Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040

What is the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040?

The Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040 provides strategic direction for the planning, development, management and use of community spaces over the next 20 years. The strategy includes 195 funded and unfunded projects worth more than $98M in total, covering playgrounds, parks, sports facilities, pathways, community centres, club facilities, amenities and more. These projects reflect the needs and expectations of the community, while setting the framework for the creation of an active, safe, healthy and vibrant city that enhances Wagga Wagga’s position as a leading regional city.


This strategy will help us toward achieving some of our community outcomes outlined in the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan 2040. These outcomes are:

  • We are a regional capital
  • Recreation is a part of our everyday life
  • We create safe spaces and places
  • We promote a healthy lifestyle

As well as aligning with our Community Strategic Plan, the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040 was created in conjunction with several other important strategies such as the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implentation Plan 2040, the Wagga Wagga Active Travel Plan (cycling), the Activation Strategy 2040 and the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

Who will benefit from this strategy?

Place and community have a powerful impact on an individual, with both the social and the built environments influencing their sense of health and well being.

ROSC was developed using a place-based approach, which not only allows you to identify the sections of the strategy most relevant to you and your community, but also appreciates that there are significant differences between and within communities. In recognising that each community is different and has different needs and desires, Council prepared 18 individual action plans, covering nine urban precincts and nine rural villages.

Map of the Urban PrecinctsMap of the Rural Villages


The strategy also includes 51 major projects, across short, medium and long time frames, that will benefit the wider community. The total value of these major projects is over $53M and ranges from the implementation of the Harris Park Master Plan, to the expansion of multicultural services at Wagga Wagga City Library and the development of a master plan for the Botanic Gardens Zoo to cater for existing users and future growth.

What can you expect from this page?

We created this page as a dedicated space where you can learn more about the development of the strategy and keep up to date on the progress of the major projects and action plans identified in the strategy. We will be adding new and exciting information to this page soon, so make sure to check back for the latest updates.


Register now to keep up to date!


What is the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040?

The Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040 provides strategic direction for the planning, development, management and use of community spaces over the next 20 years. The strategy includes 195 funded and unfunded projects worth more than $98M in total, covering playgrounds, parks, sports facilities, pathways, community centres, club facilities, amenities and more. These projects reflect the needs and expectations of the community, while setting the framework for the creation of an active, safe, healthy and vibrant city that enhances Wagga Wagga’s position as a leading regional city.


This strategy will help us toward achieving some of our community outcomes outlined in the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan 2040. These outcomes are:

  • We are a regional capital
  • Recreation is a part of our everyday life
  • We create safe spaces and places
  • We promote a healthy lifestyle

As well as aligning with our Community Strategic Plan, the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040 was created in conjunction with several other important strategies such as the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implentation Plan 2040, the Wagga Wagga Active Travel Plan (cycling), the Activation Strategy 2040 and the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

Who will benefit from this strategy?

Place and community have a powerful impact on an individual, with both the social and the built environments influencing their sense of health and well being.

ROSC was developed using a place-based approach, which not only allows you to identify the sections of the strategy most relevant to you and your community, but also appreciates that there are significant differences between and within communities. In recognising that each community is different and has different needs and desires, Council prepared 18 individual action plans, covering nine urban precincts and nine rural villages.

Map of the Urban PrecinctsMap of the Rural Villages


The strategy also includes 51 major projects, across short, medium and long time frames, that will benefit the wider community. The total value of these major projects is over $53M and ranges from the implementation of the Harris Park Master Plan, to the expansion of multicultural services at Wagga Wagga City Library and the development of a master plan for the Botanic Gardens Zoo to cater for existing users and future growth.

What can you expect from this page?

We created this page as a dedicated space where you can learn more about the development of the strategy and keep up to date on the progress of the major projects and action plans identified in the strategy. We will be adding new and exciting information to this page soon, so make sure to check back for the latest updates.


Register now to keep up to date!


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