AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Tuesday
13 February 2018

AT 8.30am

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

  


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 13 February 2018.

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Tuesday 13 February 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                     PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Reports from Staff

RP-1            PROJECT UPDATES                                                                                       2

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 12 DECMBER 2017       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting held on 12 December 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes - Meeting held 12 December 2017

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 13 February 2018.               RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               PROJECT UPDATES

Author:          Caroline Angel

         

 

Analysis:

This report is to provide an update on the following projects:

·     Wagga Wagga Overland Flow 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

·     Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee receive and note the report.

 

Key Reasons

Project 1753 - Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Flood (MOFF) Risk Management Study and Plan

 

Council staff are currently working with WMAwater and OEH in revising the timeline of the project to allow Council to submit a request to vary the timeline of the project.

 

The appointment of community members to a sub committee for this project will be addressed once the process of the appointment of the two vacant Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee member positions have been finalised.

 

Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 1

 

Milestones

Tender                                            February 2017 - released

Contract                                          July 2017 - awarded

Contract Construction                 1 September 2017 - commenced

Onsite Construction                    3 October 2017 - commenced

 

Significant sections of the levee are nearing completion with the placement of topsoil and seeding required. The contractor is currently working on the base for the downstream spillway.

 

Project 2000 – Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

The draft report of the Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan was placed on public exhibition from 24 October 2017 to 6 December 2017 with public submissions on the draft document called for during the exhibition and consultation period.

In excess of 170 submissions were received, grouped, reviewed and addressed based on the issues raised with a summary presented to the committee for discussion.

 

A workshop with Councillors is scheduled for Monday 5 March 2018. The purpose of the workshop is to update Councillors on the recommendations that have been made by the Committee following the Committee’s review of submissions received, prior to the Study and Plan being reported to Council at its meeting of 26 March 2018 for adoption.

 

New Project – Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

Council staff are working on the project brief to develop the tender documentation. It is anticipated that this process will be finalised by mid-March 2018.

 

Financial Implications

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

·        Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - $198,000

Policy

The outcomes 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.

Link to Strategic Plan

Community Leadership and Collaboration

Objective: We are informed and involved in decision making

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

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

Internal / External Consultation

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 

  


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 13 February 2018.