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FEEDBACK: Council have been consulting with our community on Wagga Wagga 2050, and there is still time to get involved if you haven’t already.


Wagga Wagga community continues to shape the future of our local area

Published: 07 Jun 2024 10:52am

With just five minutes of your time, you can shape the future of Wagga Wagga.

That’s how long it takes to complete the survey on the Wagga Wagga 2050 Community Strategic Plan, or ‘Wagga Wagga 2050’.

The plan will provide a roadmap for the long-term vision, aspirations, and main priorities for our local government area, and Council wants our local community to help identify these.

Ideas of every shape and size are welcome. We have already received numerous submissions, but there is still time for you to throw your vision into the mix.

Last week, Council staff held a session with 150 Mater Dei Catholic College students on Wagga Wagga 2050, which gave students a chance to share ideas about how to improve our local area.

The session was also attended by staff seeking feedback on the draft Botanic Gardens Masterplan, which Council is working to develop, as well as feedback on what Council’s Youth Week should look like in 2025.

A group of young people, dressed in school uniforms, are gathered around a table with a large, printed map. Some students hold markers, others are visibly writing.
NEW IDEAS: 150 Mater Dei Catholic College students attended a session on Wagga Wagga 2050 with Council staff, bringing forward a collection of new ideas for our future.

Executive Manager Regional Activation – Projects Christine Priest says it’s wonderful for Council to engage with individuals and groups within the community.

“We want to consult with all sections of our local community so Wagga Wagga 2050 reflects a shared vision spanning the whole local government area,” Ms Priest said.

“We’ve already received feedback online, via our permanent display in the Civic Centre arcade, and through our community pop-up stalls held across a range of locations earlier this year.

“The school sessions are a great way to reach local young people in our community. We were so impressed with how engaged the students were and the ideas that they contributed.”

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Council also held a ‘Business Breakfast’ this week with Wagga Wagga Business Chamber to discuss the Community Strategic Plan, provide an economic update for Wagga Wagga and also to discuss the Wagga Wagga Airport lease advocacy.

“Through opportunities like this we are reaching different groups in our community and ensuring we include the big issues and opportunities in the plan that are important to our community.”

By heading to our Wagga Wagga Have Your Say webpage, you can also get involved, as well as see a range of contributions from our community about why they love Wagga Wagga and its surrounds.

We are also reviewing our current vision for Wagga Wagga as part of the development of “Wagga Wagga 2050”. We would love to know what your vision is and what words reflect what you would like to see in our future vision for the city and surrounds.

Head over to our Have Your Say Wagga platform to read more details and get involved: haveyoursay.wagga.nsw.gov.au/csp2050