Council pop-up session at the Fusion Botanical Festival 2023.
FEEDBACK: Council are holding multiple pop-up stalls to hear your ideas and priorities for what the future of our local area looks like. Get involved in-person or online! Image: Council pop-up session at the Fusion Botanical Festival 2023.


Community shares feedback on Council plans for Wagga Wagga’s future

Published: 23 Feb 2024 12:47pm

If you have a vision for our community heading toward 2050, and ideas for the future of Wagga Wagga, we'd love to hear from you.

Over the course of a number of months, Council has been actively connecting with community members at all levels to explore the visions and priorities for our city and surrounding areas.

Upon successful collection, the feedback captured from our residents will play a key role shaping the Community Strategic Plan (Wagga Wagga 2050): a 10-year plan for what we want the future Wagga Wagga to look like; a road map for how we’re going to achieve it; and a clear framework for those tasked with achieving those goals.

While much feedback has already been gathered, Council’s Executive Manager, Regional Activation Projects Christine Priest, has confirmed that new opportunities for residents to share their ideas are still being added, both face-to-face and online.

“We want to engage with all sections of our local community through this consultation process, so Wagga Wagga 2050 is reflective of a shared vision that spans the whole local government area,” Ms Priest said.

Council pop-up stall at the Tarcutta Markets in February, 2024.
VILLAGE VISITS: Council will be visiting our surrounding villages over the coming months. Image: Council pop-up stall at the Tarcutta Markets in February, 2024.

“We have already been chatting to members of the community at some of our pop-up stalls at the Fusion Botanical festival, and during events held for the International Day of People with Disability held late last year.

“This year, we’ve received a great collection of feedback from our time at the Back-to-School Party in January 2024, as well as the Tarcutta Markets in February.

“This conversation with community is a huge part of the development of Wagga Wagga as we look toward 2050.

"Big or small, improving on something that’s already there or creating something completely new, we want to hear all ideas as we develop plans for our future community."

“We have several pop-up sessions scheduled for February through to April this year and are still in talks with multiple groups and villages to organise a pop-up stall.

“We are also happy to come to your community group and have a conversation relevant to your group's particular needs or aspirations for the community moving forward.”

Council pop-up stall at the 2024 Back to School Party. 
YOUR VISION: We want to hear all ideas, big or small! Image: Council pop-up stall at the 2024 Back to School Party. 

More pop-up sessions will be added to the list between now and April. The best place to stay updated on session times is through Council’s Have Your Say website, and via the City of Wagga Wagga socials.

Council is also running an art competition encouraging people to draw or paint a picture of what they love about Wagga Wagga.

“We have already received more than 70 entries in the competition, which runs until Friday 26 April 2024,” Ms Priest said.

Residents are encouraged to get involved online and read more details through our Have Your Say Wagga platform.

Upcoming Pop-up Sessions

For the most up-to-date schedule of Pop-up Sessions near you, including new dates and locations as they are added, please visit the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) 2050 page.

Kooringal Mall – Saturday 24 February 9am – 11.30am

Uranquinty Hall – Wednesday 28 February 6pm – 7.30pm

Southcity Shopping Centre – Thursday 29 February 3pm – 6pm

Oasis Aquatic Centre – Monday 4 March 5pm – 7pm

Mangoplah Hall – Tuesday 5 March 6pm – 7.30pm

Humula Citizens Sports Club – Wednesday 6 March 6pm – 7.30pm

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Garden’s Café – Thursday 7 March 11am – 1.30pm

International Women’s Day: Museum of the Riverina – Friday 8 March 5pm – 10pm

Wagga Mardi Gras: Victory Memorial Gardens – Saturday 9 March (time TBC, see CSP 2050 page)

Kapooka – Monday 11 March 10am – 11.30am

Seniors Festival: You, Me & a Cup of Tea: Senior Citizen’s Hall – Monday 11 March 10.30am – 12pm

Tolland, with Agile Library – Wednesday 13 March 9.30am - 11am

Seniors Festival: Old(er) Men’s Health – Wagga Men's Shed - Wednesday 13 March 10am - 11am

Riverina Producers Markets – Thursday 14 March 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Oasis Aquatic Centre – Sunday 17 March 9.30am – 11.30am

Apex Park, Lake Albert – Tuesday 2 April 3pm – 5pm

Storytime with Wagga Wagga City Library – Wednesday 3 April 10am & 11am

Storytime with Wagga Wagga City Library – Friday 5 April 10am & 11am