Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
To be held on
Tuesday 10 April 2018
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
Tuesday 10 April 2018
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 13 FEBRUARY 2018
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting held on 13 February 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Minutes - Meeting held 13 February 2018
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
RP-1 PROJECT UPDATES
Director: Caroline Angel
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
That the Committee receive and note the report.
Project 1753 - Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Flood (MOFF) Risk Management Study and Plan
An Inception meeting with relevant Council staff and WMAwater, is scheduled for 17 April 2018.
A draft program will be tabled by WMAwater for discussion, and approval by Council staff, at the meeting.
The project will have the following goals:
• informing the community;
• identifying community concerns;
• gathering of flood-related information; and
• the development of a relationship of trust and confidence with the community.
Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 1
Following concerns raised by Council staff in respect to the quality of the contractors work in achieving compaction required under the specifications. Council suspended the contract and met with the contractor to resolve these issues.
A Deed to the contract was agreed to with the contractor, limiting the contractor’s works to rectifying the works that they had attempted, with direct supervision from Council appointed staff.
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 presented to Council at its 26 March 2018 meeting with the following being resolved by Council:
a receive and note the information contained in this report
b acknowledge receipt of the Draft Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
c endorse the inclusion of Appendix M in the Draft Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
d endorse the suggested amendments to the Draft Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan following consideration of submissions received
e adopt the Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (March 2018)
f advise the writers of submissions received during the public exhibition period of the outcome
g make application under the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program to undertake a North Wagga Flood Mitigation Options Feasibility Study
h in relation to (g) above and in addition to the report recommendation, undertake feasibility studies of flood mitigation strategies including Option L4b and PR1 combined
Council staff have now lodged an application with the Office of Environment Heritage in respect to g above.
New Project – Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
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 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.
Community Leadership and Collaboration
Objective: We are informed and involved in decision making
Outcome: Everyone in our community feels they have been heard and understood
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.