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MAKE A SUBMISSION:  The proposed Planning Agreement with Homes NSW for the Tolland Renewal Project is now on public exhibition, with residents encouraged to have their say.


Planning Agreement for Tolland Renewal Project on public exhibition

Published: 31 May 2024 10:36am

The Wagga Wagga community has the opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed Planning Agreement with Homes NSW for the Tolland Renewal Project.

At its Ordinary Meeting on Monday (27 May), Council resolved to provide in principle support for the proposed Planning Agreement with Homes NSW, and to place the Planning Agreement on public exhibition for 28 days, from 31 May to 28 June 2024.

Director Regional Activation John Sidgwick is encouraging the community to give their feedback on the proposed agreement.

“It essentially sets out how Homes NSW will fund and then deliver the necessary infrastructure upgrades that will go hand-in-hand with the housing at Tolland,” Mr Sidgwick said.

“This includes constructing active travel infrastructure, recreational assets, and community facilities in the Tolland area in addition to the requirements of the development, in lieu of making the financial contributions to Council usually required for subdivision developments.”

Car park next to playground, with netball court in background

Following the public exhibition period, Council will receive a further report addressing any submissions made and recommending whether to enter into the proposed agreement.

Council has also endorsed adopting the finalised Tolland Concept Masterplan, prepared by Homes NSW, and received and noted the 29 submissions and two petitions received during the public exhibition period for the Concept Masterplan in September – October last year.

The Tolland Renewal Project is anticipated to achieve some key milestones within the next six months, delivering a significant renewal opportunity for the Wagga Wagga community.

“This is the first time that the State Government has gone into the regions to undertake such a large renewal of its social and affordable housing structure,” Mr Sidgwick said.

“It is a complex and multi-faceted project, with multiple planning and non-planning elements required to deliver the desired outcome for the community.”

Submissions will be accepted until 12 July 2024.