Drainage issues - Frank Partridge VC Primary School, Nambucca Heads
Enquiries to : Mr Michael Coulter
Phone No : 6568 0200
Our Ref : SF593
30 August 2006
Mr Trevor Mulligan
Frank Partridge VC Public School
NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW 2448
Dear Mr Mulligan
MAINTENANCE OF DRAIN BETWEEN THE
I refer to our meeting on 16 August 2006 and the maintenance of the large swale drain in between the Primary School and the High School.
You indicated that the High School maintained the upstream end of the drain but the steeper downstream end is not maintained by the Primary or High Schools. You suggested that maintenance of the drain is Council's responsibility.
I have now checked the Deposited Plan No 1022651 and there is no defined drainage easement.
I have also sought advice from Council's drainage Engineer who has advised that the only maintenance undertaken by Council in the past has been repairs to the inlet of the pipes. He is of the view that the maintenance of the drain is not Council's responsibility.
Please find attached aerial photographs and a design drawing indicating the location of the drain in relation to property boundaries.