Council News Issue No: 127
CITY OF WAGGA WAGGA
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FIRST PRINTED SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017
WHAT IS RESEALING? Resealing is a common preventative road maintenance technique where a new coat of bitumen and stone/aggregate is applied over an existing surface. It extends the life of roads by: • Increasing the surface texture for better tyre friction • Sealing cracks in the existing surface to protect the pavement beneath from moisture • Preventing the existing surface from further oxidisation (UV degradation) • Maintains the surface to a good condition
PREVENTION : Geofabric is laid down on Urana Street on Friday morning as part of Council’s annual road reseal program. FINISHED PRODUCT (inset): Coleman Street was the first road completed in the reseal program earlier this week.
Resealing program under way About 180,000 square metres of local roads are being resealed as part of annual preventative maintenance works, which began this week. The City of Wagga Wagga undertakes its reseal program throughout summer and early spring each year with parts of Fernleigh Road, Lake Albert Road, Docker Street and Kincaid Street among the 17 to be resealed. Supervisor Wearing Operations Lee Shoemark said resealing is a vital part of Council’s maintenance program.
“A road reseal is where a new layer of stone and bitumen is applied over the existing surface, which helps keep moisture out of the road base and increases friction for car tyres,” he said. “Without preventative maintenance like resealing, the life of the road is greatly reduced and it’s more likely to produce potholes and other defects.” The first half of the annual resealing program has been scheduled for January, with dates dependent on contractor availability and weather conditions. The remainder of the program will be scheduled following the completion of stage one. Traffic conditions throughout the city will change during the reseal program
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for both the works and preparation works, including road closures and partial road closures “We ask motorists to take care while the works are taking place and there may be some minor traffic delays due to the partial lane closures,” Mr Shoemark said. “There will also be some loose stones following the works as the aggregate needs two to three weeks to lock into place after a reseal. “A street sweeper will return to the reseal sites after this period to remove any remaining loose stone.” For full details on changes to traffic conditions during the reseal program, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/roads.
ANNUAL RESEAL PROGRAM Stage one schedule: • 10-11 January: Coleman Street • 12 January: Flinders Street, Johnston Street • 13 January: Urana Street • 14 January: Faye Avenue (road closure) • 15-16 January: Chaston Street (road closure) • 17-18 January: Fernleigh Rd (road closure)
• 19-20 January: The Esplanade (road closure) • 21 January: Lake Albert Road (closure) Stage two (dates to be confirmed) • Beckwith Street • Best Street • Docker Street • Kincaid Street • Morrow Street • O’Reilly Street • Tarcutta Street • Thompson Street
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C O M E D I A N TO S H A R E T I P S AT CLASS CLOWNS WORKSHOP
Local high school kids can warm up their funny bones at a special workshop on 19 January ahead of the Class Clowns Wagga heat later this year. The Civic Theatre will be hosting a heat of the national high school comedy competition on 16 March, with local comedian Dane
Simpson to share tips and tricks at next week’s workshop. The workshop is $15 per person and places are limited. Visit civictheatre.com.au or call the box office on 6926 9688 for bookings. Mr Simpson will also be providing free
workshops at local high schools in the lead up to the heat. Junior comedians can also take part in a master class with a professional comedian on the day of the Class Clowns heat. For more information and tickets, visit civictheatre.com.au or classclowns.com.au.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST EXTENDED
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Expressions of interest have been extended for a number of City of Wagga Wagga’s Advisory Committees. Applications close at 5pm, 20 January for the Sister City Community Committee, Museum of the Riverina Community Committee and Public Art Advisory Panel. The Museum of the Riverina committee allows the community and other key stakeholders to participate in the setting of future directions in accordance with the
role of the museum within the strategic goals of the Council. Wagga Wagga has three Sister Cities in the US, China and Germany, with the community committee working to foster those relationships and plan exchanges. The Public Art Advisory Panel provides expert advice and contributes to public art project management from commissioning artists to the completion and public launch of artworks. To apply for a committee, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au and download an Expression of Interest form.
R E P O R T
The City of Wagga Wagga’s spring and Oura mowing program is now under way. • East: Lake Albert followed by All parks, reserves and open space Tatton areas receive one grass cut every six • West: Lloyd followed by weeks, but these timeframes may be Bourkelands extended. • Seasonal: Roundabout Mowing teams will be operating in maintenance followed by irrigated the following areas: parks • North: CBD followed by Estella
WITH THANKS: Wagga woman Erin Hulm is thanked by Riverina Regional Library Executive Director Robert Knight for her recent donation of 600 books to the RRL network.
Neighbour’s novel idea boosts Riverina Regional Library Erin Hulm had a novel idea when she realised the Riverina Regional Library (RRL) was going to be her new neighbour. The RRL recently moved into a new administration centre in Galing Place after outgrowing their home in Peter Street. One day in October, Mrs Hulm, who lives just a few doors up, rang the RRL doorbell offering up a donation of surplus books she had after closing her online bookstore.
Blown away by Mrs Hulm’s generosity, RRL staff went to view the books, and, were pleasantly surprised. “Staff were greeted with a pristine collection of almost 600 new paperback and hardback books, including classics, popular fiction and non-fiction titles,” RRL Executive Director Robert Knight said. “The books were allocated across the RRL network with 218 replacement titles for copies
held at RRL libraries – which gives branches the chance to spend their budgets on new titles rather than replacing this popular, well borrowed stock. “Almost 60 titles were used as replacements for the RRL Book Club and every RRL branch, including our smallest libraries, received the remaining titles. “RRL is extremely grateful to have received this generous donation from Erin. We really can’t thank her enough.”
PARKING + TRANSPORT INFO
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No entry or pass outs after 9pm. No glass, alcohol or commercial food.
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off-street parking 1hr
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Picnic + movie at the Oasis Satellite Boy. Free entry from 7pm - 9pm.
Beyond Bank Australia Day Awards Featuring a free concert and
Bus route Pickup stops
the National Anthem Competition Finalists.
reserved disabled parking + drop-off zone
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Wagga beach carpark
Wagga Wagga 25 JAN
At Wagga Beach 7am Free Community Breakfast 8am - 2pm Free Amusements 9am Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony 8am - 2pm Markets at the Beach 10am - 2pm Beyond Bank Entertainment Tent
PARKING and drop off zone Parking at the beach will be limited to pass holders (including stall holders and disability passes). This area is a drop off zone only. Please see map for parking options.
FEATURING THE CONVICTS
At the Civic Theatre 1pm Australia Day Talent Quest
Proudly supported by:
FEATURING AUSTRALIA DAY AMBASSADOR Warren Kermond
shuttle bus A shuttle bus will be picking up people from the stops shown on the above pink route every 15-20 minutes.
BE SUN SMART | ALL EVENTS ARE ALCOHOL AND GLASS FREE For full event details visit
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Australia Day Award nominees announced FAMILY FUN: Hundreds of people enjoyed the free entertainment at last year’s Australia Day celebrations.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES • Maree Dosser • Ray Pelletier • Colin Cheney • Dianne Jacobson • Phillip Sheather
YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES • Isobel Cowell WALK OF HONOUR NOMINEES • Jim Elphick • Narelle and Duncan Potts
A ‘FINE’ WAY TO HEL P O T HERS
The Wagga Wagga City Library has waived about $5000 in fines and filled more than 30 boxes with food donated by its members to the Salvation Army. The annual Food For Fines program allows library members to donate non-perishable food items in December and in return the library wipes their slate clean of any overdue items. It was the 13th year the campaign has been held and helps stock up the Salvation Army’s pantry following the busy holiday season.
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY
• Bob Bowcher (dec) • Aunty Kath Withers TED RYDER MEMORIAL AWARD • Anthony Paul • Paul Johanson • Phillip McIntosh
Nominees for the 2017 Wagga Wagga Australia Day Awards have been revealed ahead of the ceremony to be held on Wednesday 25 January. There are five nominees for Citizen of the Year and four for the prestigious Walk of Honour. There were also three nominations for the Ted Ryder Memorial Sports Award, while a new inductee into the Sporting Hall of Fame will also be announced at this year’s awards. “It’s great to see so many outstanding members of our community recognised with a nomination for an award,” City of Wagga Wagga’s General Manager Alan Eldridge said. “The Australia Day Awards are a fantastic way to honour the hard work and dedication of people in our community to make the city a better place.” Also taking place on the 25 January is a picnic Library Manager Claire Campbell
and movie night at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre from 7pm to 9pm with free entry. Wagga Beach will again host official Australia Day celebrations on 26 January, including a free community breakfast, citizenship ceremony, markets and more – including plenty of free entertainment. “There really is something for everyone this year,” Mr Eldridge said. “It will be a jampacked couple of days with the picnic and movie night at the Oasis followed by celebrations at Wagga Beach on Australia Day, which proved popular last year. “There will be free amusements for the kids as well as the markets and free entertainment featuring well-known Wagga band the Convicts. The Civic Theatre will also be hosting the annual Australia Day Talent Quest.” This year’s events
Australia Day services All other hours normal unless specified 24-hour call centre: 1300 292 442
Administration Offices Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
Closed. After hours emergencies can be reported to Council’s after hours call centre on 1300 292 442.
Art Gallery & National Art Glass Gallery
Open 10am to 4pm
Civic Theatre & Booking Office
Tickets are available online at www.civictheatre.com.au Theatre open for Australia Day Talent Quest only
Glenfield Rd Animal Shelter
Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC)
Open 7am to 4.30pm
Kerbside Waste Collection
Closed. E-services for free downloads of books, music, films and magazines are available at www.rrl.nsw.gov.au/elibrary Loans can be extended online at http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/ library/your-library-from-home and books returned via the book chute.
Lawn Cemetery Office
Livestock Marketing Centre
Museum Historic Council Chambers Site and Botanic Gardens Site
Open 10am to 4pm
Oasis Aquatic Centre
Open 9am to 6pm
Sewer Service Problems
Ph: 1300 292 442
Visitor Information Centre
Open 9am to 5pm
free entry - sATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY Wagga Wagga City Council are pleased to advise that the next FREE ENTRY to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre will be held on Saturday 4
Residents can dispose of general domestic waste including garden rubbish, mixed recyclables and general household waste free of charge. Please note: special wastes such as tyres, builders waste, refrigerative items, mattresses and gas bottles are not included in the free disposal day and will be charged as per normal fees and charges. Free disposal is limited to cars, vans, utes and single axle trailers only.
Don’t forget, polystyrene, televisions and computers are accepted free of charge everyday! Gregadoo Waste Management Centre OPENING HOURS
7am – 4.30pm
Further INFORMATION For more information call us on 1300 292 442 or visit our website for full list of fees and charges.
will also feature Wagga’s Australia Day Ambassador Warren Kermond OAM. Mr Kermond is the third in now five generations of a show business family and has been performing from an early age. His work has included his own productions throughout Australia and internationally, including New Zealand, Japan and all of Asia. In the United States he performed in seasons and numerous conventions in San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas and has also had major success in Zimbabwe and South Africa. For a full list of the events for Australia Day in Wagga Wagga, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/ australiaday. All events at the Wagga Beach are glass and alcohol free. Residents are reminded to be sun smart and to respect the river: www. royallifesaving.com.au/ respecttheriver.
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Civic Theatre, Morrow Street. Ph: 6921 4678
STAGELIGHTS: 160 YEARS OF WAGGA THEATRE
Until 26 February Take a peek behind the curtain and explore the history of theatre in Wagga - from plays in pubs to the huge community productions of today. Museum of the Riverina, Historic Council Site, Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets. Ph: 6926 9655
RIVERINA PRODUCERS MARKET Thursdays 1pm to 6pm Wagga Showgrounds, Bourke Street. Ph: 0428 263 297
SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SHAUN BROWN’S CRICKET COACHING
Sat 14 January Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way. Ph: 0428 695 577
TUMBA RAIL OPEN DAY
Tue 17 to Wed 18 January Robertson Oval, Morgan Street. Ph: 1800 35 14 15
Say hi to Saffy This edition’s pet of the week is Saffy (imp344) - a quiet and confident girl who really wants to be your new best friend. Saffy is approximately five years old and this black and white beauty would be suitable in most households. She would adjust well to living with children or a dog. Saffy loves toys and loves to play games, and she also loves to curl up and cuddle with you when you need some company. If you want to meet Saffy or any of her friends, visit the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter from Monday to Saturday between 1pm and 4.15pm. For more information, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/animals or call 6971 4651 during business hours.
THE JACKDAW FILM SERIES PRESENTS Sat 14 January 10am - 4pm DIRECTORS CUTS: Railway Station, Ladysmith JUST FOR KIDS (approximately 20 minutes east of Wagga Wagga). Ph: 6926 3446 or 0405 263 443
WIRADJURI CULTURAL TOUR
Wed 18 to Fri 20 January Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Street’s. Ph: 6926 9660
Sun 15 January Departs from Visitor Information Centre, Tarcutta Street. Ph: 0412 693 030
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Sun 15 to Sun 22 January Basement Theatre, Wagga
For support in organising your event, contact Council’s Events Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org. au or 1300 292 442 Mon to Fri. To promote your event or for a full list of events go to: visitwagga. com or call 1300 100 122.
WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL VACANCIES careers at council VENUE COORDINATOR Remuneration: Min $1,280.48 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Carissa Campbell - 02 6926 9688 Closing Date: Friday, 3 February 2017
REGIONAL MUSEUM OFFICER Remuneration: Min $1,392.45 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Luke Grealy - 02 6926 9652 Closing Date: Monday, 6 February 2017
GALLERY OFFICER, EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS (Part-time - 14 hours per week)
Remuneration: Min $358.70 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Stephen Payne - 02 6926 9661 Closing Date: Sunday, 5 February 2017
INFORMATION, LITERACY & LEARNING COORDINATOR Remuneration: Min $1,280.48 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Claire Campbell - 02 6926 9717 Closing Date: Monday, 30 January 2017
LIBRARY PROGRAMS OFFICER Remuneration: Min $1,020.48 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Claire Campbell - 02 6926 9717 Closing Date: Monday, 30 January 2017
TEAM LEADER BOTANIC GARDENS Remuneration: Min $1,220.20 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Caroline Angel - 0429 265 053 Closing Date: Friday, 27 January 2017
GARDENER Remuneration: Min $857.05 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Mick Cave - 0408 639 366 (Mon to Fri, 7am to 4pm) Closing Date: Friday, 27 January 2017
HEAVY VEHICLE MECHANIC (Two (2) Vacant Positions)
Remuneration: Min $1,064.44 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Paul Wallace - 0438 245 049 Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
AIRPORT COMPLIANCE OFFICER Remuneration: Min $1,104.14 gpw + superannuation Enquiries: Leon Burger - 02 6926 9267 Closing Date: Monday, 6 February 2017
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EXTENSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: CITY OF WAGGA WAGGA ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Expressions of Interest are sought from interested persons to serve on the following Council Advisory Committees: • Sister City Community Committee • Museum of the Riverina Community Committee • Public Art Panel Applications are invited, and will be received up to 5pm on Friday, 20 January 2017 from interested residents of the Wagga Wagga Local Government area to serve on the above Advisory Committees. Further information regarding the role(s) of these Committees and the Application Forms are available on Council’s website under http://www. wagga.nsw.gov.au/cityof-wagga-wagga/council/ minutes-and-reports/ advisory-committee. Application forms are also available from the Customer Service Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga during business hours. Application forms can be completed online; posted to PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or emailed to council@wagga. nsw.gov.au Further details are available by contacting Nicole Johnson on 1300 292 442.
NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS JANUARY 2017
In accordance with the provisions of Section 9 of the Local Government Act 1993, notice is hereby given that an Ordinary meeting of the Council of the City of Wagga Wagga will be held at 6.00pm on Monday, 30 January 2017 in the Council Meeting Room, cnr Baylis & Morrow Streets Wagga Wagga. All meetings are open to members of the public. Members of the public wishing to address the
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Council regarding agenda items, must complete the appropriate Public Address Form and return it to Council by 10.00am on the day of meeting. The form is available from the Customer Service counter at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre or from Council’s website www.wagga.nsw. gov.au/paforms Copies of the Agenda are also available to the public, at the meetings or from the Customer Service Centre at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre three (3) days prior to the meetings or from Council’s website www. wagga.nsw.gov.au
EXHIBITION OF DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ABORIGINAL PLACES
Council hereby gives public notice of the exhibition of the Draft Management Plan for Aboriginal Places. The draft Plan will be on exhibition from 31st December 2016 until 30 January 2017. Council invites public submissions on the draft Plan, to be lodged within the exhibition period. Inspection Venue: The draft Plan is available for review at Wagga Wagga City Council, Cnr Baylis & Morrow Sts, Wagga Wagga, during the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded) within the above exhibition period. The draft Plan can also be accessed from Council’s website at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/ public. Submission Procedure: Persons wishing to make a submission in relation to the revised Plan should do so prior to the close of the exhibition period. Submissions should be in writing and may be delivered to Wagga Wagga City Council or mailed to the General Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council, PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650 or emailed to council@wagga. nsw.gov.au. Persons making written submissions regarding the above Plan are advised that any submission received within the submission period will be subject
to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPPA) and may be attached to the final report, in its entirety or in part, to Council unless explicitly requested by the person making the submission that they do not wish this to occur. Any questions relating to the Management Plan document may be referred to contact name on 1300 292 442.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Notice is hereby given under Roads Act 1993 Part 8 Division 4 of the temporary closing of: Road: Campbell Place Conditions: Local traffic only, road closure Date: 16 January 2017 for approx. 4 weeks Duration: 7am - 6pm Reason: Sewer realignment work Contact person: Graham Cox, Project Coordinator 0409 057 683
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Notice is hereby given under Roads Act 1993 Part 8 Division 4 of the temporary closing of: Road: East Bomen Road Duration: 9 January - 1 June 2017 Reason: The new Bomen Road works require the temporary closure to construct the new roadways and roundabout
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT, 1979 NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL
Wagga Wagga City Council has received the following application to carry out “Development” under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. DA16/0664, Storage Shed & Extensions to Commercial Premises, 3871 Sturt Hwy GUMLY GUMLY NSW 2652, Lot B DP 397723, Applicant: Project Planning & Design Name of Consent Authority: Wagga Wagga City Council
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The subject application and accompanying documentation, may be inspected at the following address until the closure of exhibition. Submission Period: 16/01/2017 to 30/01/2017 Where: Wagga Wagga City Council, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga (Customer Service Counter). When: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays). Any person seeking to make a submission in relation to the abovementioned development should address all correspondence to the Consent Authority to be received prior to 5:00pm on the final day of the exhibition period. If any submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Persons lodging submissions are required to declare political donations (including donations of more than $1,000) made in the previous two years. For more details, including disclosure form, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/ donations. Persons making written submissions regarding the above development are advised that any submission received within the submission period will be subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPPA) and may be attached to the final report, in its entirety or in part, to Council unless explicitly requested by the person making the submission that they do not wish this to occur. Enquiries: Further details relating to the matter can be obtained by contacting the Council’s Development Services. If you have any enquiries regarding the application, or about making submission, please telephone City Development on 1300 292 442.
Alan Eldridge, General Manager