Keith Seghers Development & Subdivisions Engineer Coordinator
Rebecca Byrne Co-opted Community Member
Fiona Ziff Co-opted Community Member
Cr Vanessa Keenan Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Rod Kendall Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Tim Koschel Wagga Wagga City Council
Jenny Rolfe Community Member
Brian Mahony Community Member
Ros Prangnell Community Member
Patricia Murray Community Member
Cr Greg Conkey Wagga Wagga City Council
Peter Thompson General Manager
Barry Griffiths State Emergency Service (SES)
Craig Ronan State Emergency Service (SES)
Ailsa Schofield State Emergency Service (SES)
Steve Manwaring Office of Environment and Heritage
Caroline Angel Director Commercial Operations
Janice Summerhayes Director Community
Scott Gray Manager Executive Services
Mark Gardiner Manager Environment & City Compliance
Peter Ross Manager Technical and Strategy
Darryl Woods Manager Council Businesses
Sylvester Otieno Manager Operations
Rup Shah Manager Project Delivery
Mark Gardiner Manager Environment and City Compliance
Adriaan Stander Strategic Planning Coordinator
Sam Robins Town Planner
Andrew Mason Project Manager
Kate Roberts Project Communications Officer
Michael Friend Co-opted Community Member
Greg Gilmour Co-opted Community Member
Maree Ingram Administration Coordinator (Minute Taker)
The meeting of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee commenced at 8.35am.
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.
On the Motion of R Prangnell and Councillor T Koschel
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee held on 18 June 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Declarations Of Interest
No Declarations of Interest received
On the Motion of Councillor T Koschel and P Murray
That the Committee receive and note the report.
Discussion on the Report
Project 1753 – Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Flood (MOFF) Risk Management Study and Plan
Clarification provided in respect to the use of Bolton Park ovals as temporary stormwater storage areas and that the capacity for storage is only 300/400mm and therefore does not pose a threat to public safety.
Clarification provided in respect to the following point:
Bolton Park – optimising and increasing basin storage by reducing the size of the existing pipe through the park.
Explanation given in respect to the above - the storage of water in the Bolton Park basin will allow stormwater from Forsyth street to enter the system earlier with an aim to minimise on street flooding between the Sturt Mall and the Marketplace.
Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee
Confirmation provided that Council staff are working through the creation of easements with respect to public access for Active Travel Plan over privately owned sections of the levee.
Community tolerance of works adjacent to Watermark and Bishop J W Dwyer Retirement Village, acknowledged by the Committee.
Project currently running to budget.
Correspondence has been exchanged in respect to OEH funding for the Main City Levee as result of OEH are indicating that Council cannot utilise Federal funding ($9M Main City/$1M North Wagga) as its matching contribution to the Main City construction.
Project 2000 – Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
RE1: Improve Flood Warning System – Original intent was only for Oura, scope has now been extended to include the whole of the Wagga Wagga Floodplain including subsidiary creeks.
Future discussion required by the Committee in respect to the fact that Wagga Wagga Study area does not incorporate the entire floodplain contained within the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area. With the Committee’s recommendation, Council will need to discuss with DPIE about initiating the process to fund a more accurate LGA wide flood model.
Project 18640 – Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Consultation with villages continuing.
Issues raised at Uranquinty in respect to lack of coordinated internal drainage and the capacity of the system during a significant rain event.
Concerns raised in respect to the absence of ARTC in this process. Council staff to make approach ARTC.
Council to request GRCHydro to run modelling with a larger culvert under the railway and if outcomes are significant, Council to approach ARTC with the results for consideration.
Updated modelling report to be presented by GRCHydro at next FRMAC meeting.
Draft final report to be provided to the Committee prior to being reported to Council.
Explanation of PMO reports provided.
Project 19555 – Flood Mitigation Option Feasibility Study for North Wagga & Floodplain Residents
Project brief to be discussed in workshop following this meeting.
On the Motion of J Rolfe and R Prangnell
That the Committee receive and note the report.
Discussion on the report
Feedback on the draft strategy was provided by Committee members.
QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
No Questions With Notice were received.
The Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee rose at 9.30am.