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Council News CITY OF WAGGA WAGGA
Issue No: 208
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FIRST PRINTED SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018
MULTISPORT CYCLING COMPLEX
• International level BMX track with 500 lux lighting • 1.8km hotmix sealed Criterium track • Cycling education area • Compacted earth jump and pump tracks • Mountain Bike (MTB) Playground • 333m outdoor hotmix Velodrome with lights • Sealed car park for 30 vehicles and informal grass car park for 1000 vehicles • Amenities building with toilets, change rooms, canteen, office space, storage area, meeting room and public address space • Barbecues and shelters • Fenced children’s playground • Spectator facilities
Wagga to be cycling sport capital Wagga Wagga will be home to the biggest multisport cycling complex in NSW, with a $9.2M facility to be built at Pomingalarna Reserve by 2020.
“Wagga Wagga City Council has been working with our local cycling community for the past five years and through the NSW Government’s contribution of $6.92M and Council’s funding of $2.3M we can now make this exciting project a reality,” Cr Conkey said. “The multisport cycling complex will have a unique combination of on and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga off-road cycling and non-cycling facilities Councillor Greg Conkey OAM, NSW and will inject up to $11.7M into the Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for local economy each year.” Sport Stuart Ayres and Liberal candidate The complex will feature new mountain for Wagga Wagga Julia Ham announced bike and running paths, a new BMX on Friday the NSW Government will track, a cycling education area, mountain contribute $6.92M in funding to the bike playground, a new velodrome and project. new car parking, barbecue facilities and Cr Conkey said the complex will cater more. for everything from serious competition “Healthy communities are vibrant to recreational riders. communities and we are building the
spaces and places that enable everyone to participate in sport,” Ms Berejiklian said. “From children learning to safely ride, grandparents out for a morning walk to elite athletes training to ride for Australia, we are building regional sporting infrastructure so people of all ages to be their fittest, healthiest selves.” Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is investing in sporting and recreational infrastructure to reduce barriers to sport and increase participation. “We know that by building the right facilities we don’t just develop strong athletes, we develop stronger communities,” Mr Ayres said. “This complex will boost community health and ensure future champions keep coming from Wagga.”
FUNDED: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres announce funding for the Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna Reserve.
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Help us create the Gobbagombalin Parklands We need your help to transform 4.7 hectares of parklands into a fun space to explore, play and enjoy. The Gobbagombalin Parklands, which runs along Ross Parkway, are set to be developed across the next two years. Council is calling on the community to contribute their ideas to help improve the useability of the park. Some of the recreation infrastructure and amenities that could be included are: • Construction of shelters with a table setting • Bench seats located along the pathway • Toilet near the playground • 10m x15m basketball court with irrigated turf around it • Combination goal posts • Double cable-way (flying fox) • Fitness stations located along the pathway
• Water bubbler installed near the barbecue shelter • Parkour equipment • New sections of path where required to complete a circuit around and through the parklands • Plant clumps of native trees similar to what is currently in the park • Plant advanced deciduous trees along the street, in corridors along the internal paths and in clumps to provide shade for the fitness stations and furniture Your ideas will help Council plan for the development of the parklands and determine what funding is required. To share your ideas or to for further information, contact Project Officer John Conlan on 1300 292 442, email firstname.lastname@example.org. au or visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/ playgrounds.
PLAYTIME: Project Officer John Conlan takes a look over the Gobbgombalin Parklands site.
E TE R N A L FL A M E M A I NTE N A N C E CO M PLE TE
Solar farm development land Wagga Wagga City Council is offering an opportunity to secure a long term lease for solar farming operations in a growing industrial area. Interested parties are invited to submit their expressions of interest. For further information Contact Dianne Wright P: 1300 292 224 | E: email@example.com
The Eternal Flame is burning bright again following maintenance works. Council staff recently cleaned the pond and sculpture before assessing what further works needed to take place. Over the past week, some of the internal components have been renewed and the flame is now operating as normal. During the maintenance works, staff discovered a number of items that had been thrown into the pond and flame that were causing issues, including coins, food, rubbish, toys and debris. Council reminds people to be respectful and to not throw items into the Eternal Flame.
COLLINS STREET ROAD WORKS
New Commercial Waste Service – bin delivery 20-27 August Commercial properties within the service collection area will soon receive new bins as part of the transition to the new commercial waste service. A new general waste (red lid) and new recycling bin (yellow lid) will be delivered to commercial properties between 20-27 August. Please refer to the information pack delivered with the new bins for details on old bin removal and service commencement. For further information contact Council’s customer service team on 1300 292 442.
Waste directory Is your business in the business of recycling? If there is a waste you take, then we’d love to know. Help us build a local directory of waste disposal and recycling options to help fellow businesses. To get your business added email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
If you spot illegal kerbside dumping, lodge your report to 131 555 or at ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au
For further information contact customer service on 1300 292 442.
THIS PROJECT IS A NSW EPA WASTE LESS, RECYCLE MORE INITIATIVE FUNDED FROM THE WASTE LEVY.
Various roadworks are currently taking place on Collins Street, Turvey Park. This week, the southbound lane has been closed, while from Tuesday 21 August to Friday 24 August there will be a full road closure from 7am to 4pm each day. Collins Street will be under traffic control during the works. Local access will be maintained, however, there will be no on-street parking near work sites. Staff will be on site to assist with vehicle or pedestrian movements. Scheduled works include road repairs, pavement stabilisation and general patching, which will prepare Collins Street for further works later in the year as part of Council’s annual road resealing program. wagga.nsw.gov.au/ roads
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ASHMONT PRESCHOOL Council will invite expressions of interest to lease the Ashmont Preschool after the current operators ceased trading in June. Council provides an early childhood education site for the benefit of the community on the corner of Moxham and Blakemore Streets,
Ashmont. The facility comprises a purposebuilt two-room preschool constructed circa 1975 with capacity for around 45 to 50 children. The property is now vacant and Council has received enquiries from a number of early childhood educators and non-government
community organisations with interest in the site. The expression of interest will be conducted during August 2018 and a further report will be submitted to Council in September with a view to starting a new lease agreement in November.
Livvi ’s Place official opening
HANDS ON: Turning the first sod at the Wilga Street Park upgrade is Red Cross Coordinator Colina Meadows surrounded by enthusiastic Kooringal community members and representatives from TAFE NSW, the Department of Family and Community Services and Wagga Wagga City Council.
Training, experience on offer at Wilga Park Do you know someone who is looking for hands-on construction experience and training opportunities? As part of an upgrade of Wilga Park in Kooringal, enthusiastic community members have the chance to gain the Certificate II in Construction Pathways, 13 weeks work experience and valuable learning opportunities. The three-month project is a collaboration between Wagga
Wagga City Council, TAFE NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services which aims to provide on-thejob experience, training and a qualification for community members, regardless of age and gender. Hands-on work at the park will include construction of concrete pathways, a half basketball court, community garden, and installation of grind rails for
scooters and skateboards, a natural play area, tables seats and landscaping. Industry visits and employer days will be organised during the course and lunch and all protective personal equipment will be supplied. Interested? The project kicks off in September, contact Mark Cunningham at TAFE NSW for details on 0438 219 607.
Come along and celebrate the opening of Wagga Wagga’s first inclusive playspace. • Free barbecue • Music • Fun for all
Date: Tuesday 28 August Time: 11am to noon Where: Bolton Park (Morgan Street)
T RE E P L A N T ING T O M A RK 5 0 T H A NNI V E R S A R Y A kauri pine will be planted on Friday 24 August to mark the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens. The tree will be planted in the centre of the David Jones Rose Garden by City of Wagga Wagga Mayor, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM, and Geoff Rapley, the first apprentice to work at the Botanic Gardens. The Willans Hill site became popular as a recreation spot in the 1930s and it was then that tree planting began. The area became known as Apex Park for many years. Tom Woods Senior and Tom Woods Junior were the enthusiastic driving force behind
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MATES GULLY PRODUCE MARKET
Every Sat, 9.30am-12pm Mates Gully Café, Morrow St. Free Ph: 6921 4241
Sat 18 Aug, 8am - 2pm Tarcutta Soldiers Memorial Hall, Sydney St, Tarcutta Ph: 0477 472 154
Every Thu, 1pm – 6pm Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke St. Ph: 0428 263 297
Sat 18 Aug – Sun 19 Aug, 7.45am Pomingalarna Reserve, Sturt Hwy, Moorong. Ph: 0428 423 633
RIVERINA PRODUCERS’ MARKET
DEMONSTRATION GARDENS – VEGE SWAP OR BUY
Every Sat, 9am-12pm Community Demonstration Gardens, cnr Albury and Shaw St.
WAGGA WAGGA TRAIL MARATHON
Sat 18 Aug, 8am – 11am Apex Park, Lake Albert Rd. parkrun.com.au/wagga
Mon 20 Aug – Fri 24 Aug, 9.30am – 10.15am
the idea of a Botanic Garden, suggested in the 1950s by the President of the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation and Director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Mr Lothian OBE on a visit to Wagga Wagga. He performed the official opening in 1968 after many years of extensive garden planning, pathway construction, irrigation and planting. Fast forward 50 years and the Botanic Gardens is a popular and well-loved community place that receives around 300,000 visitors a year. Former and current staff of the gardens will join Wagga Wagga City Councillors at the tree planting event and the community are welcome to attend from 10am. Bolton Park, Cnr of Morgan & Tarcutta St. livelifegetactive.com
Sat 18 Aug, 10am - 4pm Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis & Morrow St. Ph: 6926 9700
ROSELEIGH THE WITCHERY’S ALTERNATIVE DEBUTANTE BALL
Sat 18 Aug, 6pm Roseleigh Manor,1514 Patterson Rd, Leahy Hall, Harefield Ph: 6928 4420
THE AUSTRALIA TENORS – ‘FRIENDS FOR LIFE’ Sat 18 Aug, 2pm - 4.30pm Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way. Ph: 6926 9688
WILLANS HILL MINIATURE RAILWAY
Sun 19 Aug, 10.30am – 4pm Wagga Botanic Gardens, Macleay St. Ph: 0412 439 455
8POINT8 REGIONAL INNOVATION & SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE Wed 22 Aug – Thu 23 Aug, 9am - 5pm Wagga Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis & Morrow St. Ph: 0437 757 629
ADFAS LECTURE: RENE LALIQUE MASTER OF ART NOUVEAU JEWELLERY & ART DECO GLASS BY ANNE ANDERSON
Fri 24 Aug, 6pm St. John’s Church – Church St, Wagga Wagga Ph: 0438 875 647
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SCIENCE FES TIVAL FUN ACROSS WAGGA WAGGA
The Tolland Community Hub was buzzing with excitement this week as 120 year 3 and 4 students from Mt Austin, Red Hill and Kooringal primary schools got hands-on with science at the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) held as part of the annual Riverina Science Festival. Wagga Wagga City Library Programs Team Leader Chrissie Bolton said the students were enthusiastic and vocal in their enjoyment and no doubt had plenty to tell their parents that evening. “For most students it was their first experience with dry ice, microscopes and indigenous bush crafts and astronomy,” she said. “Students from Mt Austin and Kooringal high schools trained as NISEP leaders and coordinated a session of chemistry-themed activities under the experienced supervision of Chemistry lecturers from Charles Sturt University, who are partners in the program.” The second session, led by Indigenous Elders, shared the science of the First Australians and included bush crafts, stone tools and rope making, weaving and Wiradjuri Sky Stories. Also attending was NISEP CoDirector Joanne Jamie from Macquarie University who founded the program in 2005 with a group of passionate chemistry teachers. “NISEP aims to foster and develop the confidence and leadership potential of Indigenous youth, using science as an engagement tool,” she said. Preschoolers also got stuck into science on Wednesday and Friday this week when the storytime books were put aside and year 10 students from The Riverina Anglican College presented science experiments. They were fascinated to see bicarb fizzing, balloons electrified, powerful magnets and a pedalpowered blender bike (on loan from Sustainable Wagga Wagga) making icy lime slushies. The Riverina Science Festival continues with RoboDay on Saturday, 18 August at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre from 10am to 4pm. Nightly projections on the Civic Centre’s walls of the digital projection animation by local artist Alice Peacock are showing until 5 September.
SOAKING UP SCIENCE: Kitchen Science Storytime (pictured above and below) and the National Indigenous Science Education Program (pictured right) had kidsof all ages captivated during the Riverina Science Festival this week.
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Sooty is a female black-and-white kelpie-border collie-cross looking for a happy new home. She will enjoy a walk and some TLC. Sooty is available for adoption for $107, which includes lifetime
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Suitably endorsed Tenders marked “RFT 2019-10 Supply of Ready Mix Concrete and Associated Products” are invited and will be received by the undersigned until 2pm EXPRESSION Wednesday 5 September OF INTEREST 2018. This Contract is for - ASHMONT the supply of concrete PRESCHOOL LEASE and associated products including ready mix Wagga Wagga City Council invites expressions concrete, fibrecrete, fibremesh, stabilised sand of interest from suitable early childhood education and fill sand. Tenders will be assessed on a number providers for the leasing of criteria. Tenderers are of Ashmont Preschool, 2 Moxham Street, Ashmont. advised that the lowest or any Tender will not Details can be obtained necessarily be accepted. by emailing council@ Enquiries: Lee Shoemark wagga.nsw.gov.au or on 6971 4617 or contact Dianne Wright shoemark.lee@wagga. 1300 292 442. nsw.gov.au. Closing date: Monday 3 A non-refundable fee of September 2018. $110.00 will be charged RFT 2019-10 for each hard copy of SUPPLY OF READY the Specification or specifications at nil cost MIX CONCRETE be accessed on www. AND ASSOCIATED can tenderlink.com/wagga
PROPOSED TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE COLLINS STREET - RESEAL PREPARATION
rural roadside reserves throughout the local government area. The chemicals identified below may be applied to treat priority weeds. Notice is hereby given • Glyphosate under Roads Act 1993 • Aminopyralid Part 8 Division 4 of the • Triclopyr temporary closing of: Road: Collins Street • Simazine Date: Wednesday 15 • Metsulfuron-Methyl July - 29 August weather • Picloram permitting • Clopyralid Duration: Approximately 2 weeks • MCPA Reason: Reseal All spraying will be preparation for resurfacing carried out as per Council’s Pesticide Plan. NOTICE OF If you wish to obtain INTENTION TO further information CARRY OUT about the spraying program please contact WEED CONTROL Council’s Environmental ACTIVITIES Management Team Over the next twelve Leader, Tony Phelps on months, Wagga Wagga 1300 292 442. City Council shall be undertaking weed control on all parks and gardens, Peter Thompson, rural reserves and
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registration, vaccination, worming and an ID tag. Pop down to the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter and meet Sooty, or any of her furry friends, from 1pm to 4.15pm, Monday to Saturday.
vacancies TRAINEE ABORIGINAL SECTOR SUPPORT - AGEING Remuneration: $624.40 gpf + super Enquiries: Andrea Kurta - 02 6921 5981 or 0428 615 842 Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018 PLANT OPERATOR (ROLLER) Remuneration: $1,846.02 gpf + super Enquiries: Michael Hann - 02 6971 4613 or 0408 093 729 Closing Date: Monday, 27 August 2018 ARBORICULTURALIST Remuneration: $2,042.88 gpf + super Enquiries: Jim Dunn - 02 6926 9610 Closing Date: Monday, 3 September 2018 LIBRARY PROGRAMS OFFICER - PROGRAMS & PROMOTIONS Remuneration: $2,141.96 gpf + super Enquiries: Christine Bolton - 02 6926 9710 Closing Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
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