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.