Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
To be held on
22 February 2017
Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER
Wednesday 22 February 2017
ORDER OF BUSINESS:
CLAUSE PRECIS PAGE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY 2
Confirmation of Minutes 2
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 2
Reports from Staff
RP-1 PROJECT UPDATES 3
QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Confirmation of Minutes
CM-1 Confirmation of Minutes- Meeting Held 06 December 2016
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee held on 6 December 2016 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Minutes - Meeting held 06 December 2016
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
RP-1 PROJECT UPDATES
Sector Manager: Angel, Caroline
This report is to provide an update on the following projects:
· Wagga Wagga Overland Floe Flood (MOFF) Risk Management Study and Plan
· Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 1
· Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
That the Committee receive and note report
Project 1753 - Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Flood (MOFF) Risk Management Study and Plan
Council has received an approval from OEH to vary the funding agreement to directly appoint WMA Water to undertake this project.
Once WMA Water has been contracted to undertake this project, Council has to develop a work plan, provide detail on the significant time and cost savings as the result of direct engagement with WMA Water and sought approval from OEH.
Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 1
Tender February 2017
Contract April 2017
Commence Construction June 2017
The tender for the Levee Upgrade Construction was released on Saturday the 11 February 2017, with tenders closing on the 5 April 2017, after Council approved for release in the January Council meeting.
Stage 1 is the section between Flowerdale Lagoon to Wiradjuri Bridge and Copland/Kooringal roundabout through to the cemetery.
Conflicting cost estimates developed by the Engineering Designers (NSW PWD) and an independent Quantity Surveyor remains the primary risk moving forward with the project. Council engaged the Quantity Surveyor to ensure transparency of the project, by independently costing the design proposed by the NSW PWD.
Project 2000 – Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
As per the agreed revised work plan with OEH, the final draft Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan will be in public exhibition in April. Therefore the Community Consultation will take place mid/end of April through a pop-up stall at the shopping mall, followed by the Community Meeting at the end of the consultation period.
The project budgets are as follows:
· Major Overland Flow Flood Risk Management Study and Plan – $220,000
· Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan – $165,000
· Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 1 – $3, 014,000
The final results from the various studies will be very important in the terms of future amendments to the Council Local Environmental Plan and its Development Control Plan.
1. We are an engaged and involved community
1.1 We are a community that is informed and involved in decisions impacting us
There is a risk that the cost to carry out these projects could be more than was originally estimated. Therefore, Council would need additional funds to complete the works. However, some contingency was built into all of the estimates to reduce this risk
The Office of Environment and Heritage have been heavily consulted throughout the process of planning and executing these projects.
NSW Emergency Management is the responsible funding body and receives quarterly status update reports.
NSW State Emergency Services and Bureau of Meteorology are consulted when required.
Each of these projects is managed using a project steering group made up of members from different areas of Council as per Councils project management methodology.
Council officers in various directorates are members of the project steering committees for each project.
QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE