Wagga’s booming, so what should it look like in 20 years?

Published: 04 Sep 2017 12:30pm

Released 4 September 2017

Wagga Wagga is growing rapidly, so where will everyone live, work and play in the coming decades?

The answers could lie in Council’s draft Activation and Recreation, Open Space and Community (ROSCS) strategies, which are currently on public exhibition.

Director Finance Natalie Te Pohe thanked the many individuals, community groups, agencies, students and industry leaders that have so far been involved in developing the documents.

“The strategies lay out a plan for our city until 2040 and while projections tell us Wagga Wagga will exceed 80,000 people by then we must plan for a city that could grow to beyond 100,000 people.

“Areas for future sustainable growth have been identified as well as priority projects to make the best use of existing and future community spaces such as parks and facilities.

“The strategies are presented showing urban precincts and villages so residents will easily be able to analyse the plans for the areas they spend most of their time, as well as the city as a whole.”

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM is urging everyone to provide feedback.

“This is our opportunity to help shape the kind of community that we want to live in and develop for the next generation,” he said.

“While many of the ideas in the strategies are at the suggestion of community members we need to make sure we’ve heard you correctly.”

The draft strategies integrate with other documents such as the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 and the Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, all of which will be used to review the Development Control Plan and Local Environment Plan and Development Contributions Plans next year.

The draft ROSC Strategy is on public exhibition until 26 September, while the draft Activation Strategy is on public exhibition until 28 September.

You can view the draft strategies online or at Council’s Customer service desk and make a submission in one of the following ways: