Key documents defining city's future vision adopted

Published: 29 May 2018 3:30pm

Key documents defining city’s future vision adopted - 28 June 2016

Wagga Wagga City Council last night adopted its Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) suite of documents, including a balanced budget for 2016/17.

Council’s total operating expenditure for the next financial year is $119M, with a further $13.6M for capital renewals and $51M for new capital expenditure.

Included in the IP&R are Council’s Delivery Program and Operation Plan (DPOP) 2016/17, Revenue and Pricing Policy 2016/17 and Long Term Financial Plan 2016/26.

“IP&R is the planning and reporting framework that Wagga Wagga City Council uses to work towards achieving the community’s vision,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.

“It contains key documents that are used to plan for future projects and services for our community.

“The coming 12 months is an important time for Wagga Wagga as Council looks to undertake major projects that will define the future growth of our city.”

These defining projects include the continued implementation of Council’s Fit for the Future action plan, growth of the Bomen Business Park, developing the Equex Multi-Purpose Stadium and increasing the city’s flood protection.

Additional new and continuing projects and services allocated for the next 12 months include:

  • Construction of new open spaces, playgrounds and neighbourhood parks and renewal of park amenities and play equipment
  • Commitment to upgrading Council-owned facilities, including Wagga Wagga Airport terminal and taxiways and Civic Theatre auditorium and foyer refurbishment
  • Road pavement Rehabilitation and Reseal Programs
  • Bridge Replacement Program, including Eunony Bridge, project

Council’s IP&R documents are available at or from the Customer Service Centre.