Draft plans on exhibition until Tuesday 26 May

Published: 30 May 2018 11:36am

Draft plans on public exhibition until Tuesday 26 May - 22 May 2015

Residents have until Tuesday 26 May to have their say on funding priorities, service levels and how to plan in partnership for a more sustainable future.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan (DPOP) 2015-16 and Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) 2015-2025 have been on public exhibition for the past month.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall is calling on the community to join in the conversation and share their thoughts on the draft plans.

“These are two of Council's key planning documents outlining projects and services to be delivered and how these will be funded,” he said.

“Your feedback on these key planning documents will help Council provide affordable and sustainable service levels.

“This is your opportunity to have your say on projects and services and I encourage everyone to read these documents and make a submission.”

Highlighted in the draft documents is a total operating expenditure budget of $108 million for 2015-16, with a further $15M for capital renewals and $36M for new capital expenditure.

The budget is balanced for 2015-16 and 2016-17, with small surplus budgets forecast in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.

In preparing the DPOP, Council has made a substantial effort in adjusting its budgets in an attempt to meet or move towards meeting the State Government’s “Fit For the Future” benchmarks.

Council currently meets four of the seven targets and is developing an action plan focusing on the remaining three criteria.

Residents can view the draft documents and have their say online at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/yoursay, or can pick up a hard copy at the Civic Centre.