Help us shape the future of your city: take the survey
Published: 27 Sep 2021 5:10pm
An exciting opportunity is now open for the community to get involved in the future of Wagga Wagga’s city centre.
Wagga Wagga City Council has today (Monday 27 September) opened a survey seeking community feedback on Wagga Wagga’s city centre. This information will be used to develop the CBD Master Plan in 2022.
Council is conducting this research to find out what kind of city centre the community wants as Wagga Wagga continues to grow and develop.
Director Regional Activation Michael Keys said the survey would essentially focus on the future of Wagga Wagga’s economic hub, the city centre.
“We want to know what people want in their city centre … what makes a difference to their experience and what makes them want to come back,” Mr Keys said.
“We’ve partnered with Place Score, an expert team of social researchers, to conduct this survey of our residents and businesses.
“You can complete the five-minute survey online or face-to-face with one of Place Score’s local representatives.
“The community’s responses will help us focus on key areas and improvements in the development of our CBD Master Plan, which will guide development in our city’s centre for decades to come.”
Mr Keys said community feedback would be an essential component of developing the CBD Master Plan.
“We want to involve the community from the start of this project,” Mr Keys said.
“This survey will be an opportunity to provide initial thoughts. This will help our team create a brief to source the consultants that will ultimately work on the CBD Master Plan.
“The master plan will set out the vision and characteristics of our CBD, including public art and infrastructure as well as planning controls and guidelines for future development.
“It will involve business and residential spaces, public open spaces and how we plan to improve that over time for everyone’s benefit.
“Wagga Wagga is a regional centre – the heart of the Riverina – and having a vibrant, active and growing CBD forms part of the long-term framework for the future of not only the city, but the region as well.”
The City Centre Survey will be open from Monday 27 September to Friday 29 October 2021.
Have your say at placescore.org/wagga