        The site is identified within the Special Activation Precinct investigation area and will therefore be subject to a master plan. A draft SEPP for Activation Precincts is currently under consideration following the recent exhibition of the ‘Explanation of Intended Effect’ of the SAPs.

·        The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has raised concerns regarding development applications for residential subdivision and requested that the inconsistency between the aspirations of the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct and the proposal be considered.

 

Reasons for Refusal

 

1.      The proposal is not consistent with the objectives of the R5 Large Lot Residential zone as nominated in the Land Use Table of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 as there is considered to be unacceptable conflicts between land uses within adjoining zones.

 

2.      Having regard to the provisions of Clause 7.8 of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 the subject site will be adversely impacted by noise and odour from the Bomen Industrial Estate.

 

 

 

3.      The proposed development is not in the public interest as it introduces an increased number of sensitive receptors into an area within close proximity to the Bomen Special Activation Precinct. An increase in residential receptors will impact upon the proposed investment, expansion and development of industries within this precinct.

 

4.      The proposed development is not in the public interest as it is inconsistent with a number of strategic documents and policies that have been subject to public consultation and adoption by Council. One such strategy the Riverina Murray Regional Plan has a specific action to “protect industrial land, including in the regional cities (Bomen, Nexus and Tharbogang) from potential land use conflicts arising from inappropriate and incompatible surrounding land uses.’

 

For the above reasons it is concluded that the development is therefore not in accordance with Section 4.15(1)(a)(i), (b) and (e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Growing Economy

Objective: We are a Regional Capital

Outcome: We are leading freight and logistics centre, encourage business investment

 

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 of the application may result in challenges from objectors across the industrial estate. Whilst objectors have no right of appeal to the determination decision they can choose to challenge the manner in which a decision has been made (Class 4).

Internal / External Consultation

Full details of the consultation that was carried out as part of the development application assessment is contained in the attached s4.15 assessment report.


 

 

 

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

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

DA19/0412 - s4.15 Assessment Report

 

2.

DA19/0412 - Plan of Subdivision

 

3.

DA19/0412 - Statement of Environmental Effects

 

4.

DA19/0412 - Redacted Submissions

 

5.

DA19/0412 - Odour Impact Assessment

 

6.

DA19/0412 - Department of Planning Correspondence

 

7.

DA19/0412 - Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation correspondence

 

8.

DA19/0412 - Councillor correspondence

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-2

 

RP-2               Financial Performance Report as at 31 December 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 December 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 December 2019 and note the forecasted balanced budget position presented

b       rescind the $7,400 donation to the Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee (Council Officers Report RP-4 22 July 2019 Minute reference 19/254 and correct the allocation of the $7,400 annual grant to the Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga

c        in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act, provide financial assistance to Wagga Wagga Water Polo for the sum of $2,670

d       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

e       note the details of the external investments as at 31 December 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 December 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 December, when compared to budget. This is mainly due to a negative result for Councils TCorp Long Term Growth fund, which returned -0.29% for the month.

 


 

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

Total operating income is 50% of approved budget, which is on budget for the end of December (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 80%.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenditure is 48% of approved budget and is tracking within budget for the full financial year.

 

CAPITAL INCOME

Total capital income is 13% 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 34% of approved budget (including ‘Potential Projects’). Excluding ‘Potential Projects’ capital works budgets, the capital expenditure including commitments is 48% 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 DECEMBER 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)

(63,636)

(69,800,529)

(34,734,154)

0

(34,734,154)

50%

User Charges & Fees

(28,440,057)

(39,500)

(28,479,557)

(13,731,894)

0

(13,731,894)

48%

Interest & Investment Revenue

(3,774,001)

0

(3,774,001)

(1,858,594)

0

(1,858,594)

49%

Other Revenues

(3,053,633)

39,930

(3,013,703)

(2,043,099)

0

(2,043,099)

68%

Operating Grants & Contributions

(14,280,296)

4,662,992

(9,617,304)

(4,771,429)

0

(4,771,429)

50%

Capital Grants & Contributions

(56,263,733)

1,299,606

(54,964,127)

(6,840,806)

0

(6,840,806)

12%

Total Revenue

(175,548,613)

5,899,393

(169,649,221)

(63,979,976)

0

(63,979,976)

38%

 

 

Expenses

 

Employee Benefits & On-Costs

46,012,119

(9,356)

46,002,763

22,564,603

88,263

22,652,865

49%

Borrowing Costs

3,587,823

(963,622)

2,624,202

1,425,774

0

1,425,774

54%

Materials & Contracts

32,357,210

7,229,038

39,586,248

15,813,294

3,732,686

19,545,980

49%

Depreciation & Amortisation

34,843,073

0

34,843,073

17,421,537

0

17,421,537

50%

Other Expenses

13,015,295

136,169

13,151,464

4,844,546

35,360

4,879,906

37%

Total Expenses

129,815,520

6,392,229

136,207,749

62,069,753

3,856,309

65,926,062

48%

 

 

Net Operating (Profit)/Loss

(45,733,093)

12,291,621

(33,441,472)

(1,910,222)

3,856,309

1,946,086

 

 

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

10,530,640

10,992,015

21,522,655

4,930,584

3,856,309

8,786,892

 

 

 

Capital / Reserve Movements

Capital Exp - Renewals

34,034,738

5,585,409

39,620,147

12,979,247

8,330,754

21,310,001

54%

Capital Exp - New Projects

42,696,132

4,832,926

47,529,058

4,052,518

15,997,426

20,049,944

42%

Capital Exp - Project Concepts

38,364,925

39,435

38,404,360

116,394

66,167

182,561

0%

Loan Repayments

3,380,744

(21,035)

3,359,708

1,690,372

0

1,690,372

50%

New Loan Borrowings

(21,222,532)

(4,611,147)

(25,833,679)

0

0

0

0%

Sale of Assets

(1,502,910)

(1,745,414)

(3,248,324)

(507,243)

0

(507,243)

16%

Net Movements Reserves

(15,174,931)

(16,371,796)

(31,546,727)

35,500

27,000

62,500

0%

Total Cap/Res Movements

80,576,166

(12,291,622)

68,284,545

18,366,789

24,421,347

42,788,135

 

 

 

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

16,456,566

28,277,655

44,734,222

 

 

Add back Depreciation Expense

34,843,073

0

34,843,073

17,421,537

0

17,421,537

50%

 

Cash Budget (Surplus)/Deficit

0

0

0

(964,970)

28,277,655

27,312,685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Revised Budget Result - Surplus/(Deficit)

$’000s

Original 2019/20 Budget Result as adopted by Council

Total Budget Variations approved to date

Budget Variations for December 2019

$0

$0

$0

Proposed Revised Budget result for 31 December 2019

$0

 

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

 

Budget Variation

Amount

Funding Source

Net Impact

Fav/ (Unfav)


1 – Community Leadership and Collaboration

Election Expenses

$8K

Risk Improvement Projects ($8K)

Nil

Local Government Elections will be held in the state of NSW on Saturday 12 September 2020. Council is preparing a pre-election program including promotion and delivery of up to three pre-election seminars for persons considering nominating for a position as a Councillor. Opportunities for some of these costs to be met as part of funded programs and current memberships are in progress, however additional funds will be required to meet any shortfall in funding and also to host the events, including possible livestreaming of at least one session to improve accessibility. It is proposed to fund the variation from existing risk improvement project budgets.

 

StateCover Performance Rebate Distribution Income

StateCover WHS Incentive Income

($108K)

 

($25K)

Workers Compensation Reserve $133K

Nil

Council has been notified by StateCover that Council will receive $108K for a Mutual Performance Rebate and an additional $25K above budget for the Work Health and Safety Incentive.

It is proposed to allocate the funds to the Workers Compensation Reserve, to be utilised for future Work Health and Safety Programs.

 

2 – Safe and Healthy Community

 

Smarter Sportsgrounds Systems

$28K

Local Government NSW Grant ($28K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funding of $35K from LG NSW under Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Round 2 for the Smarter Sportsground Systems Project. The grant will enable Council to upgrade the current irrigation controllers at the Jubilee Sporting Complex. The new controllers will have the capability to produce reports on water usage, connect to moisture sensors, control water usage programs across sites and enable mobile capabilities to monitor and address issues that arise on site.

$28K (80%) will be received in 2019/20 and a further $7K (20%) in 2021/22.

Estimated Project Completion: November 2021

 

Bushfire Fundraising Event

$10K

Community Works Reserve ($10K)

Nil

Council have been requested to assist with the organisation and support of a Rural Fire Service (RFS) family friendly community event called ‘Raise Your Voice’ on Saturday 15 February 2020 at the Wagga Wagga Showground. This proposed charity concert has the sole purpose of raising funds and awareness with all proceeds donated directly back to the RFS.  Council’s contribution towards the event would include funding for the security, generator power supply for the stage, insurance costs, audio technician hire, venue power, labour for the kids amusements and garbage collection.

 

3 – Growing Economy

 

Wiradjuri Walking Track Masterplan

$88K

Crown Lands Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Grant ($88K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funds from Crown Lands, Department of Planning, Industry & Environment under the Crown Lands Recreational Trails Program to develop a masterplan for the 42-kilometre Wiradjuri Walking Track. It is envisaged that the masterplan will guide the development of the track for the next 10-15 years.

Estimated Project Completion: June 2020

 

4 – Community Place and Identity

 

Wilga Park Mural

$50K

Federal Government Grant – Stronger Communities ($10K)

Public Art Capital Works ($35K)

Works In Kind ($5K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funds from the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Programme to transform Wilga Park (Kooringal). This will be done by installing a mural to a large adjacent wall which is currently a target of graffiti. This grant will contribute to increasing the neighbourhood amenity, deter graffiti and increase feelings of pride and safety. It is proposed to fund Councils 80% contribution by way of in-kind project management ($5K) and existing public art budgets ($35K).

Estimated Project Completion: 30 June 2020

 

Entwine Insect Trail

$34K

Federal Government Grant – Stronger Communities ($10K)

Entwine Project ($24K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funds under the Federal Government Stronger Communities Program Round 5 for an insect trail as part of the Entwine Project schedule of works. The Entwine Project will increase the connection between the Museum of the Riverina and the Botanic Gardens with accessible pathways engaging interpretations and hands-on interactives. An accessible concrete footpath will stretch from the Botanic Gardens beneath Lord Baden Powell Drive to the Museum. It is proposed to fund Councils portion from in-kind works and existing Entwine budgets.

Estimated Project Completion: 30 June 2020

 

5 – The Environment

 

Art Gallery Humidity Control System

$21K

Art Gallery Operating expenditure and income budgets ($21K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing $192K grant funds under the NSW Club Grants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants to upgrade the Art Gallery with a new Humidity Control System at an estimated total project cost of $234K. Securing these funds means that the Art Gallery will be able to borrow and display works from Australian and International Museums that previously was not possible due to being unable to meet stringent environmental standards for the touring of these artworks.

The required $42K Council contribution will be funded from within existing Art Gallery operating expenditure and income budgets.

It is estimated that $21K will be expended during the 2019/20 financial year and $213K will be expended during the 2020/21 financial year.

Estimated Project Completion: 30 June 2021

 

Renew Community Amenities – Anderson Oval

$25K

Community Amenities Reserve ($25K)

Nil

The budget for the Anderson Oval Amenities Upgrade is currently scheduled for completion during the 2020/21 financial year. As the project will need to be delivered in the summer months (cricket season) of 2020/21, it is proposed to commence the design phase now. The proposal is to bring forward $25K into the 2019/20 financial year to fund the full design including the structural component, project management and a contingency.

Estimated Project Completion: 30 June 2021

 

SURPLUS/(DEFICIT)

$0K

 

 

 

 


 

Current Restrictions

 

 

RESERVES SUMMARY

31 DECEMBER 2019

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2018/19

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2019/20

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 16.12.19

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution

REVISED BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Externally Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

Developer Contributions - Section 7.11

(23,836,289)

3,427,074

(2,950,291)

 

(23,359,506)

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

(320,101)

 

(4,292,118)

Sewer Fund

(31,115,819)

155,636

1,439,467

 

(29,520,716)

Solid Waste

(21,521,767)

2,164,970

1,553,683

 

(17,803,113)

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

574,006

 

(366,295)

Total Externally Restricted

(94,524,428)

11,050,106

4,573,075

0

(78,901,247)

 

 

Internally Restricted

 

Airport

(442,321)

(522,440)

15,919

(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

847,098

72,432

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

29,240

(87,904)

Civic Theatre Technical Infrastructure 

(82,706)

10,000

65,000

(7,706)

Civil Projects 

(155,883)

24,000

(10,133)

(142,016)

Community Amenities 

(76,763)

(214,928)

0

25,000

(266,691)

Community Works 

(86,412)

(32,217)

53,500

9,520

(55,609)

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

1,577,494

 

59,096

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 DECEMBER 2019

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2018/19

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2019/20

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 16.12.19

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)

222,315

 

(776,415)

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

(121,861)

 

(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)

 

156,530

 

(2,500)

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)

 

150,000

 

(19,421)

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)

 

43,288

 

(13,261)

Subdivision Tree Planting 

(702,868)

(20,000)

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

(133,461)

(226,712)

Total Internally Restricted

(33,127,305)

2,706,471

12,077,542

(98,941)

(18,442,234)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Restricted

(127,651,734)

13,756,577

16,650,618

(98,941)

(97,343,480)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Unrestricted

(5,725,794)

0

0

0

(5,725,794)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments

(133,377,528)

13,756,577

16,650,618

(98,941)

(103,069,274)

 

*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.

^ The CBD Carparking Facilities Reserve is showing a proposed deficit for the 2019/20 closing balance. This is due to funding being allocated in 2019/20 for projects which have since been identified for carryover to 2020/21 for delivery which will be presented to Council as part of the Capital Works Reset Report.


 

 


Amendment of Council Officer’s Report RP- 4 Annual Grants 2019/20 22 July 2019 

 

The Manager of Community Services has advised Finance staff that an amendment due to a change in the advised recipient in relation to the Annual Grant Program 2019/20 (Council meeting 22 July 2019) Minute Number 19/254 is required (see attached memo).

 

“Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee Wagga Wagga Inc was approved Annual Grant 2019/20 in value of $7,400 for project “Rotaract Park” to upgrade the facilities at this location. Recently the President of Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga has contacted Council requesting that Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga be paid directly instead of being auspiced by the Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee Wagga Wagga Inc. The proposed project scope remains unchanged.”

 

As noted above Council as part of the Annual Grants 2019/20 Council Officer’s Report RP-4 approved an allocation of $7,400 to the Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee for improvements at Rotaract Park (Kooringal)

 

The above project was intended to be undertaken by the Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga who have requested that the above funds be allocated to the Rotaract Club directly to allow completion of the project.

 

The proposed Council resolution rescinds the $7,400 donation to the Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee Wagga Wagga and amends the allocation of the $7,400 donation to the Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga.

 

 

Section 356 Financial Assistance Requests

 

One Section 356 financial assistance request has been received for the 20 January 2020 Ordinary Council meeting, which is noted below for Council’s consideration:

 

1.      Wagga Wagga Water Polo - $2,670

 

The President of Wagga Wagga Water Polo has written to Council (see attached letter) requesting Council’s consideration for the provision of financial assistance by waiving the hire fees for the use of the Oasis Aquatic Centre Pool for the staging of the NSW Water Polo Junior Championships on Saturday 8 February 2020 and Sunday 9 February 2020.

 

The writer notes:

The NSW Junior Country Championships 2020 will see an estimated 370 players and an estimated 215 spectators travel to Wagga over 3 days to participate in the championship”

The writer further notes :

“With the amount of benefits this Championship will bring our City and Regional Aquatic Centre and the amount already invested from our local association to host the event we as an Association are asking that Wagga Wagga City Council cover the $1,335 per day pool hire at a total cost of $2,670.”

 

The above request aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan “Safe and Healthy Community – Objective: We promote a healthy lifestyle”

 

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

 

Given the relatively small amount requested in terms of the overall revenue budget of approximately $1.8M for 2019/2020 for the Oasis Aquatic Centre it is proposed that the request be absorbed from the Oasis Cost Centre budget.

 

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 $2,670 be funded from the Oasis Aquatic Centre 2019/20 Operating budget.

 

Section 356 Budget Summary

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

$2,544.50

1)  Wagga Wagga Water Polo - $2,670

Funded from Oasis Aquatic Centre Cost Centre 

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

$2,544.50

 


 

Investment Summary as at 31 December 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
30/11/2019
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2019
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Short Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMP

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.10%

1.40%

2/12/2019

1/06/2020

6

AMP

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.00%

0.70%

13/11/2019

11/05/2020

6

AMP

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.10%

0.70%

2/12/2019

1/06/2020

6

MyState

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.75%

0.70%

1/04/2019

1/04/2020

12

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.67%

0.70%

28/08/2019

28/02/2020

6

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.67%

0.70%

29/08/2019

28/08/2020

12

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.65%

1.40%

30/08/2019

6/03/2020

6

Macquarie Bank

A+

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

1.40%

2/09/2019

2/03/2020

6

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.70%

0.70%

10/09/2019

11/05/2020

8

Total Short Term Deposits

 

12,000,000

12,000,000

1.91%

8.38%

 

 

 

At Call Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAB

AA-

277,871

1,146,326

0.75%

0.80%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

2,499,313

1,409,593

0.75%

0.98%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

19,929,650

14,947,574

1.60%

10.44%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total At Call Accounts

 

22,706,834

17,503,492

1.48%

12.22%

 

 

 

Medium Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RaboBank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.16%

0.70%

5/06/2017

6/06/2022

60

Rabobank

A+

1,000,000

0

0.00%

0.00%

5/12/2014

5/12/2019

60

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.10%

1.40%

7/07/2017

7/07/2020

36

AMP

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.00%

1.40%

2/08/2018

3/02/2020

18

Rabobank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.20%

0.70%

25/08/2016

25/08/2021

60

Westpac

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.99%

2.09%

10/03/2017

10/03/2022

60

Auswide

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.95%

1.40%

5/10/2018

6/10/2020

24

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.35%

1.40%

3/01/2018

4/01/2022

48

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.80%

0.70%

5/01/2018

6/01/2020

24

Police Credit Union

NR

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.40%

29/10/2018

29/10/2020

24

Australian Military Bank

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.95%

0.70%

29/05/2018

29/05/2020

24

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.50%

0.70%

1/06/2018

1/06/2022

48

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.02%

1.40%

28/06/2018

28/06/2021

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.88%

1.40%

28/06/2018

29/06/2020

24

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.86%

1.40%

16/08/2018

17/08/2020

24

BOQ

BBB+

3,000,000

3,000,000

3.25%

2.09%

28/08/2018

29/08/2022

48

ING Bank

A

3,000,000

3,000,000

2.85%

2.09%

30/08/2018

14/09/2020

24

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.10%

0.70%

16/10/2018

18/10/2021

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.40%

13/11/2018

15/11/2021

36

Police Credit Union

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.07%

0.70%

20/11/2018

20/11/2020

24

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.30%

0.70%

20/11/2018

21/11/2022

48

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.93%

1.40%

29/11/2018

30/11/2020

24

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.01%

1.40%

30/11/2018

30/11/2021

36

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.25%

0.70%

30/11/2018

30/11/2022

48

CUA

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.02%

1.40%

5/12/2018

7/12/2020

24

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.40%

8/02/2019

8/02/2022

36

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.82%

0.70%

22/02/2019

22/02/2021

24

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/11/2019
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2019
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.70%

1.40%

23/04/2019

26/04/2022

36

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.40%

0.70%

22/05/2019

23/05/2022

36

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.15%

0.70%

8/07/2019

10/07/2023

48

Judo Bank

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.30%

0.70%

16/07/2019

16/07/2021

24

Auswide

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.95%

0.70%

12/08/2019

12/08/2022

36

Judo Bank

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.15%

0.70%

20/08/2019

19/08/2021

24

Australian Military Bank

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.76%

0.70%

20/08/2019

20/08/2021

24

Judo Bank

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.90%

0.70%

10/09/2019

9/09/2022

36

Auswide

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.72%

0.70%

3/10/2019

4/10/2022

36

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.03%

1.40%

6/11/2019

6/11/2024

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.83%

1.40%

28/11/2019

28/11/2024

60

Judo Bank

NR

0

1,000,000

2.20%

0.70%

5/12/2019

3/12/2021

24

Total Medium Term Deposits

 

60,000,000

60,000,000

2.76%

41.89%

 

 

 

Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMP

BBB+

1,002,057

1,003,883

BBSW + 135

0.70%

24/05/2016

24/05/2021

60

Suncorp-Metway

A+

1,008,397

1,009,894

BBSW + 97

0.71%

16/08/2017

16/08/2022

60

Westpac

AA-

2,014,318

2,016,953

BBSW + 81

1.41%

30/10/2017

27/10/2022

60

ME Bank

BBB

1,508,992

1,510,881

BBSW + 125

1.05%

9/11/2017

9/11/2020

36

NAB

AA-

2,012,436

2,015,711

BBSW + 80

1.41%

10/11/2017

10/02/2023

63

ANZ

AA-

1,510,217

1,512,853

BBSW + 77

1.06%

18/01/2018

18/01/2023

60

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

503,983

504,597

BBSW + 105

0.35%

25/01/2018

25/01/2023

60

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

1,516,713

1,518,177

BBSW + 140

1.06%

6/02/2018

6/02/2023

60

Westpac

AA-

2,018,638

2,012,790

BBSW + 83

1.41%

6/03/2018

6/03/2023

60

UBS

A+

2,015,837

2,008,853

BBSW + 90

1.40%

8/03/2018

8/03/2023

60

Heritage Bank

BBB+

1,413,978

1,408,422

BBSW + 123

0.98%

29/03/2018

29/03/2021

36

ME Bank

BBB

1,613,382

1,615,414

BBSW + 127

1.13%

17/04/2018

16/04/2021

36

ANZ

AA-

2,019,363

2,022,670

BBSW + 90

1.41%

9/05/2018

9/05/2023

60

NAB

AA-

2,017,941

2,020,960

BBSW + 90

1.41%

16/05/2018

16/05/2023

60

CBA

AA-

2,020,243

2,023,992

BBSW + 93

1.41%

16/08/2018

16/08/2023

60

Bank Australia

BBB

754,560

755,755

BBSW + 130

0.53%

30/08/2018

30/08/2021

36

CUA

BBB

607,967

605,516

BBSW + 125

0.42%

6/09/2018

6/09/2021

36

AMP

BBB+

1,503,693

1,498,267

BBSW + 108

1.05%

10/09/2018

10/09/2021

36

NAB

AA-

2,025,277

2,018,843

BBSW + 93

1.41%

26/09/2018

26/09/2023

60

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

1,007,820

1,009,156

BBSW + 101

0.70%

19/10/2018

19/01/2022

39

CBA

AA-

3,059,862

3,066,290

BBSW + 113

2.14%

11/01/2019

11/01/2024

60

Westpac

AA-

3,057,616

3,062,406

BBSW + 114

2.14%

24/01/2019

24/04/2024

63

ANZ

AA-

2,543,728

2,549,092

BBSW + 110

1.78%

8/02/2019

8/02/2024

60

NAB

AA-

2,027,324

2,031,243

BBSW + 104

1.42%

26/02/2019

26/02/2024

60

Bank of China Australia

A

1,508,080

1,510,411

BBSW + 100

1.05%

17/04/2019

17/10/2022

42

Westpac

AA-

2,515,561

2,521,890

BBSW + 88

1.76%

16/05/2019

16/08/2024

63

Suncorp-Metway

A+

1,246,714

1,249,203

BBSW + 78

0.87%

30/07/2019

30/07/2024

60

ANZ

AA-

2,003,601

2,008,629

BBSW + 77

1.40%

29/08/2019

29/08/2024

60

HSBC

AA-

2,507,250

2,499,844

BBSW + 83

1.75%

27/09/2019

27/09/2024

60

Bank Australia

BBB

0

1,502,048

BBSW + 90

1.05%

2/12/2019

2/12/2022

36

Total Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

50,565,547

52,094,642

 

36.37%

 

 

 

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/11/2019
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2019
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Managed Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSW Tcorp

NR

1,622,982

1,618,323

-0.29%

1.13%

17/03/2014

1/12/2024

128

Total Managed Funds

 

1,622,982

1,618,323

-0.29%

1.13%

 

 

 

TOTAL CASH ASSETS, CASH
EQUIVALENTS & INVESTMENTS

 

146,895,363

143,216,457

 

100.00%

 

 

 

LESS: RIVERINA REGIONAL LIBRARY (RRL) CASH AT BANK

 

3,057,615

2,836,855

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL WWCC CASH ASSETS, CASH
EQUIVALENTS & INVESTMENTS

 

143,837,748

140,379,602

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council’s investment portfolio is dominated by Term Deposits, equating to approximately 50% of the portfolio across a broad range of counterparties. Cash equates to 12%, with Floating Rate Notes (FRNs) around 37% and growth funds around 1% of the portfolio.

 

 

Council’s investment portfolio is well diversified in complying assets across the entire credit spectrum. It is also well diversified from a rating perspective. Credit quality is diversified and is predominately invested amongst the investment grade Authorised Deposit-Taking Institutions (ADIs) (being BBB- or higher), with a smaller allocation to unrated ADIs.

 

 

All investments are within the defined Policy limits except for the “BBB” rated category. This over allocation to the “BBB” rated category is the result of number of recent credit rating movements including the downgrade of AMP Bank in August 2019 (from A- to BBB+) and Australian Military Bank receiving a formal credit rating in late November 2019 (from NR to BBB+). Over the December month, Councils overall total portfolio balance reduced, which can also be attributed to the slight overweight position. Overall, these movements have resulted in a marginally over exposure of 0.37%, or $535K, in this category.  Council’s Finance staff will be managing this marginal over exposure over the coming months with an aim to fall within the current policy limits.

 

Council’s credit quality limits are outlined in the below table and Rating Allocation chart.

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Portfolio Balance

 

Council’s investment portfolio balance has decreased from the previous month’s balance, down from $143.8M to $140.4M.

 

 

Monthly Investment Movements

 

Redemptions/Sales – Council redeemed the following investment securities during December 2019:

 

Institution and Type

Amount

Investment

Term

Interest

Rate

Comments

Rabobank Term Deposit

$1M

5 years

4.10%

This term deposit was redeemed on maturity and funds were reinvested in a new 2-year term deposit with Judo Bank (see below).

 


 

New Investments – Council purchased the following investment securities during December 2019:

 

Institution and Type

Amount

Investment

Term

Interest

Rate

Comments

Judo Bank Term Deposit

$1M

2 years

2.20%

The Judo Bank rate of 2.20% compared favourably to the rest of the market for this investment term. This term was chosen to allow Council to lock in an attractive longer term rate, given the likelihood of another interest rate cut.

Bank Australia Floating Rate Note

$1.5M

3 years

BBSW + 90bps

Council’s independent Financial Advisor advised this Floating Rate Note represented good value.

 

Rollovers – Council rolled over the following investment securities during December 2019:

 

Institution and Type

Amount

Investment

Term

Interest

Rate

Comments

AMP Term Deposit

$1M

6 months

2.10%

This term deposit was a 9-month investment at 3.00% and was rolled at maturity into a 6-month term deposit at 2.10%.

AMP Term Deposit

$2M

6 months

2.10%

This term deposit was a 6-month investment at 2.65% and was rolled at maturity into a 6-month term deposit at 2.10%.

 

Monthly Investment Performance

 

Interest/growth/capital gains for the month totalled $263,216, which compares unfavourably with the budget for the period of $298,250, underperforming budget for the month by $35,034.

 

Council’s underperformance against budget for December was a result of a negative return by Councils TCorp Long Term Growth fund, which returned -0.29% (or -3.48% annualised) for the month as domestic equities parred back some of their recent gains.

 

 

The longer-dated deposits in the portfolio, particularly those locked in above 3.00%, continue to anchor Council’s portfolio performance. It should be noted that Councils investment portfolio includes 17 investments yielding 3.00% or above. As these investments mature, it is inevitable that they will be reinvested at lower prevailing rates. To reduce this reinvestment risk, Council staff and Council’s Independent Financial Advisor will continue to identify opportunities to lock in higher yielding investments as they become available.

 

In comparison to the AusBond Bank Bill Index* (1.50%), Council’s investment portfolio returned 2.16% (annualised) for December. Cash and At-Call accounts returned 1.48% (annualised) for this period. These funds are utilised for daily cash flow management and need to be available to meet operating and contractual payments as they fall due.

 

Over the past year, Councils investment portfolio has returned 2.83%, outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill index by 1.33%.

 

* The AusBond Bank Bill Index is the leading benchmark for the Australian fixed income market. It is interpolated from the RBA Cash rate, 1 month and 3 month Bank Bill Swap rates.

 

 

Report by Responsible Accounting Officer

I hereby certify that all of the above investments have been made in accordance with the provision of Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993 and the regulations there under, and in accordance with the Investments Policy adopted by Council on 29 April 2019.

 

Carolyn Rodney

Responsible Accounting Officer

Policy and Legislation

Budget variations are reported in accordance with Council’s POL 052 Budget Policy.

 

Investments are reported in accordance with Council’s POL 075 Investment Policy.

 

Local Government Act 1993

Section 625 - How may councils invest?

 

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

Section 212 - Reports on council investments

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We are accountable and transparent

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

This report is a control mechanism that assists in addressing the following potential risks to Council:

·        Loss of investment income or capital resulting from ongoing management of investments, especially during difficult economic times

·        Failure to demonstrate to the community that its funds are being expended in an efficient and effective manner

Internal / External Consultation

All relevant areas within the Council have consulted with the Finance Division in relation to the budget variations listed in this report.

 

The Finance Division has consulted with relevant external parties to confirm Council’s investment portfolio balances.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Request to correct Annual Grant Recipient Details - Rotaract Club of Wagga Wagga

 

2.

Grant application details - Rotaract Park Upgrade

 

3.

Section 356 Financial Assistance request - Wagga Wagga Water Polo

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-3

 

RP-3               Proposed New Fee for the 2019/20 Fees and Charges

Author:         Zachary Wilson 

Director:       Natalie Te Pohe

         

 

Summary:

This report proposes to add a new domestic waste kerbside collection fee for the supply of 1,100L general waste bins to the 2019/20 Fees and Charges as a result of a recent request.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       place the following new fee on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 25 January 2020 to 22 February 2020:

Item Number

Fee and Charge Description

Pricing Policy ID

2019/20 Fee (exclusive of GST)

GST

2019/20 Fee (inclusive of GST)

Basis

NEW

Domestic Waste Management Service Charge – Provision of 1,100L General Waste bins to Multi Unit Developments (Non Strata)

 

Provided on application and Council Officer approval. Charged per bin, per year and is in addition to the Domestic Waste Management Service Charge – Multi Unit Developments (Non Strata) and additional bins service charges.

 

C

$650.00

$0.00

$650.00

Each Bin

 

b       invite public submissions on the proposed new fee until 22 February 2020

c        receives a further report following the public exhibition period:

i         addressing any submission made in respect of the proposed new fee

ii        proposing adoption of the new fee unless there are any recommended amendments that will require a further public exhibition period

 

Report

Council staff have recently received a request for the provision of 1,100L general waste bins as part of the kerbside collection service. These bins would be serviced by JJ Richards & Sons under Council’s current kerbside waste collection contract, on a fortnightly basis.

 

On review of the request, Council staff have deemed the provision of these bins as appropriate in this location to alleviate the persistent non-compliance with the sorting and distribution of waste to the appropriate bin.

 

In order for Council to charge a fee for the provision of these bins, Council are required to add a new fee to the 2019/20 Fees and Charges. Taking into consideration the collection charges advised by JJ Richards & Sons plus the cost of disposal at Council’s waste facility, it is proposed that this fee be set at $650.00 per bin, per year for the remainder of the 2019/20 financial year.

Financial Implications

The collection of bin charges is factored into Council’s annual operating income budget.

Policy and Legislation

Local Government Act 1993

Chapter 15, Part 10, Division 1:

·   Section 608 Council fees for services

 

Chapter 15, Part 10, Division 2:

·   Section 610B Fees to be determined in accordance with pricing methodologies

 

Chapter 15, Part 10, Division 3:

·   Section 610D How does a council determine the amount of a fee for service?

·   Section 610F Public notice of fees

 

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

Regulation 201 Annual statement of council’s revenue policy

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We create a sustainable environment for future generations

Outcome: We minimise our impact on the environment

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The risks to Council of not endorsing the proposed new fee includes:

 

·        Impact over time on the success of the Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) service, and therefore increased negative impact on the environmental sustainability of Wagga

Internal / External Consultation

The proposed new fee will be publicly exhibited through Council News and on Councils website, seeking public submissions.


 

 

 

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Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

TIER

Consult

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-4

 

RP-4               Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Author:                        Scott Gray 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

Summary:

During the public exhibition period of the 2019/20 Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan, the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber (Chamber) submitted a request for $65,000 in funding to deliver business development, education, advocacy, recognition and advice for businesses. As a result of this request, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed to define the key objectives, funding administration and management of a partnership between Council and the Chamber.

The

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       endorse the attached draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Wagga Wagga City Council and the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

b       delegate authority to the Mayor to sign the MoU on behalf of Council

c        approve the budget variation as detailed in the Financial Implications section of the report

 

Report

The Wagga Wagga Business Chamber (Chamber) is a not for profit, non-government body that provides support and represents the interests of the Wagga Wagga business community. The Chamber has been serving the community since its inception in 1938 and it aims to assist in creating and maintaining economic prosperity for business and the community as a whole.

 

The Chamber is currently managed by a Board of Directors (volunteers) who are required to dedicate a significant amount of time to support the operational requirements of the organisation. The Board is currently supported by one part time Relationship Development Manager. The Chamber currently self-funds all its activities on behalf of its members through membership fees, events and sponsorship.

 

In May 2019, Council received a funding submission from the Chamber as part of the exhibition period for the Integrated Planning and Reporting suite of documents. The Chamber have requested $65,000 in financial support that will be used for operational resources so they can continue to provide the essential support services and advocate for all business, small and large, new and established. 

 

The Chamber have stated that their goal is to be the business development arm of Council and to support and work with Council to grow business in our region. The Chamber have an established event program and have access to many and various companies and individuals who Council wouldn’t readily have available. Council could leverage off this network to engage with and provide updates to the business community of Wagga.

 

As a result of the funding request, the attached draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been develop in consultation with Councillors and representatives of the Chamber. The purpose of the MoU is to define the key objectives, funding administration and management of a partnership between Council and the Chamber.

 

The key objectives of the MoU are to:

 

·    promote, lobby and advocate for the Wagga Wagga business sector broadly at the regional, state and federal levels;

·    jointly seek, promote and advocate for major funding (from all levels of government) and projects within the LGA;

·    engage the local business sector in revitalising the commercial and industrial areas of the Wagga Wagga region through increased commercial activity;

·    advocate for the creation of new businesses in the LGA, the relocation of existing businesses to the LGA and the attraction of government services to the LGA; and

·    build the economic development capacity of the Chamber through increased funding and membership.

 

The proposed duration of the MoU is over two (2) calendar years from 01 January 2020, subject to annual review. To assist with the annual review, the Chamber will be required to provide a status report detailing how it is progressing with the activities listed Schedule A (as attached).

 

Financial Implications

If the request for funding is supported, then it is proposed that it be partly funded by the amount set aside for the Riverina JO (RJO), which has a budget of $60K for this financial year. Council recently joined RJO leaving approximately $55K available to contribute to the Chamber. The remaining $10K will be funded from the $45K Retail Strategy budget.

 

The second year of funding will be included in the draft 2020/21 budget (noting RJO will reconsider its fees in March 2020).

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Growing Economy

Objective: We are a Regional Capital

Outcome: We attract and support local businesses and industry

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A


 

Internal / External Consultation

Various discussions have been held between the Chamber and Council regarding the request and workshops were held with Councillors on 1 July and 21 October 2019.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Submission from the Wagga Wagga Busines Chambers requesting funding

 

2.

Draft MOU - Wagga Wagga City Council and Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

 

3.

Draft MOU - Schedule A - Wagga Wagga City Council and Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-5

 

RP-5               Roadside Memorials Policy - POL118

Author:         Sylvester Otieno 

Director:       Caroline Angel

         

 

Summary:

Adopt the Roadside Memorial Policy (POL118).

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note that there was one public submissions received during the exhibition period the draft POL118 Roadside Memorials Policy

b       adopt the POL118 Roadside Memorial Policy

 

Report

Council at its meeting of 28 October 2019 resolved to:

 

That Council:

a       endorse the draft POL 118 Roadside Memorials Policy, that is to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 29 October 2019 to 26 November 2019 and invites public submissions on the policy during this time.

b       receive a further report following the public exhibition and submission period

i        addressing any submissions made in respect of the proposed policy

ii       proposing adoption of the new policy unless there are any recommended amendments deemed to be substantial and requiring a further public exhibition period

 

The draft POL118 was placed on public exhibition for 28 days with a 42 day submission period which closed on 10 December 2019. During the submission period, Council received one submission from a local police officer which is attached for reference.

 

It is recommended that Council adopt the Policy as exhibited.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

POL118 Roadside Memorials Policy

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We are informed and involved in decision making

Outcome: Everyone in our community feels they have been heard and understood

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

The policy was on Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days.

 

 

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

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

POL118 - Roadside Memorials Policy

 

2.

Submission - Public Exhibition - Roadside Memorial Policy

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-6

 

RP-6               Agency Information Guide

Author:         Cassandra Ward 

Director:       Natalie Te Pohe

         

Summary:

For Council to consider the revised Agency Information Guide that provides the community with information relating to Council and how best to access council information.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council adopt the revised Agency Information Guide as per the requirements of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

 

Report

The Agency Information Guide (the Guide) provides the community with information regarding Council’s structure and functions. The Guide identifies what information is publicly available to members of the public, how to access government information and how to be involved in Council’s decision-making processes.

 

The amendments for this review are:

 

·    Date and version control update

·    Revised Table of Contents

·    Update Director Regional Activation

·    Update City of Wagga Wagga [Wiradjuri for place of many crows] to City of Wagga Wagga [Wiradjuri for place of dancing & celebration]

·    Additional paragraph under ‘Notice of Decision’ - Copyright Disclaimer

·    Updated links to Council GIPA Forms

·    Format of guide has been re-worked to reflect current corporate document style and layout

 

The guide is currently available to members of the public as a PDF document. Council officers are currently investigating the possibility of making a web-based version as this would improve accessibility as well as being an introduction to all information Council is proactively releasing on the website.

 

The guide is a requirement of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Part 3 Division 2 and is to be reviewed annually and adopted by Council.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Part 3 Division 2

 


 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: City of Wagga Wagga services reflect the needs of the community

Outcome: We have access to the City of Wagga Wagga

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

The document has been reviewed internally by the Corporate Review Committee (CRC), the Executive Team and as per legislative requirements, the Information Commissioner has been notified. The Guide has also incorporated the revised organisational structure that was adopted by Council in December 2018.

 

It should be noted that the Agency Information Guide will be a public document and provided to members of the community who submit a formal access application form as part of Council’s acknowledgement process.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Agency Information Guide

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-7

 

RP-7               Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020 – 2030

Author:         Tim Kurylowicz  

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

Summary:

The draft City of Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30 outlines a ten-year vision and strategy for programming and infrastructure projects to support arts, culture, creative industries and heritage in Wagga Wagga. The draft Cultural Plan has been developed through extensive community consultation and supports the vision and objectives of expressed in Wagga View, the Community Strategic Plan.

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       endorse the draft City of Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30 and place on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 22 January 2020 and invite public submissions during that period

b       receive a further report following the public exhibition period:

i         addressing any submissions made in respect of the draft Cultural Plan

ii        proposing adoption of the Plan unless there are any recommended amendments deemed to be substantial and requiring a further public exhibition period

 

Report

The City of Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30 outlines a ten-year vision for the cultural growth of the city, and a comprehensive strategy for the implementation of this vision through programming and infrastructure projects. The purpose of the Cultural Plan is to address the community’s present and future needs for the preservation of cultural heritage; renewal of cultural assets and infrastructure; and expansion of access to cultural activity and experience for participants, practitioners and audiences of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

The Cultural Plan proposes programs and infrastructure to support:

·    the festivals, celebrations and events we attend

·    the galleries, museums, theatres and libraries that we visit and explore

·    the community groups, clubs and societies that educate, entertain and connect us

·    the vibrancy and liveability of our city, including entertainment and live music day and night

·    opportunities for creative workers and businesses

·    the collections, histories and stories that set our community apart

·    access to cultural experiences for participants of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

The draft Cultural Plan has been developed through a rigorous community-wide consultation process, which has included engagement with community organisations, stakeholder institutions, and individuals throughout the city, over a 12 month period from October 2018 to October 2019. Consultation mechanisms included focus groups, face-to-face and telephone interviews, public drop-in sessions, public presentations at Council forums and other events, and engagement through the online Waggaview platform.

The draft Cultural Plan directly supports the long-term community vision for the city, as outlined in ‘Community Strategic Plan 2040 - Wagga View.’ The Plan has also been informed by and supports relevant Council strategic plans and documents including the Recreation, Open Space & Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (ROCS), the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (WWITS), the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), and the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The draft Cultural Plan has been informed by relevant Federal and NSW Government strategic plans and documents, including the NSW State Priorities, the NSW Premier’s Priorities, the NSW Regional Vision, the Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036, and the NSW Cultural Infrastructure Plan.

The draft Cultural Plan has been benchmarked against peer cultural planning documents in local government across NSW, Australia and internationally. The ongoing implementation of the projects and strategies outlined in the draft Cultural Plan will be evaluated through Council’s Integrated Planning & Reporting (IP&R) processes. A review and progress analysis of the Plan will be conducted and reported to Council in 2026; and a final review and analysis will be conducted and reported to Council in 2031.

Financial Implications

The financial implications of the draft Cultural Plan’s recommendations are outlined within the plan’s Integrated Implementation Schedule and are either shown as funded, part-funded, project dependant or not funded.  Where projects are listed as not funded, Council Staff will identify and seek external funding opportunities, where relevant, over the course of this plan.

Budgeting for short, medium and long-term projects will be incorporated into Council’s Integrated Planning & Reporting processes.

The compilation of the Cultural Plan has an allocated budget of $100,000 with $67,611 expended to 10 January 2020.  The remaining balance is $32,389.41 which will be utilised to finalise the cultural plan document, any amendments and the completion of quantity surveying estimates on the proposed cultural infrastructure identified in the draft plan.

Policy and Legislation

Community Strategic Plan 2040: Wagga View (2017)

Recreation, Open Space & Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (2017)

Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (2018)

City of Wagga Wagga Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

City of Wagga Wagga Reconciliation Action Plan (2019)

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 (2010)

Wagga Wagga Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019-2034

POL 109 Public Art Policy

Create in NSW: The NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework (2015)

NSW Cultural Infrastructure Plan (2019)

NSW Local Government Act

NSW State Priorities (2015)

NSW Premier’s Priorities (2019)

NSW Regional Vision

Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Place and Identity

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

Outcome: We are a centre for arts and culture

Risk Management Issues for Council

Financial and Reputational: some projects within this plan are dependent upon sourcing external funding, and will not proceed if funding is not secured. As with all long-term plans, ongoing communication by Council is required to communicate key project milestones and progress associated with the plan.

Safety: risks must be attended to by all relevant project teams and contractors.


 

Internal / External Consultation

External consultation for the development of the draft Cultural Plan was conducted in two stages between February and July 2019. In the first stage, February-April 2019, 42 focus groups and personal interviews were conducted with a total 212 representatives of community, cultural and educational organisations and institutions. A preliminary survey was conducted in conjunction with the Council event ‘Date Night’ on 14 February with 31 responses.

The second stage of consultation, May-July 2019, involved by online public engagement through the Wagga View platform, which received 1,331 individual visits and contributions by 263 individuals. The platform was promoted to the community through Council News stories and advertisement; radio interviews; and social media marketing through Facebook; for a total estimated marketing reach over 140,000.

Further consultation was conducted at drop-in sessions in conjunction with Council’s Community Engagement program; and presentations at Council and other events including the Australian International Animation Festival. Two discussion forums were also arranged: the Mayoral School Captain’s Breakfast on 29 May, with 26 participants from public and private high schools; and a public event at Romano’s Hotel on 3 July, with 49 participants.

Over 600 individuals were engaged face-to-face consultation sessions, and 844 written submissions and comments were received.

Internal consultation has been ongoing since October 2018 across relevant Council teams and directorates.

Data gathered through previous community consultations, including the Community Strategic Plan and Youth Survey, as well as external data sets such as MusicNSW’s venue census have been analysed during this process as well.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 


 

Attachments

1.

City of Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30 DRAFT

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 January 2020

RP-8

 

RP-8               Budget Variation: Enliven Public Art Plan 2017-21

Author:         Tim Kurylowicz 

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

This report details proposed variations to the Schedule of Works in the Enliven Public Art Plan 2017-21 to ensure the plan responds to needs identified since the plan was adopted. The overall budget value of the Public Art Plan’s Schedule of Works is not affected by this variation.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       update the Public Art Collection register as detailed in the report

b       approve the budget variation/s as detailed in the Financial Implications section of the report

 

Report

The Enliven Public Art Plan 2017-21 prescribes the budgets and timeframes for 17 separate commissions over the duration of the plan. These are outlined in the Schedule of Works on page 19 of the adopted plan.

 

At the 23 September 2019 meeting, the Public Art Advisory Panel (PAAP) endorsed the following variations to the Schedule of Works to meet emerging needs and ensure projects are adequately funded to deliver on the community’s expectations.

 

Background

To date, Council has commissioned or commenced a commissioning process for 12 of the 17 works outlined in the Schedule of Works. These are outlined in the table below. The Figures in bold and underlined indicate allocations from the Schedule of Works that are not yet commissioned.

 

2017/18