Man and woman under marquee looking at design concepts for two cultural projects
GET INVOLVED:  There's still time to help define the future of Wagga Wagga's cultural, creative and economic future through Council's Cultural Precinct Engagement survey, which closes on Friday 22 December 2023.


There's still time to give us your input on Cultural Precinct options

Published: 08 Dec 2023 11:08am

Residents and business operators from Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities are being reminded they still have time to have their say on Wagga Wagga's cultural, creative and economic future.

There is just over a week to go in Wagga Wagga City Council’s Cultural Precinct Engagement survey and information sessions.

The two potential projects would transform arts, entertainment, conferencing and cultural experiences in our city.

Project A is a new regional scale entertainment centre that supports larger entertainment opportunities as well as conventions and conferences with configurable space options and incorporates a First Nations cultural centre (located at the Cross Street carpark site).

Project B is an expansion of the Civic Theatre at the Wollundry Lagoon that adds two new venue spaces to support more performances, theatre, live music concerts and workshops.

PROJECT A: Artist impression.

Artist impression of Civic Theatre expansion
PROJECT B: Artist impression.

The aim of the engagement process is to find out which of these concepts is seen as the highest priority by the community.

Over the past two weeks, Council staff have been out and about talking to our residents and businesses about these exciting ideas.

There has been strong feedback through the online survey and our pop-up information stalls are receiving a lot of visitors as they travel around the city and suburbs.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout is pleased to see people getting involved in the consultation process.

“It’s been a great response so far and we say a big ‘thank you’ to all those who've taken the time to head to the website and give us their feedback on this important engagement,” Cr Tout said.

“With just over a week to go, I hope that as many of our residents and businesses as possible take part in this consultation as we work together to define the future of Wagga Wagga's cultural, creative and economic future.

“Both projects would require State and Federal Government funding support. Council wants to involve the community in the process of advocating for these types of projects as the city's future is everyone's business.”

The Cultural Precinct Engagement survey closes on Friday 22 December.

You can also chat to our staff about these exciting ideas at one of our pop-up information stalls, which will continue to head out to locations and events across the city over the coming 10 days.

For details on where and when we’ll be in your area, keep an eye on our socials or visit