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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK:  The community has the chance to help inform how Wagga Wagga City Council operates, with Council's draft Budget 2024-25 now on public exhibition.

Council

Have your say on Council’s draft 2024/25 Budget

Published: 16 May 2024 9:30am

Residents across the Wagga Wagga Local Government area are being encouraged to give their feedback on three important planning documents that help Council discuss funding priorities and service levels across the community.

The three documents, which help Council discuss funding priorities and service levels, are part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework and are currently on public exhibition.

Share your thoughts and view the documents

To access the draft 2024/25 Budget documents and to submit a response online, visit our Have Your Say Wagga Wagga  website.

Hard copies can be collected from the Customer Service desk at our Civic Centre on the corner of Morrow and Baylis streets.

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.

“The IP&R documents are based on the community’s priorities and identify the annual budget required to deliver the actions, and the responsible service area within Council who will oversee and report progress and performance results achieved,” Mr Gray said.

“We are currently seeking community feedback on the draft documents, to help inform how Council operates, from rubbish and roads to our parks, cultural and sporting facilities, to maintaining or improving existing facilities or how much certain services cost.”

Wetland with reeds and grasses on banks, birds in the water.

Council’s draft Long Term Financial Plan 2024/25 details how the strategic aspirations of Council can be achieved in terms of time, money, assets and people.

Chief Financial Officer Carolyn Rodney said that capital works projects and programs account for more than $81 million of the planned activities for the 2024/25 financial year, including an allocation of $16.7 million for roads across our local government area.

“The capital works program also includes other significant one-off projects such as the Jim Elphick Tennis Centre Upgrade, Bill Jacob Athletics Centre and some upgrades to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.”

Wetland with reeds and grasses on banks, birds in the water.

The three documents are on public exhibition until Monday 10 June 2024.

“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 our city and its surrounding villages and rural areas,” Ms Rodney said.