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Agenda and
Business Paper

 


Ordinary Meeting of Council

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday 20 November 2023

at 6.00pm

 

 

 

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


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WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCILLORS

 

STATEMENT OF ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS

Councillors are reminded of their Oath or Affirmation of Office made under Secion 233A of the Local Government Act 1993 and their obligation under Council’s Code of Conduct to disclose and appropriately manage Conflicts of Interest.

 

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.

 

 


Reports submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 20 November 2023.

Ordinary Meeting of Council AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 20 November 2023

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                                   2

REFLECTION                                                                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                          2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 6 NOVEMBER 2023                                        2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                            2

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1         NOTICE OF MOTION - ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS - ENDO ENLIGHTEN PROGRAM                                                                                                                           3

Reports from Staff

RP-1            DA22/0346.01 - Service Station and Two Lot Subdivsion (Boundary Adjustment) - Minor Amendments, Including to Canopy, Shop Floorplan, and Site Layout, and Alteration to the Timing of Satisfaction for Highway Works Details with Transport for NSW                              5

RP-2            COMMUNITY NZE 2050 ROADMAP                                                                    10

RP-3            FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2023                      24

RP-4            PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF SUBLEASE - LIGHT AIRCRAFT PRECINT HANGAR 7, WAGGA WAGGA AIRPORT                                                                                58

RP-5            QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE                                                                                60    

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       RFT2024-05 DEMOLIITON OF THE JIM ELPHICK TENNIS CENTRE BOLTON PARK SPORTING PRECINCT                                                                                        63

CONF-2       RFT2023-27 BOLTON PARK SPORTING PRECINCT D&C TENNIS COURTS AND CLUBHOUSE                                                                                                      64

CONF-3       CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME (CDS) - REFUND SHARING ARRANGEMENT             65

CONF-4       RFQ2024-515 Supply & Lay Densely Graded Asphalt and Associated Road Works                                                                                                              66

 


 

 

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

 

 

REFLECTION

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.

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 6 NOVEMBER 2023       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 6 November 2023 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - 6 November 2023

67

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 November 2023

NOM-1

 

Motions Of Which Due Notice Has Been Given

NOM-1           NOTICE OF MOTION - ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS - ENDO ENLIGHTEN PROGRAM

Author:          Councillor Amelia Parkins

 

 

Summary:

Notice of Motion seeking a report into what is required for Council to support awareness and advocacy initiatives of organisations such as Endometriosis Australia.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receive a report by the first meeting in 2024 identifying:

a       opportunities for Council to participate in Endometriosis Australia’s Endo Enlightened campaign, including suitable locations for a display of yellow lights across the month of March 2024

b       options for upgrades or installation of base infrastructure to facilitate future support of organisations seeking to raise awareness by lighting up a building, tree or space a particular colour

c        the potential for the development of an annual schedule/calendar to promote various campaigns

d       the financial implications for each opportunity identified

 

Report

Endometriosis is a common disease that 1 in 7 women, girls, and those assigned female at birth suffer from at some point in their life. On average it takes between 6 and 8 years before a diagnosis is made and this is often much longer in rural or regional communities. Currently diagnosis can only be made through surgery and there is no cure.

 

Endometriosis Australia is a dedicated organisation committed to raising awareness and support for those living with endometriosis. In March 2024, Endometriosis Australia is running an Endo Enlightened campaign, lighting up landmarks across the country to help people in Australia, and internationally become endo enlightened. As March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, the campaign will run for the whole of March and will culminate in a series of illuminations and other events in line with the Worldwide EndoMarch Campaign, raising awareness and providing a symbol of support for those living with endometriosis.

 

As yellow is the internationally recognised colour that supports endometriosis campaigns, this Notice of Motion is requesting that Council consider what processes and infrastructure would be required to light up some areas of Council yellow as part of the 2024 Endo Enlightened campaign.

 

This report will also provide a strategic approach to guide how Council can support other organisations to generate awareness in the future.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga City Council Code of Meeting Practice

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Community leadership and collaboration

Objective: Wagga Wagga has strong community leadership and a shared vision for the future

Our leaders represent our community

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Endometriosis Australia

 

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 November 2023

RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               DA22/0346.01 - Service Station and Two Lot Subdivsion (Boundary Adjustment) - Minor Amendments, Including to Canopy, Shop Floorplan, and Site Layout, and Alteration to the Timing of Satisfaction for Highway Works Details with Transport for NSW

Author:                        Paul O’Brien   

General Manager:    Peter Thompson

         

 

Summary:

The report is for an application to modify a Development Consent and is presented to Council for determination.

 

In accordance with the provisions of POL 046 ‘Processing Development Applications and Planning Proposals lodged by Councillors, staff and their respective relatives Policy’ the modification application is required to be referred to Council for determination. A director of the company that is the owner of the land on which this application is made is a current Councillor. In addition, a different director of the landowning company is a relative of a current Councillor.

 

DA22/0346 for a ‘service station and two lot subdivision (boundary adjustment)’ was approved by the full Council at its meeting on 27/2/23. An application has now been received to modify the consent, pursuant to Section 4.55(1A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

The modification proposes a number of minor modifications to the approved plans including a revised internal floor layout for the shop and associated minor building elevation changes, a revised number of supporting columns for the fuel canopy, and minor changes to the site layout, including additional landscaping.

 

Also proposed is a reduction of the pylon sign to 8 metres consistent with previous conditions imposed by Council, and a change to the timing of the condition which requires certain plans to be signed off by Transport for NSW for works in the road reserve from prior to the release of the Construction Certificate to prior to the release of the Occupation Certificate.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council approve DA22/0346.01 to modify Development Consent DA22/0346 for a Service Station and Two Lot Subdivision (Boundary Adjustment) at 232-236 Hammond Avenue, East Wagga Wagga (Lot 31 and 32 DP 874819) subject to the modified conditions outlined in the Section 4.15 Assessment Report.

 


 

Development Application Details

 

Applicant

Martin Morris & Jones t/as MMJ Wollongong

Owner

Wollundry Investments Pty Ltd

Directors

Rodney Kendall

Richard Pottie

John Tyrrell

Allen Thompson

Robert Davies

Christopher Chamberlain

Development Cost

$1,800,000

Development Description

Service Station and Two Lot Subdivision (Boundary Adjustment) – Minor Amendments, Including to Canopy, Shop Floorplan, and Site Layout, and Alteration to the Timing of Satisfaction for Highway Works Details with Transport for NSW

 

Report

Key Issues

·       Modification to approved plans.

·       Change to the timing of sign-off of plans for works within Hammond Avenue.

 

Site Location

The site, being Lots 31 and 32 DP 874819, 232-236 Hammond Avenue, East Wagga Wagga, is located on the southern side of Hammond Avenue, approximately 200m west of Blaxland Road.

 

The site is approximately 3.36ha and is elevated from Hammond Avenue, through apparent historical filling, but is relatively flat itself.

 

The locality is generally industrial / large floor area commercial in nature, with surrounding land uses including an iron foundry and an electrical contractor. Opposite the site to the north is rural land.

 

Assessment

·    As set out in the attached assessment report, Council can be satisfied of relevant matters under s4.55(1A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, including that the proposed modification is of minor environmental impact, and that the consent as modified will be substantially the same development as the as the development for which the consent was originally granted.

·    Since the determination of the original Development Application the NSW Government’s Employment Zone Reforms have come into force. The site zoning has changed from B6 Enterprise Corridor to E3 Productivity Support under the WWLEP 2010. The change to zoning does not alter the permissibility of the development.

·    The objectives of the E3 zoned are largely the same, and in some cases identical. The proposed development remains consistent with the objectives of the E3 zone.

·    Overall, the nature of the modifications to the development are such that the compliance of the development with the WWLEP 2010 and relevant SEPPs will remain largely unchanged and the previous assessment remains valid.

·    The nature of the modifications are also such that the compliance of the development with the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010 plans will remain largely unchanged and the previous assessment remains valid.

·    The proposed modifications are such that the impacts of the development will be no greater than previously assessed and the previous assessment remains valid. The changes to the approved plans are minor and will have minimal change on the previously assessed impacts of the Development Application.

·    The site has been previously assessed as being suitable for the proposed development. Nothing in these proposed modifications is considered to alter this previous assessment.

·    The application was referred to Transport for NSW who raised no objection to the proposed modification, including to the timing of the condition relating to the sign off by plans by TfNSW. This condition was previously imposed at TfNSW’s request. No other submissions were received.

·    The public interest was assessed under the original application and the development was found to be in the public interest. Nothing in these proposed modifications is considered to alter this previous assessment.

·    The nature of the modification is such that consistency of the development against the provisions of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 remains as per the previous assessment.

 

Having regard for the information contained in the attached Section 4.55/4.15 assessment report, it is considered that the development is acceptable for the following reasons and recommended for approval.

 

Reasons for Approval

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

 

2.    The proposed development, as modified, is consistent with the controls and matters for consideration in relevant State Environmental Planning Policies.

 

3.    The proposed development, as modified, is generally consistent with the objectives and controls of the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010.

 

4.    Impacts of the proposed development, as modified, are acceptable and can be managed via the recommended conditions of consent.

 

5.    Submissions have been considered and addressed and the development, as modified, is considered to be in the public interest.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy

Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010

Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan 2010

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: Future growth and development of Wagga Wagga is planned for in a sustainable manner

Ensure sustainable urban development

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

 

Approval of the application is not considered to raise risk management issues for Council as the proposed development, as modified, is consistent with relevant planning instruments.

Internal / External Consultation

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

 

 

Mail

Traditional Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news

Media release

Media opportunity

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meeting(s)

Community meeting(s)

Stakeholder workshop(s)

Drop-in session(s)

Survey/feedback form(s)

Have your Say

Email newsletter

Social media

Website

Inform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Consult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other methods (please list specific details below)

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

DA22/0346.01 - Section 4.55/4.15 Assessment Report - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

DA22/0346.01 - Modified Plans - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

DA22/0346.01 - Modification Cover Letter - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

DA22/0346.01 - Traffic Details - Provided under separate cover

 

5.

DA22/0346.01 - Relevant Approved Plans under DA22/0346 to be Superseded - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 November 2023

RP-2

 

RP-2               COMMUNITY NZE 2050 ROADMAP

Author:         Carly Hood 

Executive:    Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

This report summarises the submissions received during the public exhibition of the draft Community Net Zero Emissions 2050 Roadmap and recommends its adoption by Council. The Roadmap is not a prescriptive, detailed document but instead encourages our community to engage in as many pathways as possible which they feel are realistic and relevant for their circumstances and note that this may change over time.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       note the submissions received during the public exhibition of the draft Community Net Zero Emissions 2050 Roadmap

b       note the minor changes recommended in the draft Community Net Zero Emissions 2050 Roadmap

c        adopt the Community Net Zero Emissions 2050 Roadmap

 

Report

At the 17 July 2023 Meeting Council resolved to:

a       endorse the Draft Community Net Zero Emission (NZE) 2050 Roadmap to be placed on public exhibition for a period of 42 days from 21 July 2023 and invite public submissions until 31 August 2023

b       require that the communication of the Draft NZE 2050 Roadmap clearly articulates that neither the consultation nor the final document can be used to underpin or support any future fee, charge or other cost or any regulatory provision

c        receive a further report summarising feedback and submissions

 

Consultation and feedback

The Roadmap has been informed by research, benchmarking and reviewing other regional community net zero plans and conducting an initial multi-tiered consultation process. The following organisations have been involved in two NZE forum events to provide input into the development of the draft Roadmap:

Charles Sturt University

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Climate Action Wagga

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Climate Rescue of Wagga

NSW Farmers Federation

Committee 4 Wagga

NSW Office of Environment and Climate Change


 

Essential Energy

Regional Development Australia – Riverina

Farmers for Climate Action

Regional Growth & Development Corporation (SAP)

Kildare Catholic College

Riverina Local Land Services

Kurrajong Recycling

Riverina Water County Council

Mawang Gaway

Southern NSW Innovation Hub - CSU

Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc

Transport for NSW

Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

 

Wagga Wagga Fridays for Future

 

In addition to this staff have also consulted with relevant experts, along with targeted businesses and non-government organisations for example TEYS Australia, Riverina Sustainable Food Alliance, individual farmers and experts from other Council’s and industry organisations like the Climate Council and Beyond Zero Emissions.

 

The initial open Community consultation phase included:

•    2 facilitated sessions in the Council Committee Meeting Room

•    5 public drop-in sessions in the Wagga Wagga Library

•    4 direct school sessions with Kildare Catholic College, The Riverina Anglican College, Indie School and Kooringal High School

•    An online survey for the whole community promoted through:

-    Local Media Release

-    Council News article

-    Council Facebook posts

-    Council Website

-    Online Youth Forum

-    Sustainable Wagga eNewsletter

From this phase of the community consultation Council received feedback from a total of 180 people including many detailed suggestions and comments.

 

After Council endorsed the draft Roadmap to be placed on public exhibition for an extended period, the document was promoted through various means to gather feedback and submissions from the community.

 

The option to complete an online survey via Have Your Say, or to email write to Council directly was promoted through various channels and events including:

·    Local Media Release

·    Two Council News articles

·    Council Facebook posts and Sustainable Wagga Facebook posts

·    Council Website

·    Online Youth Forum

·    Sustainable Wagga eNewsletter

·      Direct emails to businesses via the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber

·      Posters displayed in Council facilities

·      Posters displayed in malls and local shopfronts

·      Static display in the Civic Centre Arcade

·      Australia Museum ‘Future Now’ exhibit in the Civic centre Arcade

·      One Tree 4 Me events at Ashmont and Gobbagombalin

·      River and Wren Market at the Wagga Showground

·      Markets by the Lake at Apex Park

·      Tarcutta Valley Landcare Field Day

·      Erin Earth Youth Sustainability Festival

·      Visits to Oura, Boorooma, Turvey Park, Uranquinty and Tarcutta in conjunction with the Agile Library Van.

From this process Council received a total of 121 submissions (116 surveys and 5 direct emails). As shown in Figure 1 below these were from a wide range of community members.

Figure 1: NZE Roadmap Public Submissions- Demographics and general view.

 

Attached to this report is every submission and additional attachments received in full through the public submission process. The table below provides a summary of the comments and suggestions received and any recommended changes to the Roadmap. Please note the following five minor amendments are recommended:

·    Replace the word ‘utilise’ with the word ‘use’ in EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ (pg 20)

·    Change the wording of TR06 ‘Purchase or lease low or zero emission vehicles’ to TR06 ‘Increase uptake of low or zero emission vehicles’ (pg 21)

·    Replace the word ‘utilise’ with the word ‘use’ in AG03 ‘Utilise locally created compost in farming systems’ (pg 22)

·    Add additional pathway AG08 ‘Increase uptake of locally produced food’ (pg 22)

·    Add additional pathway LU06 ‘Optimise First Nations practices in land management’ (pg 25).


 

Table 1: Summary table of submission suggestions and recommendations.

Submission No.

Submission Summary

Recommendation

 

3,11,14,30,33, 63, 80,81, 83,97,98

Renewable energy and clean energy- Have suggested adopting clean energy options over fossil fuels, use of roof top solar panels and other renewable options for household use, businesses and industries.

No amendment recommended-EN10 ‘Install solar and battery systems’ and EN02 ‘Eliminate use of fossil fuels in electricity production’ and EN08 ‘Enter into power purchase agreements for renewable energy’ pathways encompass these actions.

5,14,17,41,65,76, 92,102

Energy efficiency and smart buildings- Have suggested adopting energy efficiency approaches for household use and smart building options.

No amendment recommended- EN06 ‘Increase energy efficiency of buildings’ and EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ pathway encompasses these actions.

33,88,94

Banning fossil fuels- Have suggested to cease the use of fossil fuels completely.

No amendment recommended- EN01 ‘Eliminate use of fossil fuels in industrial processes’ and EN02 ‘Eliminate use of fossil fuels in electricity production’ pathway encompasses this.

34,75,88

Energy audits- Have suggested conducting energy audits at individual, household, business and industrial levels.

No amendment recommended- EN03 ‘Conduct an energy audit’ encompasses this.

42,73,82,100,103, 107

Rebates and Grants- Have suggested introducing new/increase existing rebates and grants in renewable energy sector.

No amendment recommended- State and Federal rebates already exist but Community can lobby for changes or increases.

50,101,106,114, 121

Nuclear and hydrogen energy- Have suggested introducing nuclear and hydrogen energy options.

No amendment recommended- EN02’ Eliminate use of fossil fuels in electricity production’ pathway encompasses this, though nuclear is not currently approved in Australia.

65

Increase efficiency of streetlights- Has suggested to transform streetlights to more energy efficient ones.

No amendment recommended- EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ encompasses this action and Council has transitioned to LED streetlights under the Corporate NZE 2040 Strategy.

79,120

Lack of detailed action- Has suggested that the NZE Roadmap should have rigid, practicable and actionable plans.

No amendment recommended- Net zero is a goal that can only be achieved by the collective efforts of everyone, including individual households, business, industry and all levels of government. Action plans to that level of detail are not feasible, and beyond Council’s scope.

109

Hear what people say- Has suggested that the Council should ‘hear local voices rather than those of the World Economic Forum’.

No amendment recommended- the document involved numerous phases of public consultation and exhibition at the local level.

3,6,44,47,80,96, 100

Better use of public transport- Have suggested developing more infrastructure and wider network for public transport.

No amendment recommended- TR01 ’Increase use of public transport’ pathway encompasses this. The ‘Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040’ also covers this in detail.

14,33,88,91,106

Electric and low emission options- Have suggested adopting electric options over fossil fuel powered vehicles.

No amendment recommended- TR06 ‘Purchase or lease low or zero emission vehicles’ and TR08 ‘Develop infrastructure to support zero emission vehicles’ encompasses this.

30,63,65,76

Better cycle pathways- Have suggested improving the cycle pathways with vegetation and increasing the cycle pathway network.

No amendment recommended- TR02 ‘Increase amount of active travel’ encompasses these actions. The Wagga Wagga ‘Active Travel Plan 2016’ and the ‘Wagga Wagga Urban Cooling Strategy 2022-2052’ also address this.

42,83

Ridesharing- Have suggested introducing the concept of ride sharing in the community.

No amendment recommended- TR03 ‘Increase ridesharing’ encompasses this.

50,56,57,92

Better road infrastructure- Have suggested improving the quality of roads.

No amendment recommended- Not relevant to the Net Zero 2050 Roadmap. Addressed by Councils ‘Asset Management Strategy 2022’.

68,82

Education on active travel- Have suggested education on active travel and reducing carbon footprint.

No amendment recommended- TR02 ‘Increase amount of active travel’ and TR04 ‘Minimise unnecessary travel’ encompasses these actions.

111

Regulatory checks- Have suggested checking for vehicle emissions while registering the vehicles.

Recommend change to wording of TR06 ‘Purchase or lease low or zero emission vehicles’ to TR06 ‘Increase uptake of low or zero emission vehicles’.

74,98

Ban high emission vehicles and cut transport times- Have suggested removing high emission vehicles and cutting off interstate transport times by sourcing locally available goods.

Recommend adding additional pathway- AG08 ‘Increase uptake of locally produced food’ to encompass this and similar actions.

Also note TR06 ‘Increase uptake of low or zero emission vehicles’ and TR07 ‘Use alternative freight pathways and technologies’ also address this.

107

Free energy- Have suggested that everyone should have free energy.

No amendment recommended.

103

Self-awareness- Have suggested the community use common sense.

No amendment recommended.

5,32,88

Regenerative farming- Have suggested encouraging farmers to use regenerative farming.

No amendment recommended- AG01 ‘Implement regenerative agricultural practices’ covers this.

10,81,94,98,104

Reducing farm emissions- Have suggested adopting emission reduction approaches in farming.

No amendment recommended- AG07 ‘Participate in emissions reduction programs and incentives offered by State and Federal Government’ covers this.

14,114

Technological advances and energy efficient farming equipment- Have suggested introducing new farming technologies that are energy efficient.

No amendment recommended- EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ encompasses this.

34

Transgrid cable management- Has suggested getting power cables put underground.

No amendment recommended. LU01 ‘Avoid, minimise and offset vegetation removal’ encompasses this possible action.

3,31,32,41,63,73, 80,88,102

Composting and gardening- Have suggested encouraging and promoting household composting, home gardening and community gardening

Recommend adding- AG08 ‘Increase uptake of locally produced food’ to encompass this and similar actions.

56,57

Improve water utilities- Have suggested improving water supplies and utilities.

No amendment recommended.

68,75,79,111

Ceasing vegetation removal- Have suggested ceasing removal of vegetation and protect biodiversity.

No amendment recommended- LU01 ‘Avoid, minimise and offset vegetation removal’ and LU04 ‘Increase agroforestry’ encompass this as does the Wagga Wagga ‘Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanha 2020-2030’.

99,101

Concern that rates or fees will be increased – Have suggested that no rates, fees or compliance action unless a poll is taken at the next Council election.

No amendment recommended- Council does not intend to  change fees, charges or any regulatory provisions to enforce the Roadmap.

2

Charges and penalties- Has suggested introducing charges and penalties for non-compliance with NZE pathways and for industries with high emissions.

No amendment recommended- this is not the intent of the NZE 2050 Roadmap.

92,98,113

Promoting plant-based foods- Have suggested promoting plant-based foods over animal-based foods.

No amendment recommended- AG04 ‘Increase farming of alternative protein sources’ encompasses this potential action.

103

Supporting farmers- Have expressed concern that this will make it too hard for farmers to produce food.

No amendment recommended-the NZE Roadmap does not mandate any action by farmers or other members of the community.

5,65,113

Improved recycling- Have suggested that Council should be aiming for adopting modern and improved recycling technologies.

No amendment recommended- WS01 ‘Participate in circular economy initiatives’ and WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ encompass this.

6,81,111

Accessible drop off centres- Have recommended providing easy accessibility to public at drop off centres.

No amendment recommended- WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ encompasses this potential action.

10,14

Packaging waste- Have suggested reducing the waste associated with packaging.

No amendment recommended- WS01 ‘Participate in circular economy initiatives’ and WS04 ‘Reduce waste sent to landfill’ encompass this.

1,33,41,42,56,57,68,79

Education on waste segregation- Have suggested educating community on waste segregation especially with regards to recycling.

No amendment needed- WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ will encompass this potential action.

49

More ‘return and earn’ stations- Have suggested building more return and earn beverage container deposit stations in the city.

No amendment recommended- WS01 ‘Participate in circular economy initiatives’ and WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ encompass this potential action.

98

Subscription to Curbify- Have suggested Council subscribe to ‘Curbify’.

No amendment recommended.

67

Waste to energy- Have suggested to generate energy from waste.

No amendment recommended- WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ can encompass this potential action.

73

Reuse household grey water- Have suggested using grey water in gardens and backyards.

No amendment recommended- WS03 ‘Reuse or recycle all organic waste’ and EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ can encompass this potential action.

11, 82

Initiatives for circular economy- Have suggested initiating circular economy initiatives.

No amendment recommended- WS01 ‘Participate in circular economy initiatives’ encompasses this.

106,111

Improve waste management - Have suggested improving the Council’s waste management processes and reducing waste to landfill.

No amendment recommended- WS04 ‘Reduce waste sent to landfill’ and WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ covers this and is also addressed through the Corporate NZE 2040 Strategy.

80

Corporate Social Responsibility funds- Have suggested industry should commit CSR funds to environmental works.

No amendment recommended- MS08 ‘Support proactive and cohesive community leadership in net zero action’ can encompass this potential action.

98,111

Plastic free campaign- Have suggested minimising plastic waste and litter in Wagga Wagga.

No amendment recommended- WS04 ‘Reduce waste sent to landfill’ and WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ covers this.

103

CO2 is necessary- Have commented that CO2 is important for all forms of life.

No amendment recommended.

1,5,11,12,17,42, 57,63,65,80,82, 88,94, 98,102

Increase plantings and native vegetation cover- Have suggested increased vegetation, less hardstands and lawns, with better choices of species for the climate.

No amendment recommended- LU02 ‘Increase native vegetation extent and connectivity across the landscape’ encompasses this as does the ‘Wagga Wagga Urban Cooling Strategy 2022-2052’ and the ‘Wagga Wagga Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanha 2020-2030’.

10,106

Bushfire management- Have emphasised need for hazard reduction activities.

No amendment recommended- the ‘Riverina Bushfire Risk Management Plan’ and the ‘Wagga Wagga Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanha 2020-2030’ address this.

11

Use of terminology- Have commented that terminologies like reforestation and afforestation are misleading and calculations aren’t reflective of how over-cleared the Wagga Wagga LGA is.

No amendment recommended- this terminology is widely used by authorities and scientific researchers in this field.

33

Management of used solar panels- Have suggested exploring better ways manage used solar panel waste.

No amendment recommended- pathways WS01 ‘Participate in circular economy initiatives’ WS04 ‘Reduce waste sent to landfill’ and WS06 ‘Develop a waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy’ can encompass this.

41

Engage First Nations People-Have suggested engaging First Nations people in land management.

Recommend adding- LU06 ‘Optimise First Nations practices in land management’.

50

Substation location- Have requested no substation at the end of Livingstone Gully Rd.

No amendment recommended.

65,73

Assist farmers- Has suggested assisting farmers to conserve vegetation and maintaining native bushland.

No amendment recommended- AG01 ‘Implement regenerative agricultural practices’ and AG07 ‘Participate in emissions reduction programs and incentives offered by State and Federal Government’ can encompasses this.

82

Increase urban green spaces- Have suggested increasing urban green space.

No amendment recommended- LU03 ‘Increase tree planting in urban areas’ encompasses this.

5

Pollution control- Have suggested Council better manage industrial pollution.

No amendment recommended.

14,15,16,39,41, 69,80,81,82,93, 119

Increase community awareness and education- Have suggested including community awareness campaigns and education in the strategy.

No amendment recommended- the Roadmap states that “Council has a key role in providing education and awareness through the provision of relevant, timely and accurate information to our local community in terms of the various initiatives and funding opportunities applicable to them.”

42

Reusing goods- Have suggested share/use old goods and appliances instead of sending them to the landfill.

No amendment recommended- WS04 ‘Reduce waste sent to landfill’ and WS05 ‘Minimise unnecessary product purchasing and consumption’ encompasses this.

79, 96

Urban design- Have questioned how Council can incorporate sustainability principles into urban design.

No amendment recommended- This is encompassed through the ‘Wagga Wagga Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040’ and relevant Strategic Planning subplans being developed.

107

Extend research- Has suggested the need to conduct more research.

No amendment recommended- MS02 ‘Take up opportunities to learn about climate change and its solutions’ encompasses this.

1,4,7,13,30,61,67, 68,70,71,76,77, 78, 84, 85,86, 104,113,117

 

General support for the NZE 2050 Roadmap – as mentioned in ‘other comments’ not pathway specific feedback.

No amendment recommended.

40,48,99,103,105, 106,107,108,109, 110, 115, 118,121

Disagree with the need for the Roadmap- determined by general and specific comments throughout the survey/submission.

No amendment recommended.

8,10,11,72

Concern that the Roadmap will not be adopted by Council.

No amendment recommended.

3,73,74,75,79,95

Concern over implementation- Have expressed concern about effective implementation after adoption and challenges such as inadequate funding and reporting.

No amendment recommended- Net zero is a goal that can only be achieved by the collective efforts of everyone, including individual households, business, industry and all levels of government. Additional funding for implementation and more frequent reporting is beyond Council’s scope.

6,14,32,34,36,37,45,63,64,66,103

Community engagement - Have suggested increasing community engagement in the implementation of the NZE Roadmap and receiving feedback as the process advances.

No amendment recommended- Council will continue to work and liaise with the Community Net Zero Forum to capture data from the local community on work being done to reduce emissions. The forum includes a mix of residents, businesses, industry groups and government agencies.  Council will also undertake community surveys periodically to determine how well the wider community is understanding the issue and if the information and education provided by Council and other levels of government is helping them to transition and take positive action.

17,42,53,63

Adopting sustainable practices- Have suggested encouraging community to initiate and adopt sustainable approaches in day-to-day life.

No amendment recommended.

31,65,96

Plain language- Have suggested changing ‘Net Zero Pathway’ to ‘Sustainable Pathway’, ‘utilise’ to ‘use’ and adopt the word ‘repair’ in the document.

Recommend replacing the word ‘utilise’ with ‘use’ in EN07 ‘Utilise products and appliances that are more energy efficient to manufacture and operate’ and AG03 ‘Utilise locally created compost in farming systems.’ Net zero is the commonly used preferred term.

 

Financial Implications

The draft Roadmap is a high-level guiding document for the whole community and does not rely solely on Council to implement the actions. Council has a key role to play in providing relevant, timely and accurate information to our local community so that households, businesses and industry can take up the various initiatives and funding opportunities that are most applicable to them. This can occur at current service levels without any implications to the Long-Term Financial Plan. Any increase to this effort would require additional funds and this would be requested through normal budget processes.

Policy and Legislation

Commonwealth Climate Change (Emissions Targets) Bill 2021

NSW Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023

NSW Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030

NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041

NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy 2021

NSW Electricity Strategy 2019

 

 

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: Wagga Wagga is sustainable, liveable, and resilient to the impacts of climate change

Support and empower our community to reach 50% reduction in emissions compared to 2005 levels by 2030 and to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050


 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are a number of potential risks for Council to be aware of and manage appropriately. These include:

·    Risk to community health and well-being for not taking appropriate action

·    Inability to meet everyone in the community’s expectations

·    Inability to resource and deliver on relevant actions

Internal / External Consultation

Significant consultation has occurred over the past 18 months in the initial development of the draft Roadmap and during the public exhibition period.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Community NZE 2050 Roadmap - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

Community NZE 2050 Roadmap Submissions and attachemnts in full with names redacted - Provided under separate cover

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 20 November 2023

RP-3

 

RP-3               FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2023

Author:          Carolyn Rodney 

         

 

Summary:

This report is for Council to consider information presented on the 2023/24 budget and Long-Term Financial Plan, and details Council’s external investments and performance as at 31 October 2023.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

a       approve the proposed 2023/24 budget variations for the month ended 31 October 2023 and note the balanced budget position as presented in this report

b       approve the proposed budget variations to the 2023/24 Long Term Financial Plan Capital Works Program including new projects and timing adjustments

c        note the Responsible Accounting Officer’s reports, in accordance with the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (Part 9 Division 3: Clause 203) that the financial position of Council is satisfactory having regard to the original estimates of income and expenditure and the recommendations made above

d       note the details of the external investments as of 31 October 2023 in accordance with section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993

 

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) forecasts a balanced budget position as of 31 October 2023.

 

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

 

Council has experienced a positive monthly investment performance for the month of October when compared to budget ($268,954 up on the monthly budget). This is mainly due to better than budgeted returns on Council’s investment portfolio as a result of the ongoing movement in the interest rate environment, as well as a higher than anticipated investment portfolio balance.

 

 


 

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

Total operating income is 33% of approved budget and is on track for the month of October 2023. An adjustment has been made to reflect the levy of rates that occurred at the start of the financial year. Excluding this adjustment, operating income received is 70% when compared to budget.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenditure is 40% of approved budget, and is tracking over budget at this stage of the financial year, which is due to the payment of annual one-off expenses such as rates and insurance, along with one-off commitments raised for operating projects and multi-year contracts.

 

CAPITAL INCOME

Total capital income is 18% of approved budget. It is important to note that the actual income from capital is influenced by the timing of the receipt of capital grants and contributions in relation to expenditure incurred on the projects.

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Total capital expenditure including commitments is 30% of approved budget including pending projects.  Excluding commitments, the total expenditure is 10% when compared to the approved budget.

 

WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
1 JULY 2023 TO 31 OCTOBER 2023

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT

 

ORIGINAL
BUDGET
2023/24

BUDGET ADJ
2023/24

APPROVED BUDGET
2023/24

YTD ACTUAL   EXCL COMMT'S 2023/24

COMMT'S 2023/24

YTD ACTUAL + COMMT'S
2023/24

YTD % OF BUD

Revenue

 

Rates & Annual Charges

(79,700,947)

0

(79,700,947)

(26,202,516)

0

(26,202,516)

33%

User Charges & Fees

(32,607,964)

(7,820)

(32,615,784)

(9,968,322)

0

(9,968,322)

31%

Other Revenues

(3,040,358)

0

(3,040,358)

(2,679,944)

0

(2,679,944)

88%

Grants & Contributions provided for Operating Purposes

(13,891,687)

(3,067,068)

(16,958,755)

(3,261,023)

0

(3,261,023)

19%

Grants & Contributions provided for Capital Purposes

(43,630,578)

(28,424,049)

(72,054,627)

(13,625,661)

0

(13,625,661)

19%

Interest & Investment Revenue

(4,873,916)

0

(4,873,916)

(2,759,821)

0

(2,759,821)

57%

Other Income

(1,564,445)

(22,667)

(1,587,112)

(725,508)

0

(725,508)

46%

Total Revenue

(179,309,895)

(31,521,604)

(210,831,499)

(59,222,795)

0

(59,222,795)

28%

 

Expenses

Employee Benefits & On-Costs

56,172,711

45,000

56,217,711

17,097,018

293

17,097,312

30%

Borrowing Costs

3,363,314

0

3,363,314

1,232,088

0

1,232,088

37%

Materials & Services

41,316,274

13,099,958

54,416,232

15,763,209

13,267,136

29,030,344

53%

Depreciation & Amortisation

44,291,577

0

44,291,577

14,763,859

0

14,763,859

33%

Other Expenses

1,954,429

35,245

1,989,674

744,691

533,739

1,278,431

64%

Total Expenses

147,098,304

13,180,203

160,278,507

49,600,866

13,801,168

63,402,034

40%

 

Net Operating (Profit)/Loss

(32,211,591)

(18,341,401)

(50,552,992)

(9,621,929)

13,801,168

4,179,239

 

Net Operating Result Before Capital (Profit)/Loss

11,418,987

10,082,648

21,501,636

4,003,732

13,801,168

17,804,901

 

Cap/Reserve Movements

Capital Expenditure - One Off Confirmed

33,539,246

45,770,874

79,310,120

9,721,123

27,379,365

37,100,489

47%

Capital Expenditure - Recurrent

21,649,500

10,382,526

32,032,027

3,879,010

4,554,096

8,433,106

26%

Capital Expenditure - Pending Projects

38,732,266

2,776,592

41,508,858

118,331

73,250

191,581

0%

Loan Repayments

7,523,436

0

7,523,436

2,174,479

0

2,174,479

29%

New Loan Borrowings

(10,609,635)

(972,614)

(11,582,248)

0

0

0

0%

Sale of Assets

(1,490,575)

(2,317,180)

(3,807,755)

(400,994)

0

(400,994)

11%

Net Movements Reserves

(12,841,071)

(37,298,799)

(50,139,869)

0

0

0

0%

Total Cap/Res Movements

76,503,167

18,341,401

94,844,568

15,491,948

32,006,712

47,498,660

 

Net Result after Depreciation

44,291,577

(0)

44,291,577

5,870,020

45,807,880

51,677,900

 

 

Add back Depreciation Expense

44,291,577

0

44,291,577

14,763,859

0

14,763,859

33%

 

Cash Budget (Surplus)/Deficit

0

0

0

(8,893,839)

45,807,880

36,914,041

 


 

Years 2-10 Long Term Financial Plan (Surplus) /Deficit

 

Description

Budget

2024/25

Budget

2025/26

Budget

2026/27

Budget

2027/28

Budget

2028/29

Budget

2029/30

Budget

2030/31

Budget

2031/32

Budget

2032/33

Adopted Bottom Line (Surplus) / Deficit

706,102

2,769,193

2,225,767

0

0

0

0

0

(953,513)

Adopted Bottom Line Adjustments

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Revised Bottom Line (Surplus) / Deficit

706,102

2,769,193

2,225,767

0

0

0

0

0

(953,513)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




2023/24 Revised Budget Result – (Surplus) / Deficit

$’000s

Original 2023/24 Budget Result as adopted by Council

Total Budget Variations approved to date.

Budget Variations for October 2023

$0K

$0K

$0K

Proposed Revised Budget result for 31 October 2023 - (Surplus) / Deficit

$0K

 

The proposed Operating and Capital Budget Variations for 31 October 2023 which affect the current 2023/24 financial year are listed below.

 

Budget Variation

Amount

Funding Source

Net Impact

(Fav)/ Unfav

1 – Community Leadership and Collaboration

 

Service Review

$25K

Development Assessment & Building Certification Operational Savings ($25K)

Nil

Council Officers have been out to the market and requested quotations for external consultants to undertake a Service Review of the Development Assessment & Building Certification division. Additional funds are required as the quotes that have been received are higher than anticipated. It is proposed to fund the variation from operational savings within the Development Assessment & Building Certification division. This will bring the total budget for the Service Review of the Development Assessment & Building Certification division to $75K.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2024

Job Consolidation: 22248

 

Internal Audit Consultancy

$15K

Organisational Salary Savings ($15K)

Nil

Funds are required for the engagement of an independent, qualified consultant to undertake an External Quality Assessment of Council’s Internal Audit function, against the International Professional Practices Framework. It is proposed to fund the variation from organisational salary savings.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2024

Job Consolidation: 14940

 

3 – Growing Economy

 

LMC Cattle Delivery Yard Rehabilitation

$400K

 LMC Reserve ($400K)

Nil

After three consecutive wetter than average years the dirt cattle yards at the Livestock Marketing Centre (LMC) have sustained excessive and accelerated wear to the point of failure in a number of areas. To ensure the area for sold cattle to be delivered meets WHS and Animal Welfare standards a complete removal and reinstatement of the top section needs to be completed to provide adequate drainage and surface finish. It is proposed to fund the works from the LMC Reserve.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2024

Job Consolidation: 45131

 

5 – The Environment

 

GWMC Monocell Income

& Expenditure Budgets

$2,000K

($1,000K)

  Solid Waste Reserve ($1,000K)

Nil

The Transgrid compulsory acquisition of the new easement for the Energy Connect power line has impacted the proposed Monocell development that will accept immobilised waste from Enirgi under a new revenue stream for the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. The compulsory acquisition cut through the location set aside in the 2018 GWMC Masterplan. The initial budget assumed the cells would be constructed in this financial year. It is proposed to remove the operational income ($2,000K in 2023/24 & $2,060 in 2024/25) and expenditure ($1,000K in 2023/24 & $1,030 in 2024/25) budgets allocated for the Monocell. The net result of removing the allocated budgets will impact the Solid Waste Reserve by $1,000K in 2023/24 and $1,030K in 2024/25.

Job Number: 70183 

 

Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool & High Definition Pole Camera Purchase

$80K

Sewer Reserve ($80K)

Nil

Funds are required for the purchase of Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tools (SL RAT) and a High Definition (HD) Pole Camera to improve the operational efficiency of the Sewer Division. The SL RAT is a highly portable onsite assessment tool that provides a sewer line blockage assessment in less than three minutes. The unit will assist with the Sewer Strategic Planning for renewals and the rehabilitation program. It is proposed to fund the Budget Variation from the Sewer Reserve.

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2024

Job Consolidation: 50433

 

NSW Natural Disaster Funding

$3,034K

Transport for NSW ($3,034K)

Nil

Council has been successful in securing Transport for NSW grant funding under the Emergency Works, Immediate Reconstruction Works and Essential Public Asset Reconstruction Works programs for the NSW flooding events from 14 September 2022 onwards. Council received an advance payment of $1,000K in 2022/23, $480K of this was allocated against emergency works that were undertaken and the remaining $520K was carried over to 2023/24. The advised funding to be received in 2023/24 of $2,513K will bring the remaining budget in this financial year to $3,034K.

 

 

 

 

Type of Work

Grant Amount

Emergency Works - Local

584,348

Emergency Works - Regional

138,455

Immediate Reconstruction Works

54,299

Essential Public Asset Reconstruction - Local

2,632,127

Essential Public Asset Reconstruction - Regional

450,400

Total

3,859,629

Council Co-contribution(to be deducted from a future claim)

(345,705)

Less: Advanced Payment already paid

(1,000,000)

Transport for NSW Funding

2,513,924

Estimated Completion: 30 June 2024

Job Consolidation: 22180

 

NSW RFS, SES and Fire and Rescue Contributions

$198K

Civil Infrastructure Reserve ($198K)

Nil

Council has been advised of the amounts payable for the 2023/24 annual NSW State Emergency Service, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service Contributions as per the table below.

Contribution

Budget

Actuals

Variance

NSW RFS

$725,196

$670,289

$54,907

NSW SES

$141,132

$307,743

($166,611)

Fire & Rescue

$615,489

$702,100

($86,611)

Total

$1,481,817

$1,680,132

($198,315)

This results is an increased expense on budget for Council of $198K. It is proposed to fund the required variation from the Civil Infrastructure Reserve.

Job Numbers: 15100,15012 & 15013 

 

 

The following 2023/24 projects have been reviewed and it is being proposed to transfer them to the Delivery Program for completion in this financial year. There have been no changes to the total budgets of the projects.

 

Job No.

Project Title

2023/24 Current Operating

2023/24

Current Recurrent

2023/24 Current Pending

2023/24 Proposed One-Off Confirmed

15883

Supplementary Block Grant

$0

$0

$199,000

$199,000

32514

Footpath Construction Program

$0

$1,002,889

$0

$1,002,889

22506

Bridge Assessment & Remediation (trfd to Killicks Rd Timber Bridge Replacement)

$412,000

$0

$0

$412,000

 


 

 

2023/24 Capital Works Summary

 

Capital Works

Approved Budget

Proposed Movement

Proposed Budget

One-off

$79,310,120

$2,093,889

$81,404,009

Recurrent

$32,032,027

($1,002,889)

$31,029,138

Pending

$41,508,858

($199,000)

$41,309,858

Total Capital Works

$152,851,005

$892,000

$153,743,005

 

 

 

 


 

Current Restrictions

 

 

RESERVES SUMMARY

31 OCTOBER 2023

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2022/23

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2023/24

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 23.10.2023

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution*

BALANCE AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Externally Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

Developer Contributions - Section 7.11

(33,518,693)

5,650,317

4,550,043

 

(23,318,333)

Developer Contributions - Section 7.12

(427,766)

(28,137)

0

 

(455,903)

Developer Contributions - Stormwater Section 64

(7,952,971)

461,121

392,363

 

(7,099,487)

Sewer Fund

(45,473,006)

(486,810)

3,899,413

80,000

(41,980,402)

Solid Waste

(28,001,560)

1,115,349

8,217,416

1,000,000

(17,668,794)

Specific Purpose Unexpended Grants & Contributions

(13,419,243)

0

13,419,243

 

0

SRV Levee Reserve

(6,316,594)

0

46,718

 

(6,269,877)

Stormwater Levy

(5,350,848)

3,299,121

962,248

 

(1,089,479)

Total Externally Restricted

(140,460,680)

10,010,962

31,487,444

1,080,000

(97,882,274)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Internally Restricted

 

 

Additional Special Variation (ASV)

(630,214)

(304,627)

0

 

(934,841)

Airport

0

0

0

 

0

Art Gallery

(3,804)

0

0

 

(3,804)

Bridge Replacement

(277,544)

0

40,739

 

(236,805)

Buildings

(1,816,155)

222,330

228,168

 

(1,365,657)

CCTV

(47,471)

12,476

0

 

(34,995)

Cemetery

(1,246,587)

(240,585)

30,437

 

(1,456,735)

Civic Theatre

(127)

0

0

 

(127)

Civil Infrastructure

(8,750,164)

1,975,590

202,918

198,315

(6,373,341)

Council Election

(305,964)

(117,566)

0

 

(423,531)

Economic Development

(407,131)

0

388,773

 

(18,358)

Emergency Events Reserve

(245,427)

(91,807)

50,000

 

(287,235)

Employee Leave Entitlements Gen Fund

(3,604,926)

0

0

 

(3,604,926)

Environmental Conservation

(116,578)

0

0

 

(116,578)

Event Attraction

(969,436)

0

198,755

 

(770,681)

Financial Assistance Grants in Advance

(12,361,442)

0

0

 

(12,361,442)

Grant Co-Funding

(500,000)

0

0

 

(500,000)

Gravel Pit Restoration

(807,726)

13,333

0

 

(794,392)

Information Services

(2,419,649)

906,761

92,772

 

(1,420,116)

Insurance Variations

(50,000)

0

0

 

(50,000)

Internal Loans

(6,215,667)

(768,775)

1,004,695

 

(5,979,747)

Lake Albert Improvements

(127,751)

38,377

0

 

(89,374)

Library

(166,718)

(155,915)

0

 

(322,633)

Livestock Marketing Centre

(6,581,531)

1,077,258

2,337,085

400,000

(2,767,188)

Museum Acquisitions

(54,612)

10,000

0

 

(44,612)

 


 

 

 

CLOSING BALANCE 2022/23

ADOPTED RESERVE TRANSFERS 2023/24

BUDGET VARIATIONS APPROVED UP TO COUNCIL MEETING 23.10.2023

PROPOSED CHANGES for Council Resolution*

BALANCE AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2023

Net Zero Emissions

(309,016)

(44,492)

226,196

 

(127,313)

Oasis Reserve

(1,324,304)

172,650

594,953

 

(556,701)

Parks & Recreation Projects

(1,061,367)

(137,862)

203,495

 

(995,735)

Parks Water

(180,000)

(150,000)

0

 

(330,000)

Planning Legals

(100,000)

(20,000)

0

 

(120,000)

Plant Replacement

(4,023,265)

128,993

2,353,001

 

(1,541,272)

Project Carryovers

(6,990,324)

0

6,990,324

 

0

Public Art

(238,510)

30,000

159,177

 

(49,332)

Service Reviews

(100,000)

0

0

 

(100,000)

Sister Cities

(30,590)

0

0

 

(30,590)

Stormwater Drainage

(110,178)

0

0

 

(110,178)

Strategic Real Property

(1,723,844)

0

(1,787,417)

 

(3,511,261)

Subdivision Tree Planting

(348,173)

20,000

0

 

(328,173)

Unexpended External Loans

(1,870,017)

136,612

1,650,416

 

(82,989)

Workers Compensation

(194,670)

25,000

9,520

 

(160,149)

Total Internally Restricted

(66,310,882)

2,737,751

14,974,007

598,315

(48,000,809)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Restricted

(206,771,562)

12,748,713

46,461,451

1,678,315

(145,883,083)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Unrestricted

(11,502,000)

0

0

0

(11,502,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Investments

(218,273,562)

12,748,713

46,461,451

1,678,315

(157,385,083)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Investment Summary as at 31 October 2023

In accordance with Regulation 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, details of Wagga Wagga City Council’s external investments are outlined below.

Institution

Rating

Closing Balance
Invested
30/09/2023
$

Closing Balance
Invested
31/10/2023
$

October
EOM
Current Yield
%

October
EOM
% of Portfolio

Investment
Date

Maturity
Date

Term
(months)

At Call Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAB

AA-

351,895

443,090

4.10%

0.20%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

6,001,242

1,875,581

4.10%

0.85%

N/A

N/A

N/A

CBA

AA-

24,534,844

23,618,532

4.15%

10.65%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Macquarie Bank

A+

9,412,682

9,445,918

3.90%

4.26%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total At Call Accounts

 

40,300,663

35,383,120

4.08%

15.95%

 

 

 

Short Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMP

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.70%

0.45%

15/11/2022

15/11/2023

12

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.55%

0.90%

30/11/2022

30/11/2023

12

CBA

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.69%

0.45%

30/01/2023

30/01/2024

12

Australian Military Bank

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

5.06%

0.45%

24/05/2023

24/05/2024

12

Australian Unity

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

5.44%

0.45%

8/06/2023

11/06/2024

12

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.62%

0.90%

26/06/2023

26/06/2024

12

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.65%

0.90%

30/06/2023

28/06/2024

12

Heritage and People's Choice

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

5.80%

0.45%

10/07/2023

10/07/2024

12

CBA

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.27%

0.90%

31/08/2023

30/08/2024

12

Total Short Term Deposits

 

13,000,000

13,000,000

5.22%

5.86%

 

 

 

Medium Term Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.20%

0.90%

4/01/2022

4/01/2024

24

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.78%

0.45%

1/06/2022

3/06/2024

24

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.32%

0.90%

28/06/2021

29/06/2026

60

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.80%

0.90%

15/11/2021

17/11/2025

48

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.03%

0.90%

6/11/2019

6/11/2024

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.83%

0.90%

28/11/2019

28/11/2024

60

Judo Bank

BBB-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.30%

0.45%

3/12/2021

4/12/2023

24

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.75%

0.45%

6/01/2020

8/01/2024

48

BOQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.00%

0.45%

28/02/2020

28/02/2025

60

Police Credit Union

NR

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.20%

0.45%

1/04/2020

1/04/2025

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.85%

0.45%

29/05/2020

29/05/2025

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.86%

0.45%

1/06/2020

2/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

0.90%

25/06/2020

25/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.75%

0.90%

25/06/2020

25/06/2025

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.60%

0.90%

29/06/2020

28/06/2024

48

ICBC

A

3,000,000

3,000,000

5.07%

1.35%

30/06/2022

30/06/2027

60

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.42%

0.90%

7/07/2020

8/07/2024

48

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.50%

0.90%

17/08/2020

18/08/2025

60

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.25%

0.45%

7/09/2020

8/09/2025

60

BoQ

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.25%

0.90%

14/09/2020

15/09/2025

60

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

5.23%

0.45%

14/09/2023

16/09/2024

12

AMP

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.30%

0.45%

25/05/2022

27/11/2023

18

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.20%

0.45%

7/12/2020

8/12/2025

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

0.95%

0.90%

29/01/2021

29/01/2026

60

NAB

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.08%

0.45%

22/02/2021

20/02/2026

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.25%

0.90%

3/03/2021

2/03/2026

60

NAB

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.40%

0.90%

21/06/2021

19/06/2026

60

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.32%

0.90%

25/06/2021

25/06/2026

60

ICBC

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.32%

0.45%

25/08/2021

25/08/2026

60

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

0.90%

18/10/2021

17/10/2024

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.56%

0.90%

30/11/2021

29/11/2024

36

Westpac

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.00%

0.90%

8/02/2022

10/02/2025

36

P&N Bank

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.40%

0.90%

9/03/2022

10/03/2025

36

P&N Bank

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.00%

0.90%

10/03/2022

11/03/2024

24

MyState

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

2.20%

0.90%

2/03/2022

3/03/2025

36

CBA

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.28%

0.90%

26/04/2022

26/04/2024

24

CBA

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.78%

0.90%

4/05/2022

6/05/2024

24

CBA

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.99%

0.90%

4/05/2022

5/05/2025

36

ING Bank

A

1,000,000

1,000,000

3.76%

0.45%

23/05/2022

23/05/2024

24

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

3.95%

0.90%

6/06/2022

6/06/2024

24

Australian Unity

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.15%

0.90%

8/06/2022

11/06/2024

24

Suncorp

A+

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.40%

0.90%

22/06/2022

14/12/2023

18

MyState

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.45%

0.90%

29/06/2022

28/06/2024

24

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.50%

0.45%

7/07/2022

7/07/2025

36

CBA

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.25%

0.45%

12/08/2022

12/08/2025

36

P&N Bank

BBB

3,000,000

3,000,000

4.55%

1.35%

29/08/2022

29/08/2025

36

Australian Military Bank

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.55%

0.90%

2/09/2022

2/09/2025

36

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.40%

0.45%

9/09/2022

9/09/2025

36

BoQ

BBB+

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.70%

0.45%

4/10/2022

4/10/2024

24

AMP

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.95%

0.90%

21/10/2022

21/10/2024

24

ICBC

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.20%

0.90%

21/10/2022

21/10/2025

36

AMP

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.75%

0.45%

15/11/2022

14/11/2024

24

AMP

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

4.80%

0.45%

21/11/2022

20/11/2025

36

P&N Bank

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.75%

0.90%

16/12/2022

16/12/2024

24

Police Credit Union

NR

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.04%

0.90%

15/02/2023

17/02/2025

24

Police Credit Union

NR

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.94%

0.90%

14/03/2023

14/03/2025

24

P&N Bank

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.00%

0.90%

14/03/2023

15/03/2027

48

Hume Bank

BBB+

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.75%

0.90%

31/03/2023

31/03/2025

24

Auswide

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

4.95%

0.90%

13/04/2023

13/04/2026

36

P&N Bank

BBB

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.20%

0.90%

20/04/2023

20/04/2027

48

P&N Bank

BBB

1,000,000

1,000,000

5.20%

0.45%

26/05/2023

26/05/2026

36

ING Bank

A

2,000,000

2,000,000

5.37%

0.90%

21/08/2023

21/08/2025

24

Total Medium Term Deposits

 

105,000,000

105,000,000

3.10%

47.34%

 

 

 

Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westpac

AA-

2,523,804

2,534,478

BBSW + 88

1.14%

16/05/2019

16/08/2024

63

Suncorp

A+

1,261,789

1,251,531

BBSW + 78

0.56%

30/07/2019

30/07/2024

60

ANZ

AA-

2,013,541

2,021,886

BBSW + 77

0.91%

29/08/2019

29/08/2024

60

HSBC

AA-

2,506,772

2,516,914

BBSW + 83

1.13%

27/09/2019

27/09/2024

60

ANZ

AA-

1,519,597

1,506,656

BBSW + 76

0.68%

16/01/2020

16/01/2025

60

NAB

AA-

2,025,773

2,007,492

BBSW + 77

0.91%

21/01/2020

21/01/2025

60

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

1,108,191

1,112,961

BBSW + 112

0.50%

4/02/2020

4/02/2025

60

Macquarie Bank

A+

2,017,014

2,025,730

BBSW + 84

0.91%

12/02/2020

12/02/2025

60

BOQ Covered

AAA

555,941

558,266

BBSW + 107

0.25%

14/05/2020

14/05/2025

60

UBS

A+

1,510,063

1,497,943

BBSW + 87

0.68%

30/07/2020

30/07/2025

60

Bank of China Australia

A

1,512,966

0

0.00%

0.00%

27/10/2020

27/10/2023

36

CBA

AA-

2,014,881

1,996,662

BBSW + 70

0.90%

14/01/2022

14/01/2027

60

Rabobank

A+

2,007,516

1,989,828

BBSW + 73

0.90%

27/01/2022

27/01/2027

60

Newcastle Permanent

BBB

989,528

994,208

BBSW + 100

0.45%

10/02/2022

10/02/2027

60

NAB

AA-

2,403,865

2,412,976

BBSW + 72

1.09%

25/02/2022

25/02/2027

60

Bendigo-Adelaide

BBB+

1,654,389

1,661,682

BBSW + 98

0.75%

17/03/2022

17/03/2025

36

ANZ

AA-

2,022,024

2,029,523

BBSW + 97

0.91%

12/05/2022

12/05/2027

60

NAB

AA-

1,714,802

1,721,856

BBSW + 90

0.78%

30/05/2022

30/05/2025

36

Suncorp

A+

907,028

910,613

BBSW + 93

0.41%

22/08/2022

22/08/2025

36

ANZ

AA-

2,551,859

2,561,524

BBSW + 120

1.15%

4/11/2022

4/11/2027

60

NAB

AA-

2,542,410

2,551,827

BBSW + 120

1.15%

25/11/2022

25/11/2027

60

Suncorp

A+

1,110,686

1,114,069

BBSW + 125

0.50%

14/12/2022

14/12/2027

60

CBA

AA-

2,043,183

2,022,240

BBSW + 115

0.91%

13/01/2023

13/01/2028

60

Bank Australia

BBB

1,920,075

1,926,957

BBSW + 155

0.87%

22/02/2023

22/02/2027

48

Bendigo-Adelaide Covered

AAA

1,003,790

1,007,512

BBSW + 115

0.45%

16/06/2023

16/06/2028

60

CBA

AA-

2,518,746

2,528,028

BBSW + 95

1.14%

17/08/2023

17/08/2028

60

ANZ

AA-

2,105,578

2,112,837

BBSW + 93

0.95%

11/09/2023

11/09/2028

60

Bank Australia

BBB

0

1,651,680

BBSW + 150

0.74%

30/10/2023

30/10/2026

36

Total Floating Rate Notes - Senior Debt

 

48,065,810

48,227,879

 

21.74%

 

 

 

Fixed Rate Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ING Covered

AAA

672,223

668,211

1.10%

0.30%

19/08/2021

19/08/2026

60

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.00%

1.35%

24/08/2021

16/12/2024

40

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

3,000,000

3,000,000

1.50%

1.35%

24/08/2021

15/12/2026

64

BoQ

BBB+

1,731,861

1,702,354

2.10%

0.77%

27/10/2021

27/10/2026

60

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.50%

0.90%

6/08/2021

15/12/2026

64

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.50%

0.45%

14/07/2021

15/12/2026

65

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.30%

0.90%

29/04/2021

15/06/2026

61

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

0.90%

30/11/2020

15/12/2025

60

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

1,000,000

1,000,000

1.00%

0.45%

20/11/2020

15/12/2025

61

Northern Territory Treasury

AA-

2,000,000

2,000,000

1.00%

0.90%

21/10/2020

15/12/2025

62

Total Fixed Rate Bonds

 

18,404,084

18,370,565

1.30%

8.28%

 

 

 

Managed Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSW Tcorp

NR

1,850,667

1,824,585

-1.41%

0.82%

17/03/2014

1/10/2028

174

Total Managed Funds

 

1,850,667

1,824,585

-1.41%

0.82%