Roads, rates, rubbish ... and so much more

Published: 02 Aug 2019 1:35pm

Each year, Wagga Wagga City Council delivers a diverse range of service to the community and employees 680 full-time, part-time and casual staff.

As part of Local Government Week 2019 from 29 July to 4 August, Council is shining a light on some of the project, works, initiatives and events in store for Wagga Wagga in 2019/20.

Your Council by the numbers in 2019/20:

  • Plant 900 new street trees
  • $2.1M in contributions, grants and donations to the community
  • Maintenance of the 2300km sealed and unsealed road network
  • 31 exhibitions at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
  • 20 workshops at the Civic Theatre
  • Economic Development staff to hold/attend 36 industry meetings
  • Complete 2500km of roadside spraying for weeds
  • 80 school workshops and tours on environmental education
  • 11 citizenship ceremonies
  • Wagga Wagga Regional Family Day Care to run two play sessions and two reflective early learning sessions per week
  • Coordinate kerbside waste collection for 20,015 urban properties and 405 rural properties
  • 400 events and 26 programs at Wagga Wagga City Library
  • Produce 50 editions of weekly newsletter Council News
  • Six exhibitions at the Museum of the Riverina
  • Deliver 24 school swimming carnivals at Oasis Aquatic Centre
  • Maintenance of the sewer network’s 531km of reticulation pipes, 43 sewer pump stations and three sewage treatment plants
  • Hold biennial youth forums
  • Distribute 12 visitor economy industry newsletters and hold four networking events for tourism partner businesses