Dams Safety NSW Board Meeting No 14
28 January 2021
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams
Time 9.30am to 2.00pm
Invitees - Ross Carter (Chair), Alex Fisher (Deputy Chair) Shane McGrath, Rob O'Neill, John Stacpoole, Chris Salkovic, Margaret Hynes, Jacqui Page (Secretariat), Peter Boyd, Asim Chohan.
Minutes: Jacqui Page
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1.1 Appointed members only
1.2 Acknowledgement of country and welcome
1.3 Apologies - Nil
1.4 Conflicts of Interest – Nil
1.5 Previous minutes and actions
Minutes and actions were accepted.
Matters for Decision
2.1 Annual dam’s safety standards report & risk report strategy
Action: 20212801-01: DSNSW staff to update Annual Dams Safety Standards Report with recommendations made by Members.
Action: 20212801-02: DSNSW staff to update Risk report strategy with recommendations made by Members.:
Matters for Noting
2.2 Strategic deep dive
Action: 20212801-03: DSNSW staff to update strategic risk with recommendations made by Members.
Action: 20212801-04: DSNSW staff to add a category for local government in the strategic risk ‘Dam owners are unable to meet obligations’
Action: 20212801-05: DSNSW staff to co-ordinate quarterly meetings with Minister’s Chief of Staff, Chair and CEO.
Action: 20210128-06: DSNSW staff to invite Minister Pavey to a future meeting.
Matters for Updating
3.1 Dams Safety NSW Regulator maturity assessment
Action: 20212801-07: DSNSW staff to include target profile for two years and five years in the DSNSW Maturity Assessment Report.
Matters for Noting
4.1 CEO Report Members
Action: 20212801-08: DSNSW Secretariat to add report prepared by World Bank into the Diligent Resource Centre.
4.2 Operations Quarterly Update
Action: 20212801-09: Operations staff to include table for identified transitional gaps and non- compliances in Quarterly Update.
4.3 Capability maturity assessment of Dam Owners
Action: 20212801-10: DSNSW staff to include Annual Standards Report as a leading indicator.
4.4 Dams above safety threshold
5.1 Members meeting calendar
Members agreed to move to a six-week meeting cycle. To be reviewed in six months.
Action: 20212801-11: DSNSW staff to review meeting dates and send to Members.
Action: 20212801-12: DSNSW staff to schedule an “Out of Session” meeting for Members to undertake annual review and to prepare for meeting with Water Directorate.
5.2 Key Performance Indicators and Projects
6.1 Review actions taken – completed
6.2 Meeting evaluation – Members commended management on the success of the meeting.
6.3 Next meeting – 23 February 2021 - Remote
6.4 Meeting closed – 2.00pm