Activate Wagga

UPDATE 29/8/17: The ROSC Strategy is on public exhibition until 26 September 17, the Activation Strategy is on public exhibition until 28 September 17 being placed on public exhibition. Read and make a submission to the ROSC Strategy here or the Activation Strategy here.

UPDATE 21/8: the draft strategies will be presented to Council at the 28 August meeting before being placed on public exhibition for further comment. Read the business paper and draft strategies here.

The Recreation and Open Space and Communities (ROSC) Strategy 2040 and Activation Strategy 2040 are currently being developed with the key goal of creating opportunities and liveable communities in a growing economy.

The strategies draw on the guiding principles in Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, the Riverina Murray Regional Plan and other City of Wagga Wagga strategies to develop a co-ordinated approach to the planning and delivery of services so that it occurs in a sustainable manner.

The ROSC and Activation strategies will encourage and promote liveability, employment opportunities, incentives to move to and stay in Wagga Wagga and prevent unsustainable car dependent urban sprawl within the city.

The Activation Strategy will:

  • Promote healthy choices through the provision of greater housing choice in the Central Business District (CBD) of Wagga
  • Improve connectivity with surrounding neighbourhoods, villages and rural areas
  • Encouraging infill development in connected and accessible locations
  • Protect and improve our natural ecological systems
  • Preserve our heritage and cultural values
  • Ensure that urban release areas promote liveability and sustainable outcomes across the city
  • Preserve key agricultural areas and character of rural communities

The ROSC Strategy will:

  • Increase the activation of public spaces: Through the provision of appropriate infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities will enable a wide variety of events and activities to be held.
  • Improve accessibility and connection: Accessibility and connection will be improved across the city and will become a key consideration in all future developments and redevelopments of public spaces.
  • Improve existing assets to maximise utilisation: It has been identified that improvements in existing assets will enable better utilisation by the community. In many case these improvements will negate the need for the development of additional assets.
  • Improve community health: Community infrastructure and public spaces will be designed in order to improve community health outcomes.
  • Pursue collaboration where possible: Partnerships will be sought to ensure the efficient provision of community infrastructure and public spaces.


UPDATE 29/8/17: The ROSC Strategy is on public exhibition until 26 September 17, the Activation Strategy is on public exhibition until 28 September 17 being placed on public exhibition. Read and make a submission to the ROSC Strategy here or the Activation Strategy here.

UPDATE 21/8: the draft strategies will be presented to Council at the 28 August meeting before being placed on public exhibition for further comment. Read the business paper and draft strategies here.

The Recreation and Open Space and Communities (ROSC) Strategy 2040 and Activation Strategy 2040 are currently being developed with the key goal of creating opportunities and liveable communities in a growing economy.

The strategies draw on the guiding principles in Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, the Riverina Murray Regional Plan and other City of Wagga Wagga strategies to develop a co-ordinated approach to the planning and delivery of services so that it occurs in a sustainable manner.

The ROSC and Activation strategies will encourage and promote liveability, employment opportunities, incentives to move to and stay in Wagga Wagga and prevent unsustainable car dependent urban sprawl within the city.

The Activation Strategy will:

  • Promote healthy choices through the provision of greater housing choice in the Central Business District (CBD) of Wagga
  • Improve connectivity with surrounding neighbourhoods, villages and rural areas
  • Encouraging infill development in connected and accessible locations
  • Protect and improve our natural ecological systems
  • Preserve our heritage and cultural values
  • Ensure that urban release areas promote liveability and sustainable outcomes across the city
  • Preserve key agricultural areas and character of rural communities

The ROSC Strategy will:

  • Increase the activation of public spaces: Through the provision of appropriate infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities will enable a wide variety of events and activities to be held.
  • Improve accessibility and connection: Accessibility and connection will be improved across the city and will become a key consideration in all future developments and redevelopments of public spaces.
  • Improve existing assets to maximise utilisation: It has been identified that improvements in existing assets will enable better utilisation by the community. In many case these improvements will negate the need for the development of additional assets.
  • Improve community health: Community infrastructure and public spaces will be designed in order to improve community health outcomes.
  • Pursue collaboration where possible: Partnerships will be sought to ensure the efficient provision of community infrastructure and public spaces.


  • Last chance to have your say

    almost 2 years ago

    Help shape what your neighbourhood looks and feels like by having your say on two of Wagga Wagga City Council’s most important strategic documents.

    Residents have a few days left to make a submission on the Activation Strategy and Recreation and Open Space and Community Strategy (ROSCS).

    The Activation and ROSC strategies have been developed with the key goal of creating opportunities and liveable communities in a growing economy.

    Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell is urging everyone to have a look at the strategies and have their say.

    “This public exhibition period is the final stage of an extensive consultation...

    Help shape what your neighbourhood looks and feels like by having your say on two of Wagga Wagga City Council’s most important strategic documents.

    Residents have a few days left to make a submission on the Activation Strategy and Recreation and Open Space and Community Strategy (ROSCS).

    The Activation and ROSC strategies have been developed with the key goal of creating opportunities and liveable communities in a growing economy.

    Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell is urging everyone to have a look at the strategies and have their say.

    “This public exhibition period is the final stage of an extensive consultation process and it is important residents and stakeholders take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

    “Add your voice by making a submission this week, to help shape your cities future.

    “All submissions will be carefully considered before the final strategies are presented to Council.”

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Online: wagga.nsw.gov.au/activatewagga

    Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    Mail: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

    Deliver: Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow streets

    wagga.nsw.gov.au/activatewagga


  • Wagga’s booming, so what should it look like in 20 years?

    about 2 years ago

    Wagga Wagga is growing rapidly, so where will everyone live, work and play in the coming decades?

    The answers could lie in Council’s draft Activation and Recreation, Open Space and Community (ROSCS) strategies, which are currently on public exhibition.

    Director Finance Natalie Te Pohe thanked the many individuals, community groups, agencies, students and industry leaders that have so far been involved in developing the documents.

    “The strategies lay out a plan for our city until 2040 and while projections tell us Wagga Wagga will exceed 80,000 people by then we must plan for a city that could grow to beyond 100,000 people.

    “Areas for future sustainable growth have been identified as well as priority projects to make the best use of existing and future community spaces such as parks and facilities.

    “The strategies are presented showing urban precincts and villages so residents will easily be able to analyse the plans for the areas they spend most of their time, as well as the city as a whole.”

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM is urging everyone to provide feedback.

    “This is our opportunity to help shape the kind of community that we want to live in and develop for the next generation,” he said.

    “While many of the ideas in the strategies are at the suggestion of community members we need to make sure we’ve heard you correctly.”

    The draft strategies integrate with other documents such as the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 and the Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, all of which will be used to review the Development Control Plan and Local Environment Plan and Development Contributions Plans next year.

    The draft ROSC Strategy is on public exhibition until 26 September, while the draft Activation Strategy is on public exhibition until 28 September.

    You can view the draft strategies online or at Council’s Customer service desk and make a submission in one of the following ways:


    Wagga Wagga is growing rapidly, so where will everyone live, work and play in the coming decades?

    The answers could lie in Council’s draft Activation and Recreation, Open Space and Community (ROSCS) strategies, which are currently on public exhibition.

    Director Finance Natalie Te Pohe thanked the many individuals, community groups, agencies, students and industry leaders that have so far been involved in developing the documents.

    “The strategies lay out a plan for our city until 2040 and while projections tell us Wagga Wagga will exceed 80,000 people by then we must plan for a city that could grow to beyond 100,000 people.

    “Areas for future sustainable growth have been identified as well as priority projects to make the best use of existing and future community spaces such as parks and facilities.

    “The strategies are presented showing urban precincts and villages so residents will easily be able to analyse the plans for the areas they spend most of their time, as well as the city as a whole.”

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM is urging everyone to provide feedback.

    “This is our opportunity to help shape the kind of community that we want to live in and develop for the next generation,” he said.

    “While many of the ideas in the strategies are at the suggestion of community members we need to make sure we’ve heard you correctly.”

    The draft strategies integrate with other documents such as the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 and the Wagga View: Community Strategic Plan 2040, all of which will be used to review the Development Control Plan and Local Environment Plan and Development Contributions Plans next year.

    The draft ROSC Strategy is on public exhibition until 26 September, while the draft Activation Strategy is on public exhibition until 28 September.

    You can view the draft strategies online or at Council’s Customer service desk and make a submission in one of the following ways: