Have your say on Council’s funding priorities, services & operations
Published: 11 May 2023 4:11pm
Council is encouraging residents to give their feedback on four important planning documents which detail how it intends to deliver works and services to the community in the short and long term.
Residents across our local government area have the opportunity to have their say on the collection of documents, part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting framework which are currently on public exhibition:
- Delivery Program 2023/2026
- Operational Plan 2023/24
- Long Term Financial Plan 2023/24
- Fees and Charges 2023/24
Chief Operating Officer Scott Gray said under NSW Government legislation, councils must prepare a number of plans detailing how they intend to deliver works and services in the short and long term.
“These plans are based on the community’s priorities and present a balanced approach to planning that considers how our resources can be used to deliver community outcomes that align with the Community Strategic Plan 2040,” Mr Gray said.
“They help Council discuss funding priorities and service levels with our community, from roadworks and waste management, to maintaining or improving existing facilities or how much certain services cost, like hiring a community hall.
“They also shape how we can work together to create a more sustainable future for our city and its surrounding villages and rural areas.”
Council’s draft Long Term Financial Plan 2023/24 details how the strategic aspirations of Council can be achieved in terms of time, money, assets and people.
Capital works projects and programs account for more than $93 million of the planned activities for the 2023/24 financial year, including an allocation of $28.5 million for roads across our local government area.
The four planning documents are on public exhibition until Thursday 25 May 2023.
“We want to hear your thoughts on these plans, as they shape our local identity and how we can work together to create a more sustainable future for the whole community,” Mr Gray said.
To access the plans and submit a response online, visit connect.wagga.nsw.gov.au/draftiprdocs23
Hard copies can be collected from the Customer Service desk at our Civic Centre on the corner of Morrow and Baylis streets.