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

We need your help!

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.”

Community opportunities:

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.

Community opportunities:

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

30 May

Humula: 11am to 1pm

Tarcutta: 2pm to 4pm

31 May

Uranquinty: 11am to 1pm

Mangoplah: 2pm to 4pm

1 June

Oura: 9am to 11am

Cartwrights Hill: Noon to 2pm

North Wagga: 3pm to 5pm

2 June

Ladysmith: 9am to 11am

Gumly Gumly: Noon to 2pm

Forest Hill: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

3 June

Currawarna: 9am to 11am

Estella: Noon to 2pm

Charles Sturt University: 3pm to 5pm

6 June

Tatton: 9am to 11am

Lake Albert: Noon to 2pm

Kooringal 3pm to 5pm

7 June

Riverina TAFE Campus: 9.30am to 11.30am

Bourkelands: Noon to 2pm

Lloyd: 3pm to 5pm

8 June

San Isidore: 9am to 11am

Collingullie: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Galore: 3.30pm to 5.30pm

9 June

Glenfield: 9am to 11am

Ashmont: Noon to 2pm

Mount Austin: 3pm to 5pm

10 June

Turvey Park: 9am to 11am

Tolland: Noon to 2pm