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What is the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040?
By developing the Recreation, Open Space and
Community Strategy 2040 (ROSC) Wagga Wagga City
Council is aiming to develop a connected, liveable city.
The Strategy has been written to provide strategic
direction for the planning, development, management
and use of community spaces over the next 20 years
within the LGA.
It identifies the key community infrastructure that will be
required to meet the anticipated growth within the city
and responds to the community’s needs and desires as
identified through community engagement activities.
While there is no predetermined role for local government
in providing all types of social infrastructure, councils
have a responsibility to manage large tracts of Crown
and Community Land in a manner that benefits the
Councils also have a responsibility to provide facilities for
the community in a sustainable way in accordance with
A strategy such as this, developed with the community,
provides an important guiding document for the current
and future provision and management of open spaces and associated facilities.
This Strategy has been developed utilising information
gathered from a number of community consultation
activities. In addition to seeking specific feedback on the
ROSC, the Strategy also considers the outcomes from
community feedback sought for the:
• Wagga View – Community Strategic Plan 2040
• Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and
Implementation Plan 2040
In addition to considering the results of the Community
Strategic Plan a significant engagement process was
also undertaken for ROSC. This included the conducting
of in excess of 60 targeted sessions with:
• Community and sporting organisations
• Non-government organisations
• Community consultations at events
• State government department consultations.
Additionally, broader community consultation was
undertaken at a number of events including:
• Fusion (multicultural festival)
• Little Big Day Out (Council services showcase for
• Yandarra Festival (event raising awareness of key
health issues facing the Aboriginal community
• Secondary student Strategy development
The outcomes of this consultation confirmed the
themes and guiding principles that were identified
for this Strategy and drove the development of the