FloodFutures

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Flood management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long-term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

We're currently seeking expressions of interest for an independent peer review of the North Wagga component of the overall Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Councillors passed a budget variation to cover the cost of this request on 27 July 2020.

If you need any extra information or have questions that aren't answered on the website, please email us at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

Flood management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long-term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

We're currently seeking expressions of interest for an independent peer review of the North Wagga component of the overall Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Councillors passed a budget variation to cover the cost of this request on 27 July 2020.

If you need any extra information or have questions that aren't answered on the website, please email us at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

  • Community Information Sessions

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    06 Mar 2015
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  • EOI for Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

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    20 Feb 2015

    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

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    16 Dec 2014

    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

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    12 Nov 2014

    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.

  • Detailed investigations kick off for Main City & North Wagga levee systems

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    25 Sep 2014

    In the lead up to the detailed designs of the Main City and North Wagga levee systems, detailed investigations will start Monday on the existing levee systems. These investigations will include geotechnical engineering investigations & terrestrial laser survey inspections.

    The geotechnical investigations, expected to take approximately two weeks, will involve drilling along the levee systems to substantiate the materials beneath the levee in order to inform the appropriate design.

    NSW Public Works will be carrying out drilling and testing on the levee materials with the information feeding into the levee design to ensure that the upgraded levee design is in accordance with safe engineering design standards.

    Subcontractors will use a drill rig mounted on the back of a 4WD. The rig specialises in the powerful push-tube drilling method, which provides a continuous sample of the subsurface profile; however, it can easily switch between drilling methods and perform auger drilling, if required.

    Surveyors will also be in the field collecting data in the coming weeks. The surveyors will capture data in some residential streets and other locations along the levee. This information will contain both 3D spatial data and photographic imagery. The 3D spatial data and imagery will then be integrated and published to a web-based viewer for the community to access, similar to Google Street View that will allow the viewer to see the existing levee and a model of the upgraded levee laid over the image. 


  • Revised Detailed Flood Modelling on exhibition

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    19 May 2014
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    The Wagga Wagga Detailed Flood Model report is currently on public exhibition until 5pm Monday 16 June 2014.

    Persons wishing to make a submission in relation to Public Exhibition documentation should do so prior to the close of the exhibition period.

    Submissions should be in writing and may be delivered using the methods below.

    Mail to:

    The General Manager
    Wagga Wagga City Council
    P.O Box 20
    Wagga Wagga, N.S.W 2650

    Email to:

    council@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    Deliver to:

    Wagga Wagga City Council
    Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets

  • NSW Government reviewing native vegetation management

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    20 May 2014
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    The NSW Government is reforming native vegetation management in NSW to deliver multiple benefits and strike the right balance between efficient agricultural management and protecting the environment.

    In response to recommendations made to government, the first three self-assessable codes of practice have been drafted. They cover low risk clearing activities, including: thinning native vegetation, clearing isolated paddock trees in a cultivated area and clearing invasive native species.

    The NSW Government is currently seeking community input until 26 May 2014.

    To share your views visit the website


  • Revised Detailed Flood Modelling

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    13 May 2014

    The Wagga Wagga Detailed Flood Model Revision Report is on public exhibition for 28 days. Council staff and Report author Stephen Gray from WMA Water will provide an overview of the report to interested community embers at two public meetings in North Wagga and Gumly Gumly.

    This modelling takes into account the two most recent floods, changes in vegetation on the floodplain and development. Residents are invited to hear a short presentation about the revised model and the report findings. 

    6pm Wednesday 21 May 2014

    North Wagga Hall


    6pm Wednesday 28 May 2014

    East Wagga Football Club

    For more information please contact Vanessa Keenan on 6926 9197 or email keenan.vanessa@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    View the presentation of the Revised Flood Modelling to the Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee


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  • Review of Environmental Factors Adopted

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    14 May 2014

    At the April 2014 Council Meeting, the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) report for the proposed upgrade of the Main City and North Wagga levee systems was adopted by Council. You can now view the report below

    REF main report

    REF Ecological Assessment

    REF Noise and Vibration Assessment

    REF Aboriginal And Historic Heritage Assessment




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  • Meeting with Interested North Wagga Residents - Update on Projects

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    15 Nov 2013

    Council staff have received feedback from community members regarding the public exhibition of the Review of Environmental Factors documents as well as enquiries as to the current status of projects including the Main City & North Wagga Levee Upgrade and North Wagga Drainage Improvement Works.

    This informal meeting with interested residents and Council staff is schedule for 6 pm Wednesday 20 November 2013 at the North Wagga Hall.

    If you'd like further information please contact Vanessa Keenan on 6926 9197 or email keenan.vanessa@wagga.nsw.gov.au