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Agenda and
Business Paper

 


Ordinary Meeting of Council

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday 31 January 2022

at 6.00pm

 

 

 

Civic Centre cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 (PO Box 20)
P 1300 292 442
P council@wagga.nsw.gov.au


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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 31 January 2022 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

 

 

Mayor

Councillor Dallas Tout

 

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Jenny McKinnon

Councillor Georgie Davies

Councillor Richard Foley

Councillor Dan Hayes

Councillor Michael Henderson

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Councillor Rod Kendall

Councillor Tim Koschel

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Councillor Ameila Parkins

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Reports submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 31 January 2022.

Ordinary Meeting of Council AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 31 January 2022

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                       PAGE

PRAYER                                                                                                                       3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          3

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 3

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Ordinary Council Meeting - 10 January 2022                                3

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    3

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1         NOTICE OF MOTION - SHADE SAILS OVER PLAYGROUNDS                   4

NOM-2         Notice of Motion - Village Meetings                                              8

NOM-3         NOTICE OF MOTION - COMMUNITY NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET    10

Reports from Staff

RP-1            DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732                                                                                    12

RP-2            DA21/0639 - Alterations and minor additions to existing building and change of use to a hotel accommodation (20 rooms), 81-83 Forsyth Street, Lot 1 DP 936651 and Lot 6 DP 655783                                  16

RP-3            Proposed New Fees and Charges for 2021/22 - Wagga Wagga Multi Sports Cycling Complex                                                                 20

RP-4            FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021         23

RP-5            SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                       58

RP-6            GREGADOO WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE - DRAFT ACCESS FEE   63

RP-7            RENEWAL OF COMMUNITY, CULTURAL AND SPORTING LEASES AND LICENCES FOR 2022                                                                                                         69

RP-8            Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy                            73

RP-9            INLAND RAIL COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE - NOMINATION OF COUNCILLOR REPRESENTATIVE                                                           82

RP-10          Transgrid Humelink - Community Consultative Group Representative Nomination                                                                                           85

RP-11          RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS REGISTERS                      87

RP-12          RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                           89

Committee Minutes

M-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES AUDIT, RISK AND IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE - 25 NOVEMBER 2021                                                                                     92   

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                                                                     104

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       Proposed Licence Agreement - Dorset Drive, Bomen - Part Lot 22 DP1120176                                                                                             105

CONF-2       RFT2022-08 ANDERSON OVAL AMENITIES BUILDING UPGRADE        106

 


 

 

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

Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Wiradjuri people, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future and extends our respect to all First Nations Peoples in Wagga Wagga.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing connection with the land and rivers. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Wiradjuri and First Nations communities

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Ordinary Council Meeting - 10 January 2022       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 10 January 2022 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - 10 January 2022

107

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

NOM-1

 

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1           NOTICE OF MOTION - SHADE SAILS OVER PLAYGROUNDS

Author:          Councillor Georgie Davies

 

 

Summary:

Notice of Motion from Councillor Georgie Davies presented to Council in accordance with the Code of Meeting Practice.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive a report auditing the degree of shade protection over all Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) owned playgrounds, and the costs of installing shade sails over all Council owned playgrounds, including but not limited to:

a       audit of Council playgrounds which:

i.   Have a shade sail over the play equipment

ii.  Have continual shading over the play equipment from tree canopies

iii. Have minimal shading over the play equipment from tree canopies

iv. Have no shade over the play equipment

b       the cost of installing shade sails over the playgrounds which have minimal or no shading over the play equipment (citing economies of scale when receiving quotes)

c        the process for introducing mandatory shade sail requirements for all future playgrounds (including ones currently being built) for playgrounds owned and maintained by Council

d       an investigation into alternate funding models for the cost of shade sails (for example, charity/corporate sponsorships or fundraisers)

 

Report

“Additional shade” was the second most common improvement request, as highlighted in the Wagga Wagga City Council Playground Strategy 2016-2036. Shade in the form of shade sails ensures protection against UV radiation and helps prevent equipment in the warmer months from getting too hot, making our playgrounds more functional.

 

This report will provide councillors and the community the information needed to understand how many playgrounds in our region have adequate shading (in the form of shade sails or substantial shading from established trees) and the costs associated with providing shade in the form of shade sails for those playgrounds which do not have adequate shading.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Code of Meeting Practice

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation with shade sail providers in relation to the structures which offer the best form of sun protection, and the costs involved in erecting shade sails over Council’s playgrounds.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Cancer Council letter of support

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

NOM-1

 

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

NOM-2

 

NOM-2           Notice of Motion - Village Meetings

Author:          Councillor Tim Koschel

 

Summary:

That Council consider expanding engagement with the villages and inclusion of the residents through the rotation of the location of Ordinary Meetings of Council across the villages.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive a Report on moving the location of some of the Ordinary Meetings from the Wagga Wagga Council Civic Centre chambers to multi village locations during a calendar year with the report including but not limited to the following:

a       holding a minimum of one Ordinary Council Meeting per calendar year at each of our villages

b       locations in each village where meetings could be held

c        how live streaming will operate in these locations and any concern; and

d       options for community engagement session before meeting with residents, senior staff and Councillors

 

 

Report

During the recent election campaign, it was made very clear that residents of our villages feel that Council and Councillors don’t have enough contact with them. During the last term of Council, I can’t recall having an Ordinary meeting outside the Council chambers. I believe in previous terms of Council; Ordinary Meetings of Council had been held in villages.

 

Holding one Ordinary Meeting of Council in each of villages per year will allow residents and business owners to talk face-to-face with Senior staff and Councillors during community engagement sessions. After talking with Village progress associations, they feel a lack of inclusion within our LGA. I believe we need to show true leadership and ensure we visit all areas of our LGA not just be Wagga-centric.

 

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Financial Implications

To be considered in the Report back to Council.

Policy and Legislation

Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

Risk Management Issues for Council

To be considered in the Report back to the Council.

Internal / External Consultation

Engagement with community members in relation to village representation.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

NOM-3

 

NOM-3           NOTICE OF MOTION - COMMUNITY NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET

Author:          Councillor Jenny McKinnon

 

Summary:

Councillor McKinnon gives notice of a motion to Council requesting a report regarding Wagga’s community net zero emissions target.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       notes that in April 2021 Council adopted a community target for Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2050, in line with the NSW Government target

b       notes that Council’s commitment to NZE for the community by 2050 will have implications for the review currently being undertaken of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting suite of documents

c        receives a report by March 2022 addressing the following:

i         What are the implications of the changes made by the NSW government in September 2021 to include the objective of ‘lowering emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030’?

ii        What current actions are being taken by Council to lead the community, or to develop community leadership, regarding the community NZE target?

iii       Given the urgency of the action needed to achieve the emissions reduction targets, what would be the advantages / disadvantages of the establishment of a community advisory committee for the NZE target?

iv       What changes to the CSP will be needed in order to reflect the urgency of the emissions reduction targets and the actions that the community will need to take?

v        What community education programs are in place or are planned regarding the community NZE targets?

 

Report

The Wagga community has a net zero emissions target that was adopted on their behalf by Council in April 2021.  While Council is making great progress on the achievement of its corporate goals, most of the Wagga community does not seem to know about their own NZE goals or what actions they can take to achieve them.

 

Leadership and action on the community’s NZE target is becoming more urgent over time. Council has a special role as the closest level of government to the community, so any action as a role model and as a facilitator to help the community achieve its NZE target will be invaluable.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

 

 

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagg City Council Code of Meeting Practice

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

 

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               DA21/0492 - PLACE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AT 53 GREGADOO ROAD, LAKE ALBERT. LOT 4 DP1142732

Author:                        Amanda Gray 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The report is for a Development Application and is presented to Council for determination. The Application has been referred to Council as more than ten submissions have been received in objection to the proposed development.

 

The proposal is for a place of public worship to be constructed on a vacant land parcel. The building has been designed with similar bulk and form to a dwelling to respect the surrounding streetscape.

 

The development proposes the laying out of 12 car-parking spaces to the eastern side of the site and landscaping to the front, side and rear boundaries.

 

The proposed hours of worship are 6am-7am on Sundays and 6pm-7pm on Mondays. The maximum attendees at these times will be 50.

 

The type of development is one that is permitted with consent in an R5 zone, the merits assessment of the proposal has found that subject to conditions and an appropriate management plan the development is one that is acceptable in this location.

 

A full assessment of the Development Application is contained within the attached Section 4.15 Assessment Report.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve DA21/0492 subject to the conditions outlined in the Section 4.15 Assessment Report.

 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Carl Napier

Owner

Carl Napier, Brian Holt & Warwick Doven

Development Cost

$250,000

Development Description

A place of public worship which consists of a single storey detached building with meeting hall, amenities and lobby area. Externally the building has a porch to both the front and rear and 13 car-parking spaces one of which is a garage space. Landscaping is proposed to the front, side and rear.

Report

Key Issues

 

·  Compliance with the objectives of the R5 (large lot residential) zone objectives

·  Character of the area

·  Impact on streetscape

·  Impacts on residential amenity from traffic and noise

 

Site Location

 

The land to which this development application relates to is known as 53 Gregadoo Road and is legally identified as Lot 4 in DP1142732. The subject site is on the northern side of Gregadoo Road approximately 150 metres to the east of Plunkett Drive and extends to an area of approximately 2518sq.m.

 

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There are existing established residential dwellings on all sides of the subject site. Opposite the site to the south are rural residential lots and to the south west of the site is The Grange seniors housing development. Further to the east of the site is a cluster of educational uses consisting of Mater Dei Catholic College, Mater Dei primary school and a day care centre.

 

Assessment

 

·    Under the provisions of the LEP, the subject site is within the R5 Large Lot Residential zone.

·    The proposed place of public worship is a defined land use that is permitted with consent in the zone.

·    A sufficient number of car-parking spaces have been provided in accordance with the requirements of the Wagga Wagga CP2010.

·    The applicants have prepared an operational plan to assist with the management of noise and traffic at the premises, hours of use and capacity numbers are limited to ensure that impacts are minimal and acceptable.

·    Stormwater management and enhanced landscaping are both secured via recommended conditions of consent.

·    The application was advertised and notified and 15 submissions in objection to the development were received. The submissions related generally to the following issues:

o The use is not appropriate in an R5 zone

o Proposed hours of use will have unacceptable noise impacts

o Insufficient parking

o Out of character

o Inconsistent with land covenants

 

The submissions have been addressed in the attached assessment report.

 

Having regard for the information contained in the attached Section 4.15 assessment report, it is considered that the development is acceptable for the following reasons and recommended for approval.

 

Reasons for Approval

 

1.   The proposed development is consistent with the provisions of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010.

2.   The proposed development is consistent with the objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010,

3.   The limited hours of use and the maximum congregation numbers are not anticipated to result in significant detrimental impacts.

4.   The proposed use can be controlled by both recommended conditions of consent and a management plan.

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Refusal of the application may result in an appeal process to 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 is not considered to raise risk management issues for Council as the proposed development is generally consistent with LEP and DCP controls and the proposed variation has been fully assessed and justified.

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 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

 

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x

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

DA21/0492 - s4.15 Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA21/0492 - Plans - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA21/0492 - Statement of Environmental Effects - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

DA21/0492 - Operational Plan - Provided under separate cover

 

5.

DA21/0492 - Neighbourhood Analysis report - Provided under separate cover

 

6.

DA21/0492 - Redacted Submissions - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-2

 

RP-2               DA21/0639 - Alterations and minor additions to existing building and change of use to a hotel accommodation (20 rooms), 81-83 Forsyth Street, Lot 1 DP 936651 and Lot 6 DP 655783

Author:                        Sam Robins 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

This report is for a development application and is presented to Council for determination. The application has been referred to Council under Section 1.11 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP) as 14 submissions in the form of objections have been received

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve DA21/0639 for alterations and minor additions to existing building and change of use to a Hotel accommodation (20 rooms) at 81-83 Forsyth Street Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 subject to conditions outlined in the Section 4.15 Assessment Report.

 

 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Joel Berrigan

Owner

HTZ Investments Pty Ltd

Development Cost

$2,322,914

Development Description

Alterations and minor additions to existing building and change of use to a Hotel accommodation (20 rooms)

 

Report

Key Issues

 

·        Submissions.

 

The application was notified and advertised and 14 submissions in objection to the development were received. It should be noted that 10 of the 14 submissions were in the form of a proforma letter.

 

The submissions related generally to the following issues:

·    Carparking compliance

·    Compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC)

·    Lack of Crime Protection Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment

·    Internal layout issues.

 


 

Assessment

 

·    Under the provisions of the LEP, the subject site is within the B3 Commercial Core zone.

·    The proposal is generally consistent with the B3 objectives as the use serves the needs of the local and wider community and encourages employment opportunities. A centrally based hotel will also encourage the use of public transport and walking.

·    The proposal is consistent with the objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

·    The application was notified and 14 submissions in objection to the development were received. The submissions related generally to the following issues:

o Carparking compliance

o Compliance with the NCC

o Lack of CPTED assessment

o Internal layout issues.

 

The submissions have been addressed in the attached assessment report.

 

Having regard for the information contained in the attached Section 4.15 assessment report, it is considered that the development is acceptable for the following reasons and recommended for approval.

 

Reasons for Approval

 

1.   The proposed development is consistent with the provisions of the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010.

2.   The proposed development is consistent with the objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

3.   For the abovementioned reasons it is considered to be in the public interest to approve this development application.

 

Site Location

The site consists of Lot 1 DP  936571 and Lot 6 DP 655783 and is known as 81-83 Forsyth Street. The site is located on the northern side of the street between Baylis and Peter Streets and has Tongaboo Lane running along its eastern boundary.

The site contains an existing building that runs the length of lot 1 and along the rear of lot 6. There are angled parks along Tongaboo Lane and access to the site off Forsyth Street. The site is flat and void of vegetation. The site measures 960.925m2.

The surrounding area is a mix of uses that are expected within the CBD area. On the western side of Peter Street the residential zone starts.

The site is free of any restrictive easements.

A number of site visits were undertaken by the assessing officer throughout the assessment process.

 

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Financial Implications

There are no identified financial implications for Council should the application be approved.

A decision to refuse the application could potentially be challenged in the Land and Environment Court which may result in legal costs.

Policy

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Growing Economy

Objective: We are a tourist destination

Outcome: We accommodate visitors

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

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

 

Internal / External Consultation

Pursuant to this provision of Section 1.10 of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010, notification and advertisement of the application was required. The application was notified to surrounding properties from 3/11/2021 to 17/11/2021 in accordance with the provisions of the DCP.

 

 

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.

DA21-0639 - Section 4.15 Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA21-0639 - Plans - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA21-0639 - Statement of Environmental Effects - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

DA21-0639 - Public submissions - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-3

 

RP-3               Proposed New Fees and Charges for 2021/22 - Wagga Wagga Multi Sports Cycling Complex

Author:         Zachary Wilson 

Executive:    Carolyn Rodney

         

 

Summary:

This report proposes to add a number of new lighting fees for 2021/22 for the Wagga Wagga Multi Sports Cycling Complex, which will be available for use early in the new year.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note that there were no public submissions received during the exhibition period

b       adopt the following new fees and charges from 1 February 2022:

Item Number

Fee and Charge Description

Pricing Policy ID

2021/22 Fee (exclusive of GST)

GST

2021/22 Fee (inclusive of GST)

Basis

NEW

WWMSCC – Velodrome 50%

C

$10.55

$1.05

$11.60

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Velodrome 100%

C

$15.18

$1.52

$16.70

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Criterium Track 50%

C

$10.45

$1.05

$11.50

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Criterium Track 100%

C

$15.45

$1.55

$17.00

Hour

 

Report

Council, at its meeting of 29 November 2021, resolved:

 

That Council:

a       place the following new fees and charges on public exhibition for a period from 30 November 2021 to 7 January 2021:

Item Number

Fee and Charge Description

Pricing Policy ID

2021/22 Fee (exclusive of GST)

GST

2021/22 Fee (inclusive of GST)

Basis

NEW

WWMSCC – Velodrome 50%

C

$10.55

$1.05

$11.60

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Velodrome 100%

C

$15.18

$1.52

$16.70

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Criterium Track 50%

C

$10.45

$1.05

$11.50

Hour

NEW

WWMSCC – Criterium Track 100%

C

$15.45

$1.55

$17.00

Hour

 

b    invite public submissions on the proposed new fees and charges until 7 January 2021

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

These proposed new fees and charges were placed on public exhibition from 30 November 2021 until 7 January 2022 and Council invited public submissions during this period.

 

No public submissions were received on the proposed new fees and charges and it is now appropriate to adopt these new fees and charges.

 

Financial Implications

Council staff have undertaken a review of the proposed lighting charges for these lighting systems for 2021/22, with the proposed lighting fees comprising a maintenance component and an electricity usage component.

 

The income generate from these lighting fees has been 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

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We are accountable and transparent

Risk Management Issues for Council

The charging of these new fees and charges will allow Council to recover the cost of lighting used at this facility.

Internal / External Consultation

The proposed new fees and charges were publicly exhibited through Council News and on Councils website, seeking public submissions.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-4

 

RP-4               FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021

Author:                        Carolyn Rodney 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

This report is for Council to consider information presented on the 2021/22 budget and Long-Term Financial Plan, and details Council’s external investments and performance as at 31 December 2021.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the proposed 2021/22 budget variations for the month ended 31 December 2021 and note the balanced budget position as presented in this report

b       approve the proposed budget variations to the 2021/22 Long Term Financial Plan Capital Works Program including future year timing adjustments

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 December 2021 in accordance with section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993

e       approve the small amendment to the Community@Work Grant Program, which has a nil effect on the overall program budget

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) forecasts a balanced budget position as at 31 December 2021. The balanced budget position excludes the Wagga Wagga Airport estimated deficit result for the financial year, as any Airport deficit result will be sanctioned, and funded in the interim by General Purpose Revenue (via the Internal Loans Reserve).  The deficit results will be accounted for as a liability in the Airport’s end of financial year statements and paid back to General Purpose Revenue (Internal Loans Reserve) by the Airport in future financial years. 

 

Proposed budget variations including adjustments to the capital works program are detailed in this report for Council’s consideration and adoption.

 

Council has experienced a positive monthly investment performance for the month of December when compared to budget ($66,094 up on the monthly budget). This is mainly due to a positive return for Council’s T-Corp Managed Fund during December 2021.


 

Proposed amendment to Community@Work Grant Program

 

Council resolved at the 26 July 2021 Council meeting the following:

 

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Included in the report was funding of $20,000 approved to be provided to the North Wagga Residents Association Inc (Association) for the Purchase of 26 signs, supporting book, and audio app and location pamphlet for the North Wagga Village Heritage Track. 

 

Due to the Association not being registered for GST, and as the signs will become a Council owned asset, conversations between the Association and Council officers has resulted in the amendment for Council to purchase the signs from the supplier at the total cost of $22,000 GST inclusive ($20,000 GST exclusive), with Council being able to claim the $2,000 GST through its monthly Business Activity Statement with the ATO. 

 

This proposed amendment will result in the same net result for Council and is as per the original $20,000 approved contribution amount.

 

Key Performance Indicators

 

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OPERATING INCOME

Total operating income is 50% of approved budget and is trending on budget for the month of December 2021. 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 82% when compared to budget.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenditure is 47% of approved budget so it is tracking on budget at this stage of the financial year.

 

CAPITAL INCOME

Total capital income is 32% 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 57% of approved budget (including pending projects) which is as a result of purchase orders being raised for the full contract amounts for multi-year projects. Excluding commitments, the total expenditure is 25% when compared to the approved budget.

 

 

 


 

WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
1 JULY 2021 TO 31 DECEMBER 2021

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT

 

ORIGINAL
BUDGET
2021/22

BUDGET ADJ
2021/22

APPROVED BUDGET
2021/22

YTD ACTUAL   EXCL COMMT'S 2021/22

COMMT'S 2021/22

YTD ACTUAL + COMMT'S
2021/22

YTD % OF BUD

Revenue 

Rates & Annual Charges

(73,169,576)

0

(73,169,576)

(36,526,280)

0

(36,526,280)

50%

User Charges & Fees

(25,224,298)

(128,906)

(25,353,204)

(12,810,868)

0

(12,810,868)

51%

Interest & Investment Revenue

(2,014,844)

0

(2,014,844)

(973,411)

0

(973,411)

48%

Other Revenues

(3,437,263)

(362,622)

(3,799,885)

(2,035,786)

0

(2,035,786)

54%

Operating Grants & Contributions

(12,902,235)

3,733,967

(9,168,268)

(4,829,288)

0

(4,829,288)

53%

Capital Grants & Contributions

(82,436,148)

(4,101,796)

(86,537,944)

(27,278,826)

0

(27,278,826)

32%

Total Revenue

(199,184,362)

(859,358)

(200,043,720)

(84,454,460)

0

(84,454,460)

42%

 

 

Expenses

 

Employee Benefits & On-Costs

49,289,314

(3,533)

49,285,782

22,108,037

0

22,108,037

45%

Borrowing Costs

3,211,705

(85,612)

3,126,094

1,067,927

0

1,067,927

34%

Materials & Services

35,727,106

7,024,024

42,751,129

17,413,093

4,172,987

21,586,080

50%

Depreciation & Amortisation

39,287,050

0

39,287,050

19,643,525

0

19,643,525

50%

Other Expenses

3,708,040

2,169,028

5,877,068

1,650,089

22,534

1,672,623

28%

Total Expenses

131,223,215

9,103,908

140,327,123

61,882,671

4,195,521

66,078,192

47%

 

Net Operating (Profit)/Loss

(67,961,147)

8,244,550

(59,716,597)

(22,571,789)

4,195,521

(18,376,268)

 

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

14,475,001

12,346,346

26,821,346

4,707,037

4,195,521

8,902,559

 

 

 

Capital / Reserve Movements

Capital Expenditure - One Off Confirmed

67,205,986

45,537,133

112,743,119

29,317,782

40,827,905

70,145,687

62%

Capital Expenditure – Recurrent

18,487,675

1,027,758

19,515,433

3,625,361

4,042,168

7,667,529

39%

Capital Exp – Pending Projects

51,844,544

(51,445,544)

399,000

1,582

4,600

6,182

0%

Loan Repayments

8,236,502

(372,935)

7,863,567

2,867,251

0

2,867,251

36%

New Loan Borrowings

(17,678,518)

6,999,671

(10,678,847)

0

0

0

0%

Sale of Assets

(804,819)

(2,066,159)

(2,870,978)

(934,746)

0

(934,746)

33%

Net Movements Reserves

(20,043,173)

(7,924,475)

(27,967,647)

0

0

0

0%

Total Cap/Res Movements

107,248,197

(8,244,550)

99,003,647

34,877,231

44,874,673

79,751,904

 

 

 

ORIGINAL
BUDGET
2021/22

BUDGET ADJ
2021/22

APPROVED BUDGET
2021/22

YTD ACTUAL   EXCL COMMT'S 2021/22

COMMT'S 2021/22

YTD ACTUAL + COMMT'S
2021/22

YTD % OF BUD

Net Result after Depreciation

39,287,050

0

39,287,050

12,305,442

49,070,195

61,375,636

 

 

Add back Depreciation Expense

39,287,050

0

39,287,050

19,643,525

0

19,643,525

50%

 

Cash Budget (Surplus) / Deficit

0

0

0

(7,338,083)

49,070,195

41,732,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Term Financial Plan (Surplus) /Deficit

 

Description

Budget

2021/22

Budget

2022/23

Budget

2023/24

Budget

2024/25

Budget

2025/26

Budget

2026/27

Budget

2027/28

Budget

2028/29

Budget

2029/30

Budget

2030/31

Adopted Bottom Line (Surplus) / Deficit

0

860,298

1,751,328

2,469,233

3,928,332

3,831,470

3,259,284

3,494,780

3,511,108

3,930,045

Prior Adopted Bottom Line Adjustments

0

(232,723)

(446,708)

(952,525)

1,065,100

(58,051)

(46,640)

(46,593)

(46,793)

(46,793)

Revised Bottom Line (Surplus) / Deficit

0

625,575

1,304,620

1,516,708

4,993,432

3,773,419

3,212,644

3,448,187

3,464,315

3,883,253

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




2021/22 Revised Budget Result – (Surplus) / Deficit

$’000s

Original 2021/22 Budget Result as adopted by Council

Total Budget Variations approved to date

Budget Variations for December 2021

$0K

$0K

$0K

Proposed Revised Budget result for 31 December 2021 - (Surplus) / Deficit

$0K

 

 


 

 

Budget Variation

Amount

Funding Source

Net Impact

(Fav)/ Unfav

1 – Community Leadership and Collaboration

StateCover WHS Incentive Income

($30K)

Workers Compensation Reserve $30K

Nil

Council has received an additional $30K above the $100K budgeted for the StateCover Work Health and Safety Incentive. It is proposed to allocate the funds to the Workers Compensation Reserve to be utilised for future identified Work Health and Safety Programs.

Job Consolidation: 12611

 

Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements Subsidy Scheme

($70K)

Trainee & Apprenticeships Program $70K

Nil

Council has been successful in obtaining Federal Government funding under the Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements (BAC) Subsidy Scheme which is based on 50% of the quarterly apprentices’ wage. It is proposed to utilise the additional income for Councils Trainee and Apprenticeship Program.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation:12039

 

2 – Safe and Healthy Community

GRAS Concrete Exercise Area with Shade Sails

GRAS Boom Gate Installation

$51K

 

$19K

Dog & Cat Registration Income Fees ($70K)

Nil

Funds are required at Glenfield Road Animal Shelter (GRAS) for the installation of a concrete exercise area with shade sails and the installation of a boom gate.

The concrete exercise area with shade sails will replace the existing grassed exercise area and provide increased shading. This will improve hygiene and help to prevent the outbreak and spread of Parvovirus in the Facility. Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that can survive for long periods of time.

The boom gates will restrict access and assist with directing members of the public visiting to the designated parking areas of the animal shelter.

It is proposed to fund the variations from additional income received from Dog and Cats Registrations during this financial year 2021/22.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidations: 21650 & 21651

 

Strategic Fire Breaks Treatment

$79K

Rural Fire Service (RFS) Grant Funding ($79K)

Nil

Council has been successful with their grant application to the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for Rural Fire Fighting grant funds to be utilised to carry out hazard reduction works, through the chemical and mechanical treatment of strategic fire breaks at 16 rural locations across the LGA.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation:18656

 

Fire Trail Maintenance

$33K

Rural Fire Service (RFS) Grant Funding ($33K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funding for the RFS 2021/22 Bush Fire Risk Mitigation and Resilience Program. The grant relates to fire trail maintenance on the Churches Plain, Silvalite, Rawlings Park, Beauty Point, Atherton, Allambie, Pomingalarna and Kansas Trails in the Wagga Wagga area.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 18742

 

Tarcutta Pump Track Construction

$128K

NSW Department of Gaming ($88K)

Parks & Recreation Maintenance ($40K)

Nil

The Tarcutta Progress Association have been successful in obtaining a grant of $88K from the Department of Gaming for the construction of a bike pump track in Tarcutta’s Paddy Osborne Park. The Tarcutta Progress Association are engaging Council to project manage the construction of the bike facility.

The facility will have a 140m long hot mix pump line around two compacted earth lines, each approximately 50m long. The internal loop tracks will be landscaped with bark mulch and appropriate plantings.

This project will provide action against item VT2 Improvements to Tarcutta Recreation Reserve including activities for youth and space for free camping from the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040.

It is proposed to fund Councils contribution from existing Parks & Recreation budgets.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 21569

 

 

 

 

3 – Growing Economy

NSW DPIE Summer Fund Program

$15K

NSW State Government Grant ($15K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing State Government grant funds under the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) The Festival of Place – Summer Night Funding Program. This will allow Council to deliver one live music event on Saturday 9 April 2022 at Romano’s Hotel in the Fitzmaurice Street Precinct. This will form part of the 2022 FRESH month-long Intergenerational Festival.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 21287

 

COVID Safe Australia Day Grant

$28K

National Australia Day Council ($28K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing grant funding from the National Australia Day Council to deliver Council’s Australia Day program in a COVID safe environment whilst supporting local businesses and communities. The grant funds will cover additional COVID-19 related costs for signage, cleaning as well as cultural programming, venue fees, promotions, and photography.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 21144

 

4 – Community Place and Identity

Purchase of Equipment for Media Project Lab

$50K

Create NSW Creative Capital Funding ($50K)

Nil

The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery has been granted funds from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program – Minor Works and Equipment Round 1 for the purchase of equipment including projectors, speakers and theatre curtaining to fit out a section of the main gallery to accommodate and enhance the capacity of the gallery to exhibit digital artworks, host performances and present public programs.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 21665

 

Civic Theatre Stage Upgrade

$41K

Create NSW Creative Capital Funding ($41K)

 

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre has been granted funds from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program – Minor Works and Equipment Round 1 for the purpose of upgrading the stage. This project will fund the replacement of the ageing and unlevel stage ensuring that the theatre continues to provide a contemporary, safe and fit for purpose performing arts space.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2022

Job Consolidation: 21666

 

5 – The Environment

Solid Waste Reserve

$1M

NSW Environmental Protection Agency Grant Income ($1M)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing $2M granting funding under the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Bushfire Recovery Program for Councils Landfills for the GWMC Construction of New Cell and GWMC Monocell Construction Projects. This grant funding will partially replace the existing Solid Waste Reserve funding.

The GWMC Construction of New Cell grant ($1M) is to be allocated in 2021/22 and the GWMC Monocell Construction grant ($1M) is to be allocated in 2022/23.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2023

Job Consolidation: 70170

 

 

$0K

 

The following 2021/22 projects have been reviewed by Council’s Project Management Team and delivery timelines rescheduled. There has been no change to the total budgets for these projects.

 

Job No.

Project Title

2021/22 Current Confirmed

2021/22 Proposed Confirmed

2022/23 Proposed Pending

2022/23 Proposed Confirmed

2023/24 Proposed Pending

45049

LMC – Treatment of Re-use Water

$359,030

$45

$0

$0

$358,985

45109

LMC - Implement a Wifi Network

$133,984

$218

$0

$133,766

$0

 

 

2021/22     Capital Works Summary

 

Capital Works

Approved Budget

Proposed Movement

Proposed Budget

One-off

$112,743,120

($204,566)

$112,538,554

Recurrent

$19,515,432

$0

$19,515,432

Pending

$399,000

$0

$399,000

Total Capital Works

$132,657,552

($204,566)

$132,452,986

 


 

Current Restrictions

 

RESERVES SUMMARY

31 DECEMBER 2021

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2020/21

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2021/22

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 29.11.2021

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution*

BALANCE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Externally Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

Developer Contributions - Section 7.11

(27,924,028)

547,854

(1,242,660)

 

(28,618,834)

Developer Contributions - Section 7.12

462,032

(28,215)

0

 

433,817

Developer Contributions - Stormwater Section 64

(5,936,952)

(617,863)

110,120

 

(6,444,695)

Sewer Fund

(29,992,670)

3,094,449

(880,201)

 

(27,778,423)

Solid Waste

(21,429,172)

10,541,347

(4,530,122)

(1,000,000)

(16,417,947)

Specific Purpose Unexpended Grants & Contributions

(9,204,765)

0

9,204,765

 

0

SRV Levee Reserve

(6,439,536)

0

139,774

 

(6,299,762)

Stormwater Levy

(4,588,976)

(352,886)

270,916

 

(4,670,946)

Total Externally Restricted

(105,054,067)

13,184,685

3,072,592

(1,000,000)

(89,796,790)

 

 

 

Internally Restricted

 

 

Airport

0

420,584

(420,584)

 

0

Art Gallery

(1,709)

0

0

 

(1,709)

Bridge Replacement

(296,805)

0

0

 

(296,805)

Buildings

(1,046,797)

159,433

(12,885)

 

(900,249)

CBD Carparking Facilities

(498,295)

498,295

0

 

0

CCTV

(100,843)

18,000

12,000

 

(70,843)

Cemetery

(828,348)

(218,116)

10,200

 

(1,036,264)

Civic Theatre

(39,666)

0

5,930

 

(33,736)

Civil Infrastructure

(9,786,909)

2,236,679

(711,558)

 

(8,261,788)

Community Works

(171,505)

(40,429)

56,851

 

(155,083)

Council Election

(542,957)

403,602

0

 

(139,354)

Economic Development

(436,848)

0

367,520

 

(69,328)

Emergency Events Reserve

(231,184)

(50,000)

(328,015)

 

(609,199)

Employee Leave Entitlements Gen Fund

(3,798,309)

0

0

 

(3,798,309)

Environmental Conservation

(116,578)

75,000

0

 

(41,578)

Event Attraction

(302,414)

0

122,647

 

(179,767)

Grants Commission

(5,382,345)

0

5,382,345

 

0

Gravel Pit Restoration

(820,851)

3,333

7,980

 

(809,537)

Information Services

(1,052,159)

105,305

272,496

 

(674,358)

Insurance Variations

(50,000)

0

0

 

(50,000)

Internal Loans

(3,022,169)

1,158,394

199,499

 

(1,664,276)

Lake Albert Improvements

(84,423)

(21,417)

0

 

(105,839)

Livestock Marketing Centre

(4,447,351)

863,862

566,908

 

(3,016,581)

Museum Acquisitions

(39,378)

15,000

0

 

(24,378)

Net Zero Emissions

(375,555)

210,165

15,000

 

(150,390)

Oasis Reserve

(1,266,045)

764,654

80,249

 

(421,141)

 


 

 

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2020/21

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2021/22

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 29.11.2021

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution

BALANCE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021

Parks & Recreation Projects

(942,906)

(67,410)

348,285

 

(662,031)

Planning Legals

(60,000)

(40,000)

0

 

(100,000)

Plant Replacement

(4,302,142)

21,032

1,829,093

 

(2,452,017)

Project Carryovers

(3,816,168)

76,000

3,740,168

 

0

Public Art

(177,324)

138,183

(125,981)

 

(165,123)

Sister Cities

(40,000)

(10,000)

0

 

(50,000)

Stormwater Drainage

(158,178)

0

0

 

(158,178)

Strategic Real Property

(800,000)

0

800,000

 

0

Subdivision Tree Planting

(486,675)

20,000

0

 

(466,675)

Unexpended External Loans

(2,004,486)

118,338

1,777,404

 

(108,745)

Workers Compensation

(190,649)

0

60,000

(30,000)

(160,649)

Total Internally Restricted

(47,717,970)

6,858,488

14,055,552

(30,000)

(26,833,930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Restricted

(152,772,037)

20,043,173

17,128,144

(1,030,000)

(116,630,720)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Unrestricted

(9,818,000)

0

0

0

(9,818,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Investments

(162,590,037)

20,043,173

17,128,144

(1,030,000)

(126,448,720)

 


 

 

CONTRACTS REVIEW STATEMENT

1 OCT 2021 to 31 DECEMBER 2021

Contract Number

Contractor

Contract
Detail & Purpose

Contract
Value

Start
Date

Duration of
Contract

Budgeted
(Yes/No)

2022-508

Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd

Lake Albert Rd Asphalt 3A & 3B

$2,974,000.00

9/11/2021

6 weeks

Y

2021-24A

Kenyon Concreting

ATP Stage 1 Concrete Sections

$1,891,916.20

3/11/2021

5 months

Y

2021-24B

SMCC Concreting Pty Ltd

ATP Stage 1 Concrete Sections

$509,140.72

3/11/2021

5 months

Y

PD46057

Wagga Motors Pty Ltd

Purchase of 10 x light commercial vehicles

$456,580.00

14/10/2021

8 months

Y

PE19950

Suez Environment Recycling & Waste Recovery

Removal and treatment of PFAS contaminated material from the Airport

$406,725.00

27/10/2021

3 months

Y

PD46470

Enviroline Group

Supply of sewer jetting truck

$346,447.60

7/12/2021

1 month

Y

2021-530

Cardno (NSW/AC) Pty Ltd

Sewer Network Capacity Model

$204,590.00

7/12/2021

12 months

Y

PD46193

JGW Harvest & Tillage Support

Supply One (1) 4WD Tractor with Loader and 4 in 1 Bucket

$155,000.00

4/11/2021

3 months

Y

PD46348

SMA Motors Pty Ltd

Supply 2 Library vans

$151,333.80

16/11/2021

3 months

Y

PD46363

Transport for NSW

Linemarking

$116,000.00

25/11/2021

2 months

Y

PE19789

Sandy Creek Trees Nursery Yackandandah

Supply and plant native species for Bomen Revegetation Project 2022-23

$99,341.00

18/11/2021

12 months

Y

PE19439

Enigma Indigenous Peoples Pty Ltd

Supply of 50 x HP EliteBook 840 G8 i5

$90,722.50

25/10/2021

3 months

Y

PD46198

Toro Australia

Supply of Toro Groundmaster 360 cab 4WD mower

$78,850.00

4/11/2021

3 months

Y

PE19477

Allison Music

Purchase of new sound equipment

$57,999.00

27/10/2021

3 months

Y

PD46525

SMCC Contracting Pty Ltd

Supply and install 180 signs ATP

$52,470.00

17/12/2021

3 months

Y

PE20320

JRC Electrical Services

Fitzmaurice St LED Uplighting

$71,874

22/12/2021

1 month

Y

2022-515

Roof & Building Services (AUS) Pty LTd

Civic Theatre remediation of roof and gutter

$74,129.00

21/12/2021

5 months

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. Minimum reporting level is 1% of estimated income from continuing operations or $50,000, whichever is the lesser.

2. Contracts to be listed are those entered into during the quarter and have yet to be fully performed, excluding contractors that are on Council's Preferred Supplier list.

3. Contracts for employment are not required to be included.

4. Where a contract for services etc was not included in the budget, an explanation is to be given (or reference made to an explanation in another Budget Review Statement).

 


 

CONSULTANCY & LEGAL EXPENSES BUDGET REVIEW STATEMENT

31 DECEMBER 2021

 

 

Approved Changes

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET 2021/22

SEPTEMBER QTR BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED TO DATE

DECEMBER QTR BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED TO DATE

REVISED BUDGET

PROJECTED YEAR END RESULT

ACTUAL
YTD

 

 

 

 

Consultancy Expenses

142,016

48,145

7,715

197,876

197,876

129,490

 

 

 

 

Legal Expenses

326,072

0

25,000

351,072

351,072

168,902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Investment Summary as at 31 December 2021

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
30/11/2021
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2021
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

At Call Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAB

AA-

2,388,288

163,723

0.10%

0.10%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

6,226,026

2,578,581

0.10%

1.57%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

11,126,224

11,127,448

0.15%

6.78%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Macquarie Bank

A+

9,035,370

9,038,440

0.40%

5.51%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total At Call Accounts

 

28,775,909

22,908,192

0.24%

13.96%

 

 

 

Short Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community First

NR

0

1,000,000

1.00%

0.61%

7/12/2021

7/07/2022

7

Total Short Term Deposits

 

0

1,000,000

1.00%

0.61%

 

 

 

Medium Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RaboBank

A+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.16%

0.61%

5/06/2017

6/06/2022

60

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.95%

1.22%

30/11/2020

30/05/2022

18

Westpac

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.11%

1.83%

10/03/2017

10/03/2022

60

Auswide

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.85%

1.22%

6/10/2020

6/10/2022

24

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.35%

1.22%

3/01/2018

4/01/2022

48

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.50%

0.61%

1/06/2018

1/06/2022

48

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.32%

1.22%

28/06/2021

29/06/2026

60

BOQ

BBB+

3,000,000

3,000,000

3.25%

1.83%

28/08/2018

29/08/2022

48

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.80%

1.22%

15/11/2021

17/11/2025

48

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.30%

0.61%

20/11/2018

21/11/2022

48

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.25%

0.61%

30/11/2018

30/11/2022

48

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.05%

1.22%

8/02/2019

8/02/2022

36

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.70%

1.22%

23/04/2019

26/04/2022

36

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.40%

0.61%

22/05/2019

23/05/2022

36

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.15%

0.61%

8/07/2019

10/07/2023

48

Auswide

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.95%

0.61%

12/08/2019

12/08/2022

36

Judo Bank

BBB-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.90%

0.61%

10/09/2019

9/09/2022

36

Auswide

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.72%

0.61%

3/10/2019

4/10/2022

36

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.03%

1.22%

6/11/2019

6/11/2024

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.83%

1.22%

28/11/2019

28/11/2024

60

Judo Bank

BBB-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.30%

0.61%

3/12/2021

4/12/2023

24

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.75%

0.61%

6/01/2020

8/01/2024

48

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.00%

0.61%

28/02/2020

28/02/2025

60

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.50%

1.22%

2/03/2020

2/03/2022

24

Macquarie Bank

A+

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.40%

1.22%

9/03/2020

9/03/2022

24

Police Credit Union

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.20%

0.61%

1/04/2020

1/04/2025

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.85%

0.61%

29/05/2020

29/05/2025

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.86%

0.61%

1/06/2020

2/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

1.22%

25/06/2020

25/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

1.22%

25/06/2020

25/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.60%

1.22%

29/06/2020

28/06/2024

48

ICBC

A

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.25%

1.83%

30/06/2020

30/06/2022

24

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.42%

1.22%

7/07/2020

8/07/2024

48

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.50%

1.22%

17/08/2020

18/08/2025

60

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/11/2021
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2021
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.25%

0.61%

7/09/2020

8/09/2025

60

BoQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.25%

1.22%

14/09/2020

15/09/2025

60

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

0.60%

0.61%

14/09/2021

14/09/2023

24

AMP

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

0.95%

0.61%

26/11/2020

25/05/2022

18

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.95%

1.22%

7/12/2020

6/06/2022

18

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.20%

0.61%

7/12/2020

8/12/2025

60

Warwick CU

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

0.75%

0.61%

29/01/2021

30/01/2023

24

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.95%

1.22%

29/01/2021

29/01/2026

60

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.08%

0.61%

22/02/2021

20/02/2026

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.25%

1.22%

3/03/2021

2/03/2026

60

Summerland CU

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

0.75%

0.61%

29/04/2021

28/04/2023

24

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.40%

1.22%

21/06/2021

19/06/2026

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.65%

1.22%

25/06/2021

26/06/2023

24

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.32%

1.22%

25/06/2021

25/06/2026

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.32%

0.61%

25/08/2021

25/08/2026

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.65%

1.22%

31/08/2021

31/08/2023

24

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

1.22%

18/10/2021

17/10/2024

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.56%

1.22%

30/11/2021

29/11/2024

36

Total Medium Term Deposits

 

84,000,000

84,000,000

1.65%

51.19%

 

 

 

Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

504,818

504,968

BBSW + 105

0.31%

25/01/2018

25/01/2023

60

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

1,519,283

1,519,363

BBSW + 140

0.93%

6/02/2018

6/02/2023

60

CBA

AA-

3,056,322

3,057,419

BBSW + 113

1.86%

11/01/2019

11/01/2024

60

Westpac

AA-

3,059,083

3,061,098

BBSW + 114

1.87%

24/01/2019

24/04/2024

63

ANZ

AA-

2,543,031

2,544,630

BBSW + 110

1.55%

8/02/2019

8/02/2024

60

NAB

AA-

2,030,990

2,032,360

BBSW + 104

1.24%

26/02/2019

26/02/2024

60

Bank of China Australia

A

1,510,999

1,511,407

BBSW + 100

0.92%

17/04/2019

17/10/2022

42

Westpac

AA-

2,533,098

2,535,149

BBSW + 88

1.54%

16/05/2019

16/08/2024

63

Suncorp-Metway

A+

1,260,641

1,261,407

BBSW + 78

0.77%

30/07/2019

30/07/2024

60

ANZ

AA-

2,019,635

2,021,858

BBSW + 77

1.23%

29/08/2019

29/08/2024

60

HSBC

AA-

2,531,665

2,527,736

BBSW + 83

1.54%

27/09/2019

27/09/2024

60

Bank Australia

BBB

1,510,744

1,508,020

BBSW + 90

0.92%

2/12/2019

2/12/2022

36

ANZ

AA-

1,515,350

1,517,155

BBSW + 76

0.92%

16/01/2020

16/01/2025

60

NAB

AA-

2,019,837

2,022,881

BBSW + 77

1.23%

21/01/2020

21/01/2025

60

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

1,116,676

1,117,890

BBSW + 112

0.68%

4/02/2020

4/02/2025

60

Macquarie Bank

A+

2,016,708

2,018,247

BBSW + 84

1.23%

12/02/2020

12/02/2025

60

BOQ Covered

AAA

559,918

559,961

BBSW + 107

0.34%

14/05/2020

14/05/2025

60

Credit Suisse

A+

1,315,115

1,315,490

BBSW + 115

0.80%

26/05/2020

26/05/2023

36

UBS

A+

1,517,000

1,517,629

BBSW + 87

0.92%

30/07/2020

30/07/2025

60

Bank of China Australia

A

1,508,369

1,509,537

BBSW + 78

0.92%

27/10/2020

27/10/2023

36

Total Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

35,649,282

35,664,207

 

21.73%

 

 

 

Fixed Rate Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ING Covered

AAA

721,395

721,643

1.10%

0.44%

19/08/2021

19/08/2026

60

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.00%

1.83%

24/08/2021

16/12/2024

40

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.50%

1.83%

24/08/2021

15/12/2026

64

BoQ

BBB+

1,865,499

1,891,707

2.10%

1.15%

27/10/2021

27/10/2026

60

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/11/2021
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/12/2021
$

December
EOM
Current Yield
%

December
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(mths)

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.50%

1.22%

6/08/2021

15/12/2026

64

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.50%

0.61%

14/07/2021

15/12/2026

65

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.30%

1.22%

29/04/2021

15/06/2026

61

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

1.22%

30/11/2020

15/12/2025

60

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.00%

0.61%

20/11/2020

15/12/2025

61

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

1.22%

21/10/2020

15/12/2025

62

Total Fixed Rate Bonds

 

18,586,894

18,613,350

1.31%

11.34%

 

 

 

Managed Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSW Tcorp

NR

1,878,541

1,902,267

1.26%

1.16%

17/03/2014

1/12/2026

152

Total Managed Funds

 

1,878,541

1,902,267

1.26%

1.16%

 

 

 

TOTAL CASH ASSETS, CASH
EQUIVALENTS & INVESTMENTS

 

168,890,627

164,088,015

 

100.00%

 

 

 

LESS: RIVERINA REGIONAL LIBRARY (RRL) CASH AT BANK

 

3,408,299

3,237,202

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL WWCC CASH ASSETS, CASH
EQUIVALENTS & INVESTMENTS

 

165,482,327

160,850,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Council’s investment portfolio is dominated by Term Deposits, equating to approximately 52% of the portfolio across a broad range of counterparties. Cash equates to 14%, with Floating Rate Notes (FRNs) around 22%, fixed rate bonds around 11% and growth funds around 1% of the portfolio.

 

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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.

 

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All investments are within the defined Policy limits, as outlined in the Rating Allocation chart below:

 

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Investment Portfolio Balance

 

Council’s investment portfolio balance has decreased over the past month, down from $165.4M to $160.8M. This is a result of several large contract payments being made during December 2021.

 

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Monthly Investment Movements

 

Redemptions/Sales – Council did not redeem any investment securities during December 2021.

 

New Investments – Council purchased the following investment security during December 2021:

 

Institution and Type

Amount

Investment

Term

Interest

Rate

Comments

Community First Credit Union (Unrated) Term Deposit

$1M

7 months

1.00%

The Community First rate of 1.00% compared favourably to the rest of the market for this investment term. The next best rate for this term was 0.74%.

 

Rollovers – Council rolled over the following investment security during December 2021:

 

Institution and Type

Amount

Investment

Term

Interest

Rate

Comments

Judo Bank (BBB-) Term Deposit

$1M

2 years

1.30%

This term deposit was a 2‑year investment earning 2.20% and was rolled at maturity into a new 2-year term deposit at 1.30% - with the next best rate for this term being 1.20%.

 

 

Monthly Investment Performance

 

Interest/growth/capital gains/(losses) for the month totalled $216,133, which compares favourably with the budget for the period of $150,039 - outperforming budget for the month by $66,094.

 

Council’s outperformance to budget for December was a result of a positive return for Council’s T-Corp Managed Fund, with the fund returning 1.26% (or $23,725) as international and domestic shares rose 4.17% and 2.75% respectively.

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In comparison to the AusBond Bank Bill Index* of 0.00% (annualised), Council’s investment portfolio returned 1.44% (annualised) for the month of December. Cash and At‑Call accounts returned 0.24% (annualised) for the month. 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 1.47%, outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill index by 1.45%.

 

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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 November 2021.

 

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 2021

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.

Capital Works Program 2021/22 to 2031/32

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-5

 

RP-5               SECTION 356 REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Author:                        Carolyn Rodney 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

Council has received two fee waiver requests which are detailed for Council’s consideration.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, provide financial assistance to the following groups:

i.     Stand in the Park $105.00 (Request 1)

ii.    Cancer Council Wagga (Wagga Takes 2) $280.00 (Request 2)

b       note the proposed budget available for financial assistance requests for the remainder of the 2021/22 financial year

 

 

Report

Two (2) Section 356 financial assistance requests are proposed for consideration at the 31 January 2022 Ordinary Council meeting, which is shown below:

 

1.    Stand in the Park

 

Kirsty Matthews from Stand in the Park writes:

 

To the General Manager,

 

I would like to request a fee waiver ($105.00) for the reservation of a section of the Victory Memorial Gardens by our community group (Stand in the Park). The booking request was lodged today 22/11/21.

 

Essentially, the event is an extension of our weekly Sunday meets, but given this weekend is part of a nationally coordinated event for freedoms and human rights, we may attract larger numbers than our usual 40 or so. I would estimate approximately 250 people. We will have guest speakers on the day and some live music by local well-known artists. Our events are always well run, organised, peaceful and we are always respectful of the grounds.

 

Given we are a voluntary organisation, we would very much appreciate consideration for waiver of the park fees. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0401523121.

 

Regards Kirsty Matthews

Stand in the Park (SITP) admin.

 

The above request aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan “Community place and Identity” – Objective: “We have opportunities to connect with others”.

 

The financial assistance request of $105.00 is proposed to be funded from the unallocated funds within the general Section 356 budget. Stand in the Park has not received any other funding from Council in the 2021/22 financial year.

 

2.    Cancer Council Wagga (Wagga Takes 2)

 

Molly Hurley on behalf of Cancer Council Wagga writes:

 

Dear Mr Thompson,

 

As a form of introduction, I’m Molly Hurley and next year I have put my hand up to be involved in Wagga Wagga Takes 2 2022 Show. The annual event which pairs local celebrities with accomplished (I will definitely be calling upon their expertise!) singers as duets, to raise money for local charities around Wagga Wagga and the Riverina.

 

Preparations for the 2022 Wagga Wagga Takes 2 event are well underway with the show scheduled for 21, 22 and 23 April. The 2022 show will celebrate is 14th year of running and of course raising over 3 million dollars for local charities in the process.

 

I will be working alongside Relay for Life Wagga, which is the largest Cancer Council event in the Riverina. Over the next coming months, we are planning to fundraise in the lead up to the show. These funds raised will stay very much local within our Riverina community and go towards essential services such as transport to treatment services which travelled more than 41,000 kms last year, providing free journeys for patients to their treatment.

 

One of our fundraising events that we have planned is an afternoon tea style event where we have booked the Wollundry Lagoon Precinct for the 26th March 2022. The event will commence at 2pm and conclude at 6pm where there will be nibbles, beverages, live music, lucky door prizes and other activities. Tickets sales and other donations from the event will go directly to Relay for Life.

 

To assist with our fundraising event, we are asking if the fees and payments associated with the afternoon including venue hire, event bond and toilet facilities be waived. We would really appreciate Wagga Wagga City Council’s support with our fundraising efforts and waiving these fees would be of great help.

 

More than happy to discuss and answer any questions that you may have. I appreciate your time in reading tabling this request.

 

Kind Regards,

Molly Hurley

 

The above request aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan “Community place and Identity” – Objective: “We have opportunities to connect with others”.

 

The financial assistance request of $280.00 is proposed to be funded from the unallocated funds within the general Section 356 budget. Cancer Council Wagga has not received any other funding from Council in the 2021/22 financial year.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Section 356 Budget Summary

Previously advised unallocated balance of 2021/22 Section 356 fee waiver financial assistance budget

$9,042.44

1)   Stand in the Park

($105.00)

2)   Cancer Council Wagga (Wagga Takes 2)

($280.00)

Subtotal Fee Waivers included in this report –

proposed to be funded from the Section 356 Budget

($385.00)

Balance of Section 356 fee waiver financial assistance budget for the remainder of the 2021/22 Financial Year

$8,657.44

Policy and Legislation

POL 078 – Financial Assistance Policy

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Place and Identity

Objective: We have opportunities to connect with others

Outcome: Groups, programs and activities bring us together

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Cross Directorate consultation has been undertaken as required.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Stand in the Park - Section 356 Request

 

2.

Cancer Council Wagga - Section 356 Request

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-5

 

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 31 January 2022

RP-6

 

RP-6               GREGADOO WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE - DRAFT ACCESS FEE

Author:                       Michael Keys 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

Council has identified an amendment to the Gregadoo Waste Management Access Fee. The draft Access Fees were placed on public exhibition and no submissions were received.  It is recommended that Council endorse the amended fees and enact from 1st March 2022.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council adopt the amended Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Draft Access Fees in the 2021/22 Fees and Charges.

 

Report

Council currently has an Access Fee for commercial operators at the Gregadoo Wase Management Centre. With additional infrastructure being installed and changes to operations a new pricing mechanism was developed for access and entry to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC). The new draft Access Fees are targeted at the actual costs for new infrastructure and they are based on usage and visitation to the site.

 

A report on the Draft Access Fees was presented to and considered by Council on 29th November 2021. A copy of the report is attached for Councils information. Council resolved that Council:

a     place the following new fees and charges on public exhibition for a period from 30 November 2021 to 7 January 2021.

b     receives a further report following the public exhibition period:

i. addressing any submission made in respect of the proposed new fees proposing adoption of the new fees and charges unless there are any recommended amendments that will require a further public exhibition period.

 

The draft Access Fees were placed on public exhibition from 9th December to 14th January 2022 due to rescheduling. During this time no submissions were received, or enquiries made.

 

Capital and Operational Expenses

 

The draft fees comprise the following:

 

i)          Access Road - $0.96 per tonne

ii)         Weighbridge - $3.44 per waste vehicle entry

 

At this time Councils commercial users to which the charges will apply include, Carbon Mate and Councils FOGO contractor.

 


 

Financial Implications

The new GWMC Access Fees have been developed to recover Councils costs for the newly installed infrastructure that supports the commercial operators ongoing activities.

 

The new fees will also enable other commercial operators to establish on the site as future circumstances or opportunities eventuate. The income generate from these new fees has already been factored into Council’s annual operating income budget.

Policy and Legislation

Local Government Act 1993

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

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

Outcome: The City of Wagga Wagga has efficient and effective processes

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Council is providing new infrastructure and improvements to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre to support current and future commercial operators. The cost of the infrastructure should be apportioned based on use and impact. The amended access fee provides for this and better reflects cost recovery.

Internal / External Consultation

Council initially developed the Access Fees in consultation with commercial operators. Following completion of the new internal access road and weighbridge further consultation identified significant changes to the proposed arrangements and cost recovery options.

 

The changes to the fees provide an improved mechanism for all parties going forward.

 

The Access Fees have been developed in conjunction with existing commercial operators. This has now been supported by Public Exhibition of the Access Fees during which time no submissions were received, or enquiries made during this period.


 

 

 

 

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