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Parramatta City Council

                                       

Quarterly Review

June 2012

 

 

Delivering on the Community Vision

Parramatta Twenty25

Parramatta’s Community Strategic Plan

 

 
 

 

 


        Contents                                                                                                                Page NO 

 

CEO’s Message                                                                                                                                                                  3                                              =====================================================================================                                                Responsible Accounting Officer’s Report                                                                                                                  4

The Dollars go by Pillars – Annual Actual                                                                                                                                    7

Pillar Costs – Total Expenditure                                                                                                                                                 8

The Dollars come from   - Annual Actual                                                                                                                                     9

                    =====================================================================================

            Project Proposed to be revoted to 2012/13                                                                                                                10

            =====================================================================================

Environment & Infrastructure                                                                                                                                     15

- Major Highlights                                                                                                                                                                      17

            - Measures                                                                                                                                                                                21

            - Projects Progress Report                                                                                                                                                        29

            =====================================================================================

Community & Neighbourhoods                                                                                                                                      34

            - Major Highlights                                                                                                                                                                      36

            - Measures                                                                                                                                                                                38

            - Projects Progress Report                                                                                                                                                        43

=====================================================================================

Economy & development                                                                                                                                                             47

            - Major Highlights                                                                                                                                                                      49

            - Measures                                                                                                                                                                                52

            - Projects Progress Report                                                                                                                                                        56

=====================================================================================

Governance & Corporate                                                                                                                                              64

- Major Highlights                                                                                                                                                                      66

            - Measures                                                                                                                                                                                69

            - Projects Progress Report                                                                                                                                                        74

=====================================================================================

Operating Statement 2011-12                                                                                                                                       77                                            Budget Review Key Performance Indicators Statement                                                                                                 79                                            Budget Review Contracts and Other Expenses                                                                                                           80

Reserve Balances                                                                                                                                                                        82                                                                                                                                                       


 

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

 


Parramatta’s development took some positive steps forward this quarter and it is fair to say that both the City, and Council, is moving in the right direction.

 

This was no more evident than at this year’s Economic Development Forum, held for the first time at the Sydney Opera House.

 

Once again, this event attracted many of Sydney’s leaders, across a range of industries, such as transport, infrastructure, business and tourism, providing Council with the opportunity to foster support for our own employment, development and transport strategies. The forum not only stimulated some great discussion, but clearly outlined Parramatta’s key role when it came to managing the future growth of Sydney.

 

On the day, the Lord Mayor announced that Council would commit to the delivery of our Western Sydney Light Rail Feasibility Study, a move that has the support of many Western Sydney councils and State Government agencies, such as Infrastructure NSW. Following the resounding success of the similar, Gold Coast City Council light-rail study, which harnessed a tri-level government approach, Council has since started work on this important initiative, with the aim of advocating further government and stakeholder support.

 

With 90,000 commuters travelling into Parramatta each day, a figure that is expected to rise markedly over the coming decades, this work will ensure we remain a connected and efficient City.

 

The creation of strong, fast links which feature Parramatta as the central connection in any future transport network, wasn’t Council’s sole focus this quarter.

 

Parramatta 10,000, our jobs initiative, continues to gather momentum and pleasingly, there were strong indications of further Government de-centralisation – which is good news for Parramatta and Western Sydney – the areas where jobs are most needed.

 

Council’s recent delegation to Singapore, which included a stand and presentation at the prestigious Real Estate Conference and Exhibition, helped present Parramatta as an attractive investment destination and generated some significant overseas interest. We highlighted to the diverse set of attendees that Parramatta is a place at the forefront of the change that is happening in Sydney and is where the future growth, development and investment will occur.

 

One of our smart city initiatives was put on the map with, ParraSync, Council’s own innovative smart card fighting off competition from the Commonwealth Bank and Google to win a major award at the Smart Card Awards Asia in Singapore. This Australian-first initiative will integrate access to many areas of city-living into one card or smart-phone application. It will revolutionise the way users work, live and play in Parramatta. It is due for roll out later this year.

 

We also took part in the in the Division of Local Government Promoting Better Practice Program. The program presented a good opportunity for the organisation to further demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement. Not only is it sustainable practice to continually review and look for areas of excellence, but it also aids fostering our culture of self-assessment and self-improvement. A report on the outcomes of the review will be available in the coming months.

 

 

Dr Robert Lang

CEO

 

 

 

 



Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

 


Responsible Accounting Officer’s Report

 

A detailed Operating statement is included on page 77


 

Annual Operating Result

 

The operating result before capital revenue and other one-off items, is a surplus of $2.945m. This is an improvement of $3.139m on the March quarter compared to the approved budget of $194k deficit.  The major contributor to this variance is the one-off additional instalment of the Financial Assistance Grant of $2.2m pertaining to the 2012/13 year received in advance from the Federal Government as part of the most recent Federal budget.  The major items that have contributed to the variance are: 

 

Revenue

 

Total operating revenue is $2.7m or 1.6% above the approved budget of $168.2m.

 

Rates and annual charges are $223k below the budget of $102.9m. Special Rates are $86k below budget.  Rates cease processing Supplementary Rates at the end of April, but continue to process property cancellations up until the 2nd week in June. During this period, over $180k of revenue foregone in 2011/12 pending re-levy via a supplementary issue during the 2012/13 financial year.

 

User charges and fees are $208k below the budget of $19.852m.  Favourable variances on some items are more than offset by unfavourable variances on other items.  The main reasons underlying the variance are: increased revenue from swimming centres $80k, parking meters revenue $190k and Riverside Theatres production fees $192k above budget due to timing of performances (although this is offset by increased expenditure). Section 603 Fees $32k, subdivision fees $56k, development fee advertising $25k, road opening permits $44k and construction zone fees are $37k above budget. These favourable variances are offset by reduced revenue from Riverside Theatres due to decreased patronage and ticket sales $110k, multi level parking stations of $342k and child care fees of $77k. Rezoning and Food Premises inspection fees are $350k below budget due to rezoning fees received in advance relating to the 2012/13 financial year and less than planned Food Premises inspections due to staff vacancies.

 

Interest is $173k above the budget of $5.3m. This out performance is a result of some longer term deposits and floating rate notes yielding between 5.5% & 7%. These fixed returns have helped boost performance in a volatile global market.

 

Other revenues are $381k above the budget of $9.826m. Lease rentals in Connection Arcade and Macquarie House are $210k above budget, although this is offset by increased expenses. Insurance revenue is $95k above budget due to recoveries for flood damage to level 11 Darcy Street and Tea Tree café fire damage. Other revenues are also up by $160k mainly due to SAMP leasing of airspace and asset disposals offset by outdoor dining rentals which are below budget by $75k.

 

Grants: Services grants are $2.755m above the budget of $14.189m, mainly due to the receipt of $2.2m relating to the advance payment of the FAG grant. Two quarters were received in advance which relate to the 2012/13 financial year instead of one quarter in advance which has been the case in recent years. $390k of other State operating grants received in advance for service projects including Creative Broker, Coca Cola (Arts), Riverside Ventures and Western Sydney Social Enterprise Coordinator.

 

Grants relating to Operating projects are $80k under the budget of $145k due to lower than expected revenue received for Estuary Management projects in Environmental Outcomes.

 

Capital Grants are $181k above the budget of $5.098m. Some additional grants were received but not budgeted for relating to Neighbourhood Improvement, RTA River Cities Parks and E-Readers Lending projects.

 

Sec 94 Capital contributions are $1.844m above the budget of $3.377m.

 

Extraordinary Revenue of $8.2m has been received from a legal settlement and was already budgeted for at the March Review.

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Expenses

 

Total Operating expenses were $0.751m or less than 1% below the budget of $175.3m.

 

Employee costs are $1.959m above the budget of $72.466m.

 

Salaries & wages costs are $0.7m above budget mainly due to equal phasing following budget savings at previous quarters not having allowed for 5 payroll runs in June. Agency staff is $420k above budget and has a direct relationship to salaries and wages. Training is $326k under the budget of $1.485m as some planned training was not used. Fringe Benefits tax is $113k below the budget of $480k. Other employee costs are $37k under budget mainly due to Non-Leave other employee costs. Employee leave entitlements (ELE) needed an additional provision of $1.5m and ELE reserve adjustment to allow for the increased amount of provision related to Long Service Leave following the actuarial calculation of this liability which used a lower discount rate than in previous years to due very low commonwealth bond rates for future years.  There is also some impact of correctly reflecting the on-costs related to the leave provisions.

 

Materials & contracts are $0.761m under the budget of $31.836m.

 

Materials are $637k below the budget of $5.9m. Contracts are $0.124m under budget. Finance is $345k under budget in materials due to remaining savings related to the services review being realised. This is offset by increased legal expenses, consultancies and contracts in Rates and Insurance and Risk. Communications and Marketing are over budget by $112k in printing costs due to the realignment of the printing function which now provides an improved in-house service. Strategic Asset Management is under budget by $120k mainly due to reduced building improvements and property maintenance costs. Human Resources $86k under budget in consultancies not used, Community Library and Social Services under budget by $90k in Home Support, Library and Child Care services, Domestic Waste $78k under budget in Cleaning, Consultancies and Garbage services. Catchment Management and City Strategy are also well under budget due to drainage and environmental outcome projects not completed due to time constraints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses are $1.346m under the budget of $29.183m.

 

Major variances include:

 

Electricity $150k, Insurance $267k under budget due to savings in premiums as a result of reduced fleet and public liability claims. Computer application and licence fees due to ICT related savings. Tipping fees are $363k under budget due to savings following implementation of process improvements. Agency Collection Costs are $227k under budget in rates and relate to the over expenditure in legal costs within materials and contracts. Previously provided for bad debts received from prior year invoices have resulted in $130k reduction in the expenditure account. Donations to external bodies are under budget by $133K. Other operating expenses are under budget by $230k offset by increased SEINS costs and lower revenue.

 

Depreciation is $336k under the budget of $34.7m. This includes a cost write off for Civic Place project management capitalised costs of $6.6m.

 

Expenditure on operating projects for the year was $260k under the budget of $2.854m. Details of all projects are included within each Pillar’s report in this Review. It is proposed that some of the unspent project budgets will be revoted into 2012/13 to enable completion of projects. Details can be found in the in the Revotes section on pages 10 to 14.

 

Expenditure on capital projects for the year was $4.7m under the budget of $51.9m. This is a good result, as 90.8% of projects were completed in comparison with 89% last year.  Of the unspent amount $2.4m relate to Property related projects.

 

As for operating projects, details of all capital projects are included within each Pillar’s report in this Review and it is proposed that some unexpended budgets for capital projects will be revoted into 2012/13.

 

Expenditure to be revoted into 2012/13

 

Due to various circumstances it was not possible to complete all projects by the end of the financial year. Managers were required to substantiate all requests for the carrying over into 2012/13 of unexpended budgets. Details of the proposed projects to be revoted into 2012/13 are included at pages 10 to 14 of this Review. A summary of the proposed revotes is as follows:

 

 

 

 


Delivery Program Projects

 

Operating Projects                    $34k

Capital Projects                         $3,457k

 

Total                                        $3,491k

 

Other Projects

 

In addition to the revotes for specific Delivery Program projects, there are a limited number of other projects (services) that are proposed for revoting into 2011/12. These total $49.7k. The total revote proposed for all projects and services into 2012/13 is $3,541k.

 

 

Funding

 

After the funding of projects from General Revenue there was a funding surplus of $1.07m.  This amount was transferred to internal reserves as early repayment instalment of the internal borrowing for the CITSR project.

 

Responsible Accounting Officer’s Statement

 

It is my opinion that the Quarterly Budget Review statement for Parramatta City Council for the quarter ended 30/06/2012 indicates that Council’s financial position is satisfactory.


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

 

Annual Actual

 
 


 

Where Council Spends The Operating

 

Where the Dollars Go by Pillar?

$,000

Community And Neighbourhoods

    34,911

Economy And Development

    29,344

Environment And Infrastructure

    43,274

Governance And Corporate

    32,685

Subtotal

  140,214

Depreciation

    34,388

Total

  174,602

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                       

 

 

 

 

 

Where Council Spends The Capital

 

Where the Dollars Go by Pillar?

$,000

Community And Neighbourhoods

      3,678

Economy And Development

    22,161

Environment And Infrastructure

    14,055

Governance And Corporate

      7,316

Total

    47,210

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                        

 

 


Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

 

Pillar Costs – 2011/12 Total Expenditure

 

 

 


Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

 

Annual actual

 
 


Revenue

 

Where the Dollars Come From?

$,000

Rates And Annual Charges

   108,833

User Charges And Fees

    26,281

Operating Grants And Contributions

     30,636

Other Revenues

     19,028

Interest

       5,473

Total

   190,251

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How We Fund Our Capital

Where the Dollars Come From?

$,000

Special Rate Reserves

      5,029

Section 94 Reserves

      3,857

Other Reserves

18,110

Grants And Contributions

      5,829

Loans

      7,962

Revenue Funds

      6,424

Total

    47,210

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

Project Proposed to be revoted to 2012/13

Project No.

Project Name

Approved Budget (2011/12)

Grants & Contribution

Loans

Other Reserves

Revenue Funding Current & Previous Year

Section 94 Reserves

Special Rates Reserves

Revote

Comments

 

Management Plan Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11023

11023. Lake Parramatta

Plan of Mgt I

$100,000

$0

$0

$0

$58,500

$0

$0

$58,500

Proposed works in progress but delayed by development of new Plan of Management, flooding of lake after major storm events & resultant higher water levels and matching RMS grant ($100k) approved in May 2012 -funds yet to be received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10011

10011. Parks Program

S94A2-2

$460,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$53,958

$53,958

Annual grants approval was extensively delayed from usual October date until March 2012. Approved projects require consultation with sporting stakeholders & need to be undertaken outside of sporting groups seasonal use of the playing fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10017

10017. Aquatic Facilities

 Minor Cap W

$83,212

$0

$0

$0

$13,492

$0

$0

$13,492

There have been delays in the reconfiguration of the main reception area at Parramatta War Memorial Swimming Pool. Automated access gates were ordered in  May, however the contractor has advised that they will not arrive in  the country until late July / early August 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10005

10005. Public Halls &

 Community

$312,120

$0

$0

$0

$40,072

$0

$0

$40,072

This revote seeks funding to complete the roof restoration of Parramatta Town Hall, which has been delayed due to wet weather. The project is substantially underway and $40k is required to complete the project, est Aug/Sept 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Total

 

$955,332

$0

$0

$0

$112,064

$0

$53,958

$166,022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Community And Neighbourhoods

$955,332

$0

$0

$0

$112,064

$0

$53,958

$166,022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10034

10034. Digital Collection

Mgt & Acces CIP 3.3

$73,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$47,252

$0

$47,252

Software purchased and work proceeding on implementation which includes data conversion, data cleansing and development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11012

11012. Heritage Centre

Core Exh Renov

$75,000

$0

$0

$0

$27,065

$0

$0

$27,065

This is a multi-year project. Stage 1 was the development of concepts for the renovation which has been completed.  Funds revoted will support Stage 2  which is the detailed content development and design work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10224

10224. Contaminated Lands

 - Investig

$100,000

$0

$0

$0

$45,246

$0

$0

$45,246

Review and risk assessment of all of Council's contaminated land took much longer than expected due to poor Council record keeping. Investigation works could not be started until all Council sites were prioritised following review of all records and staff knowledge. Project is fully committed with contractors' part way . through works. Final invoice expected by end July. Results of this investigation are key in guiding future spend on remediation works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11157

11157. Darcy Street

Parramatta Upgrade

$200,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$66,751

$66,751

Project was finalised on time, just awaiting final invoicing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10010

10010. CAP N'Hood Imp

Program S94A3-2

$1,285,093

$0

$0

$0

$302,453

$0

$0

$302,453

Project was delayed due to the length of time it took to determine engineering solutions to manage footpath levels for correct drainage. It was also decided by ET that the works would not commence until September 10 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10008

10008. City Cnt Streetscape

 CIP 2.0

$513,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$60,390

$60,390

Project was delayed due to the length of time it took to determine engineering solutions to manage footpath levels for correct drainage. It was also decided by ET that the works would not commence until September 10 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11028

11028. Parramatta

Foreshore - Lighting of the

Escarpment

$60,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$51,205

$51,205

This project has had ongoing delays due to the difficulty in engineering a way to light the escarpment. A solution has been found and we are now awaiting delivery of the lighting equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11044

11044. 23 Elizabeth Street,

 Granville

$19,524

$0

$0

$9,382

$0

$0

$0

$9,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10209

10209. CAP Strat Property

Acq

$11,900,000

$0

$518,262

$119,944

$0

$0

$0

$638,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11042

11042. Operations Centre

$2,296,806

$0

$0

$1,258,308

$0

$0

$0

$1,258,308

 

Site Acquisition and Bunning's DA lodgement delayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11046

11046. 30b Phillip Street,

Parramatta Riverbank

$103,634

$0

$0

$103,134

$0

$0

$0

$103,134

 

Meriton DA and VPA negotiations delayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11049

11049. 189 Macquarie

Street, Parramatta

$300,000

$0

$0

$93,553

$0

$0

$0

$93,553

 

PDA negotiations delayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11083

11083. Property

Development (Specific

Sites)

$228,000

$0

$0

$228,000

$0

$0

$0

$228,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11141

11141. Lennox Bridge

Portals v2

$240,000

$94,684

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$94,684

DA withdrawn due to high level of community interest. DA resubmitted July 2012 with determination by October/ November 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11233

11233. Hunter Street

Carpark

$10,000

$0

$0

$5,000

$0

$0

$0

$5,000

Further investigations required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Total

 

$17,404,057

$94,684

$518,262

$1,817,321

$374,764

$47,252

$178,346

$3,030,629

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11106

11106. Sesqui-Centenary of

 Inauguration of Municipality

 of Parramat

$90,000

$0

$0

$0

$9,218

$0

$0

$9,218

Draft publication on the Council Civic History has been finalised and revote is required for printing costs to be complete in first quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11259

11259. Singapore

Conference 2012

$60,000

$0

$0

$0

$24,816

$0

$0

$24,816

 

Project Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Total

 

$150,000

$0

$0

$0

$34,034

$0

$0

$34,034

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Economy And Development

$17,554,057

$94,684

$518,262

$1,817,321

$408,798

$47,252

$178,346

$3,064,663

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10121

10121. Flood Mit Big 7

$576,418

$0

$0

$0

$45,000

$0

$0

$45,000

Major projects completed, however, some late works delayed, for example, due lack of availability of suitable contractors. These works are now in progress and well advanced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11130

11130. WaSIP Capital

works 2011/12 onwards

$215,000

$153,714

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$153,714

Project expenditure on Riverside Theatre suspended until the outcome of the CEEP grant was known. Proposed revote to be
used as matching funds in accordance with CEEP grant requirements in 2012/13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11260

11260. Benchmark Assets

$30,000

$0

$0

$12,750

$0

$0

$0

$12,750

The delay to the project was due to the development of this software relying on the upgrade of Tech One software, which was completed earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Total

 

$821,418

$153,714

$0

$12,750

$45,000

$0

$0

$211,464

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Environment And Infrastructure

$821,418

$153,714

$0

$12,750

$45,000

$0

$0

$211,464

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11073

11073. Dundas Com Centre

 & Library refurbishment

$350,000

$0

$0

$0

$48,971

$0

$0

$48,970

Committed Contracts rolled over into new financial year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Total

 

$350,000

0.00

0.00

0.00

48,970.50

0.00

0.00

48,970.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Governance And Corporate

$350,000

$0

$0

$0

$48,971

$0

$0

$48,970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non Management Plan Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10206

10206. CocaCola (Arts &

 Cultural)

$21,201

$3,701

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$3,701

This grant funded project has been delivered over 3 years, however, the residency appointments have not neatly aligned with the financial years. The third year will conclude during 2012/13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11101

11101. Onside Football

Project

$10,000

$10,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$10,000

A grant was received from Sport & Recreation to be utilised in January / February 2013. This is grant funded with no matching funds from Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Total

 

$31,201

$13,701

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$13,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Community And Neighbourhoods

$31,201

$13,701

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$13,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11006

11006. 08/09 OP Wetland

POM grant

$46,000

$16,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$16,000

New Operating project arising mid year from approved grant funding. The Duck River Plan of Management involves stakeholder consultation & coordination with input from SCMA & Auburn Council. Draft report requires formal public exhibition & approval by the elected Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Total

 

$46,000

$16,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$16,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Environment And Infrastructure

$46,000

$16,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$16,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services - No Proj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE-9200-620251

Services - No Project

$30,005

$0

$0

$0

$20,000

$0

$0

$20,000

This work was initiated following cross-council agreement in April 2012 for the need to undertake a strategic energy review of Council buildings following increasing energy costs to Council - Kinesis Pty Ltd was awarded the contract in May. The remaining underspend is already committed to this contract. Approximately 80% of the budget has been spent to date, with the final payment due in August 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services - No Proj Total

 

$30,005

$0

$0

$0

$20,000

$0

$0

$20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Economy And Development

$30,005

$0

$0

$0

$20,000

$0

$0

$20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capital

$19,530,807

$248,398

$518,262

$1,830,071

$580,799

$47,252

$232,304

$3,457,085

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating

$150,000

$0

$0

$0

$34,034

$0

$0

$34,034

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Service

$77,201

$29,701

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$29,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Service - No Proj

$30,005

$0

$0

$0

$20,000

$0

$0

$20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total - Revotes

$19,788,013

$278,099

$518,262

$1,830,071

$634,832

$47,252

$232,304

$3,540,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

 

Environment and Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

Environment and Infrastructure 

 

Highlights

 

Various projects that have been recently completed under their corresponding programs are highlighted, as follows:

 


City Centre Public Domain Program

·      Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain with light show

·      Darcy Street/Rear Laneway, Parramatta & Civic Place improvements

·      Church Street/Palmer Street, Parramatta CBD footpath upgrade.

 

Better Neighbourhood Centre Program

·      Epping Town Centre, including corner Beecroft Road, Bridge & High Streets and Boronia Park entrance and path adjacent to carpark

·      Caroline Chisholm Ward various centre upgrades including Caroline Chisholm Neighbourhood Centre, Rebecca Parade Shops & Lomond Crescent Shops

·      Victoria Road/Park Road, Rydalmere Shops

·      Rydalmere Bridge Gateway, fence replacement adjacent to rail corridor.

 

Parks & Playgrounds also in association with Urgent Ward Works Funding

·      Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills

·      James Hoskin Reserve, Carlingford

·      Doyle Ground, North Parramatta

·      Caber Park, Winston Hills

·      Granville Park, Granville.

 

Cycleway Program

·      Ermington Bay Nature Pathway, 7,000 native plants established along foreshore area

·      Parramatta Valley Cycleway Rydalmere, 10,000 native seedlings planted between Park Road & Pike Street

·      Parramatta Valley Cycleway, Rydalmere, cycleway & boardwalk construction between Pike Street & Subiaco Creek Bridge.

 

Roads & Footpaths Programs

·      Roads Repair & Maintenance Program, completed 68 sections of road pavement rehabilitation works

·      Pedestrian Access Mobility Program (PAMP), completed 35 new sections of footpath across the LGA

·      Completed road pavement and kerb adjustments at Loftus/Mombri Streets, Merrylands

·      Completed car park improvement works at Granville Youth & Recreation Centre.

 

Drainage & Flood Mitigation Programs

·      Completed Harley Crescent, Epping drainage improvements

·      Completed Buckleys Road, Winston Hills trunk drainage implementation.

 

Waste & Sustainability Improvement Payment Program (WaSIP)

·      Completed a full safety audit of Council’s four multi level carparks to ensure that the building/s complied to the required Australian Standards safety requirements

·      Completed energy efficiency upgrades at the Wentworth Street multi level carpark

·      Upgraded 5,500 new garbage bins for residents

·      Completed an LGA wide survey on future waste collection options to recover organics

·      Retrofit of water saving fixtures and fittings at Doyle Ground, Eric Primrose Reserve, Granville Community Centre and Jubilee Child Care Centre.

 

Major Service Contracts

·      New tender inviting submissions for the management of Council’s four multi level carparks, the supply installation and maintenance of new ticket parking machines, and associated cash collection services

·      Finalisation of negotiations with Transport for NSW for the ongoing management of the Parramatta Free Shuttle Bus service.

 

 

 

Other highlights of interest

·      Council declared 8 Wildlife Protection Areas under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 prohibiting cats & dogs off a leash within bushland areas

·      Duck River Plan of Management, draft completed & report prepared for Council recommending endorsement for public exhibition

·      Additional litter & vegetation removed from several local creeks particularly near residential properties following major storm event of 18 April which washed debris downstream & deposited litter along embankments

·      St Patrick’s Cemetery North Parramatta, mown areas reduced & native grasses established to help protect monuments

·      Dundas Community Centre upgrade

·      Parramatta Town Hall roof upgrade


 

 

 

          


Item 12.4 - Attachment 1

Draft June 2012 Quarterly Review  2010/2014 Delivery Program & 2011/12 Operational Plan – copies previously circulated for Councillors’ workshop (Changes, if any from the workshop will be separately advised.)

 

Environment and Infrastructure

 


Operating Revenue

 

The Environment and Infrastructure pillar achieved a small favourable variance to budget of just 0.3% for operating revenue which represents additional revenue of $139k.

 

The most favourable variances occurred in the Roads, Footpaths and Drainage service area which exceeded budget forecast by $240k.  This resulted from increased contributions from Endeavour Energy for Road Pavement Restorations ($138k), an RMS grant towards improve street lighting on traffic routes ($65k), and an increase in anticipated revenue from Road Opening Permits ($44k).

 

Natural Areas Management also received a small increase in grant payments with the Catchment Management Authority contributing towards the Duck River Masterplan and Plan of Management.  Small favourable revenue results were also achieved with $83k in trades and fleet for internal plant charges and $25k in Cleansing Services due to additional rent from Envirocivil and grant funding for the mattress recycling trial project.  

 

These favourable results are partially offset by lower than anticipated revenue from Council’s multi-level carparks. While the final revenue was $134k below the forecast budget, these facilities actually achieved an increase of $458k on the original budget which was revised during the year due to increased fees and length of stays.

 

The Waste and Sustainability area had an unfavourable result of $117k due to an error in the interest income forecast which was revised at the last quarterly review.

 

Operating Expenditure

 

Overall, the Environment and Infrastructure pillar underspent on operating expenditure this year by $848k or nearly 2% of the budget with favourable variances in nearly all service areas.

 

The largest variances occurred in the Waste and Sustainability service area which ended the year with operating expenditure $423k less than the budget forecast.  This includes a favourable result of $354k for expenditure on Domestic Waste Services that is due largely to a saving in tipping fees as a result of a small decline in waste volumes and the original budget forecast being increased more than necessary at the last quarterly review.  Other factors include a saving of $37k in employee costs due to staff vacancies.

 

Other areas with favourable results include Natural Areas Management, for example, which underspent by $115k due to small reductions in contractor costs in areas such as waterways monitoring ($37k), horticultural materials ($15k), pest and weed control ($15k) and parks maintenance services ($15k).   The Roads Footpaths and Drainage area also underspent by $179k with savings in a number of Civil Infrastructure operating projects including drainage maintenance and pollutant trap cleaning.

 

Trades and Fleet had a favourable result of $179k due to a variety of minor budget savings including $78k in vehicle insurance and registration cost,  utilities ($40k in electricity, $12k in gas and $16k in water), $15k for signage, and $15k for trades. Parking Facilities also achieved some savings in contractor operating expenditure on the multi-level carparks ($76k).  

 

The Cleansing Services area ended the financial year with an over expenditure of $123k or 2% due to increased employee costs which had been revised downwards by $98k during previous reviews but escalated in the final quarter.

 

Capital Revenue and Expenditure

 

The Environment and Infrastructure pillar attracted additional capital funding during the last quarter of 2011/12. Council received an unanticipated contribution for bus route maintenance of $65k in the Roads Footpaths and Drainage area.  Favourable sales results on the disposal of fleet and other plant and equipment compared to the written down values continued during the last quarter with Council achieving a net gain of $371k.

 

Capital expenditure in the Environment and Infrastructure pillar relates to a wide variety of projects as outlined in the following pages.   The Roads Footpaths and Drainage area underspent by $366k and some revotes are being sought to enable the projects to be concluded during the first quarter of the new financial year.  For example, Flood Mitigation Big 7 (project 10121 underspent by $157k and Drainage Const Big 7 (project 10123) underspent by $42k  Other programs like the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Program were completed under budget and unspent funds have been returned to the relevant reserves.

 

Trades and Fleet Management overspent on heavy plant replacement by $85k but achieved overall savings in capital expenditure of $227k due to fewer purchases of light commercial and passenger vehicles.

 

The Waste and Sustainability Services underspent on capital by $149k due to delays in implementation of a WaSIP project involving energy savings retrofits to Council properties.  Proposed works at Riverside Theatres were delayed due to additional grant funding being secured via a Federal Government grant.  Planning is underway for a larger project and a revote of $153,714 is proposed to complete the outstanding works.


  
ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE MEASURES

 

 

Average response rate (days) to customer requests regarding pollution incidents ( Target – 10 days)

June 11

June 12

Comments

Actual

7.5 days

10 days

There were 631 customer service requests lodged for pollution matters relating to land contamination, water, noise and air pollution matters.  These were responded to with a medium response time of 4 days.

 

 

Road Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

(benchmark = 6.4)

Jun  09

Jun  10

Jun  11

Jun  12

Comments

Target

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.4

# Based on Fugo PMS Report Jan 2011

Actual

      6.4

5.8

5.0 #

5.0

 

 

Number of metres of new footpath installed

 (Target – 5,700m)

Jun  09

Jun  10

Jun  11

Jun  12

Comments

Actual

    4,360m

8,384m

6,552m

8,523m #

# Figures include footpath works constructed under PAMP and Urgent Ward Works

 

 

Length of stormwater system with upgraded capacity (Target – 600m)

Jun  09

Jun  10

Jun  11

Jun  12

Comments

Actual

    376m

342m   

352m

384m

Figures include new stormwater drainage works as well as upgrades. Works undertaken by both day labour and by contract.

 


 

Number of new pedestrian crossings installed

( Target = 5)

Jun  09

Jun  10

Jun  11

Jun  12

Comments

Target

2

2

2

2

The pedestrian crossing was installed in Blaxcell Street near Thomas Street, Granville.

Actual

2

4

0

1

 

Number of drainage pits with upgraded capacity

(Target = 25)

Jun  09

Jun  10

Jun  11

Jun  12

Comments

Target

25

25

25

25

Figures include new stormwater drainage pit works as well as upgrades. Works undertaken by both day labour and by contract.

Actual

46

41

37

54