AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Tuesday 1 October 2019

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 1 October 2019.

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Tuesday 1 October 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                                   2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                          2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                            2

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED                                                                                           2

Reports from Staff

RP-1            Project Updates                                                                                          3

RP-2            Communications and Engagement Strategy                                       7

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Meeting Minutes - 6 August 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 August 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Meeting Minutes - 6 August 2019

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Letter from Levitt Robinson Solicitors to General Manager Wagga Wagga City Council re Levee Upgrade for North Wagga Wagga  - copy provided to the Committee under Separate Cover

 


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 1 October 2019.                   RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               Project Updates

Author:          Peter Ross 

Director:       Caroline Angel

         

 

Analysis:

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

·     Wagga Wagga Major 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

 

WMAwater will be attending the meeting to provide an update on the following:

·        proposed flood modifications for the MOFFS as a whole

·        particular issues relating to the Lake Albert options

·        the differentiation between what is a MOFFS issue and what is a local

stormwater issue.

 

The September 2019 Project Management Office report showing the current status and timelines of this project will be provided at the meeting for the Committee’s reference.

 

 

Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee

 

The upgrade of the remaining 6km of levee between Gobbagombalin Bridge and Hammond Avenue is the second part of this lengthy and complex project. The aim is to provide a 1 in 100-year flood protection to the city for the first time.

 

Stage 2 works involve the extension and reinforcement of existing concrete retaining walls and installation of capped sheet piles and extensive use of earthworks to raise the existing levee where possible.

 

The section of levee between Cadell Place and Johnston Street is expected to be open to the public early October once some minor works and detailing have been completed.

 

Capping of the sheetpiles south of the Sturt Highway and along to Kooringal Road has commenced.

 

The concrete path between the Railway Viaduct and Hammond Avenue is under construction and should be completed shortly.

 

 

Council staff are working with the contractors to minimise disruptions as much as possible and thank residents and businesses for their cooperation throughout these works.

 

There is effectively only 1600m of 9000m of levee still to be raised. The levee raising will be completed before the end of 2019 with ancillary works such as paths and capping to be completed early in 2020.

 

 

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

 

Updates to FRMS&P Mitigation Measures

 

RE1: Improve Flood Warning System

As stated at the previous meeting, Council has made a grant application to investigate options to improve our riverine flood warning system.  Council is still awaiting response in respect to the application.

 

R1: Improved Access to Oura

Council staff are still undertaking further investigations into this recommendation.

 

R2: Improved Access to Gumly Gumly

Council staff have contacted and provided information to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in respect to this recommendation. RMS will investigate options to raise the Sturt Highway as part of their ongoing rehabilitation program.

 

 

Project 18640 – Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

Council staff are currently reviewing a draft report for Uranquinty that has been developed with extensive input from the Uranquinty community. Council’s consultant is awaiting feedback from staff in respect to the report and in the interim are focussing on Ladysmith and Tarcutta.

 

The Uranquinty report will be provided to the Committee, once it has been finalised.

 

The September 2019 Project Management Office report showing the current status and timelines of this project will be provided at the meeting for the Committee’s reference.

 

 

Project 19555 – Flood Mitigation Option Feasibility Study for North Wagga & Floodplain Residents

 

A brief has been developed in respect to this project. It is anticipated that this project will be put out to tender within the next two weeks.

 

A hard copy of the brief will be provided by email to Committee members, prior to the meeting. However, it must be noted that the document is confidential due its Commercial in Confidence nature.

 

The September 2019 Project Management Office report showing the current status and timelines of this project will be provided at the meeting for the Committee’s reference.

 

 

2019-2020 Floodplain Management Program

 

As advised previously, a grant application has been submitted for Humula and Mangoplah Flood Studies & Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans (FRMS&P).   As yet, no response in relation to the application has been received.

 

 

Financial Implications

The total project budgets, expenditure and commitments to date are as follows:

Project name

Total Project Budget

Expended + Committed as at

31 July 2019

Budget Remaining

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

FM-0099 - (17826)

$228,940

$232,742

-$3,802

Main City Levee Construction – Stage 1 (17843)

$3,278,231

$3,194,820

$83,411

Main City Levee Construction – Stage 2 (17850)

$11,562,524

$10,243,158

$1,319,366

Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

FM-115 - (18640)

$198,000

$141,872

$56,127

*Main City Levee Construction –excludes expenditure incurred on the Kooringal Road Cycleway, as Council expects to receive approximately $156K in grant funding from the RMS, and 50:50 Council Reserves funding.

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 active community members

Outcome: We recognise we all have a role to play

 

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 1 October 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               Communications and Engagement Strategy

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Caroline Angel

         

 

Summary:

Communications and Engagement Strategy for Floodplain Risk Management Projects

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee receive and note the report.

 

Report

In response to a recommendation to the 18 June 2019 Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee and a Notice of Motion to the 24 June 2019 Council meeting, for a Communications and Engagement Strategy for Floodplain Risk Management Projects to be developed, the attached strategy was compiled.

 

The Strategy was provided for review to the Committee at its meeting of 6 August 2019 and subsequently a report was presented to Council at its meeting on the 23 September 2019 whereby Council resolved the following:

 

That Council endorse the Communications and Engagement Strategy for Floodplain Risk Management.

 

The strategy will now be utilised going forward.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

The Environment

Objective: We create a sustainable environment for future generations

Outcome: We minimise our impact on the environment

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has been undertaken with members of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee with feedback from the Committee included in the Plan.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Communications and Engagement Strategy for Floodplain Risk Managment Floodplain Projects - September 2019

 

  


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 1 October 2019

RP-2

 


 




 



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 1 October 2019.