Two men and a woman stand smiling in a street. They are holding and sign and map with information about the CBD Masterplan.
CBD FUTURE: Director Regional Activation John Sidgwick, Senior Strategic Planner Matthew Yeomans and Strategic Planning Coordinator Lou Hawkins are calling for the community to provide feedback on their vision for the future of the Wagga Wagga CBD.


Have your say: CBD Masterplan community consultation closes soon

Published: 19 Apr 2024 1:24pm

Wagga Wagga City Council would like to thank our community for their feedback so far during our CBD Masterplan consultation.

Wagga Wagga City Council staff have been conducting community consultation for the past six weeks to gather ideas for the Central Business District (CBD) to be incorporated into the masterplan.

The community consultation finishes soon, and residents and visitors are encouraged to continue to provide their input to influence the future vision for Wagga Wagga’s CBD.

The preparation of a masterplan for the Wagga Wagga CBD provides Council with the opportunity to activate, diversify and improve the CBD for the community.

It will produce a clear strategic planning and place-based approach for the future of our CBD and identify opportunities for it to service population growth towards 100,000 people, accommodate 1.4 million visitors annually, and support the region more broadly.

A map of the Wagga Wagga CBD with an area marked in orange indicating where the masterplan will focus on.
FOCUS AREA: This map shows the area of focus for the Wagga Wagga CBD Masterplan.

Director Regional Activation John Sidgwick said staff have been collecting information from a wide range of community groups for the development of the CBD Masterplan.

“In addition to the online survey, staff have had a presence in the community to ensure everyone has had the opportunity to share their ideas.

“This includes pop-up information stalls at shopping centres and venues in the CBD and surrounding suburbs, as well as visits to the villages within the Local Government Area in an effort to gather feedback from all people that visit the CBD.

“Workshops were also held in March with school groups, business owners and developers, so we have a large scope of feedback.

“With the community consultation finishing soon we encourage those who would still like to have their say to visit the website or attend one of our remaining pop-up information stalls.”

Council will be seeking community input until Friday 26 April 2024.

The feedback obtained during this period will inform the development of a draft Wagga Wagga CBD Masterplan, which will be publicly exhibited later in 2024.

To find more information and complete the online survey go to our Have Your Say website.