Dams Safety NSW Board Meeting No 10 - 25 August 2020
Location: Remote via Microsoft Teams
Time 9.30am to 1.00pm
Invitees - Ross Carter (Chair), Alex Fisher (Deputy Chair) Shane McGrath, Rob O'Neill, John Stacpoole, Chris Salkovic (CEO Dams Safety NSW), Peter Skehan (Secretariat)
Dam Safety NSW staff attendees - Margaret Hynes (Capability Manager), Peter Boyd (Governance & Assurance Manager), Asim Chohan (Operations Manager)
Minutes: Peter Skehan
Apologies: John Stacpoole (Member)
Approved: 29 September 2020
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Previous minutes and actions
Minutes and actions were accepted by Members with some formatting changes recommended.
Action - 20202808-01: Secretariat to change format of minutes as recommended by Members
Matters for Decision
Guideline - O&M Plan
Members accepted the O&M Plan guideline with minor edits to be made out of session.
Action -20202808-02: Members to submit any changes by COB 26 August 2020.
Action -20202808-03: Management to update O&M Plan and upload to website for consultation.
Guideline - Emergency Plan
Members approved the Emergency Plan Guideline pending minor edits out of session.
Action - 20202808-04: Management to make minor changes and upload approved Emergency Plan to website.
Guideline – technical review of dam project
Members endorsed the Technical Review of Dam Project Guideline for public exhibition
Matters for discussion
Metrics/Dashboard – Priority dams and focus areas
Action - 20202808-05: Management to rename metrics, adjust metrics as per Members recommendations and present priority areas and dashboard indicators at the next meeting.
Paradise Dam Report – key findings
Action - 20202808-06: Management to consider a regulation amendment to the independent review provisions, to the effect that a panel of competent persons, rather than an individual, may be required to cover all required technical specialties
Matters for Noting
Current Significant Risks & Issues
Members agreed on strategic risk topic to include in the October meeting deep dive
Action - 220202808-07: Secretariat to add strategic deep dive on “Dams Safety NSW does not have capacity or capability” to next month’s agenda.
Action - 20202808-08: Management to identify how the gaps in ADKAR model can be closed and present findings at future meeting.
Members agreed that an update on DSNSW’s Covid-19 preparedness should be included in monthly reports.
Action - 20202808-09: Management to add Covid19 preparedness updates to monthly report.
Members accepted the peer review undertaken by Applied Economics.
Action - 20202808-10: Secretariat to upload key messages to Under Review Folder (in Sharepoint) and provide guidance on how to access.
Action - 20202808-11: Members to provide comments on key messages by COB Friday 28 August 2020.
Action - 20202808-12: Management to schedule out of sessions meeting to finalise key messages.
Action - 20202808-13: Members to review Annual Report (in Under Review Folder) and provide comments by COB 28 August 2020
Action – 20202808-14: Management to develop proposal for November meeting (23-24) and bring to next meeting.
Members reviewed the actions taken and commended management on the success of the meeting.
Next meeting: 29/09/2020. Remote