FloodFutures

Flood Futures

Flood Management is something that affects us all. Council is looking to continue a long term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

We are a community that lives and works on a floodplain. Some people are still out of their homes following the March 2012 floods, some are rebuilding, others were evacuated for the first time. We are all in various stages of rebuilding, repairing, protecting and planning for floods.

Council is looking for your input into how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Council recently placed concepts designs for a proposed upgrade to the Main City and North Wagga levee systems. A number of community meetings and one on one meetings were held between November 2012 and March 2013. Council staff developed a report for Council based on community feedback through these meetings as well as submissions received as part of the public exhibition.

As a direct result of community feedback received during the exhibition of the levee upgrade concept designs, staff will now look to work with the community in investigating a number of alternatives to what was proposed. This will be a long term project and there will be several opportunities for community participation in the process. This website will continue to act as an online resource and point of contact for the community as the project progresses. Staff are currently developing a plan to take to the community in how to explore alternatives to upgrading the North Wagga levee so that the community and Council can decide the most appropriate options.  

In the interim you can still join in the FloodFutures conversation, you can contribute to helping our community develop and thrive. There's a number of ways you can participate. You can:

If at any stage you have difficulty reading any of the documents here or have questions that aren't answered on the website, drop us a line at communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442

Flood Futures

Flood Management is something that affects us all. Council is looking to continue a long term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

We are a community that lives and works on a floodplain. Some people are still out of their homes following the March 2012 floods, some are rebuilding, others were evacuated for the first time. We are all in various stages of rebuilding, repairing, protecting and planning for floods.

Council is looking for your input into how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Council recently placed concepts designs for a proposed upgrade to the Main City and North Wagga levee systems. A number of community meetings and one on one meetings were held between November 2012 and March 2013. Council staff developed a report for Council based on community feedback through these meetings as well as submissions received as part of the public exhibition.

As a direct result of community feedback received during the exhibition of the levee upgrade concept designs, staff will now look to work with the community in investigating a number of alternatives to what was proposed. This will be a long term project and there will be several opportunities for community participation in the process. This website will continue to act as an online resource and point of contact for the community as the project progresses. Staff are currently developing a plan to take to the community in how to explore alternatives to upgrading the North Wagga levee so that the community and Council can decide the most appropriate options.  

In the interim you can still join in the FloodFutures conversation, you can contribute to helping our community develop and thrive. There's a number of ways you can participate. You can:

If at any stage you have difficulty reading any of the documents here or have questions that aren't answered on the website, drop us a line at communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442

News

  • Village Flood Studies final report adopted by Council

    9 months ago

    At the August ordinary meeting, Council adopted the Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty Flood Studies Final Report.

    Council will now make an application under the NSW Government's Floodplain Management grants program to proceed with a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for those villages.

    The flood studies report had been on public exhibition for an extended period to allow consultation sessions to be held, which were well attended by the community.

    One submission was received in in response to the public exhibition, relating to levee and drainage maintenance issues and potential works that may be identified in a future Flood Risk Management Study and Plan.

    The full report can be found in the document library.


    At the August ordinary meeting, Council adopted the Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty Flood Studies Final Report.

    Council will now make an application under the NSW Government's Floodplain Management grants program to proceed with a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for those villages.

    The flood studies report had been on public exhibition for an extended period to allow consultation sessions to be held, which were well attended by the community.

    One submission was received in in response to the public exhibition, relating to levee and drainage maintenance issues and potential works that may be identified in a future Flood Risk Management Study and Plan.

    The full report can be found in the document library.


  • Certainty for Main City Levee upgrade

    10 months ago

    At the July Council Meeting it was resolved to proceed with the construction of the Main City Levee to provide 1 in 100 year level of protection.

    An allowance will be made for the possibility that the North Wagga levees may also be constructed to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection, and an investigation into providing a 1 in 100 year level of protection for North Wagga will be incorporated in the upcoming review of the Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

    You can read the full report that went to the July 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting here.

    This report incorporates the results of community consultation, as well as the North Wagga Wagga Levee Options and Third Party Impacts Report as an attachment.

    At the July Council Meeting it was resolved to proceed with the construction of the Main City Levee to provide 1 in 100 year level of protection.

    An allowance will be made for the possibility that the North Wagga levees may also be constructed to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection, and an investigation into providing a 1 in 100 year level of protection for North Wagga will be incorporated in the upcoming review of the Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

    You can read the full report that went to the July 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting here.

    This report incorporates the results of community consultation, as well as the North Wagga Wagga Levee Options and Third Party Impacts Report as an attachment.

  • Levee upgrade on agenda for July Policy & Strategy Meeting

    11 months ago

    A report titled ‘Levee upgrade detailed design & community consultation’ will be considered at the July Policy and Strategy Committee Meeting, starting 6pm Monday 13 July 2015 in the Council Chambers.

    The report takes into account feedback that was received at six community information session held in March 2015, as well as survey results collected via the Your Say Wagga website.

    The recommendation is as follows:

    That Council:

    a) proceed with construction of the Main City levee to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection, making allowance for the possibility that the North Wagga levees may also be constructed to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection

    b) incorporate an investigation into providing a 1 in 100 year level of protection for North Wagga into the upcoming review of the Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

    You can read the report in full here.

    The agenda for the full meeting can be found here.

    If you wish to address the meeting you can apply to do so by filling out this application form

    Please read the rules on the second page so that you are aware of the conditions before making your application.

    A report titled ‘Levee upgrade detailed design & community consultation’ will be considered at the July Policy and Strategy Committee Meeting, starting 6pm Monday 13 July 2015 in the Council Chambers.

    The report takes into account feedback that was received at six community information session held in March 2015, as well as survey results collected via the Your Say Wagga website.

    The recommendation is as follows:

    That Council:

    a) proceed with construction of the Main City levee to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection, making allowance for the possibility that the North Wagga levees may also be constructed to provide a 1 in 100 year level of protection

    b) incorporate an investigation into providing a 1 in 100 year level of protection for North Wagga into the upcoming review of the Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

    You can read the report in full here.

    The agenda for the full meeting can be found here.

    If you wish to address the meeting you can apply to do so by filling out this application form

    Please read the rules on the second page so that you are aware of the conditions before making your application.

  • Mayor urges Wagga to have a say

    about 1 year ago

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, is reminding all residents to take part in two surveys about the future of flood management in the city.

    Cr Kendall has recorded a special message to encourage the community to take part in the surveys, which cover Main City and North Wagga levee options, and alternative flood management options for North Wagga.

    “We’re now asking all community members to take part in a survey,” Cr Kendall said. “Give us your opinion on what Council should do.”

    For more information and to access the surveys, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/floodsurvey... Continue reading


    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, is reminding all residents to take part in two surveys about the future of flood management in the city.

    Cr Kendall has recorded a special message to encourage the community to take part in the surveys, which cover Main City and North Wagga levee options, and alternative flood management options for North Wagga.

    “We’re now asking all community members to take part in a survey,” Cr Kendall said. “Give us your opinion on what Council should do.”

    For more information and to access the surveys, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/floodsurvey. New Your Say Wagga users will need to register to complete the surveys.

    If you are unable to access the surveys or require more information, contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer Lauren Fitzgerald on 1300 292 442 or communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au.
  • Village flood studies explained

    about 1 year ago
    Wagga Wagga City Council is hosting a series of community information sessions this week to present the village flood study for Uranquinty.

    Drafted by consultant Lyall and Associates, the study provides flood planning and flood management advice for Uranquinty, showing areas of inundation for floods of various recurrence intervals and information on high hazard areas.

    The meetings are scheduled as follows:

    7pm Tuesday 24 March: Uranquinty, Uranquinty Community Centre
    7pm Wednesday 25 March: Ladysmith, Ladysmith Memorial Hall
    6pm Thursday 26 March: Tarcutta, Tarcutta RSL Club

    You can read the draft reports in the document library.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is hosting a series of community information sessions this week to present the village flood study for Uranquinty.

    Drafted by consultant Lyall and Associates, the study provides flood planning and flood management advice for Uranquinty, showing areas of inundation for floods of various recurrence intervals and information on high hazard areas.

    The meetings are scheduled as follows:

    7pm Tuesday 24 March: Uranquinty, Uranquinty Community Centre
    7pm Wednesday 25 March: Ladysmith, Ladysmith Memorial Hall
    6pm Thursday 26 March: Tarcutta, Tarcutta RSL Club

    You can read the draft reports in the document library.

    If you have any questions in relation to these meetings please contact Lauren Fitzgerald on 6926 9139 or email communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au

  • Have your say on flood management

    about 1 year ago
    More than 200 members of the Wagga Wagga community have been given an update on the future of flood management over the past fortnight.

    Information sessions were held for the Oura, Gumly Gumly, North Wagga, East Wagga and Eunony areas, before a general update on Thursday for the CBD and the remainder of the community.

    Each meeting covered the detailed investigation and design process for the Main City and North Wagga levee upgrade project and alternative flood management options for North Wagga, which were put forward by the community in the past.

    With the six sessions complete, Mayor of the... Continue reading

    More than 200 members of the Wagga Wagga community have been given an update on the future of flood management over the past fortnight.

    Information sessions were held for the Oura, Gumly Gumly, North Wagga, East Wagga and Eunony areas, before a general update on Thursday for the CBD and the remainder of the community.

    Each meeting covered the detailed investigation and design process for the Main City and North Wagga levee upgrade project and alternative flood management options for North Wagga, which were put forward by the community in the past.

    With the six sessions complete, Mayor of the City of Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall is calling all residents and businesses to complete two surveys to help best inform Council before a decision is made in July.

    “We’re talking about people’s homes and people’s livelihoods – this is an issue my fellow Councillors and I take very seriously,” Cr Kendall said.

    “We as a community are working towards a decision that will impact us all for decades to come and we must get it right.

    “I urge everyone to complete the two surveys and make sure everyone’s voice is heard as these flood management options will impact us all in different ways.”

    The first survey covers the detailed levee design for a 1 in 100 Main City levee and a 1 in 20 North Wagga levee, while the other focuses on all flood management options for North Wagga.

    The detailed levee designs are being undertaken by NSW Public Works and are based on extensive flood modelling and detailed investigations carried out over the past six months.

    For more information and to access the surveys, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/floodsurvey. New Your Say Wagga users will need to register to complete the surveys. The surveys are open until Sunday 3 May.

    If you have no access to the internet or require help to complete the survey, contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer Lauren Fitzgerald on 1300 292 442 or communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au.

  • Community Information Sessions

    about 1 year ago
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  • EOI for Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

    over 1 year ago

    Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the community to join the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee.

    The Committee is made up of Council and Emergency Management staff and various stakeholder representatives overseeing the implementation of the objectives of the Floodplain Risk Management Plan in the Wagga Wagga Local Government area. The Committee meets every two months to discuss issues and to progress agreed actions. The duration of the committee meetings is approximately two hours.

    One (1) vacancy exists on the Committee and applications are now invited from persons interested in contributing to the work of this committee in a voluntary position that attracts no remuneration.

    Applications will be received up to 5:00pm on Friday, 20 March 2015, from interested persons to serve on the Committee. Application forms are available from the Customer Service Centre at the Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga or can be downloaded here.

    Applications should be addressed ‘Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee’ and returned to PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, or emailed to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    Applicants must clearly outline in their application:
    • An understanding of the floodplain and associated issues
    • A willingness to contribute to the community in the best interest of the community
    • The ability to inform the local community of the deliberations of the committee
    • The ability to facilitate representations to the committee on behalf of the local community
    Further information regarding this Committee may be made by contacting Jessica Crawford at Council on 1300 292 442.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the community to join the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee.

    The Committee is made up of Council and Emergency Management staff and various stakeholder representatives overseeing the implementation of the objectives of the Floodplain Risk Management Plan in the Wagga Wagga Local Government area. The Committee meets every two months to discuss issues and to progress agreed actions. The duration of the committee meetings is approximately two hours.

    One (1) vacancy exists on the Committee and applications are now invited from persons interested in contributing to the work of this committee in a voluntary position that attracts no remuneration.

    Applications will be received up to 5:00pm on Friday, 20 March 2015, from interested persons to serve on the Committee. Application forms are available from the Customer Service Centre at the Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga or can be downloaded here.

    Applications should be addressed ‘Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee’ and returned to PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, or emailed to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    Applicants must clearly outline in their application:
    • An understanding of the floodplain and associated issues
    • A willingness to contribute to the community in the best interest of the community
    • The ability to inform the local community of the deliberations of the committee
    • The ability to facilitate representations to the committee on behalf of the local community
    Further information regarding this Committee may be made by contacting Jessica Crawford at Council on 1300 292 442.

  • Village Flood Studies - Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty

    over 1 year ago

    The overland flood studies for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty have been presented to Council and will be on public exhibition for three months.

    This exhibition period is significantly longer than the usual 28 days, to allow enough time for the community to review and consider the studies, and make a submission if they wish.

    Drafted by consultant Lyall and Associates, the studies provide flood planning and flood management advice for three villages, showing areas of inundation for floods of various recurrence intervals and also information on high hazard areas. 

    The detailed documents can be found in the library section on this page.

    Community consultation sessions will be held with each village. Residents will be notified of the date and time of the upcoming sessions when finalised.

    The overland flood studies for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty have been presented to Council and will be on public exhibition for three months.

    This exhibition period is significantly longer than the usual 28 days, to allow enough time for the community to review and consider the studies, and make a submission if they wish.

    Drafted by consultant Lyall and Associates, the studies provide flood planning and flood management advice for three villages, showing areas of inundation for floods of various recurrence intervals and also information on high hazard areas. 

    The detailed documents can be found in the library section on this page.

    Community consultation sessions will be held with each village. Residents will be notified of the date and time of the upcoming sessions when finalised.

  • Levee data to form 3D modelling

    over 1 year ago

    Detailed investigations into the existing levee systems for Main City and North Wagga have been completed.

    These investigations included geotechnical engineering investigations & terrestrial laser survey inspections, and involved drilling along the levee systems to substantiate the materials beneath the levee in order to inform the appropriate design.

    The data collected by the NSW public Works, subcontractors and surveyors will now be used to put together 3D spatial data and photographic imagery that will be made available to the public when the data is finalised.

    This imaging will allow the community to get a sense of what the potential upgraded... Continue reading

    Detailed investigations into the existing levee systems for Main City and North Wagga have been completed.

    These investigations included geotechnical engineering investigations & terrestrial laser survey inspections, and involved drilling along the levee systems to substantiate the materials beneath the levee in order to inform the appropriate design.

    The data collected by the NSW public Works, subcontractors and surveyors will now be used to put together 3D spatial data and photographic imagery that will be made available to the public when the data is finalised.

    This imaging will allow the community to get a sense of what the potential upgraded levee will look like, compared to the existing levee. It is anticipated that this information will be available later in the year and Council will then be facilitating a number of opportunities for the community to have input and provide feedback. 

    For more information please contact Lauren Fitzgerald or Brett Koschel on communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.