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Rezoning proposals for land at Estella and Collingullie

Published: 13 Nov 2020 9:29am

Two separate planning proposals to rezone land, one at Estella and the other at Collingullie, will be sent to the NSW Government for approval to be placed on public exhibition.

Wagga Wagga City Council agreed at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday night (9 November 2020) to request Gateway Determinations from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for both planning proposals.

The planning proposal for Estella seeks to amend the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010 for tracts of land located east of Pine Gully Road on an as-yet undeveloped portion of the suburb.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Cr Greg Conkey OAM said Estella was one of the fastest growing suburbs in the State.

“It is important that we plan for the growth of the city’s northern suburbs,” Cr Conkey said.

“Under this planning proposal, we’ll be looking at additional housing opportunities, expanding our environmental zone and expanding the commercial area.

“It’s a very positive move forward. It will go for a Gateway Determination then it will come back to Wagga Wagga and the residents of Estella can have a say.”

Council envisages up to 6000 additional residential lots being developed in the city’s Northern Growth Suburbs over the next 20 years.

The second planning proposal relates to the rezoning of land adjoining the edge of the Collingullie township.

Director Regional Activation Michael Keys said the rezoning proposal aims to provide for additional growth of the village.

“This larger area could potentially cater for growth for up to another 20 to 40 years,” Mr Keys said.

“There could be 10 to 20 blocks out there per year, it just depends on demand and take-up.

“If we can see some growth out there from people looking for that small village character, this will help sustain existing and promote new services including the school.

“The idea is to make sure the opportunity is there and that we have that capacity for growth.”

Formal consultation with the public and referral agencies for each planning proposal will occur after the Gateway Determination.