Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on Monday 29 June 2020.

 

 

Present

The Mayor, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM

Councillor Yvonne Braid OAM

Councillor Paul Funnell

Councillor Dan Hayes

Councillor Vanessa Keenan

Councillor Rod Kendall

Councillor Tim Koschel

Councillor Kerry Pascoe

Councillor Dallas Tout

In Attendance

General Manager                                                                    (Mr P Thompson)

Director Corporate Services                                                  (Mrs N Te Pohe)

Director Community                                                               (Mrs J Summerhayes)

Director Commercial Operations                                          (Ms C Angel)

Director Regional Activation                                                 (Mr M Keys)

Manager Audit, Risk & Governance                                    (Ms I Hensley)

Manager Finance                                                                   (Mrs C Rodney)

Manager Community Services                                             (Ms M Scully)

Acting Manager Environmental & City Compliance          (Mrs C Hood)

Manager Corporate Strategy & Communications             (Mr S Gray)

Manager Procurement Services                                           (Mr D Butterfield)

Manager Project Delivery                                                      (Mr R Shah)

Project Manager - Pomingalarna                                         (Ms S Cairnes)

Project Coordinator                                                                 (Mr T Lemerle)

Corporate Governance Coordinator                                    (Mrs N Johnson)

Strategic Asset Planner (Parks & Recreation)                   (Mr B Creighton)

Communications & Engagement Officer                             (Mr S Shaw)

Prayer

 

Almighty God,

 

Help protect our Mayor, elected Councillors and staff.

 

Help Councillors to govern with justice, integrity, and respect for equality, to preserve rights and liberties, to be guided by wisdom when making decisions and settling priorities, and not least of all to preserve harmony.

 

Amen. 


 

 

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.

 

APOLOGIES

No apologies were received.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1         Ordinary Council Meeting - 15 JUNE 2020

 

20/219       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors T Koschel and D Hayes

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 15 June 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

CARRIED

Declarations Of Interest

Councillor R Kendall declared a Pecuniary Interest in CONF-2 RFT2020-23 CONSTRUCTION OF WEIGHBRIDGE ROADS, BUILDING & CAR PARK  the reason being that a Director/Owner of one of the tenderers is a business associate of his and vacated the meeting during its consideration.

 

Councillor R Kendall declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CONF-5 RFT2020-32 END OF TRIP FACILITIES ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN the reason being that a Director/Owner of one of the tenderers is a business associate of his and vacated the meeting during its consideration.

 

Councillor T Koschel declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary Interest in RP-7 Financial Performance Report as at 31 May 2020 the reason being that his place of work is named in the report and remained in the meeting during its consideration.


 

PROCEDURAL MOTION - ENGLOBO

20/220       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That the standing orders be varied for the meeting as set out hereunder:

  • Items where councillors wish to speak
  • Items where no councillors wish to speak
  • Confidential
  • Matter of urgency
  • Closure of Meeting

That RP-1, RP-2, RP-5, RP-8 to RP-13, RP-15, M-1, CONF-1, CONF-3, CONF-4 and CONF-6, be adopted as recommended in the business papers.

CARRIED

Reports from Staff

RP-1          Draft Planning Proposal (LEP20/0001) to introduce a new local provision clause to enable minor boundary adjustments for certain zones

 

20/221       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       support planning proposal LEP20/0001 to introduce a new local provision clause in the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

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

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

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

 

RP-2          Draft Planning Proposal (LEP20/0003) to rezone land and remove the minimum lot size provisions for 47 and 49 Vincent Road, Lake Albert

 

20/222       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       support planning proposal LEP20/0003 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

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

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

 

 

RP-3          MURRAY DARLING ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATION

 

20/223       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors R Kendall and D Hayes

That Council appoint a new Councillor representative to the Murray Darling Association.

CARRIED

 


 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

 

The Mayor Councillor G Conkey OAM self-nominated.

 

The Mayor Councillor G Conkey OAM was duly appointed as Wagga Wagga City Council’s Councillor representative to the Murray Darling Association.

 

 

RP-4          RESPONSE TO NOTICE OF MOTION - NOTICE OF MOTIONS

 

20/224       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors T Koschel and D Hayes

That Council:

a       receive a monthly Report on the status of all resolutions of Council, including Notices of Motion, indicating which are completed and which are outstanding, together with a summary of action undertaken

b       note a future revision of the Code of Meeting Practice proposed in the next six to 12 months, that will consider provisions in relation to Notices of Motion

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-5          COUNCILLOR EXPENSES AND FACILITIES POLICY - POL 025

 

20/225       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       endorse the draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy (POL 025), that is to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 30 June 2020 to 27 July 2020 and invite public submissions until the 10 August 2020 on the draft Policy

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

i         addressing any submissions made in respect of the proposed POL 025 Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy

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

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-6          Integrated Planning and Reporting - Adoption of Documents

 

20/226       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors V Keenan and D Hayes

That Council, in relation to the exhibited documents:

a       adopt the Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2020/21 inclusive of the amendments highlighted in the report

b       adopt the Fees and Charges for the financial year 2020/21 inclusive of the amendments highlighted in the report

c       approve the budget variations associated with the 2019/20 budget reset of the capital works program

d       adopt the Long Term Financial Plan 2021/30 inclusive of the amendments highlighted in the report and the 2019/20 budget reset of the capital works program

e       note that the Long Term Financial Plan 2021/30 document will be modified to the final graphic design version which will incorporate Council’s corporate design elements early in the new financial year

f        note that the public submissions Council receives during the public exhibition period will be discussed at a Councillor Workshop early in the new financial year, with a subsequent report to Council

g       sets the interest on overdue rates and charges for 2020/21, in accordance with Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993:

i         at 0.00% per annum for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020; and

ii        at 7.00% per annum for the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

calculated on a daily simple interest basis.

h       makes and levy the following Rates and Annual Charges for 2020/21 under the relevant sections of the Local Government Act 1993:

i         Residential – City and Suburbs rate of 0.75359 cents in the dollar in terms of Sections 516 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, calculated on the land value in respect of all rateable lands situated in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the City of Wagga Wagga and the Village of Forest Hill, excluding Business - City and Suburbs land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, Residential (Other) land as defined, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act, within such centres of population

A minimum rate of $716.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under Section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate

ii        Residential – Other rate of 0.43002 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value in respect of all rateable land within the Council’s area, which, in the Council’s opinion, is land which:-

(a)     is not less than two (2) hectares and not more than 40 hectares in area

(b)    is either:

(i)      not zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument

(ii)     zoned or otherwise designated for use under such an environmental planning instrument for non-urban purposes

(c)     does not have a significant and substantial commercial purpose or character

Excludes Business - City and Suburbs land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act, within such centres of population

A minimum rate of $321.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under Section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate.

iii       Residential – Villages rate of 0.50620 cents in the dollar in terms of Sections 516 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, calculated on the land value of all rateable land situated in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the villages of San Isidore, Gumly Gumly, Tarcutta, Humula, Uranquinty, Mangoplah, Oura, Currawarna, Ladysmith, Galore, Collingullie and North Wagga excluding Business - Villages and Rural land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, Residential (Other) land as defined, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act, within such centres of population

A minimum rate of $268.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate.

iv      Business - City and Suburbs rate of 1.41030 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value of all rateable non-residential land, which cannot be classified as residential, or farmland land in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the City of Wagga Wagga and the Village of Forest Hill, in terms of Sections 518 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993

A minimum rate of $686.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under Section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate.

v       Business - Villages and Rural rate of 0.47103 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value of all rateable land in the Council’s area, in terms of Sections 518 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, defined by Council Resolution 12/176, excluding lands defined as Business - City and Suburbs, Residential, and Farmland

A minimum rate of $113.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under Section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate.

vi      Farmland rate of 0.23455 cents in the dollar, calculated on the land value of all rateable land, which, in Council’s opinion, qualifies as farmland as defined in Section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993

A minimum rate of $309.00 for each parcel of land as prescribed under Section 548 of the Local Government Act 1993 shall apply to this rate.

Special Rate - Levee Upgrade 


vii     Residential - City and Suburbs Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.03089 cents in the dollar in terms of Sections 516 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, calculated on the land value in respect of all rateable lands situated in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the City of Wagga Wagga and the Village of Forest Hill, excluding Business - City and Suburbs land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, Residential (Other) land as defined, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993, within such centres of population

viii    Residential – Other Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.01729 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value in respect of all rateable land within the Council’s area, which, in the Council’s opinion, is land which:-

(a)     is not less than two (2) hectares and not more than 40 hectares in area

(b)    is either:

(i)      not zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument

(ii)     zoned or otherwise designated for use under such an environmental planning instrument for non urban purposes

(c)     does not have a significant and substantial commercial purpose or character

Excludes Business - City and Suburbs land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993, within such centres of population

ix      Residential – Villages Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.02050 cents in the dollar in terms of Sections 516 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, calculated on the land value of all rateable lands situated in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the villages of San Isidore, Gumly Gumly, Tarcutta, Humula, Uranquinty, Mangoplah, Oura, Currawarna, Ladysmith, Galore, Collingullie and North Wagga excluding Business - Villages and Rural land, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 518 of the Local Government Act 1993, Residential (Other) land as defined, and also Farmland, rated in accordance with the provisions of Section 515 of the Local Government Act, within such centres of population

x       Business - City and Suburbs Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.05674 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value of all rateable non-residential land, which cannot be classified as residential, or farmland land in the centres of population defined by Council Resolution 12/176 as the City of Wagga Wagga and the Village of Forest Hill, in terms of Sections 518 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993

xi      Business - Villages and Rural Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.01909 cents in the dollar calculated on the land value of all rateable land in the Council’s area, in terms of Sections 518 and 529 of the Local Government Act 1993, defined by Council Resolution 12/176, excluding lands defined as Business - City and Suburbs, Residential, and Farmland

xii     Farmland - Special Rate - Levee upgrade rate of 0.00441 cents in the dollar, calculated on the land value of all rateable land, which, in Council’s opinion, qualifies as farmland as defined in Section 515 of the Local Government Act 1993

xiii    Sewerage Services Annual Charge of $560.00 per dwelling unit.  Multiple residence properties are charged at $560.00 per residence, for all residences, and non-strata title residential premises on a single allotment (flats/units) situated within the Council’s centres of population, capable of being connected to the sewerage service scheme except when excluded by specific council policy, such charge being made in terms of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xiv    Non Residential Sewer Charges

Access charge based on each and every meter connection per non-residential allotment for all non-residential premises and non-residential allotments situated within the Council’s centres of population, capable of being connected to the sewerage service scheme except when excluded by specific council policy, such charge being made in terms of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Access charge based on Meter size for 2020/21 is as follows:

20mm

$171.00

25mm

$267.00

32mm

$439.00

40mm

$685.00

50mm

$1,071.00

80mm

$2,742.00

100mm

$4,284.00

150mm

$9,936.00

Non Residential includes:

(a)     Non-residential strata

(b)    Small community property

(c)     land owned by the Crown, not being land held under a lease for private purposes

(d)    land that belongs to a religious body and is occupied and used in connection with:

(i)      a church or other building used or occupied for public worship

(ii)     a building used or occupied for the purpose of religious teaching or training

(e)     land that belongs to and is occupied and used in connection with a school (being a government school or non-government school within the meaning of the Education Reform Act 1990 or a school in respect of which a certificate of exemption under section 78 of that Act is in force), including:

(i)      a playground that belongs to and is used in connection with the school; and

(ii)     land that belongs to a public benevolent institution or public charity and is used or occupied by the institution or charity for the purposes of the institution or charity

(f)      land that belongs to a public hospital

(g)    land that is vested in the Minister for Health, the Health Administration Corporation or the New South Wales Health Foundation

(h)    land that is vested in a university, or a university college, and is used or occupied by the university or college solely for its purposes

Usage charge

Per kl usage charge of $2.35 per kl will apply to all Non Residential Sewer customers except excluded by specific Council Policy, such charge being made in accordance with Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993.

xv    Pressure Sewer Scheme – Annual pump maintenance charge (rural residential and villages). An additional sewerage service charge of $174.00 per pump for all premises connected to the sewerage system via a pressure service for the maintenance and replacement of the pump unit as necessary

xvi    Domestic Waste Management Service Charge of $357.00 per service on a per occupancy basis per annum for a service rendered in the centres of population and within the scavenging areas defined as the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993

xvii   Domestic Waste Management Service Charge Rural Residential of $357.00 per service to be applied to all properties utilising a waste collection service managed by Council, but outside Council’s defined waste collection service areas charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993

xviii  Domestic Waste Management Annual Charge of $58.00 per service to be applied to all properties utilising an upgraded general waste bin in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993

xix    Domestic Waste Management Annual Charge of $63.00 per service to be applied to all properties utilising an upgraded recycling bin in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993

xx     Domestic Waste Management Service Charge of $36.00 for each parcel of rateable undeveloped land not receiving a service within the scavenging areas of the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, such charge being levied in accordance with the provisions of Sections 496 of the Local Government Act 1993


xxi    Domestic Waste Management Service Charge of $119.00 for each additional domestic bin, being an additional domestic bin provided over and above the three bins already provided by the service, rendered in the centres of population, and within the scavenging areas defined as the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993. On application, depending on individual circumstances, this fee may be waived.

xxii   Commercial Waste Management Service Charge of $357.00 per service per annum, for a two-bin commercial waste service rendered in the centre of population and within the scavenging areas defined as the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxiii  Commercial Waste Management Service Charge of $178.50 per service per annum, for a one-bin commercial waste service rendered in the centre of population and within the scavenging areas defined as the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxiv  Commercial Waste Management Service Charge of $119.00 for each additional commercial bin, being an additional bin provided over and above the bin/s already provided by the service, rendered in the centres of population and within the scavenging areas defined as the City of Wagga Wagga and the villages of North Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly, Forest Hill, Kapooka, Tarcutta, Mangoplah, Oura, Ladysmith, Brucedale, Uranquinty, Bomen and Cartwrights Hill, charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxv   Commercial Waste Management Annual Charge of $65.00 per service to be applied to all commercial properties utilising an upgraded recycling bin in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxvi  Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service Charge of $469.00 per bin for each commercial service with 1-2 bins onsite, charged in addition to the Commercial Waste Management Service Charge in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxvii Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service Charge of $253.00 per bin for each commercial service with 3-5 bins onsite, charged in addition to the Commercial Waste Management Service Charge in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxviii     Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service Charge of $193.00 per bin for each commercial service with over 5 bins onsite, charged in addition to the Commercial Waste Management Service Charge in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxix  Rural Areas and Villages: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service Charge of $469.00 per bin for each commercial service onsite, charged in addition to the Commercial Waste Management Service Charge in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 of the Local Government Act 1993

xxx   Multi Unit Developments (Non Strata) Domestic Waste Management Service Charge of $357.00 for each rateable property with an additional bin charge of $119.00 to apply for each additional bin charged in accordance with the provisions of Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993. For the purposes of Council’s Fees and Charges the definition of Multi-Unit developments (Non Strata) involves the development of three or more residential units on a site at a higher density than general housing development. This reduced charge is available on application to Council, otherwise full Domestic Waste Service Charge of $357.00 applies, per occupancy.

xxxi  Multi Unit Developments Wheel Out Wheel In (WOWI) Services Charge of $212.00 per occupancy. For the purposes of Council’s Fees and Charges the definition of Multi-Unit developments (Non Strata) involves the development of three or more residential units, including Strata and Non Strata properties, on a site at a higher density than general housing development. On application, this service may be available to individual properties. Depending on individual circumstances, this fee may be waived.

xxxii Stormwater Management Service Charges

Stormwater Management Service charges will be applicable for all urban properties (i.e. residential and business) as referenced below with the following exceptions in accordance with the Division of Local Government (DLG) Stormwater Management Service Charge Guidelines dated July 2006:

      Non rateable land

      Crown Land

      Council Owned Land

      Land held under lease for private purposes granted under the Housing Act 2001 or the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998

      Vacant Land

      Rural Residential or Rural Business land not located in a village, town or city

      Land belonging to a charity and public benevolent institutions

(a)     Residential Stormwater Management Service Charge of $25.00 per residential property levied in accordance with the provisions of Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993

(b)    Residential Medium/High Density Stormwater Management Service Charge of $12.50 per occupancy: Residential Strata, Community Title, Multiple Occupancy properties (flats and units), and Retirement Village style developments. Subject to a maximum charge of $250.00 per rateable assessment levied in accordance with the provisions of Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993


(c)     Business Stormwater Management Service Charge of $25.00 per business property. Properties are charged on a basis of $25.00 per 350 square metres of land area. Subject to a maximum charge of $250.00 per rateable assessment levied in accordance with the provisions of Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993

(d)    Business Medium/High Density Stormwater Management Service Charge of $5.00 per occupancy - Business Strata and Multiple Occupancy Business properties. Subject to a maximum charge of $250.00 per rateable assessment levied in accordance with the provisions of Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-7          Financial Performance Report as at 31 May 2020

 

20/227       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors P Funnell and R Kendall

That Council:

a       note the financial information presented in the report on Council’s 2019/20 budget

b       note the updates to the Council facilities due to COVID-19 and their likely continued impact on the 2019/20 budget

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 May 2020 in accordance with section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993

e       note the continued impact of COVID-19 on Council’s investment portfolio, as provided by Council’s independent investment advisor

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-8          Proposed New Fees and Charges for 2020/21

 

20/228       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       place the following new fees and charges on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 30 June 2020 to 28 July 2020:

Item Number

Fee and Charge Description

Pricing Policy ID

2020/21 Fee (excl of GST)

GST

2020/21 Fee (incl of GST)

Basis

NEW

Equex Netball – Station 1

C

$10.18

$1.02

$11.20

Hour

NEW

Equex Netball – Station 2

C

$11.00

$0.00

$12.10

Hour

NEW

Equex Netball – Station 3

C

$8.55

$0.85

$9.40

Hour

NEW

Equex Netball – Station 4

C

$15.27

$1.53

$16.80

Hour

NEW

French Fields - Diamond 1 - 75 lux

C

$6.91

$0.69

$7.60

Hour

NEW

French Fields - Diamond 1 - 300 Lux

C

$14.82

$1.48

$16.30

Hour

NEW

Harris Park - 30 Lux

C

$6.82

$0.68

$7.50

Hour

NEW

Harris Park - 200 Lux

C

$17.00

$1.70

$18.70

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 2 - 100 Lux

C

$9.09

$0.91

$10.00

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 2 - 200 Lux

C

$12.91

$1.29

$14.20

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 3 - 100 Lux

C

$9.09

$0.91

$10.00

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 3 - 200 Lux

C

$12.91

$1.29

$14.20

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 4 - 100 Lux

C

$9.09

$0.91

$10.00

Hour

NEW

Rawlings Park 4 - 200 Lux

C

$12.91

$1.29

$14.20

Hour

 

b       invite public submissions on the proposed new fees and charges until 28 July 2020

c       receives a further report following the public exhibition period:

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

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

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-9          Regional Procurement Preference Policy

 

20/229       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       note the three (3) submissions received during the public exhibition period for the draft Regional Procurement Preference Policy – POL 064

b       adopts the draft Regional Procurement Preference Policy – POL 064 noting the minor amendments that will not require a further public exhibition period

c       note that the Regional Procurement Preference Policy – POL 064 will only be applied to new procurement processes from 30 June, and not applied to those currently in the market

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-10        WIRADJURI RESERVE DOG OFF-LEASH AREA

 

20/230       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       adopt part of the Wiradjuri Reserve as a dog off-leash area – the area at the eastern end of the reserve between the pebble beach and the boat ramp area.

b       restrict the use of the dog off-leash area to daylight hours

 

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-11        BIODIVERSITY FUNDING AGREEMENT

 

20/231       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to enter into a funding partnership agreement with Spark Infrastructure for $350,000 to fund a revegetation program   

b       authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all necessary documents as required

c       note that the project will be incorporated into the 2020/21 Long Term Financial Plan after 1 July 2020 as detailed in the Financial Implications section of the report

CARRIED


 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

RP-12        Community Tenant Abatements

 

20/232       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       note the ongoing financial impact the community is facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

b       agree to provide rent reductions to the tenants identified in the attachment of this report

c       in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, approve in principle the financial assistance to the tenants listed in this report

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

 

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 


 

 

RP-13        PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURES WITHIN THE WAGGA WAGGA BASE HOSPITAL

 

20/233       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council;

a       note the public notice period for the proposed Wagga Wagga Base Hospital road closures concluded on 8 June 2020

b       note the responses received from the community

c       complete the closure and sale of a part of Doris Roy Lane in accordance with resolution of Council 20/132 dated 14 April 2020

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

 

RP-14        SOUTHERN REGIONAL PLANNING PANEL REPRESENTATION

 

20/234       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors R Kendall and D Hayes

That Council:

a       nominate two Councillors and one additional alternate Councillor to be Council’s representatives on the Southern Regional Planning Panel until 30 September 2021

b       note that the Mayor, Councillor Greg Conkey will remain a current alternate member until 3 June 2021

CARRIED

 

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

Representatives - Southern Regional Planning Panel

 

Councillor D Hayes self-nominated.

 

Councillor T Koschel self-nominated.

 

The Mayor Councillor G Conkey OAM nominated Councillor D Tout.

 

Councillor D Tout accepted the nomination.

 

Councillors voted by show of hands with Councillor D Hayes and Councillor T Koschel appointed as Council’s representatives on the Southern Regional Planning Panel until 30 September 2021.

 

Alternate Representative - Southern Regional Planning Panel

 

Councillor R Kendall nominated Councillor D Tout.

 

Councillor D Tout accepted the nomination.

With no other nominations received, Councillor D Tout was appointed as Council’s Alternate representative on the Southern Regional Planning Panel until 30 September 2021.

 

RP-15        RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE

 

20/235       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council receive and note the report.

CARRIED

 


 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

Committee Minutes

M-1            RIVERINA REGIONAL LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING - 22 APRIL 2020

 

20/236       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       receive the minutes of the Riverina Regional Library Advisory (RRL) Committee Meeting held on 22 April 2020

b       endorse the draft RRL Management Plan 2020/21

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 


 

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE

 

Councillor R Kendall requested advice following concerns raised by residents of Bourkelands, if Council has any plans, short term or long term, to upgrade the Red Hill Road / Berembee Road intersection.

 

Councillor T Koschel requested information on future plans for bus shelters in the Forest Hill and Brunslea Park estates.

 

Councillor D Hayes acknowledged and congratulated staff in relation to the Lost Lanes @ home event.

 

Councillor P Funnell requested information and an update on Council’s rural roads and grading program.

 

Councillor P Funnell requested information and an update on signage recently installed on entries to crown land and public reserves, including who funded the signs and what was the intent of the signage.

 

Councillor V Keenan acknowledged and congratulated staff for their work undertaking the Community Grants Program and recent assessment process. She also highlighted the high demand and high calibre of grant applications received, acknowledging the outstanding projects and initiatives being delivered in the community.

 

Councillor K Pascoe requested an update on the condition and drainage of Kooringal Road, particularly alongside the netball courts.

 

The Mayor, Councillor G Conkey OAM, acknowledged and congratulated staff in relation to the Lost Lanes @ home event in particular the performance of the talented Mr Peter Casey.

 

closed COUNCIL

20/237       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That the Council now resolve itself into a Closed Council, the time being 6:38pm.

CARRIED

AT THIS STAGE OF THE MEETING THE PRESS AND PUBLIC GALLERY RETIRED FROM THE COUNCIL MEETING.

 

Confidential Reports

CONF-1    RFT2020-05 WAGGA WAGGA MULTI-SPORT CYCLING COMPLEX

 

20/238       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to enter into a separable portions contract with Colin Joss & Co Pty Limited trading as Joss Construction (ABN: 73 003 538 583) for the Wagga Wagga Multi-Sports Cycling Complex in the amount of $8,955,939 excluding GST

b       note that this contract will be made up of a base contract of $7,443,760 and two separable portions totalling $1,512,179 excluding GST

c       authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all relevant documents as required

d       authorise for the budget included in the 2020/21 financial year to be allocated fully to the Delivery program after 1 July 2020

 

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 


 

 

CONF-2    RFT2020-23 CONSTRUCTION OF WEIGHBRIDGE ROADS, BUILDING & CAR PARK

Councillor R Kendall declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest and vacated the meeting, the time being 6:39pm.

20/239       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and K Pascoe

That Council:

a       accept the offer of Ultra Project Services Pty Ltd (ABN: 39 160 037 230) for the construction of weighbridge roads, building and car park at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) the lump sum amount of $1,071,435.94 excluding GST

b       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to enter into a contract with Ultra Project Services Pty Ltd (ABN: 39 160 037 230) for the construction of weighbridge roads, building and car park in the lump sum amount of $1,071,435.94 excluding GST

c       authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all relevant documents as required

d       approve the budget variation as detailed in the Financial Implications section of this report and note that the project budget will be adjusted in the 2020/21 Long Term Financial Plan after 1 July 2020

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

Councillor R Kendall re-entered the meeting, the time being 6:40pm.

 


 

 

CONF-3    RFT2020-24 DESIGN & CONSTRUCT WEIGHBRIDGE GWMC

 

20/240       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       accept the offer of Aussie Weighbridge Systems Pty Ltd (ABN: 18 082 421 396) T/a Weigh-More Solutions for the design and construction of a new weighbridge system in the lump sum amount of $412,146 excluding GST

b       accept the 5-year maintenance, software and licencing costs in the estimated amount of $56,099.88 excluding GST

c       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to enter into a contract with Aussie Weighbridge Systems Pty Ltd (ABN: 18 082 421 396) T/a Weigh-More Solutions for the design and construction of a new weighbridge system in the lump sum amount of $412,146 excluding GST and the ongoing maintenance and software costs estimated at $56,099.88 excluding GST over a five-year period

d       authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all relevant documents as required

e       approve the budget variation as detailed in the Financial Implications section of this report and note that the project budget will be adjusted in the 2020/21 Long Term Financial Plan after 1 July 2020

 

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 


 

 

CONF-4    RFT 2020-28 BOTANIC GARDENS REDEVELOPMENT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WORKS

 

20/241       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       accept the Federal Government funding offer of $4,288,879 to deliver the Botanic Gardens Precinct Renewal Project

b       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to execute the grant agreement with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources acting on behalf of the Commonwealth Government

c       cease negotiations for RFT2020-28 Museum Redevelopment Design & Construction works and effectively close RFT2020-28 without entering a contract with any party

d       pursuant to Section 166(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 proceed to market with a new open Tender process for the delivery of Stages 1 and 2 of the Museum Redevelopment

e       pursuant to Section 166(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 proceed to market with a separate open Tender process for the delivery of the road works for Lord Baden Powell Drive

f        authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all relevant documents as required

g       approve for the additional funding for the project to be incorporated into the 2020/21 Long Term Financial Plan after 1 July 2020 as detailed in the Financial Implications section of the report

 

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 


 

 

CONF-5    RFT2020-32 END OF TRIP FACILITIES ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN

Councillor R Kendall declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest and vacated the meeting, the time being 6:41pm.

20/242       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       accept the offer of Ladex Construction Group Pty Ltd (ABN: 18 082 076 784) for the design & construction of two end of trip facilities for the Active Travel Plan for the lump sum amount of $297,690.17 excluding GST.

b       authorise the General Manager or their delegate to enter into a contract with Ladex Construction Group Pty Ltd (ABN: 18 082 076 784) for the design & construction of two end of trip facilities for the Active Travel Plan for the lump sum amount of $297,690.17 excluding GST.

c       authorise the affixing of Council’s Common Seal to all relevant documents as required

CARRIED

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

Councillor R Kendall re-entered the chamber, the time being 6:42pm.

 

CONF-6    TEMPORARY ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

 

20/243       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors D Hayes and T Koschel

That Council:

a       adopt the Organisation Structure as outlined in the report provided under separate cover

b       approve the budget variation as detailed in the Financial Implications section of the report provided under separate cover

CARRIED

 

RECORD OF VOTING ON THE MOTION

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Y Braid OAM

 

G Conkey OAM

 

P Funnell

 

D Hayes

 

V Keenan

 

R Kendall

 

T Koschel

 

K Pascoe

 

D Tout

 

 

Reversion to open COUNCIL

20/244       RESOLVED:

                   On the Motion of Councillors K Pascoe and D Hayes

That this meeting of the Closed Council revert to an open meeting of the Council, the time being 6:41pm.

CARRIED

 

 

THIS COMPLETED THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL MEETING WHICH ROSE AT 6:45pm.

 

 

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                                                                                                      MAYOR