Welcome to Your Say Wagga

Welcome to Your Say WaggaWelcome to Wagga Wagga City Council's online community engagement hub!

You're here because you want to be involved in community decisions that affect you. Council has developed this hub to provide a gathering point for community discussion and we look forward to talking with you.

Council recognises that community members and other stakeholders in the community have a lot to offer in their expertise, skills and experience in the community and we want to make the most of your knowledge when making decisions and recommendations.

Council has a responsibility and influence on matters that affect your lives and we want your input on such issues. Council needs more community participation to ensure that everyone has access to fair and informed decision making.

We recognise your time is valuable. This community engagement hub, called Your Say Wagga is here for when you want it, to contribute to the growth of your community.

 

Welcome to Your Say WaggaWelcome to Wagga Wagga City Council's online community engagement hub!

You're here because you want to be involved in community decisions that affect you. Council has developed this hub to provide a gathering point for community discussion and we look forward to talking with you.

Council recognises that community members and other stakeholders in the community have a lot to offer in their expertise, skills and experience in the community and we want to make the most of your knowledge when making decisions and recommendations.

Council has a responsibility and influence on matters that affect your lives and we want your input on such issues. Council needs more community participation to ensure that everyone has access to fair and informed decision making.

We recognise your time is valuable. This community engagement hub, called Your Say Wagga is here for when you want it, to contribute to the growth of your community.

 

  • Planning Framework Review

    4 months ago

    The City of Wagga Wagga is undertaking a landmark Planning Framework Review, including the Local Environmental Plan (LEP), Development Control Plan (DCP) and Development Contribution Plans (including Section 94, Section 94A and Section 64).

    In April 2016, City of Wagga Wagga General Manager Alan Eldridge announced the formation of Council's Planning Task Force.

    The Task Force was put in place to prioritise and fast track the review of Council's planning framework.

    Preliminary engagement was undertaken by the Task Force to gain an understanding of the gaps within the current framework. The engagement took place with representatives from the former Planning... Continue reading

    The City of Wagga Wagga is undertaking a landmark Planning Framework Review, including the Local Environmental Plan (LEP), Development Control Plan (DCP) and Development Contribution Plans (including Section 94, Section 94A and Section 64).

    In April 2016, City of Wagga Wagga General Manager Alan Eldridge announced the formation of Council's Planning Task Force.

    The Task Force was put in place to prioritise and fast track the review of Council's planning framework.

    Preliminary engagement was undertaken by the Task Force to gain an understanding of the gaps within the current framework. The engagement took place with representatives from the former Planning Advisory Committee as well as internal stakeholders and Councillors.

    This consultation helped shape the scope of the Planning Task Force, which was adopted through a report to Council on 30 May 2016.

    More information on the committments outlined in the report can be read on the Planning Framework Review webpage.

    To date, the Planning Taskforce has been working on the strategic components of the Framework Review. Consultation gathered on a number of important regional and state community and planning reports will also be used to inform the new planning documentation.

    The Framework Review website will provide industry and community stakeholders updates on the progress of the review, which is being coordinated by Council's Planning Task Force.

    There will be opportunities to be involved at different times throughout the project. Register your interest on the webpage to be kept up to date on the project's progress and any upcoming topics of discussion.


  • What's your view Wagga?

    10 months ago
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    Have something to say about Council projects and planning processes but don’t have a lot of time?

    The People’s Panel could be for you!

    The People's Panel is evolving!

    Following the success of the People’s Panel in 2015, we are now expanding it so that more people can contribute in more ways.

    The Panel was launched in February last year with nearly one hundred residents and group representatives contributing to online discussions on seven different topics.

    To be a part of the Panel this year all you have to do is click "register" to sign up then go to the website to be a part of the conversation.

    As well as online forums and surveys, there will be opportunities to take part in focus groups and forums. This will allow you to meet with Council staff involved in the projects and other people that want to be a part of Council’s decision making process.

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, is urging residents to make their opinion count.

    “We can’t make informed decisions on behalf of the community unless you tell us what you think about certain projects and processes,” Councillor Kendall said.

    “No matter how busy you are, the Your Say website and People’s Panel opportunities make it easy for you to ensure that your voice is being heard in your own time.”

    Caroline Love was a member of the People’s Panel in 2015 and says it is worthwhile.

    “It has been really interesting to be a part of the conversation and hear different views on various topics and it has made me more aware of Council planning and processes,” she said.

    “Being a part of Council’s decision making process is also great way to be a part of the local community.

    “I feel it hasn’t taken up a lot of my time and the system makes it really easy to contribute when you can.”

    First up we want to hear what ideas you have for how Council’s community education truck could be used in your area.

    Register now! wagga.nsw.gov.au/peoplespanel

    Have something to say about Council projects and planning processes but don’t have a lot of time?

    The People’s Panel could be for you!

    The People's Panel is evolving!

    Following the success of the People’s Panel in 2015, we are now expanding it so that more people can contribute in more ways.

    The Panel was launched in February last year with nearly one hundred residents and group representatives contributing to online discussions on seven different topics.

    To be a part of the Panel this year all you have to do is click "register" to sign up then go to the website to be a part of the conversation.

    As well as online forums and surveys, there will be opportunities to take part in focus groups and forums. This will allow you to meet with Council staff involved in the projects and other people that want to be a part of Council’s decision making process.

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, is urging residents to make their opinion count.

    “We can’t make informed decisions on behalf of the community unless you tell us what you think about certain projects and processes,” Councillor Kendall said.

    “No matter how busy you are, the Your Say website and People’s Panel opportunities make it easy for you to ensure that your voice is being heard in your own time.”

    Caroline Love was a member of the People’s Panel in 2015 and says it is worthwhile.

    “It has been really interesting to be a part of the conversation and hear different views on various topics and it has made me more aware of Council planning and processes,” she said.

    “Being a part of Council’s decision making process is also great way to be a part of the local community.

    “I feel it hasn’t taken up a lot of my time and the system makes it really easy to contribute when you can.”

    First up we want to hear what ideas you have for how Council’s community education truck could be used in your area.

    Register now! wagga.nsw.gov.au/peoplespanel

  • Help design Explorer Park!

    12 months ago

    Consultation for the proposed Explorer Park at Boorooma has now closed. Thanks to those who submitted suggestions. Further information on the design will be available soon.

    Boorooma might be one of Wagga Wagga’s fastest growing suburbs, but a new recreational area will ensure that it maintains its connection to its stunning natural surroundings.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is creating a new natural recreation area as a part of a coordinated approach to creating parklands in Boorooma, and the design features are in your hands.

    Council’s Strategic Asset Planner (Parks and Recreation), Ben Creighton, said the new area will be known... Continue reading

    Consultation for the proposed Explorer Park at Boorooma has now closed. Thanks to those who submitted suggestions. Further information on the design will be available soon.

    Boorooma might be one of Wagga Wagga’s fastest growing suburbs, but a new recreational area will ensure that it maintains its connection to its stunning natural surroundings.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is creating a new natural recreation area as a part of a coordinated approach to creating parklands in Boorooma, and the design features are in your hands.

    Council’s Strategic Asset Planner (Parks and Recreation), Ben Creighton, said the new area will be known as Explorer Park, and all ideas are welcome.

    “Explorer Park will be on a three-hectare parcel of land so there is room for a range of things from viewing platforms to walking/cycling track and picnic areas,” he said.

    “Council is also seeking feedback on a possible maintenance option that could see the park occasionally grazed to ensure control of grass and weeds in what is a challenging landscape for maintenance.”

    For more information visit the Boorooma Parklands page.

  • Conversation on funding the flood levee upgrade begins

    about 1 year ago

    Council has formally commenced a conversation with the wider community about how to fund an upgrade to Wagga Wagga's flood levee system.

    Council is proposing a temporary increase in rates above the rate peg to fund Council's one-third, $7.75M share of estimated $23.3M upgrade

    The one off increase would be maintained for five years only, and would only be able to be used to fund the levee upgrade project.

    Under the proposed increase, property owners in the Farmland rate category will pay an additional 1.91% above the rate peg. Assuming a rate peg of 3% the total increase for Farmland... Continue reading

    Council has formally commenced a conversation with the wider community about how to fund an upgrade to Wagga Wagga's flood levee system.

    Council is proposing a temporary increase in rates above the rate peg to fund Council's one-third, $7.75M share of estimated $23.3M upgrade

    The one off increase would be maintained for five years only, and would only be able to be used to fund the levee upgrade project.

    Under the proposed increase, property owners in the Farmland rate category will pay an additional 1.91% above the rate peg. Assuming a rate peg of 3% the total increase for Farmland properties would be 4.91%.

    All other properties will see an increase of 4.1% above the rate peg. Assuming a rate peg of 3% the total increase for all rateable properties not in the Farmland category would be 7.1%.

    The cost of the project is based on estimated provided by NSW Public Works to upgrade the Main City Levee to a 1 in 100 year level of protection and a potential upgrade of the North Wagga Levee to a 1 in 20 year level of protection.

    For more information of the proposed increase in rates, the levee upgrade project and how you can discuss this proposal with Council, go to the Your Say project page: wagga.nsw.gov.au/srv

  • Massive response to Tipping Point consultation

    over 1 year ago

    Thank you to the nearly 4000 residents that took the time to complete their Tipping Point survey!

    The survey asked questions relating to a range of waste services such as kerbside waste collection, bulky waste and the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.

    The results are currently being collated and will be included in a report to the September Council Meeting.

    For more information on the Tipping Point campaign or to contribute to the ongoing conversation head to the website or call 1300 292 442.


    Thank you to the nearly 4000 residents that took the time to complete their Tipping Point survey!

    The survey asked questions relating to a range of waste services such as kerbside waste collection, bulky waste and the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.

    The results are currently being collated and will be included in a report to the September Council Meeting.

    For more information on the Tipping Point campaign or to contribute to the ongoing conversation head to the website or call 1300 292 442.


  • Should Wagga's CBD be smoke-free?

    over 1 year ago

    The public exhibition period for the proposed 12-month trial for a smoke-free zone within Wagga Wagga's CBD has closed.

    Thanks for your feedback and submissions. A report is scheduled to go to Council in October.

    The proposed trial is to prohibit smoking in Baylis Street, Fitzmaurice Street and in Forsyth Street (between Berry Street and Peter Street).

    You can look at the map and share your view on the project page.

    The public exhibition period for the proposed 12-month trial for a smoke-free zone within Wagga Wagga's CBD has closed.

    Thanks for your feedback and submissions. A report is scheduled to go to Council in October.

    The proposed trial is to prohibit smoking in Baylis Street, Fitzmaurice Street and in Forsyth Street (between Berry Street and Peter Street).

    You can look at the map and share your view on the project page.

  • Don't waste it! The ‘Tipping Point’ campaign has launched

    over 1 year ago
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    Wagga Wagga City Council is now seeking community input as it moves to make the most of an exciting opportunity to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

    With the launch of the 'Tipping Point' campaign, you can now easily contribute your thoughts on anything relating to Council's waste services.

    A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, and Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

    Anything relating to Council’s waste services is up for discussion, so get started now by filling out the relevant survey or take part in a discussion forum.

    If you fill out a survey before Monday 3 August you will go in the draw to win one for five iPad Minis!*

    *Read the competition terms and conditions here.


    Wagga Wagga City Council is now seeking community input as it moves to make the most of an exciting opportunity to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

    With the launch of the 'Tipping Point' campaign, you can now easily contribute your thoughts on anything relating to Council's waste services.

    A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, and Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

    Anything relating to Council’s waste services is up for discussion, so get started now by filling out the relevant survey or take part in a discussion forum.

    If you fill out a survey before Monday 3 August you will go in the draw to win one for five iPad Minis!*

    *Read the competition terms and conditions here.


  • Revised Community Engagement Strategy

    over 1 year ago
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    Council's Community Engagement Strategy has been revised to better reflect the changing nature of engagement practices.

    The amendments to the strategy reflect the increasing trend in the community towards using the internet and smartphone devices to engage with the world around them.

    As a result Council is embracing new engagement practices using social media, online tools and devices such as iPads.

    You can read the revised Community Engagement Strategy in full here.

    Council's Community Engagement Strategy has been revised to better reflect the changing nature of engagement practices.

    The amendments to the strategy reflect the increasing trend in the community towards using the internet and smartphone devices to engage with the world around them.

    As a result Council is embracing new engagement practices using social media, online tools and devices such as iPads.

    You can read the revised Community Engagement Strategy in full here.

  • Have your say on the future of Lake Albert

    over 1 year ago
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    Wagga Wagga City Council is currently reviewing the Lake Albert Management Plan and has launched a Your Say Wagga project page to make it easy for the community to contribute their ideas to the discussion.


    As well as providing feedback tools, the website features information about a number of completed, ongoing and proposed in and around Lake Albert.

    The Director of Environment and Community Services, Janice Summerhayes, says it’s really important for the community to get involved.

    “Council wants to make sure that Lake Albert continues to be a space that is enjoyed by all residents and visitors to the city,” she said.

    “In order to achieve that we need to hear from the wider community about what their vision for the Lake Albert precinct is.”

    A public forum to discuss projects and issues relating to Lake Albert is also being held next Thursday 28 May from 6.30pm at the Wagga Boat Club.

    All sectors of the community are encouraged to attend, and will be given the opportunity to speak directly with project managers at the end of a presentation.

    Some of the projects up for discussion include
    • Lake Albert Management Plan
    • Improvements to Apex Park
    • Lights 4 Lake (a Committee 4 Wagga project)
    • Constructing a new Dragon Boat Shed
    • Lake Albert Wetland

    Wagga Wagga City Council is currently reviewing the Lake Albert Management Plan and has launched a Your Say Wagga project page to make it easy for the community to contribute their ideas to the discussion.


    As well as providing feedback tools, the website features information about a number of completed, ongoing and proposed in and around Lake Albert.

    The Director of Environment and Community Services, Janice Summerhayes, says it’s really important for the community to get involved.

    “Council wants to make sure that Lake Albert continues to be a space that is enjoyed by all residents and visitors to the city,” she said.

    “In order to achieve that we need to hear from the wider community about what their vision for the Lake Albert precinct is.”

    A public forum to discuss projects and issues relating to Lake Albert is also being held next Thursday 28 May from 6.30pm at the Wagga Boat Club.

    All sectors of the community are encouraged to attend, and will be given the opportunity to speak directly with project managers at the end of a presentation.

    Some of the projects up for discussion include
    • Lake Albert Management Plan
    • Improvements to Apex Park
    • Lights 4 Lake (a Committee 4 Wagga project)
    • Constructing a new Dragon Boat Shed
    • Lake Albert Wetland

  • Planning For Our Community 2015/2016

    over 1 year ago

    Have your say Wagga on funding priorities, service levels and how to plan in partnership for a more sustainable future!

    The Draft Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2015/2016 and the Draft Long Term Financial Plan 2015/2025 are two of Council's key planning documents outlining projects and services to be delivered and how these will be funded.

    These documents are on exhibition from 28 April to 26 May 2015.

    Your comment and feedback is critical in assisting Council to provide sustainable service levels that are aligned with what the community is prepared... Continue reading

    Have your say Wagga on funding priorities, service levels and how to plan in partnership for a more sustainable future!

    The Draft Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2015/2016 and the Draft Long Term Financial Plan 2015/2025 are two of Council's key planning documents outlining projects and services to be delivered and how these will be funded.

    These documents are on exhibition from 28 April to 26 May 2015.

    Your comment and feedback is critical in assisting Council to provide sustainable service levels that are aligned with what the community is prepared to pay and a quality and mix of services that Council can afford to deliver.

    Learn more and make a submission here.