AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Tuesday 10 April 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 10 April 2018.

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Tuesday 10 April 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                     PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                      2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                        2

Reports from Staff

RP-1            PROJECT UPDATES                                                                                      3

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 13 FEBRUARY 2018       

 

Recommendation

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.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes - Meeting held 13 February 2018

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 10 April 2018.                       RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               PROJECT UPDATES

Director:       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.

 

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:

That 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

 

Council staff are working on finalising the tender documentation. It is anticipated that the Request for Tender will be released by mid April 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

 

 

Policy and Legislation

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

Outcome: Everyone in our community feels they have been heard and understood

 

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.

 


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 10 April 2018.