Our future focus - Whats your view, Wagga?
Published: 29 May 2018 3:54pm
Our future in focus - What’s your view, Wagga? - 12 May 2016
If you could create a community of the future, what would it look like?
A mix of roads and buildings, infrastructure services, some parks and playgrounds, a huge chunk of diversity, safe and secure neighbourhoods, opportunities to grow, a bit of environment here and there.
We all have a vision for the community we call home. Working towards a shared vision is the aim of Wagga’s new Community Strategic Plan (CSP) – Wagga View – Our Future in Focus.
“Generating a clear and exciting vision for the future is the purpose of the CSP. It defines who we are as a community today, and where we want to be in the next 30 to 40 years,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.
“The only way of achieving a shared vision is to go directly to the people that make up our Wagga community.
“The CSP is not a Council plan, it’s a plan developed by the community for the community and together we are all responsible for achieving its delivery.”
To create this vision a series of hands-on, engaging events and activities open to all residents in the Wagga Wagga LGA will be rolled out over a four week period in May and June.
This is your chance to share your views, thoughts, ideas and visions for the Wagga of the future.
Residents and community groups will take part in an amazing race scenario to emphasis key liveability elements in the city. A pop-up shop will operate in the Sturt Mall for three weeks, here, a wishing tree will grow out of resident’s thoughts and ideas and conversation can be had with community leaders.
There’s also a school’s program and road show, stopping in more than 20 communities, villages and Wagga suburbs, which allows us to reach everyone in our community – keep an eye out for Council’s bright yellow community engagement truck, Charlie.
“There will be no shortage of engagement opportunities for the community during the four-week Wagga View consultation period,” Cr Kendall said.
“I encourage all residents to take part and make their Wagga vision for the future count.”
To keep updated, or find out where you can take part in Wagga View: Our Future in Focus community engagement opportunities, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview
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Wagga View – Our Future in Focus calendar of events
Week one – Vision week (15 May – 21 May)This week is aboutconfirming the current community vision: “We are a thriving, innovative, connected community on the Murrumbidgee. We are rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment.”
Sunday 15 May: Stall at Wagga Beach Markets from 9am to 2pm. Kick off the discussion around the vision for Wagga's future.
Monday 16 May – Friday 20 May: Shop front, Sturt Mall 10am to 4pm
Saturday 21 May: Stall at Tarcutta Markets, Tarcutta Hall from 8.30am to 2pm.
At the following locations watch community leaders and experts share their opinions on Wagga's current vision. You can participate by being involved in a short video, polls, a create-a-vision activity and an interactive ball game.
Week two – Schools Program and Wagga View Race (22 May – 28 May)
This week is about capturing the ideas and views of Wagga’s younger community and reflecting the city’s liveability – what works and what could be improved.
Monday 23 May, Wednesday 25 May and Friday 27 May: Charlie truck will be hitting the road and visiting a series of schools in Wagga to capture the future vision from our younger community members. Students will map out their favourite places, spaces and activities, and share their thoughts to build a city they would like for the future.
Tuesday 24 May and Wednesday 25 May: Wagga View Race
Teams will complete a number of activities to reflect the liveability of Wagga. The race will be run over a morning and afternoon session.
Week three and week four – Action Week and Road Show (28 May – 10 June)
Action Week is about focusing on what we need to do to make our future vision a reality, while the Road Show will be visiting 28 suburbs and villages to find out what’s important in your neighbourhood.
Saturday 28 May: Stall at Lake Albert Markets from 9am to 2pm. Note: These markets will be held at the Wagga Showground
Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June: Shop front, Sturt Mall 10am to 4pm
*On 30 May from noon to 4pm local radio station 2WG will join the consultation for a live broadcast, AND, on 1 June, it will be Star FM's turn, from 9am to noon.
Saturday 4 June: Bunnings Warehouse, 9am to noon, Saxon Street entrance
At the following locations participants can share their vision for Wagga’s future by bringing in letters and photos to place in our mailbox, adding a wish for the future to the wishing tree, creating a recipe for the future of Wagga or be videoed for a vox pop.
Road Show stops
Humula: 11am to 1pm
Tarcutta: 2pm to 4pm
Uranquinty: 11am to 1pm
Mangoplah: 2pm to 4pm
Oura: 9am to 11am
Cartwrights Hill: Noon to 2pm
North Wagga: 3pm to 5pm
Ladysmith: 9am to 11am
Gumly Gumly: Noon to 2pm
Forest Hill: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Currawarna: 9am to 11am
Estella: Noon to 2pm
Charles Sturt University: 3pm to 5pm
Tatton: 9am to 11am
Lake Albert: Noon to 2pm
Kooringal 3pm to 5pm
Riverina TAFE Campus: 9.30am to 11.30am
Bourkelands: Noon to 2pm
Lloyd: 3pm to 5pm
San Isidore: 9am to 11am
Collingullie: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Galore: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Glenfield: 9am to 11am
Ashmont: Noon to 2pm
Mount Austin: 3pm to 5pm
Turvey Park: 9am to 11am
Tolland: Noon to 2pm