Council News #206 - 4 August 2018

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Issue No: 206

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INCLUSION IN ACTION: The Leisure Company participant Sally Dorling (right) and her support staff Michelle Lonsdale take a tour of the new Marveloo facility located at Bolton Park.

Accessible restroom opens in city Community members living with a disability and their carers now have access to a purposebuilt adult change facility in the heart of Wagga Wagga.

facility offers peace of mind for community members who are out and about in Wagga. “The Marveloo is a safe, clean and comfortable facility that effectively removes barriers for people with disabilities who are away from their home and have specific changing needs,” she said. “The highly visible location allows easy manoeuvrability of wheelchairs and devices to and from the carpark, and is close to The Marveloo is a lay down, adult nearby shops and services. change facility built and installed by “Council worked in consultation Wagga Wagga City Council at the with members of the Wagga Access Bolton Park precinct. Reference Group, to ensure the Director Community Janice facility meets the needs of the Summerhayes said the inclusive community,” she said.

Leisure Company CEO Libby Clohessy said the Marveloo is an excellent addition to the community facilities available to people with a disability in Wagga Wagga. “It provides opportunities for families and people confined to a wheelchair to have facilities available to them, the same as all residents of Wagga Wagga.” The Marveloo will also be useful to travellers driving along the Sturt Highway. Access to the Marveloo is through the use of a Master Locksmith Association Key, an Australia-wide key system that allows entry 24 hours a day. The Marveloo project was

identified in Wagga Wagga City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2017–21), a road map to increasing access and improving the liveability of the city for people with disabilities. In Wagga’s Local Government Area, 18.2 per cent of the population are living with a disability (about 12,000 people) and 9.4 per cent of the population are carers for persons with a disability. The Wagga Access Reference Group is a group of motivated individuals with access issues, or from agencies or businesses with a passion to increase accessibility, in the Wagga Wagga area.

Marveloo features:

• Overhead ceiling hoist • Height adjustable adult change table • Accessible toilet • Reverse-cycle airconditioning and heating • Access ramp and automatic door • Transportable to other locations and events • Outside: four CCTV security cameras and lighting installed on the perimeter

12 – 18 AUGUST 2018

Robots galore, virtual reality, NISEP community science day, environmental science, pre-schooler activities and much more! For booking information and full festival details visit:

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week and is made possible through the collaboration of the partner organisations that comprise the Riverina Science Hub.

COUNCILLOR COLUMN signifies the importance of resolving the critical funding crisis that currently exists in public libraries in NSW. For the last 40 years This week I had the the amount of funding privilege as President of NSW Public Libraries provided by successive Association to officially state governments has been reducing to launch the Renew Our the point that it now Libraries campaign. represents just under 7 This campaign is a per cent of the cost of partnership between Local Government NSW running public libraries across the state. and the NSW Public This campaign is Libraries Association. aimed directly at all This partnership

sitting members, candidates and parties of all persuasions. It is also about not just promising increasing funding in the run up to the election, but actually delivering that increase in funding. Many times incoming or incumbent state governments have committed to a review, change or increase in funding but have never followed through. It is time to put up. | 0427 448 525

Public libraries form the heart and soul of each of the communities they support. The number and breadth of services and programs that are offered have been on the increase for years despite the everdecreasing contribution of funds by the state government. The time has come for all communities across the state to actively join the campaign

to support its two key objectives: at a minimum doubling of the funding from the state government and to secure a long term sustainable funding model to support the continued growth of these valuable community assets. The campaign is calling on all members of the community and interested groups to engage actively by: • communicating with

their local member their opinion of the existing situation • communicating with all candidates in the run up to the election to ascertain their position on the funding of public libraries, • communicating with any or all government ministers and the premier directly • participating in the many campaign

events that will be held over the next seven months. To ensure you are kept up to date with all of the above please go to www.renewourlibraries. and register to be an active member of the campaign. Please get involved and help Renew our Libraries wherever you live.

Deputy Mayor Dallas Tout


An enormous crane towered over the multi-purpose stadium (MPS) site at the Wagga Exhibition Centre on Kooringal Road this week. The crane lifted the final pieces of the steel frame and roof rafters into place and the vast size of the 3670 square metre structure is now visible. Project Manager Tom Lemerle said the dry weather was favourable for construction and work is progressing well. “The concrete tiered spectator seating slabs are poured, and work is well underway on the administration rooms and changing facilities. “The next stage in the project will see the structure enclosed with roof sheeting and

COURTSIDE VIEW: The spectator stands (right) are under construction at the multi-purpose stadium site on Kooringal Road. An aerial image (above) shows the scale of the MPS next to the netball courts. wall cladding, and that’s the last glimpse you’ll have inside the stadium until it opens later in the year.” The $9M project will feature three indoor courts, seating for more than 600 spectators and a function space.

The MPS is a collaborative project with funding of $4.4M received from the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, $4.5M from Wagga Wagga City Council and $250,000 from Netball Wagga.



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Kerb and gutter replacement works will take place on Gormly Avenue from Monday 6 August, following a request from a resident earlier this year. Works will be undertaken between 7am to 5pm and the following changed traffic conditions will apply: • Part road closure, under traffic control



Sat 4 Aug, 8am – 11am Apex Park, Lake Albert Rd.


WAGGA WAGGA ROAD RUNNERSSATURDAY RUN Sat 4 Aug, 1pm San Isidore. Ph: 0428 651 642




Every Sat, 9.30am-12pm Mates Gully Café, Morrow St. Free Ph: 6921 4241

Every Thu, 1pm – 6pm Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke St. Ph: 0428 263 297



Mon 6 Aug – Fri 10 Aug, 9.30am–10.15am Bolton Park, cnr Morgan & Tarcutta St.


• Local access will be maintained • No vehicular access to residents located from 55 to 65 Gormly Avenue (these residents will be required to park on the opposite side of the road for the duration of works) The works will take until 15 August, weather permitting.

Every Sat, 9am-12pm Community Demonstration Gardens, cnr Albury & Shaw St. Ph: 0411 417 956


CO U N C I L F I N DS N E W H O M E FO R S T J O H N' S Council has helped find St John’s Ambulance (NSW) – Wagga Wagga Division a new home at the Glenfield Community Centre. The local St John’s Ambulance contacted Council for assistance in finding a secure space to store equipment and undertake training. As St John’s Ambulance is a not-for-profit community organisation and provides significant benefit to the community, Council endorsed the minimum community rent on a five-year lease at the 23 July Ordinary Council Meeting.


Sat 4 Aug, 5pm – 11pm Home Tavern, 142 Fitzmaurice St. Ph: 0408 229 606


Sat 4 Aug, 8pm – 10pm Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way. Ph: 6926 9688


Sat 4 Aug, 7.30pm – midnight Downside Hall, DownsideShepherds Siding Rd, Off Coolamon Rd. Ph: 0427 042 686


Sun 5 Aug, 2pm – 6pm Home Tavern, 142 Fitzmaurice St. Ph: 0408 229 606

WILLANS HILL MINIATURE RAILWAY RIDES Sun 5 Aug, 10.30am – 4pm Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Macleay St. Ph 0412 439 455

HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK Mon 7 Aug, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way. Ph: 6926 9688


Wed 8 Aug – Fri 10 Aug CSU Wagga Wagga Campus – Conference room Boorooma St. Ph: 8506 0525

For event organising and promotion support, contact Council’s events unit: or 1300 292 442 Mon - Fri.

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DIGGING DEEP: More than 50 volunteers helped plant hundreds of seedlings at Rocky Hill Reserve on Sunday 29 July as part of National Tree Day.


Wagga Wagga City Council would like to give a green thumbs up to the more than 50 volunteers who helped plant 1200-plus seedlings on National Tree Day last weekend. This year’s community planting event on Sunday 29 July was held at Rocky Hill Reserve, behind the Monumental Cemetery with volunteers ranging from families to girl scouts The rainfall the night before helped soften the ground and made planting easy work, with more than 1200 ground covers and shrubs planted in just over two hours. After all the hard work, volunteers were treated to a barbecue and a cold drink, provided by Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare.

Baba is available for adoption for $231.50 which includes microchipping, lifetime registration, vaccination, worming and an ID tag.

Pop down to the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter and meet Baba, or any of her furry friends, from 1pm to 4.15pm, Monday to Saturday.

Ph: 6971 4651

FOR SAIL: Two boats have docked at the Gregadoo Waste Management Tip Shop.


Science in the spotlight at the library in August Budding scientists will be encouraged to ponder our future with robots, and other scientific questions, when the Riverina Science Festival returns to the Wagga Wagga City Library next week. Library Manager Claire Campbell said the festival aims to captivate and engage children in science, with plenty of hands-on activities to stimulate young minds ranging from a robot zoo to 3D printing, virtual reality and Indigenous science. “We’ve added new activities to the program which runs from 12 – 18 August, and several will return, including Kitchen Science for pre-schoolers and the microscope program CLOSER," she said. “Also returning is the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP). Facilitated by Riverina Science Hub partners – including Charles Sturt University, NISEP High Schools and local Indigenous Elders – the program will share both modern chemistry and ancient Indigenous science and technology. “Every evening the Civic Centre’s walls will light up with all things robotic with the festival’s digital projection animation by local artist Alice Peacock. This whimsical and creative piece will celebrate emerging technologies highlighted throughout the festival, including drones, 3D printing, virtual reality and humanoid robots.” “It’s exciting to see how popular the festival is, with some events already booked out like coding workshops and the Marrambidya Wetland guided tour. However the community is encouraged to visit this reclaimed wetland site anyday throughout the year. The library also has a range of science resources to borrow including books on coding, and science kits that feature telescopes, minibeasts and the space.

Say hi to Baba! Baba is a domestic short-hair tabby who is looking for her fur-ever home and a lap to snuggle up on.


ROBOTICS DIGITAL PROJECTION When: Nightly, 9 August – 5 September Where: Side of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wollundry Lagoon MARRAMBIDYA WETLAND OPEN DAY (BOOKED OUT) When: 12 August, 10am – 1pm Where: Marrambidya Wetlands, Narrung Street TOLLAND COMMUNITY SCIENCE DAY Where: Tolland Community Hub, Bruce Street When: 13 August KITCHEN SCIENCE STORYTIME When: 15 August and 17 August, 10.30am Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs children’s area ROBODAY Where: Wagga Wagga City Library When: 18 August, 10am – 4pm

“RoboDay promises to be a fabulous event and I anticipate the entire Civic Centre will be buzzing with an array of robot-inspired activities. Look out for the robot catwalk, virtual and augmented reality sites, robot petting zoo, 3D print room, microscope nerve centre or get hands-on manipulating robots around an arena at the Ground-Based Robot Room. “Thanks to the hard work of the Riverina Science Hub members, and a grant of $18,482 from the Federal Government Inspiring Australia program, this year’s festival will be bigger than ever.”

Some interesting items come through the Tip Shop and this week two sail boats have dropped anchor at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC). They might be missing some important parts (mast, rudder, sails etc) but they would be an oar-some project for any would-be sailors. If they float your boat, then pop down to the Tip Shop open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm. GWMC Facility Manager Geoffrey Pym said the Tip Shop isn’t just a place to find a quirky bargain, it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted items for free. “You can drop off unwanted items

still in good condition to the Tip Shop at no charge, which means you don’t have to take them over the weighbridge and pay to dispose of them,” he said. “Someone’s trash really can be someone else’s treasure and we see that every week at the Tip Shop. “We get a mix of items every week – some are in great condition and some need a little TLC. You never know what you will find, but it’s a great place to start for home renovations or upcycling projects.” You can drop off items during Tip Shop opening hours, or if it is out of opening hours please bring the items to the attention of transfer station staff.

vacancies AIRPORT REPORTING OFFICER Remuneration: $2,001.06 gpf + super Enquiries: Leon Burger - 0408 638 801 Closing Date: Monday, 6 August 2018 TEAM LEADER ASSETS & MAINTENANCE Remuneration: $2,686.78 gpf + super Enquiries: Leon Burger - 0408 638 801 Closing Date: Monday, 6 August 2018 SENIOR TEAM MEMBER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS Remuneration: $2,141.96 gpf + super Enquiries: Andrew Matthews - 02 6971 4647 or 0417 906 734 Closing Date: Monday, 6 August 2018

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Gallery exhibition shares stories of Wiradjuri Elders A new exhibition at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery celebrates the stories and perspectives of Wiradjuri Elders. Entitled Ngiyanggarang: Beginning a conversation in the morning to awaken others, the exhibition features unique perceptions of the individual experiences of Wiradjuri Elders Uncle Jimmy Ingram, Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr. AM, and Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Betty Grant (nee Cameron). Illustrator and researcher Bernard Sullivan said the newly documented stories help us all, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, comprehend the dynamic, transformed but unbroken continuity of the life of the Wiradjuri people who have lived here for millennia. “In creating these works the Elders started from the idea that when we know our stories OUR STORIES: Aunty Cheryl Penrith (left) and illustrator Bernard Sullivan discuss Swimming in the River, an illustration from Murray Cod Story by Uncle Jimmy Ingram, at the new we know who we are. The outcome is an exhibition at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery understanding of life that permeates the land we now know as the Riverina,” he said. cultural values through the twentieth century choosing the right way to live, connection “The works explore traditional stories to family and country, the example of the to the present. about life before European settlement, the Elders, and following your dreams.” “Many of the stories reflect valuable life crisis that occurred post settlement, and Uncle Jimmy Ingram provided his stories lessons in Indigenous culture, such as, stories of resilience and the persistence of

Public Notices

will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 6 August 2018. The meeting will be held in the Council Meeting Room, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets Wagga Wagga. All meetings are open to NOTICE OF members of the public. Members of the public COUNCIL wishing to address the MEETINGS Council regarding agenda AUGUST 2018 items, must complete In accordance with the the appropriate Public provisions of Section 9 Address Form and return of the Local Government it to Council by 10am on Act 1993, notice is hereby the day of meeting. The given that an Ordinary form is available from the meeting of the Council of Customer Service counter the City of Wagga Wagga at the Wagga Wagga Civic will be held at 6pm on Centre or from Council’s Tuesday 13 August 2018. A website www.wagga.nsw. second Ordinary meeting of the Council of the City Copies of the Agenda are of Wagga Wagga will be available to the public, at held at 6pm on Monday the meetings or from the 27 August 2018. Both meetings will be held in the Customer Service Centre Council Meeting Room, cnr at the Wagga Wagga Civic Baylis and Morrow Streets Centre three days prior to the meetings or from Wagga Wagga. Council’s website www. All meetings are open to members of the public. Members of the public PUBLIC EXHIBITION wishing to address the OF DRAFT Council regarding agenda AMENDMENT items, must complete TO WAGGA the appropriate Public WAGGA LOCAL Address Form and return ENVIRONMENTAL it to Council by 10am on the day of meeting. The PLAN 2010 form is available from the Aim: To re-exhibit the Customer Service counter Anomalies Planning at the Wagga Wagga Civic Proposal to amend the Centre or from Council’s Land Use Table, Zoning website www.wagga.nsw. maps, Minimum Lot Size maps, Maximum Building Council live streams video Height maps, Maximum and audio of all Council Floor Space Ratio maps, meetings. Members of Heritage maps and the public are advised Schedule 5 Environmental that their voice and/or Heritage in Wagga Wagga image may form part of the Local Environmental Plan webcast. 2010. Copies of the Agenda are The proposal was available to the public, at amended from the the meetings or from the previous exhibition to Customer Service Centre include an additional at the Wagga Wagga Civic anomaly. The re-exhibition Centre three days prior is to consult on the to the meetings or from additional item only. Council’s website www. Exhibition Period: 14 June 2018 to 10 August 2018 Inspection Venue: The NOTICE OF Planning Proposal and EXTRAORDINARY exhibition COUNCIL MEETING supporting material are available for - AUGUST 2018 inspection at the Wagga In accordance with the Wagga Civic Centre, Cnr provisions of Section 9 Baylis and Morrow Streets, of the Local Government Wagga Wagga during Act 1993, notice is hereby the hours of 9am to 5pm given that an Extraordinary Monday to Friday (public meeting of the Council of holidays excluded) and on the City of Wagga Wagga

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Council’s website www. within the exhibition period. Submission Procedure: Any interested person or organisation wishing to make a written submission in relation to the draft amendment should do so prior to the close of the exhibition period. Submissions may be delivered to Council customer service or mailed to The General Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council, PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or emailed to council@

Wagga Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga during the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded) and on Council’s website www. within the exhibition period. Submission Procedure: Any interested person or organisation wishing to make a written submission in relation to the draft amendment should do so prior to the close of the exhibition period. Submissions may be delivered to the Council Chambers or mailed to The General Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council, PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or emailed to


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 above proposed licence may be referred to Jenny Bailey, Land and Property Officer on 1300 292 442. Submissions will be received until 5pm on Monday 3 September 2018.


Public Disclosure Notice Council owned Community Land Birramal Reserve, 92 Old Olympic Highway Lloyd NSW 2650 Notice is hereby given under the Local Government Act Chapter 6 Part 2, of the proposed Licensing of Lot 53 DP 1181931 known as Public Disclosure Development Control 92 Old Olympic Highway, Plan 2010 (DCP). The draft Notice Council Owned Lloyd (Birramal Reserve) Community Land 11 amendment involves: to Riverina Water County Small Street, Wagga 1. Amendment to the solar Council for the purposes Wagga Notice is hereby access controls under of construction of a given under the Local subsection 9.3.4 of reservoir for a term of five Government Act Chapter Section 9 of the DCP to (5) years. Persons wishing 6 Part 2, of the proposed bring it in line with the to make a submission licensing of part Lot 1 DP provisions of the State 202188 known as 11 Small in relation to the above Environmental Planning proposed Licence should Street, Wagga Wagga to Policy (Exempt and Wagga Wagga Art Society do so prior to the close Complying Code) 2008 of the exhibition period. Inc. for the purpose of an (Codes SEPP) art studio for a term of five Submissions should 2. Amendment of the be in writing and may (5) years. Persons wishing front setback controls be delivered to Wagga to make a submission under subsection 9.3.6 Wagga City Council or in relation to the above of Section 9 of the DCP mailed to the General proposed licence should to bring it in line with Manager, Wagga Wagga do so prior to the close what can currently be City Council, PO Box 20, of the exhibition period. constructed under the Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Submissions should Codes SEPP or emailed to council@ be in writing and may 3. Amendment of setback be delivered to Wagga controls that apply to the Wagga City Council or Persons making written land adjacent to Harris mailed to the General submissions regarding Road, Gobbagombalin Manager, Wagga Wagga the above proposed under Section 16 of the City Council, PO Box 20, agreement are advised that DCP to align with the Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 any submission received restrictions in force on or emailed to council@ within the submission the s88B instruments for period will be subject those lots to the Government Persons making written Information (Public Access) submissions regarding Exhibition Period: 28 Act 2009 and the Privacy the above proposed July 2018 to 25 August and Personal Information 2018 (inclusive) and invite licence are advised that Protection Act (PIPPA) and any submission received public submissions on may be attached to the within the submission the amendment until 8 final report, in its entirety period will be subject September 2018. or in part, to Council unless to the Government Inspection Venue: Details Information (Public Access) explicitly requested by of the draft amendment the person making the and supporting exhibition Act 2009 and the Privacy submission that they do and Personal Information material are available for Protection Act (PIPPA) and not wish this to occur. inspection at the Wagga

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to begin a conversation to awaken others in order to inspire them to tell the stories of their own experience of their Elders. His first book, A Mother as Loving as You, based on the example of life experience of culture with his mother was published early in 2018, at the age of 82. “Everything that I learnt, from the first day, I’ve had understanding that your only true friend was your mother. Your true back stop, your true – she was everything. Your father shows you what to do, your mother shows you how to be,” he said. The work is the outcome of a creative practice research collaboration between two prominent Wiradjuri families, the Grants and the Ingram’s and illustrator and researcher Dr Bernard Sullivan in conjunction with Charles Sturt University and Burambabili Gulbali Inc. See the exhibition at the Links Gallery at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery until Sunday 16 September. Admission is free. The public is also welcome to attend the official launch on Saturday 11 August at 1pm.

Any questions relating to the above proposed Licence may be referred to Dianne Wright on 1300 292 442. Submissions will be received until 3 September 2018.


Wagga Wagga City Council has received the following application to carry out “Development” under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. DA18/0105 - Service station and food and drink premises 101-105 Hammond Ave EAST WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650, Lot 1 DP 156531, Lot 1 DP 163834, Lot 1 DP 715756 Applicant: APCO Service Stations Pty Ltd Name of Consent Authority: Wagga Wagga City Council The subject application and accompanying documentation, may be inspected at the following address until the closure of exhibition. Exhibition documents are only available between Submission Period: 06/08/2018 to 03/09/2018 Where: Wagga Wagga City Council, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga (Customer service) or eservices.wagga.nsw. DA18/0317, Multidwelling housing - partial demolition, alterations and additions to existing properties, 2 x new twostorey units to rear of block, associated driveways, carports and landscaping and community title subdivision of multi-unit development, 80 - 82 Johnston St WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650, Part Lot B DP 157777, Lot A DP 157777 Applicant: Kenneth John Dwyer Name of Consent Authority: Wagga Wagga City Council The subject application and accompanying documentation, may be inspected at the following address until the closure of exhibition. Exhibition documents are

only available between Submission Period: 06/08/2018 to 20/08/2018 Where: Wagga Wagga City Council, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga (Customer Service Counter) or eservices. exhibitiondocs When: 9am to 5pm, 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 5pm 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 $1000) made in the previous two years. For more details, including disclosure form, go to 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 City Development. If you have any enquiries regarding the application, or about making submission, please telephone City Development on 1300 292 442.

Peter Thompson, General Manager

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