Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee



Meeting Date:     Thursday, 30 November, 2017

Location:            Council Chambers, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   6.00pm




Addendum Agenda



RF17.38...... RFS Project Update........................................................................................ 1                           




Addendum Agenda - Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee – Thursday 30 November 2017

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RF17.38     RFS Project Update


HPERM Ref:       D17/396671


Group:                Assets & Works Group 

Section:              Asset Management




Purpose / Summary

To update the Committee in relation to projects listed that are reported separately by the District Fire Superintendent


Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the report concerning the status of RFS projects be received for information.




1.    Receive the report for information (Recommended)


Status of RFS Projects

IEMC Albatross Road

Council has written  to  NSW Crown Lands requesting a  reconsideration of a previous determination that Dog Track Road needs to be acquired and compensation paid.

This delay in resolving the road status  is not impacting on RFS operation.


West Nowra Rural Fire Station

Work is in progress in relation to the construction of the IEMC pad mount transformer and is planned to be completed before the end of 2017.

Timing of this project is not impacting on operation of the Brigade premises.


Kangaroo Valley Brigade Additions

The floor level of the current  brigade building is below the current  flood planning level and therefore does not comply with current planning requirements.

Essentially it is not desirable for an emergency response building to be subject to flooding as it may compromise operational requirements

The issue has been reported to Council’s Ordinary meeting on 28 November 2017 to consider varying this requirement and a verbal response may be able to be  provided at this month’s meeting .


Shoalhaven Heads Brigade Extensions

A DA was lodged on 29 September 2017. Council is awaiting a response back from NSW Crown Land in relation to consent for legal access across adjoining Crown Land reserves that provides access to the building from Shoalhaven Heads Road .


Kioloa Brigade Extensions

Development consent was granted on 9 November 2017 and a  determination is currently waiting on the Construction Certificate. Subject to funding being committed works should be able to be completed in 2018 .


Tabourie Brigade Extensions

Council is awaiing a determination from NSW Crown Lands  in relation to the gazetted use of the reserve to enable use for the purposes  of an RFS Brigade .


Broughton Vale/Berry  - New Brigade Building

The site on North Street Berry has  been secured in accordance with previous Council  resolutions.The development site is a closed road reserve and investigations have identified that  fill is required to increase  the height of the site to comply with  the flood planning level. Concept design and a detailed cost estimate has been completed.

In the event that funding is not available to proceed to contruction, it is recommended that the project still proceed with  detailed design.