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  • Wagga Wagga City Council Annual Report 2016/2017

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    statement of commitment to aboriginal australians Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges and respects that Aboriginal people were the first people of this land and the Wiradjuri people were the first regional custodians of the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area. This recognition includes acceptance of the rights and responsibilities of Aboriginal people to participate in decision making. Council acknowledges the shared responsibility of all Australians to respect and encourage the development of an awareness and appreciation of each other’s origin. In so doing, Council recognises and respects the heritage, culture, sacred sites and special places of Aboriginal people. Council is committed to developing programs to improve the wellbeing of all Wagga Wagga City Council residents as well as facilitating reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Council recognises that social justice and reconciliation are fundamental to achieving positive changes. Council will continue to actively encourage Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to work together for a just, harmonious and progressive society. Council recognises the richness of Aboriginal cultures and values in promoting social diversity within the community.

    Front cover image: Local Aboriginal artist Tyronne Hoerler (left) proudly showed off the artwork to Aunty Isobel Reid (middle) and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM at the launch.

  • 3WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

    The Wagga Wagga City Council Annual Report 2016- 17 is Wagga Wagga City Council’s report to you, the community. The document outlines what we have achieved for the year within the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework that Council uses to work towards achieving your vision. Under NSW Government legislation, councils must prepare a number of plans that provide details on how a council intends to deliver works and services in the short and long term. This is based on the community’s priorities that have been identified through consultation and engagement, as well as the resources available to council in delivering these items. The framework ensures councils illustrate their various plans together, to understand how they interact in planning for the future. The framework opens the way for Wagga Wagga City Council and our community to have important discussions about funding priorities, service levels and shaping local identity and to plan in partnership for a more sustainable future. As illustrated, the plans are designed to flow so that the broader objectives in a high level plan are translated into specific targets, actions and measures.

    sustainable futures 1LEVE

    L

    Community Strategic Plan

    3LEVE L Delivery Program 4 years

    4LEVE L Operational Plan 1 year

    2LEVE L Council Strategies

    Business Planning Process Divisional process informing resourcing and delivery

    Individual Performance and Development Plan

    Resourcing Strategies

    Community Engagement

    Monitoring and reporting

    Internal instruments (how) we deliver:

     Long Term Financial Plan

     Asset Management Plan

     Workforce Plan  Section 94

    Developer Contributions

    Long term plan that clearly defines what we want as a community.

    Providing directions

    Identifies the elected Council’s priorities for their term of office.

    Identifies the projects, programs and services to be delivered.

    Policies, operating standards, guidelines and procedures  Local Environment

    Plan (LEP)  Development

    Control Plan (DCP)

    State and Regional Plans

    social economic environmental civic leadership

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    table of contents INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Visions and Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mayor and General Manager Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community Profile (Our City) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Councillors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Councillor Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mayoral and Councillor Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Our Organisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Workforce Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Executive Remuneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Workplace Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Safe, Healthy and Productive Workforce . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Good Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Council Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Risk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 GIPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Voluntary Planning Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Council Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Legal Cost Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Contributions Grants and Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Companion Animal Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    OUR ACHIEVEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 We are an Engaged and Involved Community . . . . . . 39 Community Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 We are a Safe and Healthy Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 We have a Growing Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 We have a Sustainable Natural and Built Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Our People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

    OUR PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 We are an Engaged and Involved Community . . . . . . 55 Capital Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    FINANCIAL SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Financial Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Business Activity Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

    STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Waste Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Energy and Carbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Biodiversity and Vegetation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Community Education and Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Sustainability at Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

  • 5WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

    visions and values WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL MISSION Contribute to a vibrant growing community by providing excellence in leadership, and delivery of ‘best value’ infrastructure and services, supporting quality living in an improving sustainable environment.

    WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL VISION ‘To be acclaimed by our community for our passion, professionalism and performance.’

    WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL CORPORATE VALUES Trust, respect, innovation and teamwork.

    TRUST | RESPECT | INNOVATION | TEAMWORK

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    mayor’s welcome What an exciting time for Wagga Wagga City Council. Wagga Wagga has always been a great place to live, visit and invest and we are set for a positive and exciting future. With Wagga Wagga predicted to grow by 20,000 people by 2040, there are some exciting times ahead with opportunities in economic growth and social development. Our Gross Regional Product (GRP) sits at