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Agenda and
Business Paper

 


Ordinary Meeting of Council

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday 8 August 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


wagga.nsw.gov.au


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Mr Peter Thompson

General Manager

 


WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCILLORS

 

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Mayor

Councillor Dallas Tout

 

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Deputy Mayor

Councillor Jenny McKinnon

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Councillor Georgie Davies

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Councillor Richard Foley

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Councillor Dan Hayes

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Councillor Michael Henderson

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Councillor Rod Kendall

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Councillor Tim Koschel

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Councillor Amelia 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.


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Reports submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 8 August 2022.

Ordinary Meeting of Council AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 8 August 2022

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

PRAYER                                                                                                                                3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                                   3

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                          3

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 18 JULY 2022                                                3

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                            4

Reports from Staff

RP-1            Development Application DA21/0839 - Self Storage Units - 43 Guttler Street, UranQuinty                                                                                      5

RP-2            Proposed Planning Agreement 12 Blake Street, Wagga Wagga DA19/0125                                                                                                                           9

RP-3            MOBILE FOOD VENDOR PERMITS                                                                    19

RP-4            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - YOUTH LED INITIATIVES                    33

RP-5            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - RECREATIONAL FACILITIES              37

RP-6            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - EVENTS                                              41

RP-7            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - RURAL HALLS                                    46

RP-8            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - ARTS, CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES                                                                                                                           50

RP-9            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - SMALL BUSINESS                              55

RP-10          ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS                                                                                                                 61

RP-11          ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - NEIGHBOURHOOD AND RURAL VILLAGES                                                                                                                 68

RP-12          ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - LOCAL HERITAGE                              74

RP-13          ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - NATURAL ENVIRONMENT                  78

RP-14          APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS                                                                                               82

RP-15          MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING - CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) - WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL AND NSW POLICE                                         84

RP-16          2021/22 WORKS IN PROGRESS AND BUDGET REVOTES                                 99

RP-17          2022 Local Government NSW Annual Conference - Election of Delegates and Motions                                                                              111

RP-18          Adoption of Code of Meeting Practice                                                 115

RP-19          RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                                     119    


 

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE                                                                                 121

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       RFT2023-02 ROAD STABILISATION PRODUCTS SUPPLY                                 122

CONF-2       FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION – SPECIAL ACTIVATION PRECINCT                                                                                                          123

CONF-3       BOMEN INDUSTRIAL LAND SALE - PART LOT 22 DP 1120176                          124

CONF-4       COMPLETION OF CONTRACT AND OFFER TO STATE GOVERNMENT - 4 TRAHAIRS ROAD BOMEN                                                                                                    125

 


 

 

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 - 18 JULY 2022       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 18 July 2022 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - 18 July 2022

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

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Reports from Staff

RP-1               Development Application DA21/0839 - Self Storage Units - 43 Guttler Street, UranQuinty

Author:                        Paul O’Brien   

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The Development Application seeks consent for the construction of a self-storage unit facility consisting of 26 units at 43 Guttler Street, Uranquinty.  The site is a battle axe allotment with access proposed to Guttler Street. The proposed facility will operate by controlled security access between the hours of 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week.

 

The development (self-storage units) is permitted with consent under the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 in the RU5 Village zone.

 

The application was publicly advertised and also notified to adjoining and nearby property owners for a period of 14 days.  A total of 19 submissions (18 in objection) were received during this period.  Section 1.10 of the wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 requires any application that is the subject of 10 or more objections to be referred to Council for determination.

 

A full assessment of the application has been completed in accordance with Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 including an assessment against the relevant provisions of the Local Environmental Plan 2010 and the Development Control Plan 2010 and is provided as an attachment to this report.  The assessment has considered and addressed all relevant matters raised in the submissions.

 

Subject to the findings of the assessment, it has been recommended that the application be approved subject to conditions. The recommended conditions have been included in an attached assessment report.

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve DA21/0839 for self storage units at 43 Guttler Street, Uranquinty subject to the conditions outlined in the Section 4.15 Assessment Report.

 

 


 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Camilla Rocks

Owner

Fairview Riverina Pty Ltd

Directors: Joshua Eldridge and Paul Mulholland

Development Cost

$275,000

Development Description

Self Storage Units (26 units)

 

Report

Key Issues

·    Consistency with Uranquinty village character

·    Impacts on surrounding residential amenity including:

Visual amenity

Acoustic amenity

Traffic, access and parking impacts

Crime, safety and security impacts

Stormwater flooding impacts

 

Assessment

 

·    The site is zoned RU5 Village under the provisions of the WWLEP 2010. Self-storage units are permitted with consent in the RU5 zone.

·    The development complies with the controls of the WWLEP 2010 and the WWDCP 2010.

·    The site is within the FPA for Uranquinty as it is subject to flooding during a 1% AEP riverine flood event. Clause 5.21 of the WWLEP 2010 applies to development within the FPA. Clause 5.21 requires that Council consider and be satisfied of a range of factors when assessing a Development Application on land within the FPA. This includes whether the development is compatible with the flood function and behaviour on the land, and whether the development incorporates appropriate measures to manage risk to life in the event of a flood.

In consideration of Clause 5.21, the attached 4.15 report considers that the matters listed are satisfied.

·    The site is within the Village zone and adjoins land used for residential development. Consideration of the residential amenity has been considered as part of the attached 4.15 report and it is satisfied that that the development will not have an unreasonable impact on the adjoining residential sites.

·    The proposal attached a number of submissions in objection to the development. The submissions have been addressed in the attached 4.15 report and do not warrant refusal of the Development Application.

 

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 subject to conditions.


 

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 generally consistent with the objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

3.      Impacts of the proposed development are acceptable and can be managed via the recommended conditions of consent.

4.      The site is considered suitable for the proposed development.

 

Site Location

 

Subject site is Lot 11 under Deposited Plan 1267696 and generally known as 43 Guttler Street, Uranquinty. The site is a battle axe allotment that is 2024m2 and rectangular in shape with a 6m wide panhandle access driveway to Guttler Street. It is noted that the site has a principle frontage to the Olympic Highway on the northwest boundary, however no access is proposed from this frontage.

 

The surrounding locality is a village area with approved dwellings either under construction or established on the adjoining lots to the southeast and southwest. The subject site is bounded by the Olympic Highway to the northwest and adjoins undeveloped land (former Uranquinty Caravan Park) to the northeast.

 

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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 in the Land and Environment Court which will have to be defended by Council. The reasons for refusal will have to be justified and withstand scrutiny and cross examination in Court.

 

Approval of the application 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.

 

 

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Community Engagement

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Council news story

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Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

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Email newsletters

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Attachments

 

1.

DA21 0839 - Section 4.15 Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA21 0839 - Plans and Statement of Environmental Effects - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA21 0839 - Redacted Submissions - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

DA21 0839 - Unredacted Submissions

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

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-2

 

RP-2               Proposed Planning Agreement 12 Blake Street, Wagga Wagga DA19/0125

Author:         Belinda Maclure 

Executive:    Scott Gray

         

 

Summary:

An offer has been received in relation to the development of 12 Blake Street, Wagga Wagga (DA19/0125) to provide infrastructure to improve the public realm in Blake Street in lieu of paying Section 7.12 (previously Section 94A) contributions due for the development.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       provide in principle support for the proposed Planning Agreement in relation to Blake Street and associated with DA19/0125

b       place the proposed Planning Agreement on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 9 August 2022 to 5 September 2022 and invite submissions until 19 September 2022

c        receive a further report following the exhibition and submission period:

i         addressing any submission made in respect of the proposed Planning Agreement; and

ii        recommending whether or not to enter into the proposed Planning Agreement

 

Report

An offer to enter into a planning agreement with Council was received from Davtil Pty (Mr Kerry Pascoe) Ltd in relation to their development of 12 Blake Street, Wagga Wagga on 26 November 2019. The offer included the provision of public infrastructure in lieu of the Section 7.12 contributions due for the development described in DA19/0125, approved by Council resolution 19/209, determined on 24 June 2019. There have been a number of changes negotiated to the offer. The latest offer was received on 25 March 2022.

 

The development described in DA19/0125 includes the demolition of an existing shed and construction of 5/6 storey mixed-use development comprising ground floor business/retail use and car parking, first floor car parking and 16 residential apartments (shop top housing) on four floors above (Notice of Determination of Development Application DA19/0125).

 

The proposed planning agreement includes the provision of infrastructure with the aim to improve the public realm of Blake Street in lieu of the Section 7.12 levy due in relation to the development.

 

The Section 7.12 levy due in relation to the development is $104,075. The cost of the infrastructure included in the proposed planning agreement is $134,000. The proposal aims to improve the public realm in Blake Street, a CBD street which currently presents with an industrial look and feel.


 

The works proposed in the offer include:

 

1.    Reconfiguration of street carparking from parallel to angle along both sides of the street;

2.    Provision of two disabled carparking spaces on the street;

3.    Installation of traffic calming devices at either end of Blake Street;

4.    Removal of 11 trees from the footpath and replacement with 6 trees within the  parking bays to be established along the western side of Blake Street;

5.    Close off access from Blake Street to the carpark at 22 Blake Street and provide landscaping (locate an electrical substation in the carpark);

6.    Upgrade of footpath along the whole of the western side of Blake Street;

7.    Installation of 3 additional streetlights in the Council carpark; and

8.    Installation of 4 additional streetlights in Blake Street.

 

The proposed planning agreement aims to improve the public realm of Blake Street, which aligns with the following goals of the Wagga Wagga Local Strategic Planning Statement:

 

·    A vibrant, strong and prosperous CBD is critical for the long-term economic success of the city and the broader region.

·    Wagga Wagga CBD is the key location where both residents and visitors experience our city. It is critically important that new development and design supports and encourages activation and new experiences.

·    Activation of the CBD will be key to Wagga Wagga’s ongoing success and prosperity. The key to this is increasing the presence of people in the CBD, creating an urban environment that encourages interaction and experiences at a personal scale.

 

The proposed replacement of street trees on the western side of Blake Street would see 11 trees, of varying quality, currently located on the footpath area, replaced with 6 “Chinese Elms” within the proposed parking bay area along the street.  This installation would include provision of raingarden tree pits which are bioretention cells located at kerbside containing the street tree with groundcover vegetation around the base.

 

Stormwater runoff enters the tree pit through a break in a standard road kerb and is filtered through the soil media within the cell. Treated stormwater is then collected via a perforated drainage layer at the base of the cell before being discharged into conventional stormwater pipes that also act as an overflow.

 

Council may also resolve to further enhance the streetscape of Blake Street through the replacement of the street trees along the eastern side of the street to provide a uniform vision for the length of the street.  This component could be funded through the existing CBD street tree programme.

 

In conjunction with erection of a substation in the Blake Street Council carpark, it is proposed to close off the existing entrance from Blake Street. This change of access is being proposed to reduce the interaction between pedestrians in the area and vehicles using the carpark and is in line with the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan “Baylis Street Precinct – Eastern Section” C3 All parking, vehicle access, loading and unloading facilities, to be provided from rear lanes where available (Section 10.1).

 


 

However, there have been some concerns raised about this change to access. It will mean access to the carpark is via Bardo Lane, a service lane not designed to have an increased traffic load. The proposal sees the Council carpark lose a total of 6 carparks, which is offset with increased on street parking. Bardo Lane is a service lane with a width of 5.4m kerb to kerb. The existing garden bed kerbing at the Bardo Lane end of the carpark will be cut back significantly and the last bay either side of the carpark aisle (one of which is currently a disabled bay) will be lost to cater for the turning paths of vehicles. As part of the proposed carpark modifications the proponent will line mark the entire carpark to ensure compliance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking facilities Part 1: Off-street car parking.

 

There are sight distance issues for the interaction between pedestrians and vehicles exiting Bardo Lane at either end due to the buildings on the eastern side of Bardo Lane being built on the boundary line, thus limiting vision to the east for motorists. This issue already exists however, closing the Blake Street access to the public car park could exacerbate this issue.  A combination of signage and pavement treatments will address this issue. The issue is currently being reviewed by the Traffic Committee.

Financial Implications

The Section 7.12 contributions due for this development ($104,075) have been paid by the applicant on 16 June 2021.  If Council approve this planning proposal, this will subsequently approve the refund of the $104,075 currently paid in Section 7.12 contributions. 

 

The Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019 - 2034 details the projects funded by the Section 7.12 levies (page 34). The project list includes $500,000 per year for the debt servicing costs of the Bomen Enabling roads – stage 1 project and $20,000 per year towards village recreational projects from the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040.

 

The Section 7.12 Reserve balance as included in Wagga Wagga City Council’s Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2021 shows the Reserve in $464,000 deficit position. 

 

The current Long Term Financial Plan shows the Section 7.12 Reserve balance being in a deficit position for the next 10 years.

 

As noted previously in this report, if Council approve this planning proposal, this will result in a refund of contributions received.  This will increase the timeframe the Section 7.12 Reserve will remain in a deficit position, and the inability to fund other new projects.

Policy and Legislation

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Section 7.4

Wagga Wagga Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2019 – 2034

Wagga Wagga City Council Developer Infrastructure Agreements Policy POL 121

 


 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We plan for the growth of the city

Outcome: We have sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There is a risk the community will perceive an agreement with a developer as unfair and benefiting the developer and not the community. Council aims to ensure all developers are treated fairly and consistently when dealing with Council and works to ensure transparency of all agreements between developers and Council.

 

It is important developers propose to provide suitable infrastructure through a planning agreement. Proposed planning agreements need to include developer-provided infrastructure which aligns with Council’s strategic plans.

 

As noted in the Financial Implications section of this report, if Council approve this planning proposal, this will face further pressure on this Reserve, and will increase the timeframe this Reserve will be in a deficit position.

Internal / External Consultation

A Community Engagement Plan has been developed to guide the consultation process for the proposed Planning Agreement. Council will look to engage with the community as a whole, but specifically people who live, work and access businesses in Blake Street as well as the people who currently use Council’s Blake Street carpark. A Council Your Say page will ensure everyone has the opportunity to review the documents in one place and enable an easy response. Signage will also be erected at the carpark advertising the proposed change to seek feedback from users.

 

 

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

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Consult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

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Attachments

 

1.

Blake Street Proposed Planning Agreement Community Information

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-2

 

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-3

 

RP-3               MOBILE FOOD VENDOR PERMITS

Author:          Kent Jarme 

Executive:    Scott Gray

         

 

 

 

Summary:

Council has recently completed a review of POL 062 – Mobile Food Vendors Trading in Public Places. As a result of this review and feedback from mobile food van operators Council staff are recommending changes on how the policy is implemented.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       increase the cap of 15 to 20 permits issued annually

b       move from an annual permit to a 24-month permit

c        endorse the advertising of an expression of interest for an exclusive licence for the operation of a food van at the Tarcutta Truck Stop

d       receive a further report on the outcome of the expression of interest

e       place the draft ‘Mobile Food Vendor trading in public places’ Policy (POL 062) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days

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

i         addressing any submissions made with respect to the proposed ‘Mobile Food Vendor trading in public places’ Policy (POL 062)

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

 

Report

During the period of January to May 2019 a trial allowing the operation of Mobile Food Vendors (MFV) on Council land was completed. Following the success of the trial Council adopted a Mobile Food Vendor Trading in Public Places Policy (POL 062), which saw the first permits issued in December 2019.

 

In addition to the policy, by way of resolution 19/280, a cap of 10 permits per financial year was introduced. However, market demand for the permits was very strong and six (6) months later, in July 2020, by resolution 20/249, the limit was increased to 15. This has remained the limit since.

 

Since its inception the Mobile Food Vendor program has received few complaints and has become an appreciated service around Wagga Wagga. The presence of food vendors has also added to the activity in and around various locations when they are operating. As the success of the program has increased more potential small business operators are recognising the opportunity the program presents. This has increased the number of enquiries for MFV permits. With all 15 permits having now been issued the capped supply model is limiting the potential of the program.

 

 

The current issue

 

During the 2021/22 financial year Council Staff received multiple MVF permit enquiries which have not been able to be met due to the permit cap.

 

The initial limit of 10 was introduced due to the MFV program being in trial phase and subsequently increased to 15 to allow additional access by interested parties. However, as part of a regular program review it has been identified that not all permit holders are operating on a regular basis. Some permit holders do not operate at all on public land and solely attend events where a permit is not required. The reason they hold the permit is to keep the option to trade on public land open for their business if they decide to in the future. Unfortunately, this causes other potential active users to be denied a permit due to the current cap.

 

The capping of the MVF permits was initially adopted as a way of balancing the activities of Mobile Food Vans whilst limiting the impact on existing bricks and mortar businesses. The MFV are also required to operate a minimum 200 metres away from an existing business for the same reason.

 

Within the current 15 operators it has been identified that a majority of the MFV are serving coffee and small treats and not larger food items. Although this raises a concern around oversaturation of coffee serving facilities, it is noted that this is a market competition issue which will self-regulate as demand rises and falls.

 

To reduce the amount of permit holders that are not operating on public land and simply hold a mobile food vendor license to keep their options open, it is proposed that vendors be requested to provide a report annually of their activities.  It is also proposed that vendors be required to operate a minimum 26 instances per year for the duration of the license. If the minimum requirement has not been met, then following consideration of other potential other factors it is proposed that these licences not be renewed in order to make them available for other businesses.

 

It is proposed that in addition to this monitoring that Council increase the cap to 20 permits to cater for growth in mobile food vendor requests.

 

It is also proposed that Council advertise an EOI for a permanent MFV at the Tarcutta Truck Stop location on a commercial exclusive basis to cater for the high demand in this precinct. It is proposed that within this EOI there be additional conditions imposed that restrict the operational hours in order to reduce the competition with the existing food vendors in Tarcutta whilst still providing a service for truck drivers after hours when no other food and drinks options are open.

 

A comparison of 8 Councils from across Australia has found that there are slight differences between how each council approaches the regulations around how MFV can operate but the fees are similar.  This is with the exception of Albury City Council who charges $3,680.00. However, the Albury policy operates differently from Wagga’s in the sense that they lease out an exclusive spot for 1 year.

 

Council

Wagga

Albury

Newcastle

Coffs Harbour

Dubbo

Townsville

Sydney

Brisbane

Perth

Price

$405.00

$3,680.00

$385.00

$ 171.00

$550.00

$544.00

$400.00

$819.15

 $1,200.00

 

Council’s permits were originally $385. However, within the 2022/23 adopted fees and charges Council’s fee is currently $405.  This fee has been developed to cover the administration cost of the administering the permits. Following the implementation of the proposed changes a review of administration costs will be completed prior to the adoption of the next fees and charges to ensure the fee allows full cost recovery.

As a result of the proposed changes, minor alterations to policy are required. It is proposed that the amended policy be put on public exhibition prior to a further report being presented to Council on the outcomes of the EOI.

Financial Implications

It is expected the proposed changes could generate an additional $2,025 of income per year for the issuing of the additional 5 licences.

 

The return from the Tarcutta truck Stop EOI is unknown but it is expected that it would generate income significantly above a $405 licence fee.

Policy and Legislation

POL 062 – Mobile Food Vendors Trading in Public Places

Link to Strategic Plan

Growing Economy

Objective: We are a Regional Capital

Outcome: We attract and support local businesses and industry

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Risks associated with the operation of the MFV program include WH&S risk associated with the operation, enforcement of regulations and reputational risk associated with the perception of impact on bricks and mortar businesses.

Internal / External Consultation

Internal Consultation has been held with the Economic Development, Property and City Strategy Divisions of Council

 

Attachments

 

1.

Draft Mobile Food Vendore Trading in Public Places Policy - POL-062.

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

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RP-4               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - YOUTH LED INITIATIVES

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Youth Led Initiatives category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the successful applications for the Youth Led Initiatives category of the Annual Grants Program 22/23 as detailed in the report totalling $4,300

b       approve the budget transfers as detailed in the financial implications section of the report

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category.  An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

 

A total of three applications were received in the Annual Grants Program 22/23 Youth Led Initiatives category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Dan Hayes, Council’s Social Planning Coordinator, and an independent community representative, Bianca Lubke.

 

Of the three applications received a total of $9,000 was requested with $20,719 available. Two applications were successful, with one fully funded and one part funded. One application was unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds was $16,419. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-4

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Part Funding

Saasha McMillan

 

Samuel Davis, 22, will run a series of Art workshops as part of Alphabet Soups weekly meetups. Alphabet soup gets higher attendance when there is an activity to do whilst catching up, and this also encourages skills building and teamwork. Sam Davis is a queer trans person who would like to extend support to queer young people.

$3,000

$3,000

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga

Members of the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga's Youth As Ambassadors program are seeking support to purchase additional digital technology resources to assist in program facilitation including the weekly Jobs Club, Driver Licensing Access Program and Tech Savvy Communities Program.

$3,000

$1,300

Partially funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes, however, does not demonstrate clear alignment with all funding priorities.

 

TOTAL

$6,000

$4,300

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-4

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Youth Led Initiatives

$ 20,719

$4,300

$16,419

 

Please note the original budget for the 2022/23 Youth Led Initiatives category was $15,000 with an additional $5,719 uncommitted funds and made available in the Youth Led Initiatives category.

 

It is proposed the unallocated funds for this category of $16,419 be transferred to 2022/23 Youth Community Engagement Projects which will contribute toward the services Council can provide to the community for the financial year. This category of funding will be reviewed for the best way to financial support youth initiatives prior to the next Annual Grants funding round for 2023/24 financial year.

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Youth-Led Initiatives

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-5

 

RP-5               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Recreational Facilities category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Recreational Facilities category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $30,000.

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led and Rural Halls categories.

 


 

A total of six applications were received in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 – Recreational Facilities category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Rod Kendall, Council’s Strategic Recreation Officer, Council’s Parks and Recreation Officer and an independent community representative, Luke Olsen.

 

Of the six applications received a total of $34,124 was requested with $30,000 available. All six applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received with information regarding one project recommended for funding provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-5

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Funding

Information provided under separate cover to Councillors

Information provided under separate cover to Councillors  

$7,500

 

$7,500

 

Information provided under separate cover to Councillors

Wagga Rugby League Inc

Wagga Rugby League Inc (WRL) require 2 deep fryers to complement three large deep fryers which are hired for the annual Group 9 Grand Final, and the annual Canberra Raiders NRL match. Due to the sheer volume of patrons expected for the Canberra Raiders matches each year, WRL requires 2 additional fryers to serve the patrons quickly and safely.

$1,824

 

$912

 

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Wagga Wagga Combined Hockey Assoc

Infrastructure and equipment to provide WIFI access to WWCHA clubrooms & extend signal to both playing fields for the management and recording of weekly

competition structure & results.

$2,300

 

$2,300

 

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes

Wagga Wagga Junior Rugby League Inc

Wagga JRL has a project in progress, to create new dressing sheds and female changing rooms for both referees and players. The purpose of any funding received is to add a verandah (awning) on the front of the amenities building currently under construction (western facing); to provide additional shelter for the parents and players and to provide additional shade in summer periods (when the fields are utilised by Wagga Cricket Clubs).

$7,500

 

$7,500

 

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes

Wagga Wagga Junior Rugby Union Incorporated

Purchasing a storage container to live on site at the Connolly Oval to allow us to store all training equipment and purchase better training equipment.

$7,500

$5,425

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Wagga Wagga Netball Incorporated

 

Streamline the PA system between the Equex Stadium and the outside court

Facilities by installing a system to upgrade the outside court PA system and link to the Stadium PA.

Enabling us to further assist those in our Wagga and surrounding areas to utilise both areas

seamlessly. 

$7,500

$6,363

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

TOTAL

$34,124

$30,000

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-5

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Recreational Facilities

$30,000

$30,000

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants 2022 - 2023 Recreational Facilities Category

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-6

 

RP-6               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - EVENTS

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Events category for 2022/23.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Events category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $29,319.

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories. 

 

A total of fourteen applications received in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 - Events category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Dan Hayes, Council’s Events Officer, and an independent community representative, David Yeates.

 

Of the fourteen applications received a total of $80,356 was requested with $29,319 available. Out of these applications, six applications were successful, and were either fully funded or part funded. Eight applications were unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds was $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-6

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Part Funding

Bidgee Strawberries and Cream

Hold regular monthly events at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream throughout the picking season. They will begin in November, which will coincide with the commencement of the strawberry picking season and conclude on Mother's Day in May. Twilight Picking events during daylight savings on Friday evenings from 4pm - 9pm and the Good Friday and Mother's Day events will be daytime from 10am - 2pm, both with local musicians to provide entertainment for families and people of all ages.  The food and services will be provided by other local businesses. These family focus events can include jumping castles, games, treasure hunts, pony rides, sheep feeding, and of course strawberry picking. 

$7,500.00

$7,500.00

Fully funded. A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Southern Cross Austereo

Hosting the Australian Army Band Kapooka, Triple M and Hit Riverina will hold the Christmas Spectacular in the new Riverside precinct. This would showcase local celebrities and people of note around town and celebrate the Wagga community after a few tough years. It would be held Sunday evening and we could have entertainment; food vendors and a market style feel to the night.

$7,500.00

$7,500.00

Fully funded. A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Dr Sam Bowker - The Green Beetle Company

"The Alchemist’s Jar" (2022) is a new shadow theatre concert with live music - original, historic, and contemporary - inspired by the storytelling traditions of Egyptian medieval shadow puppetry (khayal al-zill) and orchestral Indonesian/ Malaysian wayang kulit. It will include three live performances in the 211-seat theatre of the CSU Playhouse. This unique event will commission Dr Harold Gretton’s pop Baroque instrumentalists from the Riverina Conservatorium of Music and create many custom-designed shadow puppets by the Green Beetle Company (Dr Sam and Melinda Bowker). It includes performers from SOACT, Booranga Writers Centre, & the Creative Industries (Stage and Screen) at Charles Sturt University.

$7,500.00

$7,419.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding to still proceed with the event.

Tarcutta Hotel

Two pop up art events for the community of Tarcutta and surrounds at the Tarcutta Hotel in August and September 2022.These events will give the community a space to connect in their own way. This project is open to everyone.

$3,900.00

$3,900.00

Fully funded. A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

MG Car Club of Wagga Wagga

The MG Car Club of Wagga Wagga is a Club for people who own and/or have an interest in MGs and other British cars in general. People of all ages, experiences and technical knowledge are welcome to join. The majority of the membership base is made up of our wonderful 60+ age group. The Gathering of the Faithful (GoF), attracts MG enthusiasts from all over Australia, along with car owners and supporters to Wagga Wagga for the annual event. This year celebrates the 25th year of the GoF. Entrants are provided with a relaxed weekend away in Wagga Wagga with an informal dinner on Friday night; car display, car ‘run’ and CWA afternoon tea and formal dinner on Saturday night.   

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Fully funded. A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Wagga Wagga Leagues Club Swimming Club

The Australian Winter Swimming event is held annually. We have been successful in our application to host the event. Usually there are 400-500 swimmers and 200 additional people travelling with the swimmers. They travel from all over Australia

$2,450.00

$1,000.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding to still proceed with the event.

 

TOTAL

$30,850.00

$29,319.00

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-6

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Events

$29,319

$29,319

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Events

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-7

 

RP-7               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - RURAL HALLS

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Rural Halls category for 2022/23.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the successful applications for the Rural Halls category of the Annual Grants Program 22/23 as detailed in the report totalling $23,572

b       approve the budget transfers as detailed in the financial implications section of the report

 

Report

The Annual Grants 2022/23 program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

 

A total of six applications were received in the Rural Halls category.  Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff member. Panel members were Councillor Michael Henderson, Council’s Facilities Management Coordinator, and an independent community representative, Ray Birchall.

 

Of the six applications received a total of $53,482 was requested with $25,000 available. Three applications were successful, all fully funded. Three applications were unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $1,428. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-7

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Part Funding

Collingullie Soldiers Memorial Hall (Collingullie Hall)

 

Our beloved hall is beginning to look very tired. The exterior was last painted in 1997, some 25 years ago!  The hall is one of the first buildings you can see when driving into Collingullie from Wagga, and we want it to make a good first impression.

$10,000

$8,900

Part funded.

A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes. 11% removed as GST not funded.

Currawarna Recreation Reserve Committee

 

Currawarna Community Hall is a local community centre for conducting gatherings and meetings. Also used by the local community as an area for barbeques and for travellers for amenities. Also used by the Electoral Commission to conduct ballots. The Currawarna Rural Fire Brigade use the Hall for meetings and training.

$7,300

$6,497

Part funded.

A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes. 11% removed as GST not funded.

Humula Citizens Sports Club

 

The Club’s power mains are only 6mm2 (max 32amp). Demand for premises is 55amps when kitchen is operating. Other works includes repairing incorrectly installed cabling in the bar area, upgrading electricity supply in the kitchen to 2x15amp power points to run certain appliances.

$9,185

$8,175

Part funded.

A detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes. 11% removed as GST not funded.

 

TOTAL

$26,485

$23,572

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-7

 

 

 Financial Implications

 

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Rural Halls

$25,000

$23,572

$1,428

It is proposed the unallocated fund for this category of $1,428 be transferred to the 2022/23 Rural Halls maintenance program, which will contribute toward the services Council can provide to the community for the financial year.

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Rural Halls

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-8

 

RP-8               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - ARTS, CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Arts, Culture & Creative Industries category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Arts, Culture & Creative Industries Category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $30,077.

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Arts, Culture and Creative Industries, Community Programs and Projects, Events, Local Heritage, Natural Environment, Neighbourhood and Rural Villages, Recreational Facilities, Rural Halls, Youth Led Initiatives and Small Business. Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category.

 

A total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.


 

A total of nine applications were received in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 – Arts, Culture & Creative Industries category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Jenny McKinnon, Council’s Cultural Officer, and independent community representative, Kate Allman.

 

Of the nine applications received a total of $37,670 was requested with $30,077 available. Out of these applications, eight applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. One application was unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-8

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Funding

Blue Ark Films

Blue Ark Films is located in Wagga Wagga. Our team consists of both females and males, First Nations people and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We want to showcase different life experiences and stories to a wide audience in a cinematic format. 

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Dane Simpson

We will host 10 x Comedy Workshops in Wagga Wagga. Each Comedy Workshop will be run by a Comedian with significant qualifications.  

Local people interested in performing Stand Up comedy will have access to a professional comedian, in an intimate setting and will be given the skills to grow as performers.

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

Harold Gretton

With the Grant from WWCC, the quartet will record an album, including new works as well as other works from its repertoire, much of which is original. The recordings will be made locally, with recording engineer, David Wilson. Mastering will be done by Bob Scott, a prestigious classical music specialist mastering engineer in Sydney. 

$2,916.00

$2,916.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

KimBaker.Design

To paint a welcoming and vibrant kids landscape mural on the cubby house walls located at Livvi's Place Park, Bolton Park, Wagga Wagga.

to create a welcoming and child-friendly space by using art to communicate community, safe play and incorporating the local natural environment; to cover over the existing graffiti that could be a deterrent to families and their children.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

Dr Sam Bowker

A series of twelve ambitious new public lectures surveying critical, regional, and historic movements in global art history, to be held in the 211-seat CSU Playhouse. 

$4,581.00

$2,906.80

Part funding available and the number of applications received. An inclusive project with clear objectives and outcomes. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

St Michael's Cathedral Parish

Train, enhance and develop the skills of choir director, cantors, and choristers, who are a mix of people, specifically young Wagga Wagga residents, from a number of cultural backgrounds.    

$5,000.00

$3,254.20

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Funding allocated for vocal lessons only. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

The Vaudeville Collective

The Curious Young Playwright competition is a play writing festival for young people in the Wagga Wagga Region. Writers between the age of 12-24 years will be able to submit a play they have written for consideration in the 23' show. The finalists work will then be performed by a group of actors in the same age range, from The Vaudeville Collective & Oddball Theatre. There will be writing meetups and workshops available before submission. As well as the actors benefiting from mentorship with local professionals in the region. 

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Wagga City Rugby Male Choir

The Wagga City Rugby Male Choir performs at a wide range of venues throughout the Wagga Wagga and surrounding region. The Choir uses its own sound and amplification equipment at these venues. With the expansion of the Choir numbers, and to provide greater professional performances, the Choir would like to invest in more modern and higher performance equipment.

The WCRMC has a strong association with The Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus and The Wagga Community Brass Band, and both groups would also have access to this new Sound and Amplification equipment for their performances.  .

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Fully funded. An inclusive project with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

 

TOTAL

$33,497

 

$30,077

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-8

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Arts and Culture Grants

$30,077

$30,077

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-9

 

RP-9               ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - SMALL BUSINESS

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Small Business category for 2022/23.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Small Business category of the Annual Grants Program 22/23 as detailed in the report totalling $28,353

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category.  An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was 533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

 

A total of 14 applications were received in the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program – Small Business category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff.  Panel members were Mayor Councillor Dallas Tout, Council’s Economic Development Officer, and an independent community representative, Serena Hardwick.

 

Of the fourteen applications received a total of $90,145 was requested with $28,353 available. Out of these applications seven applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. Seven applications were unsuccessful. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-9

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Funding

Crow Mow

Removing all 2-stroke powered equipment and replacing it with battery equipment. This will enable a reduction in carbon emissions from 2 stroke fuel, which mixes oil and fuel, to power equipment.

$2,036.50

$1,800.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Freeroam Theatre Incorporated

Freeroam Theatre is applying for funds to assist with the marketing and community outreach as an entity focused on becoming the Riverina’s only professional theatre production company. The funds will be allocated to the development of company business cards for distribution to local business and creative industry leaders, as well as pull-up banners for roaming events produced by Freeroam Theatre and the purchasing of a ‘Gobo’ for projection advertisement. 

$1,200.00

$860.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Kooringal Pharmacy NSW Pty Ltd

We run a community pharmacy inside the Kooringal Mall offering 7 day a week professional services including but not limited to prescriptions, health management services, vaccinations including COVID rollout and National Immunisation Program Influenza Vaccines. We are currently open 54.5 hours a week - but with this grant would look to extend our practice and service to the community using a "robot" or piece of equipment that would connect to our dispensary robot and allow 24/7 collection of pharmacy products directly on the exterior of the pharmacy inside the Kooringal Mall.   

$10,000.00

$7,500.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.  

Riverina Regional Psychology Practice

We would like to undertake clinics and workshops to support our client base. We will do so by establishing a pain management clinic, to assist with individuals with chronic pain. We will also be establishing after school and school holiday programs for teens to support emotional development. These workshops will run for approximately 6 weeks at a a time, at our practice at Johnston St, and will be run by our team of psychologists.

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Fully funded. Inclusive project and detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Shaw Street Children's Centre

In August 2021, we were approved by Wagga Wagga City Council to extend our current area of land into the neighbouring block (previously used as a bowling club in Kent Crescent). As part of this expansion into the gained licence area, we are required to relocate our boundary fencing. Our planned project will involve construction of a retaining wall and relocation of our boundary fence along the eastern aspect of the centre. Consequently, the fence and privacy screening on the southern aspect will be extended to meet it.

$7,500.00

$7,500.00

Fully funded. Inclusive project and detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Twin City Skate

The 'Roller Disco Support' project aims to improve the customer experience for all Wagga Wagga and surrounding residents attending roller discos run by Twin City Skate, and thereby boost the expansion of Twin City Skate as a viable and prospering small business. In practical terms, the project entails the purchase of additional portable infrastructure such as lighting and signage, to improve the user experience as we operate out of Bolton Park Stadium.

$10,198.18

$7,500.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Paint Place Wagga

To purchase a new manual tinting machine to increase our production capabilities and increase our staff numbers and to also have a backup machine so that we can continue production should the automatic machine break down. By purchasing a new manual tinting machine this will allow us to mix more paints and supply our customers in a more timely manner. 

$2,000.00

$1,793.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

 

TOTAL

$34,334.68

$28,353.00

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-9

 

 

Financial Implications

 

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Small Business

$28,353  

$28,353

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

 

x

x

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Small Business

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-10

 

RP-10            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Community Programs and Projects category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Community Programs and Projects Category of the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program as detailed in the report totalling $30,000.

 

Report

The Annual Grants 2022/23 program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

 

 

 

 

A total of seventeen applications were received in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 – Community Programs and Projects category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Georgie Davies, Council’s Community Development Officer, and an independent community representative, Kerein Mullins.

 

Of the seventeen applications received a total of $68,704 was requested with $30,000 available. Out of these applications, eleven applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. Six applications were unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-10

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Part Funding

Boys to the Bush Ltd

BttB Schools Program for 10 primary or early secondary students, held either in Term 4 2022 or Term 1 2023. The popular group program aims to build confidence, leadership, and social connection with local community. Selected participants typically meet the following criteria: poor school attendance, poor behaviour, lack of engagement and social skills, difficult transition to secondary school. We anticipate offering subsidised places to students from Tolland, Ashmont, Mount Austin and Glenfield. BttB currently employs an excellent Wagga Wagga resident and staff MENtor who is a proud First Nations-identifying man. He’ll lead the Schools Program with support from BttB colleagues. In consultation with schools BttB will run five x fortnightly or weekly day-long, out-of-school group sessions; involving visits to local businesses, farms, and community amenities such as Men’s Shed. 

$5,000.00

 $5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes  

Rapid Relief Team (RRT) Ltd

RRT Wagga Wagga is planning to provide and distribute another 100 x RRT Food Boxes to charities supporting communities impacted by homelessness, domestic violence, Covid-19 related poverty and families affected by criminal activities. Each Food Box contains enough food to feed a family for 48 hours.  The box contains A variety of long-life shelf stable and culturally sensitive foods including breakfast cereal.

$5,000.00

 $5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Wagga Wagga TAFE Children’s Centre

The proposed project will see Wagga TAFE Children's Centre utilise the services of Giant Grass (https://www.giantgrass.com/zome/), an organisation specialising in unique educational journeys through bamboo infrastructure. The project will facilitate a staff learning development opportunity through construction of the structure itself but will greatly benefit the children who attend and utilise its services.

The structures can be utilised as a safe space for children who may need to take time to undertake self- regulation strategies without the total disconnection from their peers.   The cohort of children attending Wagga TAFE Children's Centre are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds too, we feel this will enhance their early education experience through providing an additional safe learning and development space out in nature, that could assist in building skills by connecting concepts to practical tasks.

$5,000.00

 $5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.  

PCYC Wagga Wagga

PCYC is a charity that aims to stop children from participating in crime or being the victims for crime.  Fit for Life is a program for high school aged children and is jointly led by the Youth Engagement Officer and Club Manager and is a core PCYC NSW club activity. The activity will require support from a range of other internal and external stakeholders. The activity aims to improve physical fitness and overall wellbeing and introduce participants to the PCYC NSW Star Values.  

The program involves picking children up from their homes and bringing them to the club for a 7am start for physical activities and breakfast before dropping each child to school which has also resulted in increased school attendance.

$5,000.00

 $1,883.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Wagga Wagga Art Society

Supply and install safety railings along the ramp leading into our Studio. Supply and install safety rails to assist members when using our Studio Toilet.

$3,189.90

 $3,189.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Carevan Wagga Inc

Provision of equipment for food preparation, service, and delivery.

Carevan meals are cooked from either donated or purchased food items and ingredients. Meals are cooked by volunteers on 3 days per week at the Carevan warehouse. Meals are packaged into plastic take-away containers, labelled with CV logo, date of packing and full list of ingredients. Meals are then frozen and stored in large freezers. Service providers collect enough meals to meet the needs of their clients, who either pick up the meals from community hubs, or meals are delivered to the home of clients. 

$3,057.00

 $2,610.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Wagga Wagga Women's Shed Inc

Electrical contractor to install motion sensor light and CCTV cameras to better protect the property from vandalism and theft.

$2,200.00

 $2,200.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes  

Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga Inc

The "Strengthening Our Social Fabric" project aims to support women from diverse cultural

backgrounds and a wide age range develop, share, and extend skills within various textile fields by offering multiple weekly group sessions, while also supporting members of group to build capacity to pursue and participate in opportunities within the broader community by linking participants to a range of services and activities. The project provides a safe space for women to build important social support networks and reduce social isolation while also offering a space to develop English language skills in an informal setting.

$3,727.50

 $1,913.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Wagga Wagga Toastmasters Club

Potential Participants (PP) attend two Wagga Wagga Toastmasters Club (WWTMC) fortnightly meetings where they are introduced to the Club and where the Toastmasters Pathways Education program is explained. There would be considerable mentoring at every level. Mentoring is done by experienced Toastmasters and can be given before, during, or after meetings. Importantly, as much time is spent on mentoring in Leadership as is spent on Communication. Participants would join Toastmasters International and the Wagga Wagga Toastmasters Club to gain access to the Toastmasters Pathways educational modules. A maximum of 10 PPs are in the project.

$4,840.00

 $1,680.00

Part funding due to amount of funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

Triple H Forum - Housing, Homelessness and Human Services

Support requested toward a Homeless Persons' Week Expo. Funds to support advertising on the banner that hangs across the Baylis Street pedestrian crossing.

$1,275.00

 $1,275.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Dr Raymond J King OAM

In the past, OM:NI produced a very successful publicity and recruitment brochure for distribution around the Riverina. The brochure now requires revision and reprinting. 

$250.00

 

$250.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

TOTAL    

$38,539.40

$30,000.00

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-10

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Community Programs and Projects

$30,000

$30,000

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Community Programs & Projects

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-11

 

RP-11            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - NEIGHBOURHOOD AND RURAL VILLAGES

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Neighbourhood and Rural Villages category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Neighbourhood and Rural Villages Category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $24,480.

 

Report

The Annual Grants 2022/23 program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

 

 

 

 

A total of nine applications were received in the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program – Neighbourhood and Rural Villages category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Richard Foley, Council’s Social Planning Coordinator, and an independent community representative, Kerein Mullins.

 

Of the nine applications received a total of $38,764 was requested with $24,480 available. Out of these applications, seven applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. Two applications were unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-11

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Funding

Anglicare

Ashmont Community Resource Centre offers advocacy, information, and referral for all community members as well as a caring and safe space for people to drop in. Services include emergency relief (incl. food relief), playgroups, counselling, support groups, internet and computer access.

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Bidgee Dragons Inc

Members from 13 - 75 years paddle for fitness and friendship on Lake Albert three times per week in summer and train twice weekly in winter. 

The new concept and alternative community event TRIBE, a tug-o-war on water was cancelled twice due to COVID. The club also offers come 'n' try sessions for corporate team building and secondary school sport.

$1,589.50

$1,414.65

Fully funded, less GST. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Humula Progress Association Incorporated

Live music with dinner before the show & supper after.  The event allows for participation of First Nations & other local community acts. The event is an opportunity for community to come together & have some fun & forget about events such as fires, floods, drought & a lack of places & events locally to attend where they can refurbish their mental health by enjoying interaction & the company of others.

The opportunity to see a live performance which many community members have not been to.

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Kachin Community of Wagga Wagga

Yawng Sa Sharin (All Come Learn Together) aims to provide opportunities for the local Burmese communities to practice and maintain language and other cultural practices such as dance and song.

The project also aims to provide a welcome and inviting environment for people who would like to learn a new language and build understanding as the more opportunities we have to connect the more we learn from each and build respect. A cultural connection day will be hosted at the end of each term where members of the wider public will be invited to share a meal, learn a number of phrases in the Burmese language and enjoy a number of cultural presentations from our students.

$4,348.89

$4,348.89

Fully funded. Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Kylie Biltris

Art Starts Here is a creative workshop business that facilitates classes in various art mediums.  These are fun and light-hearted classes that are as social as they are creative.

$4,826.00

$4,000.00

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Ladysmith School P and C Association

Yoga at Ladysmith Hall would be held be accessible to the local and broader community. It would run on a twice weekly basis, at a time and day that would suit all walks of life from young adults, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and elderly residence within the community.

 

$5,000.00

 $3,716.46

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

Oddball Theatre

Oddball Theatre will travel to local villages in 4 week blocks to run free drama classes and put on a public performance. Villages will be, Ladysmith, Tarcutta, Currawarna and Mangoplah. 

$5,000.00

 $3,000.00

Part funding due to funding available and the number of applications received. Application indicates they are willing to accept part funding.

 

TOTAL

$28,764.39

$24,480.00

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-11

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Neighbourhood and Rural Villages

$24,480

$24,480

$0

Please note the original budget for the 2022/23 Neighbourhood and Rural Villages category was $22,000 with an additional $2,480 uncommitted and to be made available in the Neighbourhood and Rural Villages category.

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Neighbourhood & Rural Villages

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-12

 

RP-12            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - LOCAL HERITAGE

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Local Heritage category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Local Heritage category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $15,500.

 

Report

The Annual Grants Program 2022/23 consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.

A total of thirteen applications received in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 – Local Heritage category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Amelia Parkins, Council’s Town Planner, and an independent community representative, Geoff Burch.

 

Of the thirteen applications received a total of $107,096 was requested with $15,500 available. Out of these applications, four applications were successful, either fully funded or part funded. Nine applications were unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-12

 

 

Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Funding

The Glow Lab

Repainting the exterior front façade to bring a fresher and more aesthetically pleasing look that aligns with the renovations undertaken inside the building. 

$5,445

$5,445

Fully funded.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Wagga Wagga District Historical Society

Featuring two panels providing details of the people buried in the Best Family Cemetery at Flowerdale, and some history of the Best Family. 

$1,300

$1,300

Fully funded.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Tarcutta Hotel

Restore façade and back windows to a lasting condition by repair and repaint to heritage white, replace signage on front facade and hooded blinds that will showcase the 1940's building.

$10,000

$4,755

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes

Riverina Club

Conservation, repair, maintenance and repainting of original walls, windows, and roof on the top level of the Riverine Club.

$10,000

$4,000

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes

 

TOTAL

$26,745

$15,500

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-12

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Local Heritage

$15,500

$15,500

$0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Local Heritage

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-13

 

RP-13            ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2022/23 - NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Author:         Madeleine Scully 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Council’s Annual Grants Program consists of ten grant categories: Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business. The program offers the opportunity for individuals, community groups and organisations to apply for funding for a range of programs and activities across the Local Government Area.

 

The total amount of funding available in the 2022/23 financial year is $202,000. The 2021/22 remaining uncommitted funds from COVID impacted projects that did not proceed totalling $40,640 has been included in the carryover budget as detailed in the Finance Report within this business paper, bringing the total funding available for 2022/23 to $242,640.

 

The Annual Grants Program funding priorities continued to focus on areas within the Local Government Area that have high levels of social and community disadvantage. The annual grants application period opened on Monday 7 March 2022 and closed on Monday 9 May 2022. This report provides details regarding the Natural Environment category for 2022/23.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve the successful applications for the Natural Environment category of the Annual Grants Program 2022/23 as detailed in the report totalling $9,192.

 

Report

The Annual Grants 2022/23 program consists of ten grant categories Community Programs and Projects; Recreational Facilities; Neighbourhood and Rural Villages; Rural Halls; Arts, Culture and Creative Industries; Local Heritage; Events; Natural Environment; Youth Led Initiatives; and Small Business.

 

Each category is reported as a separate report to allow Councillors to consider pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in each report and annual grants category. An overall total of 97 applications were received for assessment in the Annual Grants Program 2022/23, with $242,640 available inclusive of the 2021/22 uncommitted funds. The total amount of funding requested by the community across all categories was $533,647. All categories in the Annual Grants program 2022/23 were oversubscribed, except for the Youth Led Initiatives and Rural Halls categories.


 

A total of six applications were received in the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program – Natural Environment category. Applications were assessed with the panel comprising of a Councillor, independent community representatives and staff. Panel members were Councillor Jenny McKinnon, Council’s Environmental Officer, and an independent community representative, Annie Horton.

 

Of the six applications received a total of $14,306 was requested with $9,192 available. Five applications were successful, with four part-funded and one fully funded. One application was unsuccessful. The total amount of unallocated funds is $0. The following table details the successful applications received. A list of unsuccessful applicants has been provided under separate cover to Councillors.

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-13

 

 

Organisation Name

Project Description

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Reason for Part Funding

Amy Hurd Early Learning Centre

AHELC has engaged a local landscape architect and environmental education consultant to support the design and delivery of the 'Connect with Nature and Culture' Learning Garden. AHELC has an Indigenous Educational Leader who develops innovative ways to teach Wiradjuri language and culture.

$3,000.00

$2,387.00

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Downside Recreation Reserve

The planting of 671 local indigenous trees and shrubs around the perimeter of the Downside Recreation Reserve in three rows. Plants shall be sourced from Wagga Wagga Nursery; tree guards and stakes shall be sourced from Arborgreen. The Trustees and local community will arrange a day to plant the trees and shrubs.

$2,876.00

$2,572.47

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Lake Albert Public School

The project of building a Yarning circle and bush tucker garden will enhance the learning of culture and history for the students and teaching staff and the wider community including the local Pre-schools.

The goal of the project is to increase the understanding of history and culture in an open outdoor learning environment that can be shared with the school and wider community.

 

$1,950.00

$1,068.00

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

Turvey Park Public School

To plan, design and construct a functional street seed/seedling library. To initiate a seed/seedling exchange program with the Turvey Park community. To educate Turvey Public School students on seed collection and storage. To increase the variety of produce in our school and community vegetable gardens. To promote growth and distribution of native flora within Turvey Park.

$600.00

$600.00

Fully funded.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

ErinEarth Ltd

The project involves removal of existing plants including weeds and digging out to create a clay-lined pond to depth required by regulations. The area will be revegetated with dense layers, diversity of plants and other habitat added such as rocks and fallen logs. Plants will include local provenance including water plants such as Nardoo, Phragmites and Rumex. The project includes joining the pond to our large water tank with pipe dug under the ground and path.

$2,881.00

$2,564.53

Part funded as limited funds available.

Detailed application with clear objectives and outcomes.

 

TOTAL

$11,307

 

$9,192

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-13

 

 

Financial Implications

Annual Grants Category Description

Total Budget Available

Total funds Allocated

Total Funds

Unallocated

Natural Environment

$9,192

$9,192

                  $0

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

Extensive advertising and media communication was undertaken to promote the 2022/23 Annual Grants Program on all Council platforms. A community engagement workshop was held on 24 March 2022. Council staff proactively contacted community networks to promote the annual grants program and to provide assistance in the preparation of applications.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Annual Grants Program 2022-23 - Unsuccessful Applicants - Natural Environment

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, as it deals with: commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-14

 

RP-14            APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

Author:          Ray Graham 

Executive:    Scott Gray

         

 

Summary:

This report has been prepared for applications submitted to Council by local charitable organisations, community groups and individuals seeking relief from fees for the disposal of waste at Council’s Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) for the 2022/23 financial year, on the basis that they are providing a benefit to the community.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council endorse the annual 2022/23 waste disposal subsidy for the total amount of $250.00 for Best Friends Pet Rescue.

 

Report

Councils Financial Assistance Policy (POL 093) along with the Delivery Program and Operational Plan incorporate the specific program of Waiving of Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Fee and outlines the $10,300 budget allocation for 2022/23.

 

As part of this program, individuals, registered not-for-profit, non-government registered charities or community groups located in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area are able to apply for a waiver or subsidised waste disposal fees. There are two types of waivers or subsidised waste disposal fees that may be applied for:

 

1.   An annual waiver or reduction to a maximum value of $1,000, or

2.   A waiver or fee reduction for a single, specific project up to a maximum value of $250. This may be for advertised events such as Clean-Up Australia Day or the Adopt-A-Road Program.

 

An advertisement was placed in regional newspapers and on Council’s website during April and May 2022 inviting applications for subsidised waste disposal fees. Best Friends Pet Rescue application was received after the advertised closing date of 31st May 2022.

 

The following table lists the amount of the subsidy requested:

 

No.

Name of Applicant

Requested Subsidy

$

1

Best Friends Pet Rescue

$250.00

 

Total

$250.00

 

The Best Friends Pet Rescue organisation is well known to Council for providing valuable charitable and social services that benefit the community of Wagga Wagga.

 


 

It is recommended to approve this application and given that there are over 150 registered charities listed in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area, it is proposed that the remaining budget amount of $5,000.00 be retained to fund any further applications for subsidised fees that may be received during the 2022/23 financial year.

Financial Implications

An allowance of $10,300.00 for subsidised waste disposal has been made in the Solid Waste budget for 2022/23, funded from the Solid Waste Reserve. The approval of the previous seven applicants at the 18 July 2022 Council meeting, together with this one recommended in this report totalling $5,300.00 will leave $5,000.00 for Council to consider any further applications received for the remainder of the financial year.

Policy and Legislation

Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993

 

Subsidy for Waste Disposal by Charitable Organisations & Community Groups Policy - POL 093.

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We create a sustainable environment for future generations

Outcome: We are proactive with our waste management

Risk Management Issues for Council

No risk management issues were identified in respect to the provision of subsidised waste disposal fees provided they are applied as per the Policy.

Internal / External Consultation

Internal consultation with the relevant sections within Council will be undertaken to ensure the operators of the landfill and finance staff are advised of the subsidy to ensure it is applied correctly and monitored appropriately.

 

The applicant will be advised of the resolution of Council regarding their application for subsidised disposal fees, how the subsidy will be applied and the conditions of entry into the landfill.

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-15

 

RP-15            MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING - CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) - WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL AND NSW POLICE

Author:         Reece Hamblin 

Executive:    Scott Gray

         

 

Summary:

Wagga Wagga City Council’s original Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network has progressively expanded since its initial implementation, both in indoor and outdoor environments. NSW Police have requested expanded access to CCTV footage from publicly accessible locations. To enable this access a review of the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was undertaken.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       endorse the attached revised Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Wagga Wagga City Council and the Riverina Police District

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

c        place the revised Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy (POL 058) on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 9 August to 5 September 2022 and invite public submission until 5 September 2022 on the revised Policy

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

i         addressing any submissions made with respect to the proposed endorse the revised Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy (POL 058)

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

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) has an extensive network of CCTV cameras throughout the CBD and various other key locations around the city. While Council manages all the cameras and connected infrastructure, NSW Police have access to live footage within the Baylis/Fitzmaurice/Gurwood Street areas from the Wagga Wagga Police Station. Additionally, NSW Police can request recorded footage from Council up to 30 days after it being recorded.

 

CCTV project history

·    In August 2013, the CCTV project was initially funded from the Safer Suburbs Program for $90,000 to install CCTV cameras at three taxi rank locations for driver safety.

·    In June 2014, the project was expanded prior to commencement due to a funding announcement from the federal government to improve community safety (Safer Streets Community Programme).

·    The total cost for the project was approximately $1,200,000 made up of:

o $500,000 - Federal funding under the Safer Streets Community Program

o $471,435 - Wagga Wagga City Council

o $100,000 - NSW Government Community Building Partnership (CBP)

o $90,000 - Australian Governments Safer Suburbs Program - Taxi Security Scheme.

o $81,818 - Committee 4 Wagga local funding initiative from local business and community members

·     In 2015, the CCTV project was completed, and an MOU was entered into between WWCC and NSW Police. Since the initial MOU, no major changes have been made.

·    Council’s CCTV network consists of over 400 cameras, with the following currently installed in publicly accessible locations:

-     Old Ambulance Station – 2 cameras on the front of the building facing Johnston Street

-     Anderson Oval – 8 cameras

-     Bolton Park – Livi’s Place Playground – 6 cameras

-     Bolton Park – Skate Park – 4 cameras

-     Bolton Park – Oasis – 3 cameras on Morgan Street

-     Botanic Gardens – BBQ Area – 5 cameras

-     Botanic Gardens – Playground – 1 camera

-     Cycling Complex (Pomingalarna) – 22 cameras

-     Equex – Multi Purpose Stadium – 8 cameras externally

-     Equex – McDonalds Park – 10 cameras

-     Equex – Junior Rugby – 6 cameras

-     French Fields – 6 cameras

-     Jubilee Park Clubhouse – 9 cameras

-     Riverside – 10 cameras

-     Visitor Information Centre – 9 cameras externally

-     104 Baylis St Walkway – 6 cameras

-     144 Baylis St Walkway – 6 cameras

-     Civic Centre - 2 cameras at lower level courtyard on Morrow Street, and 1 camera at the entrance to the Historic Council Chambers

-     Civic Theatre – 2 cameras externally

-     Wilks Park (Future)


 

Proposed changes to the MOU

In late 2021, NSW Police approached WWCC to gain additional access to CCTV cameras in publicly accessible locations, citing the following reasons:

·    Blind spots in Baylis/Fitzmaurice St cameras.

·    Missed opportunities to prosecute due to suspects fleeing through arcades and side streets.

·    Damage / criminal activity reported in other areas that have CCTV cameras.

The MOU attached has been modified to include the provision to access footage from publicly accessible locations. The intended purpose of these modifications is to provide NSW Police access to all CCTV cameras in publicly accessible locations that are currently installed and those installed in the future.

 

Note that for the purpose of this report “publicly accessible locations” refers to locations that are accessible to members of the community at any time without approval or supervision.

 

Future Discussions/Opportunities

Council is starting to experience issues with the existing CCTV network, particularly in the CBD. This is due to range of factors such as age and technology. It is planned to commence discussions with NSW Police regarding potential future upgrades, as well as discussing options to further expand the network throughout the city.

 

Financial Implications

Minimal additional costs are expected due to the increased access.

Policy and Legislation

Privacy Act 1988

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW)

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We create safe spaces and places

Risk Management Issues for Council

Additional access may mitigate missed opportunities to prosecute suspects.

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

Attachments

1.

CCTV - Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

 

2.

CCTV - Revised Policy

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-16

 

RP-16            2021/22 WORKS IN PROGRESS AND BUDGET REVOTES

Author:         Shay Lucas 

Executive:    Carolyn Rodney

         

 

 

Summary:

This report is for Council to consider and approve the proposed 2021/22 capital and operating budget revotes and works in progress required to manage the 2022/23 budget and Long-Term Financial Plan.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the proposed 2021/22 capital and operating budget revotes into the 2022/23 financial year as presented in this report

b       note the 2021/22 capital and operating works in progress transfers into the 2022/23 financial year as presented in this report

 

Report

This report provides a summary of the 2021/22 capital works in progress (including multi-year projects) and those projects that have not yet commenced as at 30 June 2022.

 

The adoption of the recommendation will enable the revote of the funding allocation from the 2021/22 budget for projects that have not commenced, to the 2022/23 budget.

 

The report also highlights the various works in progress as at 30 June 2022 noting that the unexpended funds will automatically transfer to the 2022/23 financial year without the need for a Council resolution, as per Section 211 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 

It is important to note that the estimated works in progress and revote figures that are presented in this report are indicative and may be subject to change pending the finalisation of the 2021/22 financial statements.

 

2021/22 Project Revotes and Works in Progress Transfers

 

The tables included in the Attachment provide details of the total capital works program for 2021/22, the projects recommended for revoting and the works in progress. Below is a summary of each table:

 

Reference

Description

Amount

Table A

2021/22 Capital Works Summary

Table B

Capital Project Revotes

$5,548,814

Table C

Capital Projects – Works in Progress

$37,923,186

Table D

Operating Project Revotes

  $3,772,316

Table E

Operating Project – Works in Progress

$3,580,176

 

By approving in principle these requests, the total 2022/23 revised capital works program based on the budgets adopted in the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) will be:

 

$  13,596,521 – 2022/23 LTFP Adopted One-off Capital Works Budget

$  18,890,352 – 2022/23 LTFP Adopted Recurrent Capital Program

$  43,472,000 – Requested for Revote and as Works in Progress Transfers*

$  75,958,873 – Proposed Capital Works Program 2022/23*

 

*The estimated Revotes and Works in Progress figures that are presented in this report are indicative and are subject to change pending the finalisation of the 2021/22 financial statements.

 

Please note that the Capital Works Pending category currently has a total budget of $59,812,944 allocated to projects for 2022/23 that has not been included in the above totals. The assumption is that these projects may also be voted into the delivery program during the 2022/23 financial year.

 

Please also be advised that once the financial year is finalised with all 2021/22 invoices paid and the outstanding commitments are determined as to which year they relate, the 2021/22 proposed budget revotes and works in progress transfer amounts may reduce. The $43,472,000 figure shown above for Capital ($5,548,814 + $37,923,186) assumes all current outstanding commitments for the projects will be paid from the 2022/23 financial year budget.

Policy and Legislation

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

 

Section 211      Authorisation of expenditure

 

(1)     A council, or a person purporting to act on behalf of a council, must not incur a liability for the expenditure of money unless the council at the annual meeting held in accordance with subclause (2) or at a later ordinary meeting:

(a)     has approved the expenditure, and

(b)     has voted the money necessary to meet the expenditure.

(2)     A council must each year hold a meeting for the purpose of approving expenditure and voting money.

(3)     All such approvals and votes lapse at the end of a council’s financial year. However, this subclause does not apply to approvals and votes relating to:

(a)   work carried out or started, or contracted to be carried out, for the council, or

(b)   any service provided, or contracted to be provided, for the council, or

(c)   goods or materials provided, or contracted to be provided, for the council, or

(d)   facilities provided or started, or contracted to be provided, for the council, before the end of the year concerned, or to the payment of remuneration to members of the council’s staff.


 

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:

·        If Council determine not to approve the operating and capital revotes, the justification for the revote relating to each project being outlined in the report, highlights some of the potential risks for Council.

Internal / External Consultation

All relevant areas within the Council have consulted with the Finance Division in relation to the works in progress and revotes listed in this report.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

2021.22 Carryover List Attachment

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-16

 

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Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-17

 

RP-17            2022 Local Government NSW Annual Conference - Election of Delegates and Motions

Author:                        Ingrid Hensley 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference is taking place from 23 to 25 October 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The purpose of this Report is to elect delegates to attend the conference and to consider submitting motions to the Conference.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       endorse the Mayor and three (3) Councillors to attend the Local Government NSW Annual Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley from Sunday, 23 October 2022 to Tuesday 25 October 2022

b       elect three Councillor delegates referred to in (a) above to attend the Conference

c        endorse submitting motions to the conference as outlined in the report

 

Report

The 2022 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley from Sunday 23 October 2022 to Tuesday 25 October 2022.

The LGNSW Annual Conference will provide the opportunity to debate and discuss the key issues, to work towards a better future in a post-COVID NSW and participate in voting on motions, setting the LGNSW advocacy agenda for the coming year.

Motions for the Conference are now open and will close on 29 August 2022.

Motions for inclusion at the conference are currently being called for, and should be:

·    consistent with the objects of the Association

·    relate to local government in NSW and/or across Australia

·    concern or are likely to concern local government as a sector

·    seek to advance the local government policy agenda of the Association and/or improve governance of the Association

·    have a lawful purpose (a motion does not have a lawful purpose if its implementation would require or encourage non-compliance with prevailing laws)

·    are clearly worded and unambiguous in nature, and

·    do not express preference for one or several members over one or several other members


 

Feedback was sought from Councillors with the following motion being the only one received.

Investment in IT infrastructure and cyber security for councils

 

That Local Government NSW makes representation to the Federal and NSW State Government for assistance in improving and upgrading IT infrastructure and cyber security for NSW councils. LGNSW also add this topic to their platform.

 

Notes from Council:

 

Having up to date and reliable IT infrastructure and appropriate cyber security is not a luxury for councils, but a necessity. For many council’s IT funding is utilised to maintain the current systems and there are cost barriers in the implementation of new software and hardware, as well as in upgrading and improving current systems. The necessity for each council, regardless of size, to provide the required level of IT infrastructure and cyber security means many smaller councils are even more vulnerable.

 

While not every council will require a range of software options for improved efficiency and service delivery, every council requires appropriate security from such attacks as ransomware attacks.

 

The most recent LGNSW Policy Platform of April 2022 does not mention IT infrastructure or related terms in any way. With such an essential aspect for councils throughout NSW, it is important for LGNSW to acknowledge its importance and ensure its advocacy on this issue is a priority.

In accordance with Council’s membership with LGNSW, Council have four (4) votes at the Conference, therefore it is recommended that the Mayor attend with three (3) Councillors.

Provided in this link is the 2022 LGNSW Conference Program.

Financial Implications

The estimated cost for the nominated delegates to attend the conference is $2,338 (registration, accommodation and conference dinner).

 

In addition, there will be further costs for travel and out of pocket expenses. Accommodation has already been pre-booked at the conference venue, using a conference discount. The conference will be funded from the Councillors’ Conference budget which currently has a budget allocation of $30,000 for the 2022/23 financial year.

Policy and Legislation

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


 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We have strong leadership

Outcome: We have leaders that represent us

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Councillors and Executive team

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-18

 

RP-18            Adoption of Code of Meeting Practice

Author:                        Ingrid Hensley 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The Code of Meeting Practice is presented to Council for adoption following placement on public exhibition.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

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

b       adopt the draft Code of Meeting Practice as amended

c        change the December 2022 Council Meeting date from 5 December 2022 to 12 December 2022 and extend the period of Leave of Absence for Councillor Georgie Davies from 5 December 2022 to 12 December 2022 (inclusive)

d        delegate authority to the Mayor to call an extraordinary meeting

 

Report

Council at its meeting of 14 June 2022 resolved:

 

That Council:

a       endorse the draft Code of Meeting Practice that is to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 15 June 2022 to 12 July 2022 and invite public submissions until 26 July 2022 on the draft Code of Meeting Practice

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

i        addressing any submission made in respect of the Draft Code of Meeting Practice

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

Submissions

 

The Code of Meeting Practice was placed on public exhibition from 15 June 2022 to 12 July 2022, with a submission period until 26 July 2022.

No submissions were received.

 

Reflection

 

As per the draft Code placed on public exhibition, it is proposed to replace the “Prayer” with a “Reflection” in the order of business.


 

The Code itself will not include the wording of the “Reflection”, however the below is the wording which will be used in the meeting:

Councillors, let us in silence reflect upon our responsibilities to the community which we represent, and to all future generations and faithfully, and impartially, carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in us, to the best of our skill and judgement.

 

Change to Council Meeting Date

 

With only one meeting scheduled for the December 2022 month, and it currently being early in the month, it is proposed to change the date of the Ordinary Meeting of Council from 5 December 2022 to 12 December 2022.  Delaying the council meeting date by one week will allow Council officers to receive the end of month Investment Report information to incorporate into the monthly investment report, a requirement of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 Section 212. 

 

An extract from Section 212 is shown below for Councillors information, which provides information on why the meeting date is required to be changed:

 

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Mayor’s Delegations

 

Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) has, in the past, delegated authority to the Mayor for certain functions. This is considered to be both appropriate and necessary to ensure the position of Mayor has the relevant authority to undertake the role effectively and in the best interests of the community.

 

In accordance with Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act), a Council may delegate functions, other than those specified and exempted under that Section.

 

The recommendation includes the authority in relation to Extraordinary Meetings of Council, to align to the draft Code of Meeting Practice, which includes an ability for the Mayor call an Extraordinary Meeting where there is the appropriate delegation.

 


 

Financial Implications

It is a requirement that all meetings of the Council and committees of the Council be webcast on Council’s website. Livestreaming of the Council meetings requires certain equipment and services. Included in Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan 2022/23 is an annual budget allocation of $24,000 for livestreaming Council’s ordinary meetings utilising an external livestreaming provider.

Policy and Legislation

The Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW is prescribed under section 360 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (“the Act”) and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (“the Regulation”) and applies to all meetings of councils and committees of councils of which all the members are councillors. A new Model Code of Meeting Practice was prescribed by the Regulation in November 2021.

 

The Model Code of Meeting Practice has two elements. It contains mandatory provisions (indicated in black font) that reflect the existing meetings provisions of the Act, and which update and enhance the meeting practice provisions previously prescribed under the Regulation, to reflect contemporary meetings practice by councils. 

 

The Code also contains non-mandatory provisions (indicated in red font) that cover areas of meeting practice that are common to most councils but where there may be a need for some variation in practice between councils based on local circumstances and preferences. A code adopted or amended by the council must not contain provisions that are inconsistent with the mandatory provisions.

 

Before adopting a new Code of Meeting Practice, under section 361 of the Act, Councils are required to exhibit a draft of the code of meeting practice for at least 28-days and provide members of the community at least 42 days in which to comment on the draft code.

 

Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW 2018

 

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 Wagga Wagga Council Code of Meeting Practice provides a regulatory and decision-making framework for Council Meetings to promote the accessibility, accountability and transparency of Council decisions. It also provides fundamental direction on how Council conducts its meetings.

 

 

Internal / External Consultation

Councillors undertook formal training on the Model Code in March 2022 and workshopped the Model Code to ensure transparency and clear procedures/limitations in relation to remote attendance at meetings.

 

Following the release of the revised Model Code of Meeting Practice, Council officers considered the proposed amendments with a particular focus on Council’s current adopted Code of Meeting Practice taking into account Council previous consideration of non-mandatory provisions and those provisions which are specific to the needs of Wagga Wagga City Council.

 

Before adopting a new Code of Meeting Practice, under section 361 of the Act, councils are required to exhibit a draft of the code of meeting practice for at least 28 days and provide members of the community at least 42 days in which to comment on the draft code.

 

For the purpose of exhibition and review the draft Code of Meeting Practice placed on public exhibition shows the supplementary provisions and/or changes from Council’s current Code of Meeting Practice or which are common practice by Council. That consultation aimed to ascertain the community's views on the new Draft Code of Meeting Practice. Specifically, Council is seeking community feedback on the non-mandatory and supplementary provisions incorporated into the Draft Code in order to ascertain the level of support for these provisions and evaluate whether any amendments are required prior to the adoption of the Code of Meeting Practice.

 

The exhibition and submission period was promoted through Council’s website, Connect Wagga, social media and in Council News on 9 July 2022. No comments or submissions were received.

 

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

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Attachments

 

1.

Draft Code of Meeting Practice - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

RP-19

 

RP-19            RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE

Author:                        Scott Gray 

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

This report is to provide responses to Questions/Business with Notice arising from previous Ordinary Council Meetings.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive and note the report.

 

Report

The following is in response to Questions/Business with Notice raised at previous Ordinary Council meetings.

 

Councillor R Foley requested that Council consider membership with the Local Government Information Unit.

Staff have signed up for a trial to investigate the system further.

 

Councillor M Henderson requested an update on the future use of the crown land bordered by Nelson Drive, Plumpton Road and the Wagga Boat Club, in particular the status of proposed developments such a primitive campground and driving range.

Following Council endorsement staff submitted the draft Lake Albert Plan of Management to Crown Lands for review.  Informal feedback provided by Crown Land indicated that the proposed change of land categorisation within the draft Plan of Management was not supported.  Staff are currently investigating the permissibility of the development of a Primitive Campground on land that is categorised as Park.  Further advice will be provided once this is determined.

 

Councillor R Kendall noted recent road makings that identify areas of future maintenance and road repairs and requested that an update on Council’s intention, particularly for the more significant road repairs, including a summary of current works, what has been identified and when identified works are to be undertaken, this will allow the community to be informed and community expectations are managed.

These programs are being developed and Councillors will be updated via the Councillor bulletin.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga 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

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 

 

 

    

 


Reports submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 8 August 2022.

 

QUESTIONS/BUSINESS WITH NOTICE


Report submitted to the Confidential Meeting of Council on Monday 8 August 2022

CONF-1

 

Confidential Reports

CONF-1         RFT2023-02 ROA