Wagga View - Our Future in Focus

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Consultation has concluded

What is our vision? What do we want Wagga Wagga to look like in 2040? How do we get there?

As a community it is important for us to have a document that defines how we want to grow into the future. We also need to outline what we want and need as a community now. This document is called a Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan guides us all in how to achieve these goals and how we can measure if we are on track or not.

During May and June 2016, the Wagga View team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area collecting ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

Since this time the team also met with a range of community organisations and stakeholders and collated all the responses into Wagga View the draft Community Strategic Plan – 2040.

This plan was placed on public exhibition from 22 November to 20 December 2016 and during this time the team undertook a number of engagement activities to provide the community the final opportunity to review what had been created so far. Over the public exhibition period, the team were able to engage a number of community members and all feedback and comments as well as formal submissions were considered, and where appropriate amendments were made to the plan.

The plan along with a summary of submissions and amendments was presented to the meeting of Council on Monday 27 February and we are very proud to say the plan was unanimously endorsed.

We would like to thank the Wagga Wagga Community for your involvement in the process and we look forward to working with you into the future.

Wagga View - Community Strategic Plan – 2040 can be found here and also on Council’s website.


Wagga View Race
The Wagga View Race was run and won earlier in the year. Three teams raced through the streets of Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the livability of our city.

The teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

See how the teams went and who took out the Wagga View Race title by watching the video below.

Thanks to Waggawagga.tv for their partnership and support in creating the Wagga View Race video.



Share your Wagga View photos!

The Wagga View team ran a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

A selection of the photos were used throughout the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan.


Here's how we consulted earlier in the year!



Click on the pictures below for more information on what we did during the Wagga View consultation during May and June.

Vision Week


What is our vision? What do we want Wagga Wagga to look like in 2040? How do we get there?

As a community it is important for us to have a document that defines how we want to grow into the future. We also need to outline what we want and need as a community now. This document is called a Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan guides us all in how to achieve these goals and how we can measure if we are on track or not.

During May and June 2016, the Wagga View team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area collecting ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

Since this time the team also met with a range of community organisations and stakeholders and collated all the responses into Wagga View the draft Community Strategic Plan – 2040.

This plan was placed on public exhibition from 22 November to 20 December 2016 and during this time the team undertook a number of engagement activities to provide the community the final opportunity to review what had been created so far. Over the public exhibition period, the team were able to engage a number of community members and all feedback and comments as well as formal submissions were considered, and where appropriate amendments were made to the plan.

The plan along with a summary of submissions and amendments was presented to the meeting of Council on Monday 27 February and we are very proud to say the plan was unanimously endorsed.

We would like to thank the Wagga Wagga Community for your involvement in the process and we look forward to working with you into the future.

Wagga View - Community Strategic Plan – 2040 can be found here and also on Council’s website.


Wagga View Race
The Wagga View Race was run and won earlier in the year. Three teams raced through the streets of Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the livability of our city.

The teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

See how the teams went and who took out the Wagga View Race title by watching the video below.

Thanks to Waggawagga.tv for their partnership and support in creating the Wagga View Race video.



Share your Wagga View photos!

The Wagga View team ran a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

A selection of the photos were used throughout the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan.


Here's how we consulted earlier in the year!



Click on the pictures below for more information on what we did during the Wagga View consultation during May and June.

Vision Week


Consultation has concluded
  • Painting a picture of Wagga's Future - What's next?

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    26 Jul 2016

    After four massive weeks of engagement, the Wagga View team has been working away sorting over 3,000 responses received. It seems like a lot however what is really amazing is from such a large amount of responses the themes are consistent. Over 50 themes have been created covering everything from our identity as a community, recreational facilities we desire as community, youth engagement, tourism opportunities for the city and how we want our neighbourhoods to look.

    Now that we understand what the Wagga View is we are working on pairing this with data that supports these themes, whether it be from our community survey, the regional well being survey, or data from one of our community partners. This helps us to make the picture a little clearer.

    The next step is an important one. This is about turning our aspirations for the future into a reality. We collaborate with community stakeholders to determine strategies in moving forward and assign actions to ensure we get their.

    Want to be part of the conversation, leave your details here and we will contact you shortly.


  • Kids share their views for Wagga’s future

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    27 May 2016

    Wagga students were given the opportunity to share their view on what they want for a Wagga of the future.

    Week two of Wagga View shifted to a schools program, where more than 200 Wagga students took part in activities that shared ideas and views on favourite spaces and places in the city. Using building blocks and a whole lot of creativity students also got to build a city they would like for the future.

    The Wagga View Race was also run and won during the week. Three teams from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, The Leisure Company and The Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga took part in a race across the city.

    Teams competed in activities that reflected the liveability of Wagga. At the Turvey Park Fire Station competitors learnt what it was like to be a fire fighter, dressing in the uniform, unravelling a using a water hose. Down by Wagga Beach they took part in a crime and safety quiz hosted by Wagga Police. There were also environment challenges on recycling and tree planting.

    The overall winner of the race, based on time and points scored for each activity was The Leisure Company.

    Week three of Wagga View kicks off on Monday 30 May with the first of 27 stops on the ultimate Wagga View Road Show.

    From Tarcutta to Tatton, Glenfield to Galore, Ladysmith to Lake Albert, Charlie, Council’s community engagement truck will be coming to visit your suburb or village.
    For a full list of dates, times and locations, and to take part, or learn more about Wagga View visit, wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview

    Don’t forget, the Wagga View shop front is also open in the Sturt Mall, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Pop in and share your ideas and thoughts for the future of Wagga.

  • Have you shared your vision yet?

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    23 May 2016

    Hundreds of people have shared their vision for the future of Wagga Wagga during week one of Wagga View – Our Future in Focus.

    A community wishing tree has sprouted to life with resident’s wishes for a Wagga of the future, thoughts are being videoed and captured in letters and conversations are being had about what is great in Wagga and what could be improved.

    Wagga View is open to all members of the Wagga community and runs for four weeks. The Wagga View shop is open in the Sturt Mall, Monday to Saturday. In addition there are weekend opportunities at upcoming markets and online options here via wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview

    The Wagga View Road Show will also be hitting the streets of Wagga suburbs and travelling to villages in the LGA from 28 May to 10 June (stop back here next week to find out more).

    Week two of Wagga View features a schools program to capture ideas and views of Wagga’s younger community, and, the Wagga View Race.

    During the school program, Charlie, Council’s community engagement truck, will visit a number of Wagga schools where students will take part in a range of activities, from discussing their favourite places and spaces in Wagga to sharing their thoughts to build a city they would like for the future.

    The Wagga View Race will be run this week seeing teams compete in a number of activities to reflect the liveability of Wagga.

    Dates to participate

    Week two Wagga View dates:
    Saturday 21 May: Stall at Tarcutta Markets, Tarcutta Hall from 8.30am to 2pm.
    At the following locations watch community leaders and experts share their opinions on Wagga's current vision. You can participate by being involved in a short video, polls, a create-a-vision activity and an interactive ball game.

    Monday 23 May – Saturday 28 May: Shop front, Sturt Mall Monday to Friday -10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.

  • Let's build a bright future

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    13 May 2016

    Wagga, are you ready?

    We are now kicking off four weeks of community consultation to determine Wagga’s vision for the future.

    Wagga View – Our Future in Focus is the community’s opportunity to have a say on the new Community Strategic Plan.

    This plan is not a Council document. It is an overarching guiding document created by the community, for the community.

    The Wagga View consultation starts tomorrow at the Wagga Beach Markets from 9am to 2pm.

    The first week of consultation, from Sunday 15 May to Saturday 21 May, focusses on reviewing the community vision created in 2009 and having a discussion on whether this vision should change or remain the same.

    Wagga’s current vision is: “We are a thriving, innovative, connected community on the Murrumbidgee. We are rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment.”

    Participants can share their opinions on this vision by taking part in a short video, polls, a create-a-vision activity and an interactive ball game. You can also watch community leaders and experts share their opinions on Wagga’s current vision.

    Find the Wagga View crew at the following locations:
    Sunday 15 May: Stall at Wagga Beach Markets from 9am to 2pm
    Monday 16 May – Friday 20 May: Shop front, Sturt Mall 10am to 4pm
    Saturday 21 May: Stall at Tarcutta Markets, Tarcutta Hall from 8.30am to 2pm.

    Further information and consultation opportunities are also available online, wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview


  • Our future in focus - What’s your view, Wagga?

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    13 May 2016

    If you could create a community of the future, what would it look like?

    A mix of roads and buildings, infrastructure services, some parks and playgrounds, a huge chunk of diversity, safe and secure neighbourhoods, opportunities to grow, a bit of environment here and there.

    We all have a vision for the community we call home. Working towards a shared vision is the aim of Wagga’s new Community Strategic Plan (CSP) – Wagga View – Our Future in Focus.

    “Generating a clear and exciting vision for the future is the purpose of the CSP. It defines who we are as a community today, and where we want to be in the next 30 to 40 years,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.

    “The only way of achieving a shared vision is to go directly to the people that make up our Wagga community.

    “The CSP is not a Council plan, it’s a plan developed by the community for the community and together we are all responsible for achieving its delivery.”

    To create this vision a series of hands-on, engaging events and activities open to all residents in the Wagga Wagga LGA will be rolled out over a four week period in May and June.

    This is your chance to share your views, thoughts, ideas and visions for the Wagga of the future.

    Residents and community groups will take part in an amazing race scenario to emphasis key liveability elements in the city. A pop-up shop will operate in the Sturt Mall for three weeks, here, a wishing tree will grow out of resident’s thoughts and ideas and conversation can be had with community leaders.

    There’s also a school’s program and road show, stopping in more than 20 communities, villages and Wagga suburbs, which allows us to reach everyone in our community – keep an eye out for Council’s bright yellow community engagement truck, Charlie.

    “There will be no shortage of engagement opportunities for the community during the four-week Wagga View consultation period,” Cr Kendall said.

    “I encourage all residents to take part and make their Wagga vision for the future count.”


  • What's coming up?

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    06 May 2016

    Vision week (15 May – 21 May)

    This week is about confirming our current community vision.

    “We are a thriving, innovative, connected community on the Murrumbidgee. We are rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment.”

    Come see us:

    Sunday 15 May - Wagga Beach Markets from 9am to 2pm.

    Monday 16 May Friday 20 May: Sturt Mall 10am to 4pm

    Saturday 21 May: Tarcutta Markets, Tarcutta Hall from 8.30am to 2pm.

    Schools program and Wagga View Race (22 May – 28 May)

    This week is about capturing the ideas and views of Wagga’s younger community and reflecting on the livability of our community.

    This week, Charlie truck will be hitting the road and visiting a series of schools in Wagga to capture the future vision from our younger community members. Students will map out, their favorite places, spaces and activities, and share their thoughts to build a city they would like for the future.

    This week will also see the running of the Wagga View Race. Teams will complete a series of activities to reflect the livability of Wagga.

    Action Week (28 May – 4 June)

    Action week is about focusing on what we need to do to make our future vision a reality. We know where we want to go, but how do we get there?

    Come participate at these locations:

    Saturday 28 May: Lake Albert Markets from 9am to 2pm.

    Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June: Shop front, Sturt Mall 10am to 4pm. .

    Sunday 4th June: Bunnings Carpark, 9am -12pm.


    Road Show (28 May – 10 June)

    Join us in your neighborhood to talk about the strengths and opportunities of your area, what you like about where you live and the future for your community. Below is our timetable for 'Charlie' our community engagement truck, please drop in and keep an eye out for more detail to come with specific locations.

    30th May

    · Humula 11am – 1pm

    · Tarcutta 2pm – 4pm

    31st May

    · Uranquinty 11am – 1pm

    · Mangoplagh 2pm – 4pm

    1st June

    · Oura 9am – 11am

    · Cartwrights Hill 12pm – 2pm

    · North Wagga 3pm – 5pm

    2nd June

    · Ladysmith 9am – 11am

    · Gumly Gumly 12pm – 2pm

    · Forest Hill 230pm - 430pm

    3rd June

    · Currawarna 9am – 11am

    · Estella 12pm – 2pm

    · Uni 3pm – 5pm

    6th June

    · Tatton 9am – 11am

    · Lake albert 12pm – 2pm

    · Kooringal 3pm – 5pm

    7th June

    · TAFE – 930 – 1130am

    · Bourkelands 12pm – 2pm

    · Lloyd 3pm – 5pm

    8th June

    · San Isadore 9am – 11 am

    · Collingullie 1230pm – 230pm

    · Galore 330pm – 530pm

    9th June

    · Glenfield 9am – 11am

    · Ashmont 12pm – 2pm

    · Mt Austin 3pm – 5pm

    10th June

    · Turvey Park 9am – 11am

    · Tolland 12pm – 2pm




  • Introducing Wagga View

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    29 Apr 2016

    Wagga View is how we engage with you to review the Wagga Community Strategic Plan.

    So, why Wagga View?

    Everyone who lives in the local government area is an expert in their own lives. We all have a view of what the future should look like, what actions we need to take. Wagga View is how we collaborate these views and create a vision as a community.

    How can you share your view?

    From 15 May 2016 we will be launching four weeks of engagement. The first week will be focused on creating a vision for the city. You can find us at our shop front location at the Sturt Mall, contribute here online or even use #waggaview over the coming weeks to capture what you love about this place.

    More details on how you can be involved will be released shortly.

    We look forward to hearing from you!