Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets - Planning Amendments

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Council is in receipt of an application to amend land zoning, land classification, height of building and floor space ratio controls for land on Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets.

To address concerns raised in response to the proposed changes, Council has developed site-specific development controls to guide future development applications. These proposed controls are currently on exhibition for comment.



Council is in receipt of an application to amend land zoning, land classification, height of building and floor space ratio controls for land on Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets.

To address concerns raised in response to the proposed changes, Council has developed site-specific development controls to guide future development applications. These proposed controls are currently on exhibition for comment.


  • Did you miss our first Live Q&A on Tuesday 5 May?

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    20 days ago

    You can see what you missed by watching here:


    You can see what you missed by watching here:


  • Live Q&A Session

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    21 days ago

    Tune in to facebook.com/waggacouncil at 5pm tonight where Director Regional Activation Michael Keys and Senior Strategic Planner Crystal Atkinson will be answering questions on the proposed changes to rules for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth streets mixed use precinct.

    Tune in to facebook.com/waggacouncil at 5pm tonight where Director Regional Activation Michael Keys and Senior Strategic Planner Crystal Atkinson will be answering questions on the proposed changes to rules for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth streets mixed use precinct.

  • New rules for future development

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    22 days ago

    We are committed to providing various opportunities for the community to be informed and engaged during the public exhibition period for the proposed site-specific controls.

    As part of this we will be releasing a series of informational videos on Facebook.

    Watch the first video:


    We are committed to providing various opportunities for the community to be informed and engaged during the public exhibition period for the proposed site-specific controls.

    As part of this we will be releasing a series of informational videos on Facebook.

    Watch the first video:


  • Live Q&A Session scheduled for 5 May 2020 at 5pm

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    about 1 month ago

    Director Regional Activation Michael Keys and Senior Strategic Planner Crystal Atkinson will be live via Facebook taking questions on the site-specific development controls proposed for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth streets precinct.

    Follow City of Wagga Wagga Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/waggacouncil

    Director Regional Activation Michael Keys and Senior Strategic Planner Crystal Atkinson will be live via Facebook taking questions on the site-specific development controls proposed for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth streets precinct.

    Follow City of Wagga Wagga Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/waggacouncil

  • On exhibition - Site-specific development controls

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    about 1 month ago

    On 14 April 2020, Council resolved to support proposed site-specific development controls being placed on public exhibtion for a period of 3 months and engaging with the community.

    The exhibition will commence on 18 April 2020 and run through to 18 July 2020.

    Site-specific controls are development controls that apply to a certain area or precinct with the aim to address concerns that relate to that particular site or precinct. These proposed controls will apply to the mixed-use precinct bound by Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets indicated on the map.

    If you know anyone who is unable to access the internet, please advise them to contact Council on 1300 292 442 and we are able to discuss the proposed changes, arrange a hard copy of the proposed controls and take submissions via telephone.

    On 14 April 2020, Council resolved to support proposed site-specific development controls being placed on public exhibtion for a period of 3 months and engaging with the community.

    The exhibition will commence on 18 April 2020 and run through to 18 July 2020.

    Site-specific controls are development controls that apply to a certain area or precinct with the aim to address concerns that relate to that particular site or precinct. These proposed controls will apply to the mixed-use precinct bound by Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets indicated on the map.

    If you know anyone who is unable to access the internet, please advise them to contact Council on 1300 292 442 and we are able to discuss the proposed changes, arrange a hard copy of the proposed controls and take submissions via telephone.

  • Draft Development Control Plan controls endorsed for exhibition

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    about 1 month ago

    Council resolved to support the proposed amendment being placed on public exhibition for a period of 3 months and engaging with the community on this topical issue.

    The impacts of Covid-19 are affecting our community in many ways, including how we engage and consult and subsequently make decisions. We are committed to engaging with our local community and will continue to explore and utilise any means possible to listen to your concerns and ensure that these are investigated, evaluated and presented to Councillors prior to any final decision being made.

    Wagga City Council is committed to working with our community to deliver our services and continuing to do business in this current environment. This doesn’t mean we are shutting down and stopping our processes. Instead we are adapting how we operate and developing new systems to respond to the restrictions and unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.

    Several measures have been put in place to ensure all community members have a variety of opportunities to understand and comment on the proposed changes. These include:

    • Staff available to answer personal and direct enquiries, either via telephone or email
    • Ongoing updates online and email or direct mail
    • Direct email to previous submitters
    • Hard copies of exhibition material provided on request
    • Staff available to take submissions via telephone
    • Dedicated online consultation page
    • Social media promotion
    • Online Q&A webinar hosted by Council staff with Councillors attending virtually
    • Online Q&A webinar published and transcript available to view or download or hard copy provided on request

    The public exhibition and submission period ordinarily run for a period of six weeks to allow adequate time for submissions to be received. In response to concerns and restrictions of Covid-19, Council resolved that the exhibition and submission period will be a minimum of 3 months and potential further extension if required.

    Council resolved to support the proposed amendment being placed on public exhibition for a period of 3 months and engaging with the community on this topical issue.

    The impacts of Covid-19 are affecting our community in many ways, including how we engage and consult and subsequently make decisions. We are committed to engaging with our local community and will continue to explore and utilise any means possible to listen to your concerns and ensure that these are investigated, evaluated and presented to Councillors prior to any final decision being made.

    Wagga City Council is committed to working with our community to deliver our services and continuing to do business in this current environment. This doesn’t mean we are shutting down and stopping our processes. Instead we are adapting how we operate and developing new systems to respond to the restrictions and unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.

    Several measures have been put in place to ensure all community members have a variety of opportunities to understand and comment on the proposed changes. These include:

    • Staff available to answer personal and direct enquiries, either via telephone or email
    • Ongoing updates online and email or direct mail
    • Direct email to previous submitters
    • Hard copies of exhibition material provided on request
    • Staff available to take submissions via telephone
    • Dedicated online consultation page
    • Social media promotion
    • Online Q&A webinar hosted by Council staff with Councillors attending virtually
    • Online Q&A webinar published and transcript available to view or download or hard copy provided on request

    The public exhibition and submission period ordinarily run for a period of six weeks to allow adequate time for submissions to be received. In response to concerns and restrictions of Covid-19, Council resolved that the exhibition and submission period will be a minimum of 3 months and potential further extension if required.

  • Council Meeting Report Postponed

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    2 months ago

    Council recently notified that an upcoming report on the proposed future development of the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Street mixed use area was to be considered at the Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March 2020.

    The NSW State Government made legislative changes to facilitate Ordinary Meetings of Council to be held electronically. This means Councillors can attend and participate in the meeting via electronic means. The meetings must be live streamed to the public. These changes will ensure the health and safety of Councillors, staff and the community is maintained in accordance with current guidelines.

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    Council recently notified that an upcoming report on the proposed future development of the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Street mixed use area was to be considered at the Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March 2020.

    The NSW State Government made legislative changes to facilitate Ordinary Meetings of Council to be held electronically. This means Councillors can attend and participate in the meeting via electronic means. The meetings must be live streamed to the public. These changes will ensure the health and safety of Councillors, staff and the community is maintained in accordance with current guidelines.

    Given this will be the first meeting of this nature for Council and the significance of discussions relating to COVID-19, it has been determined that other Council business, including the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets matter will be postponed to a future date. This will ensure our electronic systems for community participation are functioning and tested before the item is in a future meeting agenda for Council.

    When appropriate, the report will be rescheduled for a Council meeting and further notices will be provided.

    We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion and appreciate your assistance and understanding in these ever-changing times.

  • Notice of Council Meeting - Proposed development control plan provisions

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    2 months ago

    Council recently undertook public consultation on the draft Planning Proposal – LEP19/0002 located at Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets and you registered an interest in this proposal.

    A report proposing site specific development controls for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Street mixed use area is being considered at the Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March 2020. This is directly related to the draft Planning Proposal that you have previously indicated an interest in and hence we are informing you of this upcoming meeting and report.

    The report is seeking Councils endorsement of changes to the Wagga Wagga Development...

    Council recently undertook public consultation on the draft Planning Proposal – LEP19/0002 located at Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Streets and you registered an interest in this proposal.

    A report proposing site specific development controls for the Morgan, Murray and Forsyth Street mixed use area is being considered at the Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March 2020. This is directly related to the draft Planning Proposal that you have previously indicated an interest in and hence we are informing you of this upcoming meeting and report.

    The report is seeking Councils endorsement of changes to the Wagga Wagga Development Control Plan to support the Planning Proposal. If the recommendation is supported the amendments will go on Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days with submissions invited and received for up to 42 days from when exhibition commences.

    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.

    If you have any questions regarding this amendment and report please contact Councils Senior Strategic Planner, Crystal Atkinson on 02 6926 9556, during normal office hours.

    Council Meeting

    The agenda for Council Meetings is made available on the Thursday prior to the meeting via Council’s website: https://meetings.wagga.nsw.gov.au/

    Date: 30 March 2020

    Time: 6.00pm

    Venue: Council Meeting Room, corner Morrow and Baylis Streets

    Members of the public who have an interest in this matter may also choose to attend and address the Council Meeting as outlined below.

    Addressing the Council Meeting

    Anyone with an interest in a report tabled for a Council meeting may request to address the meeting on that matter. Please note where more than the maximum number of presenters (maximum of four per session; two speakers for the subject, and two speakers against) has applied to address the meeting, the selected speakers will be determined based on the time of their application.

    If you wish to address Council, a public address application form must be completed and submitted to the General Manager by 2.00pm on the day of the meeting.

    Both online and printable application forms are available via Council’s website along with the Council meeting guidelines:

    https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/council/meetings/public-address-forms

    Public address is limited to four people with a speaking time of five minutes each.

    If you are unable to access the website, please contact Council’s Customer Service Section on 1300 292 442 three days prior to the meeting.

    Public Health and Safety

    Due to the current health warnings and guidelines, social distancing measures will be in place during the meeting and a maximum number of people will be allowed in the room and gallery.

    If you would like to address the Council but have concerns with your health and safety about attending, you are provided the opportunity to address Council via telephone by indicating this preference on the public address form.

    Council offers live and on-demand video and audio of Council meetings (other than of sessions closed to the public). This allows you to view the Council meeting discussion and debate via the internet without the need to attend in person.

    Access to livestreaming is available via the following link:

    https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/council/meetings/watch-live

    Council Meeting Process

    If you have any questions regarding Council meeting process, please contact Council’s Governance Section on 1300 292 442.

  • Draft Development Control Plan 2010 controls being reported to Council

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    4 months ago

    A draft set of development controls are being presented to Council in February 2020 with a request to go on public exhibition as per the recommendation from 16 December 2019 Council meeting.

    With the existing development controls being limited, the proposed controls are intended to deal with key issues raised during consultation of the planning proposal to amend height and floor space ratio provisions.

    A public consultation period will occur if the draft controls are endorsed for exhibition.

    Consideration of the controls and ultimate height restriction will be again considered by Council after public consultation of the draft development controls.

    ...

    A draft set of development controls are being presented to Council in February 2020 with a request to go on public exhibition as per the recommendation from 16 December 2019 Council meeting.

    With the existing development controls being limited, the proposed controls are intended to deal with key issues raised during consultation of the planning proposal to amend height and floor space ratio provisions.

    A public consultation period will occur if the draft controls are endorsed for exhibition.

    Consideration of the controls and ultimate height restriction will be again considered by Council after public consultation of the draft development controls.

    A report will be presented to Council in April with those who have made submissions during consultation of the LEP and DCP being informed of the meeting date once it is confirmed.

  • Outcomes of Council Meeting held on 16 December 2019

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    4 months ago

    At the 16 December 2019 Council meeting, two elements of the proposed amendments were endorsed by Council to proceed:

    • Rezone lots from R1 General Residential and RE1 Public Recreation to B4 Mixed Use
    • Reclassify lots from Community to Operational
    These elements will be progressed for finalisation.

    The elements of the planning proposal dealing with height of building and floor space ratio were deferred pending the development of site specific controls for the land.

    A separate report at the same meeting resolved the Sale of 205 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga by public auction, subject to a further report...

    At the 16 December 2019 Council meeting, two elements of the proposed amendments were endorsed by Council to proceed:

    • Rezone lots from R1 General Residential and RE1 Public Recreation to B4 Mixed Use
    • Reclassify lots from Community to Operational
    These elements will be progressed for finalisation.

    The elements of the planning proposal dealing with height of building and floor space ratio were deferred pending the development of site specific controls for the land.

    A separate report at the same meeting resolved the Sale of 205 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga by public auction, subject to a further report confirming sale arrangements. It is anticipated this report will be presented to Council in April.