Cr Vanessa Keenan Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Rod Kendall Wagga Wagga City Council
Jenny Rolfe Community Member
Ros Prangnell Community Member
Cr Greg Conkey Wagga Wagga City Council
Peter Thompson General Manager
Jon Gregory State Emergency Service (SES)
Steve Manwaring Office of Environment and Heritage
Caroline Angel Commercial Operations Sector Director
Shaula Siregar Engineer - Water & Waste Assets
Darryl Woods Manager Council Businesses
Brett Koschel Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Maree Ingram Administration Coordinator (Minute Taker)
The meeting of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee commenced at 8.30am.
Acknowledgement Of Country
I would like to Acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, on which this meeting takes place and to pay my respects to Elders past and present.
Sam Robins Town Planner
Confirmation of Minutes
On the Motion of R Kendall and R Prangnell
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.
Declarations Of Interest
No declarations of interest received.
Reports from Staff
On the Motion of R Kendall and J Rolfe
That the Committee receive and note the report.
Discussion Points in respect to RP-1
C Keenan thanked Shaula Siregar for her contribution to the development of the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and its subsequent endorsement by Council.
Steve Manwarring suggested that it would be beneficial for the Committee to review and have input into the project brief for the Flood Mitigation Option Study for North Wagga and Floodplain Residents, once a draft has been developed by Council staff.
Shaula Siregar advised that the application submitted for the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program to undertake a Feasibility Study for Flood Mitigation Option Study for North Wagga and Floodplain Resident, included looking at both and upgrade of the North Wagga levee to a 5% AEP level of protection with an equivalent upgrade to Hampden Avenue as an embankment style and Voluntary House Raising/Purchase Scheme in the study area which encompasses residential properties in North Wagga and on the wider floodplain options, in parallel.
Darryl Woods advised the Committee that the tender period for Stage 2 of the construction of the Wagga Wagga Main City Levee is likely to be eight weeks due to the complexity of the construction required.
Darryl Woods advised the Committee that steel sheetpiling and precaste concrete capping will be installed in the levee from behind the Visitors Information Centre to the 30m south of the Centre, from 16 April 2018.
The installation of the sheetpiling and capping will:
· Allow the general public an opportunity to see and appreciate how some sections of the new levee will look when finished
· Showcase a variety of finishes on the new levee for staff to assess their suitability
· Demonstrate to Council staff and contractors the latest Sheetpiling technology and suitability of that technology for use in the Wagga Wagga levee project.
The sheetpiling will remain in place as part of the Stage 2 construction process and this will be communicated to the public
Tristan Kell entered the meeting at 8.50am
QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
No questions with notice were received however Wagga Wagga City Council General Manager, Mr Peter Thompson advised the Committee that following the resolution of Council at its February 2018 meeting to defer consideration of the appointment of community members to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee, this process can now recommence.
The process will still take the form of an Expression of Interest with emphasis on upcoming projects relevant to the committee.
The Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee rose at 8.55am.