Community Directory a valuable local resource
Published: 20 Jan 2022 1:04pm
Newcomers to the city seeking ways to connect with their community are being encouraged to check out the Wagga Wagga community directory.
My Community Directory is an online listing of community groups, services and facilities, providing up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services in the Wagga Wagga area, as well as showing upcoming events.
It provides residents, visitors and organisations with the opportunity to easily find contact information for community-based services in the local area.
The information in the directory can be accessed by the public, community organisations and government, all in the one, up-to-date location.
Wagga Wagga City Council’s Social Planning Coordinator Sarah Lehman said finding accurate and up-to-date information about what’s available in the community when you need it can be a challenge.
“With Wagga Wagga LGA being home to two large military bases and a resettlement area for new arrivals, it is of further importance to ensure this type of information is easily sourced to facilitate the settling in of new individuals, families and cultural groups through inclusivity and ease of access,” Ms Lehman said.
“It is a valuable one-stop-shop for all residents and visitors for information about community services, health services, sporting and community groups available near you.”
Ms Lehman said the directory also provides the digital infrastructure to enable Council to better match customer enquiries to the information they require.
“It can also assist local services in the provision of their health and community service to meet individual and emerging community needs by reviewing data/statistics that can help identify gaps in local services or what kinds of services community members are searching for the most,” Ms Lehman said.
“That information can be accessed by contacting Council. We can assist with providing relevant statistics and data that may assist in addressing gaps in services to the community.”
The information contained in the community directory is reliant on community organisations or groups listing their services and keeping them updated – it is free to list in the directory.
My Community Directory can be accessed at wagga.nsw.gov.au/directory