STANDING COMMITTEE

Assets and Infrastructure

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 11 December 2017

 

 

 A meeting of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee will be held at 7.00pm on Monday 11 December 2017 at Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville, for the consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Connolly

General Manager

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Disclosures of Interest

3.      Minutes of previous meetings

4.      Committee Reports

 


Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 11 December 2017

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Assets and Infrastructure - 13 November 2017

Committee Reports

ASS001-17        Sydney Water - Waterway Health Improvement Program - Harold Fraser Reserve and Parkside Drive Reserve

(Report by Manager Project Delivery)......................................................................... 2

ASS002-17        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 December 2017

(Report by Traffic Engineer)....................................................................................... 69   

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   ASS001-17        Sydney Water - Waterway Health Improvement Program - Harold Fraser Reserve and Parkside Drive Reserve 

Author:              Manager Project Delivery

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

That Council provide in principle support for the Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program at Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek.

Executive Summary

1.   This report is presented to Council to seek endorsement for the Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program that aims to improve waterway health across their stormwater area of operations. The program aims to implement works identified through the Waterways Improvement Program, developed jointly with Councils in the Georges River Catchment.

Background

2.    Sydney Water has adopted a strategy to enhance the liveability of Sydney by improving waterway health and enhancing urban environments.  One part of this strategy is to reduce the impact of stormwater pollution on waterway health.

3.    Sydney Water has engaged McGregor Coxall Sydney to develop a waterway health improvement program which includes approximately 20 projects across the catchments of Georges, Cooks and Parramatta Rivers.

4.   The outcomes of this program includes:

a.   Removal of sediment from waterways

b.   Preventing nitrogen and phosphorous from entering the waterways

c.   Achieving a reduction in annual runoff through these waterways

 

5.   The benefits of this program includes:

a.   Improving waterway health

b.   Improving the visual appearance of the waterways

c.   Create positive stakeholder and customer response

d.   Increasing the capability of Councils and Sydney Water to undertake projects of this nature in the future

 

6.   Sydney Water has identified a study area that is made up of three (3) parts:

a.   Harold Fraser Reserve

b.   Parkside Drive Reserve

c.   Kogarah Bay Creek

This study area makes up one of the thirteen (13) Waterway Health Improvement Program (WHIP) sites.  A copy of the Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program Design Report is attached for information.


 

 

7.   Preliminary meetings regarding this project have been held between Sydney Water, McGregor Coxall Sydney and Council Officers.  These meetings have outlined high level proposals for the sites to ensure that all land owners agree in principle to the outcome of the project.

 

8.   Council Officers have assisted Sydney Water and the design consultant McGregor Coxall Sydney to develop a design concept for the reserve which has benefit to downstream water quality, amenity of an unused park area, and has the potential to provide an alternate water supply for irrigating adjacent playing fields and Harold Fraser Oval.

 

9.   Several schematic options are currently being reviewed by Council Officers to ensure cohesion with the Parkside Drive and Harold Fraser Reserve Plan of Management.  These options include the provision of a raingarden with scenic boardwalk, play areas with BBQs seating and facilities, wetlands, footbridges, planting and landscaping.  A copy of the presentation by McGregor Coxall Sydney is attached for information.

 

10. Following the review of the design options, a preliminary concept plan has been developed for the project with the following key features:

a.   Stormwater treatment system

b.   Pathways, seating and viewing decks

c.   Adventure play islands with picnic facilities

d.   Turfed passive recreation areas with native landscaping

The preliminary concept plan provides a balance of passive and active recreation for this area.  A copy of the preliminary concept plan is provided for information.

 

11. Sydney Water has budgeted for the full costs of designing and constructing the preferred / agreed Water Sensitive Urban Design scheme, excluding costs for any stormwater harvesting infrastructure.  Sydney Water will also lead the community engagement for the project.

 

12. It is recommended that Council provide in principle support for the Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program at Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek.  This will allow Sydney Water to seek feedback from Council and the Community for this project on aspects of the proposal and design options.

 

Financial Implications

13.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Community Engagement

14.    Community engagement will be conducted by Sydney Water through the various stages of the development of the Landscape Improvement Plan and Detailed Concept Plan in early 2018.

 


 

File Reference

17/2915

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment View1

Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program Design Report for Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek(2)

Attachment View2

McGregor Coxal Harold Fraser Concept Presentation

 


Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting - Monday, 11 December 2017

ASS001-17             Sydney Water - Waterway Health Improvement Program - Harold Fraser Reserve and Parkside Drive Reserve

[Appendix 1]          Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program Design Report for Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek(2)

 

 

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Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting - Monday, 11 December 2017

ASS001-17             Sydney Water - Waterway Health Improvement Program - Harold Fraser Reserve and Parkside Drive Reserve

[Appendix 2           McGregor Coxal Harold Fraser Concept Presentation

 

 

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Item:                   ASS002-17        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 December 2017 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 Recommendation

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2017 be adopted by Council.

Executive Summary

 

1.      The Minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2017 are submitted to the Assets and Infrastructure Committee for consideration and to Council for adoption.

Background

 

2.      The Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting of 5 December 2017 was held at Hurstville Civic Centre.

 

Financial Implications

 

3.      Budget allocation

a.   RMS Traffic Facilities Grant       $384,080

b.   LATM Projects                               $40,000

 

4.      Balance to date

a.   RMS Traffic Facilities Grant       $176,274

b.   LATM Projects                               $3,692

 

5.      Estimated cost of works recommended by the Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting of 5 December is $51,700.  Dissection: $38,700 has been allocated from the RMS Traffic Facilities Grant and $13,000 from Council’s Events Budget for the “Lunar New Year” event.

 

File Reference

D17/219967

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment View1

Traffic Advisory Committee Minutes - 5 December 2017

 


Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting - Monday, 11 December 2017

ASS002-17             Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 December 2017

[Appendix 1]          Traffic Advisory Committee Minutes - 5 December 2017

 

 

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