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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

Principal

Frank Partridge VC Public School

PO Box 288

NAMBUCCA HEADS   NSW   2448

 

 

Dear Mr Mulligan

 

MAINTENANCE OF DRAIN BETWEEN THE NAMBUCCA HEADS HIGH SCHOOL AND THE FRANK PARTRIDGE VC PUBLIC SCHOOL

 

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.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL COULTER

GENERAL MANAGER

 

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