Frank Goodyer Local Emergency Management Officer (Chair)
Owen Plowman REMO, NSW Police Force
Nigel Turney LEOCON, NSW Police Force
Wendy Frankham Department of Defence, Wagga Wagga
Andrew Behan Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka
Lisa McNaughton 31 Squadron RAAF Base Wagga Wagga
Donna Argus Family & Community Services
Roger Orr Rural Fire Service
Scott Conlan Rural Fire Service
Stewart Alexander NSW Fire & Rescue
Daryl Manson NSW Fire & Rescue
Phil Jenkins APA
Denise Garner NSW Health
Lee Shoemark Transport for NSW
Justin Bentley State Emergency Service
Barry Griffiths State Emergency Service
Eamon Purcell NSW Ambulance
Jason Ip Riverina Water
Nigel Glennon Essential Energy
Sandra Grentell Anglicare
Leon Burger Airport Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council
Sharomi Dayanand Environmental Health Coordinator, Wagga Wagga City Council
The meeting of the Local Emergency Management Committee commenced at 2.10pm.
Acknowledgement Of Country
I would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Wiradjuri Nation and extend that respect to other Community members present.
Apologies were received and accepted by the Committee for the following officers:
Darren Raeck Director Projects & Strategy, Wagga Wagga City Council
Mark Luff Local Land Services
Sam Quinton Essential Energy
Bob Noble Riverina Police District Commander
Sam Quinton Essential Energy
Lauren Prezet ABC radio
Warren Bremmer Graincorp
Richard Meyer DPI
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES – 8 FEBRUARY 2021
On the Motion of Leon Burger and Stewart Alexander
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Local Emergency Management Committee Meeting held on 8 February 2021 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
BUSINESS ARISING - ACTIONS
Local Emergency Management Plan
The Local Emergency Management Plan update is progressing – The LEMO advised latest census data to be updated and document to be made more concise.
Action : In progress
Emergency Management Plan Working Group
Evacuation Centre audit document completed and forwarded to REMO for attention of SEOCON.
Action: No further action required.
Meeting with St Vincent De Paul
Discussion on role and function during emergency response including LEMO, LEOCON, REMO, D. Argus. TBA – LEMO. LEMO advised this will progress prior to August LEMC.
Action: Meeting with relevant officers to be held prior to the August LEMC.
Airport Emergency response
The Committee received advice from Leon Burger, Airport Facility Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council, confirming:
· Revised date of Saturday 14 August 2021 for facilitation of the exercise
· Debrief session to be held 18 August 2021
· Agency reports due three weeks after exercise being 4 September 2021
Riverina Water presentation
The Committee received a presentation by Jason Ip, Manager Operations, Riverina Water County Council, providing an overview of water supply area and impact during emergencies.
Wagga Wagga Flood Emergency Sub-Plan
Barry Griffiths, Deputy Zone Commander, SES Southern Zone.
The Committee received a brief overview of the Wagga Wagga Flood Emergency Sub-Plan.
Action: Agencies to review and comment if required.
As per Business Arising item.
Region Rescue exercise planned for 11 September 2021 in the Livingstone State Forest. See attached report.
Position of LEOCON and future LEMC representation to be confirmed.
§ NSW State Emergency Service As per General Business item
§ NSW Ambulance Service Agency report attached
§ Fire and Rescue NSW Agency report attached
§ NSW Rural Fire Service
§ NSW Police Force
§ NSW Rescue Association
o Gradual return to normal operations post COVID including spectators at march out parades and local leave for recruits.
§ Essential Energy
§ Department of Primary Industry
§ APA Group
§ Murrumbidgee Local Health District
o Stage 3 of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital operational
§ Wagga Wagga City Council – Airport
o Overview of 3 x emergency incident activations since February 2021.
o Issues identified with emergency response vehicles and accessing correct staging point location.
o Emphasised the need for emergency service vehicles standing by at the staging area until aircraft have landed and services are required to respond.
§ Wagga Wagga City Council - Public Health
o Currently working with Public Health on program of food business inspections.
§ Transport for NSW
o Travers Street and Old Narrandera Road upgrades in testing stage with geotechnical drilling.
o Marshalls Creek Bridge widening to commence before end of year. Will require total closure to traffic during some phases of construction and consultation will take place with WWCC re traffic diversions.
o COVID travel habits have seen a large increase in travel movements on the states road network especially the towing of caravans.
o Significant impacts of recent flood emergencies outside of this LGA on the road network and resources required to repair damage.
o Emergency response training for volunteers conducted in March with about 20 people attending.
§ Community Services
The next Local Emergency Management Committee Meeting will be held on 2 August 2021 at 2:00pm and the Bob Osbourne Skill Centre, Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga.
The Local Emergency Management Committee rose at 3.35pm.