We need YOU to help us #ActivateWagga

Published: 20 Apr 2017 10:35am

Do you have any ideas on how to activate your neighbourhood? What do you want it to look like in 25 years’ time?

The City of Wagga Wagga is developing an Activation Strategy with the key goal of creating opportunities and liveable communities.

Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell says staff need to hear from locals before they can put pen to paper.

“Everyone is an expert in their own area and without you we can’t develop a plan that is going to meet the future needs of your community,” he said.

“We want to know what you love about your area, where there might be room for improvement, and how to create future employment opportunities.”

The Activation Strategy will draw on the guiding principles in Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, the Riverina Murray Regional Plan and other City of Wagga Wagga strategies to develop a co-ordinated approach to the planning and delivery of services so that it occurs in a sustainable manner.

The Activation Strategy will encourage and promote liveability, employment opportunities, incentives to move to and stay in Wagga Wagga and prevent unsustainable car dependent urban sprawl within the city.

This new approach will:

  • Promote healthy choices through the provision of greater housing choice in the Central Business District of Wagga Wagga
  • Improve connectivity with surrounding neighbourhoods, villages and rural areas
  • Encouraging infill development in connected and accessible locations
  • Protect and improve our natural ecological systems
  • Preserve our heritage and cultural values
  • Ensure that urban release areas promote liveability and sustainable outcomes across the city
  • Preserve key agricultural areas and character of rural communities

Residents in villages and Ashmont have already shared their thoughts when the City’s engagement truck Charlie visited their area earlier this year. Tolland and Glenfield Park will have the same opportunities in the coming weeks but anyone can go online now to mark their ideas on the interactive map and by filling out the survey.