AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Tuesday 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020.

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Tuesday 20 October 2020

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Confirmation of Minutes - Meeting Held 2 June 2020                  2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    2

Reports from Staff

RP-1            Project Updates                                                                                  3

RP-2            ATP Route at North Wagga Wagga                                                8

RP-3            Correspondence received                                                             10

RP-4            Peer Review - 2018 Floodplain Risk Management Strategy and Plan     12

RP-5            Public Consultation Plan - MOFFS  and VOFFS                           14

RP-6            Levee Owner's Manual                                                                     18

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE                                                                                           

Confidential Reports

CONF-1       Flood Warning System                                                                22 21


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              Confirmation of Minutes - Meeting Held 2 June 2020       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Floodplain Risk Management Committee Meeting held on 2 June 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee -  2 June 2020

23

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020.                 RP-1

 

Reports from Staff

RP-1               Project Updates

Author:                        Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

         

 

  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

 

At the FRMAC meeting held in March earlier this year, the assessed MOFF’s project options were presented.  Much feedback was obtained from the meeting which was considered as part of formalising the final projects report.

 

Discussion also took place with Council’s underground assets Operations team on Tuesday 2 June 2020 which garnered additional feedback on the project options and points to consider during implementation phase.

 

Work on various mitigation options for the Glenfield Drain system and for Lake Albert, including option optimisation, flood damages assessment, cost estimates and economic assessments have been completed.

 

WMA would be available to commence Public Exhibition on this project within a few weeks, depending upon confirmation of an approach the FRMAC would prefer to utilise (please refer RP 6).

 

Project 1793 – Main City and North Wagga Levee

 

Stage 2 of the Main City Levee upgrade has involved upgrading the remaining 6km of levee between Gobbagombalin Bridge and Kooringal Road to provide a 1 in 100-year flood protection to the city for the first time.

 

This stage is now complete except for the section of road crossing on the Sturt Highway.  Transport for NSW (TfNSW) have been working with Council regarding widening the bridge at Marshalls Creek.  Advice from TfNSW has been that this project will be put out to tender in the next calendar year with construction following accordingly.

 

The bridge design at Marshalls Creek will incorporate headwalls for the levee (similar to those installed at Copland Street) to allow the connection of aluminium panels across the highway in a flood event.

 

As the Main City Levee construction phase has been completed, a “Works as Executed” survey was undertaken. The survey highlighted a few low spots which have been repaired by the contractor.  All that is required to be completed now, to formally finalise this project, is to complete and adopt a review of the Levee Owner’s Manual.

 

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

 

Updates to Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans (FRMS&P Mitigation Measures 

 

RE1: Improve Flood Warning System

Council has been successful with a grant application to investigate options to improve the riverine flood warning system. 

 

The project will:

 

·    review the current flood warning system 

·    assess and scope deficiencies in the current flood warning system 

·    make recommendations on additional infrastructure needs and any other improvements 

 

A Request for Quote (RFQ) document was prepared and put out to open market for submissions.  The RFQ closed on Wed, Sept 2, 2020 and six submissions were received.  Standard Council procurement procedures were followed to determine a preferred Consultant and a report has been prepared for the FRMAC to view and Council to adopt.

 

R1: Improved Access to Oura

 

Investigations into this recommendation are continuing.

 

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

 

PR1: Investigate a Voluntary House Raising & Voluntary House Purchase Scheme in Wagga Wagga Study Area, in conjunction with, North Wagga Levee Upgrade to 5% AEP level of protection WITH an equivalent upgrade to Hampden Avenue (as embankment) and conveyance improvements through Wilks Park. 

 

L4B: Investigate North Wagga Levee Upgrade to 5% AEP level of protection WITH an equivalent upgrade to Hampden Avenue (as embankment) and conveyance improvements through Wilks Park, in conjunction with, Voluntary House Raising & Voluntary House Purchase Scheme in Wagga Wagga Study Area. 

Voluntary House Raising & Voluntary House Purchase Scheme in Wagga Wagga.  

 

As previously advised, the Centre for International Economics have been engaged to undertake this project. The first project phase was to conduct public consultation.  Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an alternate proposal for progressing public consultation was presented to the March FRMAC meeting for consideration.

 

Also, at the March meeting, the Committee recommended that a peer review be undertaken into the 2018 FRMS&P in relation to North Wagga Wagga flood mitigation options.

 

To avoid any perceived conflicts between competing projects, following consultation it was decided that this project be put on hold until the peer review is completed and both the FRMAC and Council have made a decision on a way to move forward.  A separate report on the progress of the peer review is included within the business paper set (RP 5).

 

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

 

Progress on the FRMS&P for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty has been delayed due to COVID-19. The findings of the study, including a range of structural and non-structural flood mitigation measures were presented to the FRMAC in December 2019, before a final report was drafted in February this year. Comments on the report were received from the Committee and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and duly considered for inclusion into the report.

 

Public exhibition was originally planned for mid-April 2020 but has been postponed until a decision is made by the Committee on a suitable way to move forward or not on this project.

 

2019-2020 Floodplain Management Program

 

A grant application was submitted for Humula and Mangoplah flood studies & FRMS&P.  This application was unsuccessful, and Council will look at what options are available to complete this work in the next few years. 

 

Financial Implications

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

Project name

Total Project Budget

Expended + Committed as at

14 October 2020

Budget Remaining/

(overspend)

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

FM-0099 - (17826)

$228,940

$232,995

($4,055)

Main City Levee Construction – Stage 1 (17843)*

$3,278,231

$3,195,723

$82,508

Main City Levee Construction – Stage 2 (17850)

$11,562,524

$11,307,887

$254,637

Wagga Wagga Villages Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

FM-115 - (18640)

$198,000

$141,872

$56,127

Flood Mitigation Option Feasibility Study for North Wagga & Floodplain Residents 

FM-0071 - (19555)

$234,000

$174,602

$59,398

Flood Warning System

FM-0091 - (20549)

$33,000

$0

$33,000

*Main City Levee Construction – excludes expenditure incurred on the Kooringal Road Cycleway, as Council received RMS grant funding and Council Reserves funding was utilised to fund the project.

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 may need additional funds to complete the works. However, some contingency was built into all the estimates to reduce this risk.

Internal / External Consultation

DPIE (previously the Office of Environment and Heritage) has 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 the Bureau of Meteorology are consulted when required.

 

Each of these projects is managed using a project steering group comprising members from different areas of Council as per Council’s 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 20 October 2020

RP-2

 

RP-2               ATP Route at North Wagga Wagga

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

         

 

Summary:

Council is currently undertaking a major project for active travel within Wagga Wagga which includes the construction of a shared use path (cyclists, pedestrians and other mobility users) that passes by North Wagga Wagga.  The preferred alignment for this facility is on the North Wagga Wagga levee.  As there is a delay in the construction of the levee, consideration has to be given to the construction of this active travel route before the required completion date of July 2021.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee:

a       Receive and note the report

 

 

Report

Council has received a $12m grant fund to construct active travel routes throughout Wagga Wagga to create a connected network facility for cyclists, pedestrians and other mobility users.  This will allow users to access Forest Hill from Kapooka, Estella from Bourkelands, or any other combination. 

 

The purpose is to promote a healthy lifestyle and use of bike over car where possible.  The philosophy for determining the location of the travel routes is safety, first and foremost, and providing direct linkages to key destinations.

 

One of the approved routes passes by North Wagga Wagga and the preferred alignment is on top of the North Wagga Wagga levee.  However, the design and construction of the new North Wagga Wagga levee will not be completed before the due date for completion of the Active Travel Plan (ATP) project (July 2021).

 

In relation to the ATP, it is imperative that all components of the active travel routes are completed by July 2021 to ensure connectivity for users as proposed in the business case and in accordance with requirements of the grant fund deed.

 

To overcome this dilemma, it has been proposed that a temporary shared use pathway be constructed on the existing levee bank using hotmix.  The top level of the existing levee would not be compromised. 

 

Other route options were considered as alternate solutions, however further issues arose that negated any benefit even for a short-term period.  These issues included reduction in user safety, infrastructure conflicts, movement away from key principles and unnecessary cost in relation to temporary proposal.

 

This proposal has been presented to Council’s Executive and a Councillor workshop for consideration.  While a formal recommendation has not been made by Council, there appears to be general consensus for the proposal.  This report is to advise the Committee of this issue and intended way forward before seeking concurrence from Council.

 

When a proposal is finalised for the North Wagga Wagga levee, the temporary active travel route on the existing levee will be removed and a new pathway will be incorporated into the levee.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

 

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

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Brief presented to Council Workshop and to Council’s Executive.

 

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020

RP-3

 

RP-3               Correspondence received

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

        

 

Summary:

This report notes correspondence received on behalf of the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee

a       note correspondence (dated 6 December 2019) was received from Peter Morris and request council staff provide a response declining Mr Morris’s offer of assistance

b       receive and note correspondence from the North Wagga Wagga Residents Association on 6 October 2020 relating to the FRMSP peer review

c        refer the North Wagga Wagga Residents Association correspondence to be considered as part of the FRMSP peer review

 

 

Report

Peter Morris correspondence

 

Council staff received correspondence from Peter Morris on 10 December 2019 offering ‘advisory, professional services (pro-bono)’ to the Committee. Mr Morris’s letter details his interest and involvement in flood management matters.

 

An oversight has meant the correspondence has not been referred to the Committee until now. An interim response letter was recently sent to Mr Morris, acknowledging his correspondence, and advising it would be referred to the Committee to consider.

 

Council staff recommend responding to Mr Morris thanking him for his offer and declining his assistance, noting that Council (and the Committee) have access to a range of expert advisory services, both through staff in-house and external consultancy firms.

 

A copy of the letter is available to Committee members should it be required; however, it was not included in the report for reasons of confidentiality.

 

North Wagga Wagga Residents Association correspondence

 

Council staff and Committee members received email correspondence from Fiona Ziff on behalf of the North Wagga Wagga Residents Association (‘the Association’) on 6 October 2020 regarding the planned peer review of the 2018 Flood Plain Risk Management Study and Plan. The correspondence, listed below and included at Attachments 1 to 6, raises several issues pertinent to the planned peer review.

 

Council staff recommend the Committee notes this correspondence and refers it for consideration within the peer review process by the selected reviewer.

 

Correspondence received:

1.   Progress of Peer Review – Email 1 of 2

a.   Attachment – summary of issues to Committee

b.   Attachment – PSRP-7 levee upgrade detailed design & community consultation report 13 July 2015

2.   Peer Review – Email 2 of 2 (revised)

a.   Attachment – Peter Thompson letter to the Hon. Matthew Kean 7 January 2020

b.   Attachment – excerpt from WMAwater Floodplain Risk Management Study 2 April 2009

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

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

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Progress of Peer Review - Email 1 of 2 - Provided under separate cover

 

2.

Summary of issues to Committee - Provided under separate cover

 

3.

PSRP-7 Levee Upgrade Detailed Design & Community Consultation - Provided under separate cover

 

4.

Peer Review - Email 2 of 2 (revised) - Provided under separate cover

 

5.

Peter Thompson letter to the Hon. Matthew Kean - Provided under separate cover

 

6.

2009 Floodplain Risk Management Study excerpt - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020

RP-4

 

RP-4               Peer Review - 2018 Floodplain Risk Management Strategy and Plan

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

         

 

Summary:

At the 17 March 2020 Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee (FRMAC) meeting, the committee recommended that a peer review be undertaken into the 2018 Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan (FRMS&P) in relation to North Wagga Wagga flood mitigation options. This report provides an update on progress of the review.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee:

a       receive and note this report

b       accept the report tabled at the meeting regarding the selection of a preferred consultant

 

Report

At the FRMAC meeting on 17 March 2020, the Committee recommended that a peer review be undertaken into the 2018 Flood Risk Management Study & Plan (FRMS&P) in relation to North Wagga Wagga flood mitigation options. The review was proposed in light of concerns raised by representatives of the North Wagga Wagga community that the 2018 FRMS&P did not properly consider the range of flood mitigation options that might be pursued in North Wagga Wagga.

 

A project brief was presented to the Committee at its meeting on 2 June 2020, as requested, for feedback and input. Many comments were received from Committee members and were incorporated into the document development process.

 

The Request for Quote was subsequently sent to 10 preferred consultants, utilising Council’s Vendor Panel process, and closed at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.  Unfortunately, there were insufficient submissions received at the close of quote period to determine a preferred consultant.

 

Following advice from Council’s procurement team, no submissions were accepted for this project and the RFQ was closed off.  A new RFQ was prepared and advertised to a broader audience as well as specifically being sent to five new consultancies.  The new RFQ closed on 14 October 2020. Three submissions were received all of which were within the budget parameters.

 

Due to the limited period between closure of the RFQ and finalisation of the reports for inclusion in this business paper set, the tender assessment report will be tabled at the Committee meeting.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Council has an approved budget of $60,000 for this review, which is funded from within the Stormwater Drainage Reserve.

 

Job consolidation number: 21038

Policy and Legislation

The RFQ process has been conducted in consultation with Council’s Procurement staff and in line with POL110 Procurement and Disposal Policy.

 

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

That a suitable pool of submissions is not received, for a second time, to determine a preferred consultancy for the project.

Internal / External Consultation

The FRMAC (including sub-committee members representing the North Wagga Wagga community) was consulted in preparation of the project brief for the peer review.

 

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020

RP-5

 

RP-5               Public Consultation Plan - MOFFS  and VOFFS

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

         

 

Summary:

Council currently has two Floodplain Risk Management projects approaching the stage where it is required to place the reports on Public Exhibition. Due to current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and requirements, consideration needs to be given as to how an effective Public Exhibition can occur that will still provide the general public with reasonable opportunity for providing comment.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee

a       Note and accept the report

b       Propose that the Public Exhibition stage for both the Major Overland Flood Flow Study and Village Overland Flood Flow Study projects progress through the combined use of “Zoom style” and Face-to Face meetings facilitated by Council staff at the Civic Centre in accordance with current Covid-19 regulations and in line with Council policy

 

Report

Council currently has two Floodplain Risk Management Studies at a stage where the associated reports are to be placed on Public Exhibition. The two projects are the Major Overland Flood Flow study and the Villages Overland Flood Flow study.

 

The Consultants for both projects are based in Sydney and would have ordinarily made time in Wagga Wagga during the exhibition period to meet with stakeholders face to face, to discuss and answer questions they may have.

 

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, residents and other stakeholders may feel that face to face meetings with Consultants who have travelled from Sydney is inappropriate.  In any case, further restrictions may be imposed in the near future that preclude standard Public Exhibition processes from happening.

 

Therefore, it is necessary to consider whether Public Exhibition should take place at all at this stage, or that alternative arrangements are put in place to allow the projects to continue through the Public Exhibition phase. 

 

Public Exhibition should provide the opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and engage with the report developers to gain enough information to be able to develop a submission or comment on the project.

 

Alternative options are available to allow the community to be part of a Public Exhibition process and be able to ask questions and engage with the developers of the reports. 

 

WMA, who are the consultants for the MOFFS project, have put forward the following for consideration:

 

“The traditional methods of consultation moving forward for public exhibition may not be suitable particularly with the current uncertainty with travel and contact restrictions and that they may change at any time. It is important to keep moving forward with the project while allowing the community and stakeholders to seek information and provide feedback on the project and its outcomes.  Over the past few months we have implemented a range of alternative methods, ……….Some of the methods that we have implemented include:

 

Face to face sessions at Council with bookings required to limit the number in attendance at any one time

Zoom sessions where someone from Council acts as the facilitator, while staff from WMA are available to answer questions via zoom.  This would need to be coupled with some form of feedback ability (online form?) so that comments can be gathered and a response provided later if required.   This option would also need a booking system, say 10-15 min sessions.  This could also be coupled with preregistration of questions so that appropriate information could be prepared

Combination of the above

While we have not undertaken this to date a possibility could be telephone discussions, with interested stakeholders registering interest and could be contacted to discuss their feedback – I can see some challenges and limitations with this

Zoom presentations – my feeling is this is the least successful as it limits the feedback ability.” 

 

Video chat (or conferencing) sessions listed above may be a suitable option, however they will require extensive involvement and support from Council staff, the extended use of a suitable meeting room and the introduction of an on-line booking system to co-ordinate meeting requests. Practical details of this process will need to be undertaken in consultation with Council’s Communication and Engagement team to ensure alignment with Council’s current policies.

 

Meetings could involve a number of stakeholders at the one time, and will therefore need to comply with attendance limits as specified by Covid-19 Regulations.

 

Certainly, the opportunity would still exist for stakeholders to provide comment on the projects by normal on-line facility if they did not want to be part of the “zoom style” meeting process.

 

Council’s communications team have identified the following preference for the engagement process:

 

·  The preferred option is for the Consultants to attend Wagga in person to hold a mixture of online and offline sessions to cater for people of all abilities in terms of technology use. These sessions should be a combination of small groups (bearing in mind COVID restrictions and guidelines) and one-on-one for those more comfortable to participate in this way. Video chats can also be used if people don’t want to, or can’t, attend in person.

 
However, if the Consultants do not, or are unable to attend in person the second preference is to hold sessions remotely in the format above, with the addition of having printed materials available to residents, who are not as technically literate, to review and provide feedback.  A feedback form would be included which they can submit as their input to the process. Also, thought will have to be given as to where that feedback is to be sent, and what implication this may have on the transparency of the overall engagement process.

 

If the Consultants cannot attend Wagga in person, or that the Committee consider that they should not attend in person, there could be a perception within the community in respect to how seriously Council are taking the overall community engagement process for the project.

 

In consideration of the “new” community engagement process, it will also be appropriate to ensure that the engagement timeframe is long enough to adequately accommodate the various types of engagement required.

 

If it is agreed by the Committee that the Public Exhibition process should not take place to ensure project validity, then it will be necessary to approach DPIE for an extension of time for both the projects.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Current Covid-19 Legislation (in relation to public gatherings, social distancing, personal protocols, etc)

 

Council Communication Policy and Strategy

 

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

That ample and appropriate opportunity exists for residents to participate in the Public Consultation process and to have sufficient engagement to be able to provide comment on the project, if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal / External Consultation

 

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

TIER

Consult

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020

RP-6

 

RP-6               Levee Owner's Manual

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

         

 

Summary:

As part of finalisation of Main City Levee, Council is required to update and finalise the Levee Owner’s Manual. A draft Owner’s Manual is provided for the Committee to review. Feedback and comments on the draft document should be provided by 6 November 2020.

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee:

a       Receive and note the draft Main City Levee Owner’s Manual

b       Provide feedback on the draft manual by 5.00pm on Friday 6 November 2020

 

 

Report

As part of finalisation of Main City Levee, Council is required to update and finalise the Levee Owner’s Manual, as provided in initial form by Public Works Advisory (PWA) in 2015. Levee Owner’s Manuals (LOM) provide consolidated levee information to assist levee owners in operating and maintaining levee systems.

 

Council staff have reviewed and updated the initial LOM and are seeking Committee review and feedback on the revised draft document. Feedback should be provided via the Committee Secretary by 5.00pm on 6 November 2020 (email coghlan.shannon@wagga.nsw.gov.au).

                                     

Committee feedback will be considered in preparing the final version of the LOM.  The final version will be presented to the Committee at its December meeting (or first available chance after this date) to endorse and recommend to Council.

 

Council Operations Staff and Directors, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) (previously the Office of Environment and Heritage), and NSW State Emergency Services (SES) have been consulted in developing the draft manual.

 

The Committee should note that this report deviates from the PWA format in that WWCC Levee Owner’s Manual will be an appendix to the WWCC Flood Emergency Operation Response Plan, which is currently under development and will be referred to the Committee in future

 

Adoption of the Main City Levee Owner’s Manual and the ‘Works as Executed’ documents (which Council has received) will complete the Main City Levee project.

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

N/A

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We are responsive to emergencies

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Council Operations Staff, Directors, representatives from SES, and from DPIE have been consulted in preparing the Manual.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Wagga Wagga Levee Owner's Manual - Provided under separate cover

 

  


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 20 October 2020.


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE


Report submitted to the Confidential Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee on Tuesday 20 October 2020

CONF-1

 

Confidential Reports

CONF-1         Flood Warning System

Author:         Peter Ross 

Director:       Darren Raeck

 

This report is CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to the following: -

(d) (i)     commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.        

 

 


Reports submitted to the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday 20 October 2020.