Flood Investigation Overland Flood Study Warringah Library

					ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT TO RESIDENTS                                                                              COUNCIL NOTICES

                                                                     Flood Investigation                                             An Inconvenient Truth
                        Monday Night Football
                                                                     Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah                                Warringah Council is running two free screenings of An
                        Manly Daily readers would be aware                                                                           Inconvenient Truth on Thursday 3 May at 3pm and 7pm.
                                                                     Warringah Council commissioned Cardno Lawson Treloar,
                        there is a debate over the Sea Eagles        to undertake the Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah Flood         Catch the world's most talked about documentary on
                        application to vary their current approval   Investigation. Council and the Department of Infrastructure,    climate change and find out what Warringah Council is
                        to allow a Monday night game on the          Planning and Natural Resource jointly funded the study.         doing for environmental sustainability. Screenings will take
                        21st of May.                                 The Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah Flood Investigation
                                                                                                                                     place in the Council Chambers off Civic Drive in Dee Why.
                                                                     defines the nature and extent of the flood risk by providing
                        There are two aspects of the debate.
                        The first is pretty straightforward.
                                                                     information on the extent, level and velocity of floodwaters
                                                                                                                                     ANZAC Day Acknowledgements
                                                                     and on the distribution of flood flows across various
The Council has to determine whether the current approval for        sections of the floodplain. The Study will address these        Despite the rain on Wednesday more than 1,000 people
night games on Friday and Saturday nights should be extended         issues for a range of flood events up to and including the      attended the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park
to allow games on a Monday night.                                    probable maximum flood (PMF).                                   Remembrance Trust and Warringah Council's Anzac Day
                                                                     Interested persons are invited to view the Overland Flood       ceremony at Manly Dam with Brad Hazzard, State Member
The application for Monday nights follows the NRL's decision
                                                                     study at the Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre,             for Wakehurst, Manly Councillor Jean Hay AM and
to re-introduce Monday night football. The NRL allocates the
                                                                     Dee Why between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm, Monday             Warringah's Dick Persson AM. Many thanks to the Trust's
game times as part of their contract with television broadcasters.
                                                                     to Friday excluding public holidays, at Warringah's libraries
They have allocated the Sea Eagles a Monday night game for                                                                           Geoff McKay for his tireless contribution as well as Major
                                                                     or on the Internet at www.warringah.nsw.gov.au
the 21st of May.                                                                                                                     John McGuigan from the Salvation Army, Bugler Vaughn
                                                                     Written comments on the study must be in writing, addressed
                                                                                                                                     Price, Piper Graham Mackay, Manly Vale Public School
The Sea Eagles have made an application to the Council to            to the General Manager, marked 'Overland Flood study,' and
                                                                                                                                     Captain Guest Speaker Tamara Harrison, Seaforth Sea
change their current approval and that will now be determined                                   1
                                                                     received by 5pm on Friday 1 May. Comments may also be
                                                                                                                                     Scouts, Balgowlah Scouts, Warringah Headquarters Rural
by the Council following a two-week public exhibition to allow       emailed to katrina.brown@warringah.nsw.gov.au For further
                                                                     enquiries please contact Council's Catchment Management         Fire Brigade, Australian Army 7th Field Regiment, Warringah
the community to consider the issue and respond to Council.
                                                                     Team Leader on 9942 2911.                                       Concert Brass and IGA Allambie Heights.
The second issue is a little more complicated and is to do with
the process.                                                         Overland Flood Study                                            What's On
The Sea Eagles thought their recent application to increase          Ryan Place, Beacon Hill                                         Ripple Projections Postponed
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night games from 6 to 1 had included Monday nights. Due to           Warringah Council commissioned Webb, McKeown &
                                                                                                                                     Ripple Projections at Dee Why Beach has been postponed
an omission by their planning consultant the Monday request          Associates Pty Ltd, Water and Environmental Engineers, to
                                                                                                                                     due to wet weather. New dates for this event will be
was left out. Their application for increasing night games           undertake the Ryan place Overland Flood Study at
                                                                                                                                     advertised in the Manly Daily.
followed the normal processes, including referral to the             Beacon Hill. Council and the Department of Infrastructure,
Council's Independent Hearing Assessment Panel (IHAP),               Planning and Natural Resource jointly funded the study.         May
which recommended approval, subject to certain conditions            The Ryan Place Overland Flood Study defines the nature          6         Ripple Festival Soundwaves Concert Series –
being met. Council subsequently adopted the IHAP                     and extent of the flood risk by providing information on the              free events 1 – 3pm at Dee Why Beach. Hear
recommendation.                                                      extent, level and velocity of floodwaters and on the
                                                                                                                                               the sounds of the Pacific from Dee Why's
                                                                     distribution of flood flows across various sections of the
When the Sea Eagles discovered their mistake they immediately                                                                                  Tongan community and from He Iwi Khotahi
                                                                     floodplain. The Study will address these issues for a range
contacted Council to apologise and to seek our cooperation                                                                                     Tatou Maori Cultural Group. Enquiries phone
                                                                     of flood events up to and including the probable maximum
in trying to get a new determination in time for the scheduled                                                                                 9942 2672.
                                                                     flood (PMF).
Monday night game.
                                                                     Interested persons are invited to view the Overland Flood       13        Ripple Festival – Where the Swamp Mahogany
In agreeing to their request it has been made clear to the Sea       study at the Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre,                       Lives     Guided      Walk.    Discover     some    of
Eagles that they cannot assume it will be automatically agreed       Dee Why between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm, Monday                       Sydney's       last   remaining    lagoon    habitats.
to and they have been advised to have a 'fall-back' position in      to Friday excluding public holidays, at Warringah's libraries             Easy walk on uneven terrain. Free. Bookings
the event of a rejection.                                            or on the Internet at www.warringah.nsw.gov.au
                                                                                                                                               essential, phone 9942 2502.
                                                                     Written comments on the study must be in writing, addressed
Council would not have agreed to 'fast-track' consideration of                                                                       16        Seniors Secure at Home at Forestville Senior
                                                                     to the General Manager, marked 'Overland Flood study,' and
their application if it meant that members of the public did not                                                                               Citizen    Centre,      cnr   Starkey     Street   and
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                                                                     received by 5pm on Friday 1 May. Comments may also be
have adequate time to respond. I have made it clear to the                                                                                     Warringah       Road,     Forestville,   10.30am    –
                                                                     emailed to katrina.brown@warringah.nsw.gov.au For further
leaders of the Brookvale Valley Association that as well as the                                                                                12.30pm. Hear the Crime Prevention Officer of
                                                                     enquiries please contact Council's Catchment Management
two-week notice period, they will have the chance to address         Team Leader on 9942 2911.                                                 Dee Why Police talk about good home security
Council directly when this matter is considered on the night of
                                                                                                                                               and enquire about transport for people with mobility
the 8th of May.                                                      Warringah Library Service                                                 problems. Contact Council's Disability Information
While it is important to limit exceptions to normal processes, it    Children's Writing Competition                                            Officer, Marjorie Janz phone 9942 2686
is also important to make sure that reasonable circumstances         Council's Library Service at Forestville is seeking                       or email janzm@warringah.nsw.gov.au
are accepted and flexibility is applied.                             sponsorship of up to $500 for its Children's Writing            27        World Environment Day Community Expo –
                                                                     Competition in the form of cash or appropriate in- kind
I believe the approach being applied in this case is both                                                                                      The biggest environmental event on Council's
                                                                     prizes. Newsagents, booksellers and bookbinders are
reasonable and fair to all parties involved.                                                                                                   calendar. Come and enjoy free workshops,
                                                                     particularly sought and would be recognised in any
                                                                                                                                               organic food, live animal shows, entertainment
                                                                     program publicity and participants' certificates. For more
                                                                     information contact Council's Acting Community and                        and     over     50     environmental     businesses.

                                                                     Cultural Services Manager, Carol Yuen phone 9942 2637                     James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why Beach,
                                                                     or email carol.yuen@wls.nsw.gov.au                                                                     1
                                                                                                                                               10am – 4pm. Enquiries 9942 21 1.

     Find out more about Warringah’s community centres at www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/communitycentres
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        General Manager, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099 • Phone 9942 21 1 • Fax 9971 4522 • council@warringah.nsw.gov.au

				
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