Councillor Greg Conkey OAM Wagga Wagga City Council
Councillor Vanessa Keenan Wagga Wagga City Council
Councillor Rod Kendall Wagga Wagga City Council
Jenny Rolfe Community Member
Ros Prangnell Community Member
Patricia Murray Community Member
Brian Mahony Community Member
Peter Thompson General Manager (WWCC)
Barry Griffiths State Emergency Service (SES)
Craig Ronan State Emergency Service (SES)
Darryl Heaslip State Emergency Service (SES)
Steve Manwaring Department Planning, Industry & Environment
Caroline Angel Director Commercial Operations
Janice Summerhayes Director Community Service
Mark Gardiner Manager Environment & City Compliance
Peter Ross Manager Technical and Strategy
Daryl Woods Manager Council Businesses
Andrew Mason Project Manager
Amir Abbasnia Design Engineer, Sewer & Stormwater
Peter Garland Senior Engineer, Strategy
Michael Friend Co-opted Community Member
Fiona Ziff Co-opted Community Member
Shannon Coghlan Infrastructure Administration Coordinator (Minute Taker)
Sue Hardwick Co-opted Community Member
The meeting of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee commenced at 8.32am.
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 Councillors R Kendall and G Conkey OAM
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee held on 4 February and 17 March 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Declarations Of Interest
Reports from Staff
On the Motion of Councillor R Kendall and J Rolfe
That the Committee:
a accept the draft scope of work as amended in the meeting
R Prangnell joined the meeting, the time being 8:52am.
P Murray vacated the chamber, the time was not recorded.
P Murray re-entered the chamber, the time being 9:25am.
F Ziff vacated the chamber, the time being 9:30am.
F Ziff re-entered the chamber, the time being 9:32am.
VK Asked if the draft scope of works (SoW) addresses the concerns of (NW) residents
Proposed sending comments and feedback via email by end of week
FZ Expressed a preference to discuss and finalise feedback today at the meeting, rather than via email
VK Sought Committee agreement to discuss and contribute feedback in session, and for staff to collate and circulate back to Committee
CA Advised the draft SoW is in line with standard Council procurement standards
PG Advised that paragraph 4 (2 bullet points) is really the nucleus of the review
SM Was expecting an addendum to be developed to the FRMSP, not an appendix
PT At a high level it is about reviewing how information was considered and determining if there is a reason to reconsider that a different conclusion should have been reached in the study. It shouldn’t matter whether and appendix or addendum.
On the Motion of P Murray and R Kendall
That the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee:
a receive and note the contents of this report
b provide an interim response based on feedback provided by Committee members and specifically acknowledge that questions raised in the January 2020 letter were a catalyst for the planned peer review
FZ Noted that the NWRA will need a response to enable a submission to the review
PT Advised that Council staff can prepare a response and provide information but not comment (given review is pending)
RK Suggested amending draft letter and adding ‘please find enclosed’ with available information provided to the Association
QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
Councillor Keenan asked whether there has been an opportunity for the SES to meet with community members and discuss flood preparation. Barry Griffiths (SES) advised that COVID-19 restrictions has prevented this from happening, but once restrictions ease, it will happen.
The Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee rose at 10.31am.