How do I make a submission?
If you would like to provide Council with feedback on the Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2018/2019, the Long-Term Financial Plan 2018/2028 or the Fees and Charges 2018/2019, there are several ways you can make a submission.
You can complete an online submission form, both from the Wagga View website and from Council's official website, by clicking on one of the links below.
You can also make a formal submission in writing. This can be emailed, dropped off, or posted to Council. If you would like to submit your submission in writing, please include your name, contact details and the name of the document you are providing feedback on.
The General Manager
Wagga Wagga City Council
PO Box 20
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Civic Centre Customer Service
Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets
What happens after I make a submission?
When you make a public submission to Council in relation to a document on Public Exhibition, Council will get back to you addressing the feedback you have provided.
Your submission will be reviewed by Council staff, and all submissions will be considered in a report presented to Councillors before the document is adopted.
What is the expected impact of COVID-19?
As a result of COVID-19, Councils projected balanced budget for the 2020/2021 Financial Year has been adjusted to include a forecast deficit position of $4.4M.
There is a lot of uncertainty in relation to COVID-19 and the impact it will have on Council’s budget. The approach Council is currently taking is to continue to provide essential services to the community while looking for alternative revenue sources and refining the budget as more accurate information comes to hand.
Council is still committed to delivering a significant capital works program to cater for the growth of this city, with over $94 million worth of works scheduled, (noting this will be further refined during the exhibition period to take into account works in progress and carry-overs).
Delivery Program and Operational Plan
The Delivery Program is a statement of commitment to the community from each newly elected council and sets out a four-year plan to respond to the community’s long-term vision as stated in Wagga View, Community Strategic Plan 2040.
The Operational Plan is a sub-plan of the Delivery Program and sets out the projects, programs and activities to be undertaken in a 12-month period. The Operational Plan includes a financial snapshot.
What is a Long Term Financial Plan?
The Long Term Financial Plan is a 10-year financial planning document with an emphasis on long-term financial sustainability.
The plan is formulated by using a number of estimates and assumptions to project the future revenue and expenditure required of the City of Wagga Wagga to deliver those services and projects expected by the community.
Council’s initial draft 2020/21 budget was balanced, but is now currently forecasting a deficit of around $4.4M.
What is Integrated Planning and Reporting?
Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) is the planning and reporting framework the City of Wagga Wagga uses to work towards achieving the community’s vision.
Under NSW Government legislation, councils must prepare a number of plans that provide details on how a council intends to deliver works and services in the short and long term.
This is based on the community’s priorities, which have been identified through consultation and engagement, as well as the resources available to council in delivering these items.
The framework ensures councils illustrate their various plans together, to understand how they interact in planning for the future.
Annual Fees and Charges
The City of Wagga Wagga's fees and charges are reviewed every year and placed on public exhibition.