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Consultation has concluded

UPDATE: WWITS 2040 was adopted at the August 2017 Council Meeting. Read more.

Wagga Wagga City Council is currently preparing an Integrated Transport Strategy for the City of Wagga Wagga, but we can’t do it without hearing about your transport experiences and ideas!

What's this strategy all about?

At the outset we recognise that the transport network is an intrinsic part of how people experience the city and influences in a real way on people’s health, wellbeing, prosperity and the overall liveability of Wagga Wagga.

Once adopted the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Study 2040 (WWITS 2040) and Implementation Plan will provide Council with a strategy to respond to the population growth in the city, guide future development and will inform how Council invests and plans for transport related initiatives such as:

  • walking and cycling infrastructure
  • road network upgrades including the freight network
  • management of car parking; and
  • public transport improvements

The project is being conducted in partnership with the NSW Department of Roads and Maritime Services, with assistance from GTA Consultants in collaboration with the People for Places and Spaces, Dr. Wendy Sarkissian and Creative Suburbs, with peer review by MRCagney.

Together with Council, this team of transport and engagement specialists is taking a comprehensive approach to preparing WWITS 2040 based on collaboration with the people of Wagga and best practice transport and land use planning, design and civil engineering.

This is where you come in...

The project is to be undertaken in a number of key stages and is proposed to be completed by August 2017.

The process is one of collaboration with key stakeholders and the people of Wagga Wagga and offers multiple opportunities to get involved.

The success of the WWITS is dependent on listening to and understanding the concerns of the people who live, visit, invest and work in Wagga Wagga. If you cannot attend one of the engagement activities there will additional ways to contribute online.

Keep an eye on this website for opportunities to contribute, and to receive updates on the outcomes of surveys, workshops and events that have already been conducted.

UPDATE: WWITS 2040 was adopted at the August 2017 Council Meeting. Read more.

Wagga Wagga City Council is currently preparing an Integrated Transport Strategy for the City of Wagga Wagga, but we can’t do it without hearing about your transport experiences and ideas!

What's this strategy all about?

At the outset we recognise that the transport network is an intrinsic part of how people experience the city and influences in a real way on people’s health, wellbeing, prosperity and the overall liveability of Wagga Wagga.

Once adopted the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Study 2040 (WWITS 2040) and Implementation Plan will provide Council with a strategy to respond to the population growth in the city, guide future development and will inform how Council invests and plans for transport related initiatives such as:

  • walking and cycling infrastructure
  • road network upgrades including the freight network
  • management of car parking; and
  • public transport improvements

The project is being conducted in partnership with the NSW Department of Roads and Maritime Services, with assistance from GTA Consultants in collaboration with the People for Places and Spaces, Dr. Wendy Sarkissian and Creative Suburbs, with peer review by MRCagney.

Together with Council, this team of transport and engagement specialists is taking a comprehensive approach to preparing WWITS 2040 based on collaboration with the people of Wagga and best practice transport and land use planning, design and civil engineering.

This is where you come in...

The project is to be undertaken in a number of key stages and is proposed to be completed by August 2017.

The process is one of collaboration with key stakeholders and the people of Wagga Wagga and offers multiple opportunities to get involved.

The success of the WWITS is dependent on listening to and understanding the concerns of the people who live, visit, invest and work in Wagga Wagga. If you cannot attend one of the engagement activities there will additional ways to contribute online.

Keep an eye on this website for opportunities to contribute, and to receive updates on the outcomes of surveys, workshops and events that have already been conducted.

Consultation has concluded
  • Active Travel Plan fully funded

    about 23 hours ago
    Img 2086

    Wagga Wagga City Council today accepted $11.7 million from the NSW State Government to design and deliver five new cycling networks across Wagga Wagga.

    The proposed network of cycle routes, as well as end-of-trip facilities, are presented in Wagga Wagga City Council’s Active Travel Plan.

    This network will support future growth of the city, maximise the benefits of planned investment, and ensure the city is liveable, sustainable and vibrant.

    Council will now begin the project design phase. During the design phase consultation will occur with stakeholders and the community. This will be to confirm the proposed routes, usability, safety, land...

    Wagga Wagga City Council today accepted $11.7 million from the NSW State Government to design and deliver five new cycling networks across Wagga Wagga.

    The proposed network of cycle routes, as well as end-of-trip facilities, are presented in Wagga Wagga City Council’s Active Travel Plan.

    This network will support future growth of the city, maximise the benefits of planned investment, and ensure the city is liveable, sustainable and vibrant.

    Council will now begin the project design phase. During the design phase consultation will occur with stakeholders and the community. This will be to confirm the proposed routes, usability, safety, land ownership issues and construction management. Stakeholders and the community will be kept informed throughout the implementation phase.

    Visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/atp to find out more about the Active Travel Plan and keep updated on upcoming consultation activities.

    Pictured: Mayor City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire (L-R)

  • Full steam ahead for integrated transport strategy

    5 months ago

    The adoption of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040) at last night’s Council Meeting means all levels of government, agencies and industry can work strategically towards integrating our transport network.

    Led by Wagga Wagga City Council, WWITS 2040 not only plans for future economic and residential growth, but will help drive that growth.

    Manager of City Strategy Tristan Kell says as well as looking at ways to attract and forward plan for potential large-scale infrastructure projects, WWITS 2040 identifies a number of short-term actions that can be taken to create a connected, vibrant, healthy, safe and active city.

    “From better connecting footpaths to improving public transport corridors and removing trucks from the CBD, WWITS 2040 will help create choices for people when it comes to getting around and reflects the needs and expectations of a community that is growing at a rapid rate,” he said.

    “The hard work on this is only just beginning and Council will now work with industry, local businesses, Federal Government, NSW Government to implement the strategy.”

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM, thanked everyone that took part in the consultation process.

    “Hundreds of people, organisations and agencies made valuable contributions during the community engagement campaign and most of the ideas in WWITS 2040 originated from these contributions,” he said.

    “This Strategy will help us capitalise on opportunities for the region as well as improve everyday movements for individuals.”

    WWITS 2040 is wide reaching and addresses six key areas; integrated land use, parking, freight and logistics, road network, active travel and public transport.

    Within these six areas is an integrated approach to address a range of topics raised by the community, stakeholders and industry experts. Strategies include, but are not limited to:

    • Improving cycling infrastructure, corridors and networks
    • Prioritising people over motor vehicles in the core of the city
    • Investigating innovative public transport initiatives for locals and visitors
    • Implementing measures to increase the likelihood of the NSW Government duplicating the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Supporting development in the northern growth area through appropriate structure planning
    • Improve parking in the CBD and health precinct by implementing a pathway to build multistorey car parks, providing better pedestrian access and working with local businesses to investigate future paid parking options in key areas
    • Preserving a corridor within local planning instruments for a heavy vehicle bypass
    • Prioritising Bomen as an intermodal hub connected to the Inland Rail Network
    • Pathway for potential duplication of Glenfield Road and Pearson Street
    • Working with RMS to improve the Olympic Highway and Old Narrandera Road intersection

    Contributions during the community engagement campaign

    • Collection of raw ideas and feedback from stakeholders and the broader community:

    - 200 invited to stakeholder workshop, 43 attended

    - 60 people attended drop in session

    - 156 completed the survey

    - 48 people 193 pins on an interactive map

    • These ideas were collated and presented back to the community alongside emerging strategies for further feedback, opportunities for feedback included an online form as well as shopfront in Baylis Street:

    - 97 submissions received

    • Public exhibition of technical report and peer reviewed summary:

    - 60 attended industry stakeholder sessions

    - 90 formal submissions received

    - 271 suggestions

    • Public exhibition of draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040:

    - 58 formal submissions received

    Read the full resolution of Council to adopt the Strategy and Implementation Plan in the minutes.

    The adoption of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040) at last night’s Council Meeting means all levels of government, agencies and industry can work strategically towards integrating our transport network.

    Led by Wagga Wagga City Council, WWITS 2040 not only plans for future economic and residential growth, but will help drive that growth.

    Manager of City Strategy Tristan Kell says as well as looking at ways to attract and forward plan for potential large-scale infrastructure projects, WWITS 2040 identifies a number of short-term actions that can be taken to create a connected, vibrant, healthy, safe and active city.

    “From better connecting footpaths to improving public transport corridors and removing trucks from the CBD, WWITS 2040 will help create choices for people when it comes to getting around and reflects the needs and expectations of a community that is growing at a rapid rate,” he said.

    “The hard work on this is only just beginning and Council will now work with industry, local businesses, Federal Government, NSW Government to implement the strategy.”

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey OAM, thanked everyone that took part in the consultation process.

    “Hundreds of people, organisations and agencies made valuable contributions during the community engagement campaign and most of the ideas in WWITS 2040 originated from these contributions,” he said.

    “This Strategy will help us capitalise on opportunities for the region as well as improve everyday movements for individuals.”

    WWITS 2040 is wide reaching and addresses six key areas; integrated land use, parking, freight and logistics, road network, active travel and public transport.

    Within these six areas is an integrated approach to address a range of topics raised by the community, stakeholders and industry experts. Strategies include, but are not limited to:

    • Improving cycling infrastructure, corridors and networks
    • Prioritising people over motor vehicles in the core of the city
    • Investigating innovative public transport initiatives for locals and visitors
    • Implementing measures to increase the likelihood of the NSW Government duplicating the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Supporting development in the northern growth area through appropriate structure planning
    • Improve parking in the CBD and health precinct by implementing a pathway to build multistorey car parks, providing better pedestrian access and working with local businesses to investigate future paid parking options in key areas
    • Preserving a corridor within local planning instruments for a heavy vehicle bypass
    • Prioritising Bomen as an intermodal hub connected to the Inland Rail Network
    • Pathway for potential duplication of Glenfield Road and Pearson Street
    • Working with RMS to improve the Olympic Highway and Old Narrandera Road intersection

    Contributions during the community engagement campaign

    • Collection of raw ideas and feedback from stakeholders and the broader community:

    - 200 invited to stakeholder workshop, 43 attended

    - 60 people attended drop in session

    - 156 completed the survey

    - 48 people 193 pins on an interactive map

    • These ideas were collated and presented back to the community alongside emerging strategies for further feedback, opportunities for feedback included an online form as well as shopfront in Baylis Street:

    - 97 submissions received

    • Public exhibition of technical report and peer reviewed summary:

    - 60 attended industry stakeholder sessions

    - 90 formal submissions received

    - 271 suggestions

    • Public exhibition of draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040:

    - 58 formal submissions received

    Read the full resolution of Council to adopt the Strategy and Implementation Plan in the minutes.

  • WWITS 2040 a strategy for future growth

    7 months ago
    Southern corridor

    Nestled at the intersection of two major highways freight is a key component of Wagga Wagga's economy and position as a regional centre.

    This opportunity is acknowledged in the draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040), which is on public exhibition until the end of June so make sure you have your say.

    Council's Manager City Strategy, Tristan Kell says the Bomen Enabling Roads project currently underway is just the first step in unlocking the future potential of the Bomen industrial area, proposed Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub and Inland Rail Network.

    "In addition to building this new road network there are a number of other things all levels of government can work towards to ensure that Wagga Wagga reaps the benefits of any new major freight investment in Australia, whilst still ensuring the character and vibrancy of the city remains," he said.

    "As a result of extensive community engagement one of the strategies identified in WWITS 2040 is to preserve an area for a heavy vehicle bypass corridor south of the Sturt Highway and to investigate options for such a route.

    "No route has been determined yet and Council would work closely with the Federal and State Governments before they embark on such a project to ensure the community is properly consulted."

    In 2015 Committee 4 Wagga commissioned a report on bypass options to alleviate the traffic and truck congestion on Edward Street. This report is considered as a part of WWITS 2040.

    Read the draft WWITS 2040 and make a submission before 30 June 2017.

    HAVE YOUR SAY
    Online: Complete the form
    Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
    Deliver: Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow streets

    Nestled at the intersection of two major highways freight is a key component of Wagga Wagga's economy and position as a regional centre.

    This opportunity is acknowledged in the draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040), which is on public exhibition until the end of June so make sure you have your say.

    Council's Manager City Strategy, Tristan Kell says the Bomen Enabling Roads project currently underway is just the first step in unlocking the future potential of the Bomen industrial area, proposed Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub and Inland Rail Network.

    "In addition to building this new road network there are a number of other things all levels of government can work towards to ensure that Wagga Wagga reaps the benefits of any new major freight investment in Australia, whilst still ensuring the character and vibrancy of the city remains," he said.

    "As a result of extensive community engagement one of the strategies identified in WWITS 2040 is to preserve an area for a heavy vehicle bypass corridor south of the Sturt Highway and to investigate options for such a route.

    "No route has been determined yet and Council would work closely with the Federal and State Governments before they embark on such a project to ensure the community is properly consulted."

    In 2015 Committee 4 Wagga commissioned a report on bypass options to alleviate the traffic and truck congestion on Edward Street. This report is considered as a part of WWITS 2040.

    Read the draft WWITS 2040 and make a submission before 30 June 2017.

    HAVE YOUR SAY
    Online: Complete the form
    Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
    Deliver: Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow streets

  • WWITS 2040 in focus: parking

    7 months ago

    Parking in the CBD and health precinct was a recurring theme during the extensive consultation process for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040). So how is it addressed in the draft strategy?

    The City of Wagga Wagga’s Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell said any parking measures need to encourage the vibrancy and viability of high activity areas as well as provide safe connections for people to get to and from their cars.

    “Wagga already has more than 7500 car spaces in the CBD, so we need to look at how we can make them more accessible and practical,” he said.

    “We can achieve this by improving pedestrian access to and from car parks, but also by potentially consolidating underused car parks.

    “An added benefit of consolidating parking in this way is that it will free up underused car parks for commercial use, which will add to the area’s vibrancy.”

    WWITS 2040 recommends taking a similar approach in regards to the health precinct.

    The Manager of the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Anabel Williams said she is aware of the effect that parking availability in the CBD has on businesses operating within the core and frame of the main street.

    “To conduct a successful business there must be confidence in the location and ease of access for customers to encourage them to visit the shop front itself,” she said.

    “Business in Wagga continues to grow and we are welcoming many new operators within the CBD, which will increase the demand for parking, and we are confident that the City of Wagga Wagga will continue to monitor this and implement plans accordingly.”

    Key parking strategies in WWITS 2040:

    • Investigate conversion of parallel parking to angle parking in appropriate areas
    • Implement the principles of the car parking hierarchy within the DCP
    • Become a smart city by integrating technology with public transport, roads and related infrastructure and parking
    • Prepare a health precinct car parking hierarchy
    • Improve walking and cycling access to, from and within the health precinct.
    • Discourage over supply of off-street parking
    • Rationalise car parking within the CBD (both core and frame) and encourage conversion of at grade public car spaces to be converted to commercial uses utilising air space for mixed use development
    • Enter public-private partnerships for multistorey car parking within walking distance of high employment areas or long stay areas
    • Ensure that appropriate traffic movement and short stay parking is provided in high pedestrian activity and short turnover areas within the CBD
    • Improve off-street parking access and lighting
    • Ensure off-street parking accommodates needs triggered by large employment generators outside of the CBD core
    • Investigate options and desire for introducing paid parking within key areas

    The draft WWITS 2040 is on public exhibition until 30 June 2017.

    MAKE A SUBMISSION

    Parking in the CBD and health precinct was a recurring theme during the extensive consultation process for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040). So how is it addressed in the draft strategy?

    The City of Wagga Wagga’s Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell said any parking measures need to encourage the vibrancy and viability of high activity areas as well as provide safe connections for people to get to and from their cars.

    “Wagga already has more than 7500 car spaces in the CBD, so we need to look at how we can make them more accessible and practical,” he said.

    “We can achieve this by improving pedestrian access to and from car parks, but also by potentially consolidating underused car parks.

    “An added benefit of consolidating parking in this way is that it will free up underused car parks for commercial use, which will add to the area’s vibrancy.”

    WWITS 2040 recommends taking a similar approach in regards to the health precinct.

    The Manager of the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Anabel Williams said she is aware of the effect that parking availability in the CBD has on businesses operating within the core and frame of the main street.

    “To conduct a successful business there must be confidence in the location and ease of access for customers to encourage them to visit the shop front itself,” she said.

    “Business in Wagga continues to grow and we are welcoming many new operators within the CBD, which will increase the demand for parking, and we are confident that the City of Wagga Wagga will continue to monitor this and implement plans accordingly.”

    Key parking strategies in WWITS 2040:

    • Investigate conversion of parallel parking to angle parking in appropriate areas
    • Implement the principles of the car parking hierarchy within the DCP
    • Become a smart city by integrating technology with public transport, roads and related infrastructure and parking
    • Prepare a health precinct car parking hierarchy
    • Improve walking and cycling access to, from and within the health precinct.
    • Discourage over supply of off-street parking
    • Rationalise car parking within the CBD (both core and frame) and encourage conversion of at grade public car spaces to be converted to commercial uses utilising air space for mixed use development
    • Enter public-private partnerships for multistorey car parking within walking distance of high employment areas or long stay areas
    • Ensure that appropriate traffic movement and short stay parking is provided in high pedestrian activity and short turnover areas within the CBD
    • Improve off-street parking access and lighting
    • Ensure off-street parking accommodates needs triggered by large employment generators outside of the CBD core
    • Investigate options and desire for introducing paid parking within key areas

    The draft WWITS 2040 is on public exhibition until 30 June 2017.

    MAKE A SUBMISSION
  • Have your say: draft WWITS 2040

    8 months ago

    The draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040) is currently on public exhibition.

    Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell says all of the hundreds of conversations, submissions and contributions collected during the consultation process were considered in the drafting of the strategy.

    “WWITS 2040 is a blueprint for transport that offers real choices for people, and reflects the needs and expectations of a community that is growing at a rapid rate,” he said.

    “The strategy supports a city that is active, safe, healthy and vibrant and enhances Wagga Wagga’s position as a leading regional city.

    “While the City is driving this strategy we will need an all of community approach to deliver it and we will be working with industry, local businesses, Federal Government, NSW Government and agencies such as Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW.”

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey, is urging everyone to make a submission.

    “Thank you to the hundreds of people that have already contributed in some form during the extensive consultation process,” he said.

    “This is your last chance to review the strategy and have your say before it goes back to Council, so make sure you check it out.”

    WWITS 2040 is wide reaching and addresses six key areas; integrated land use, parking, freight and logistics, road network, active travel and public transport.

    Within these six areas is an integrated approach to address a range of topics raised by the community, stakeholders and industry experts. Strategies include, but are not limited to:

    • Improving cycling infrastructure, corridors and networks
    • Prioritising people over motor vehicles in the core of the city
    • Investigating innovative public transport initiatives for locals and visitors
    • Implementing measures to increase the likelihood of the NSW Government duplicating the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Supporting development in the northern growth area through appropriate structure planning
    • Improve parking in the CBD and health precinct by implementing a pathway to build multistorey car parks, providing better pedestrian access and working with local businesses to investigate future paid parking options in key areas
    • Preserving a corridor within local planning instruments for a southern heavy vehicle bypass
    • Prioritising Bomen as an intermodal hub connected to the Inland Rail Network
    • Pathway for potential duplication of Glenfield Road and Pearson Street
    • Working with RMS to improve the Olympic Highway and Old Narrandera Road intersection

    You can read the draft strategy document and make submission before the end of June.

    The draft Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040 (WWITS 2040) is currently on public exhibition.

    Manager City Strategy Tristan Kell says all of the hundreds of conversations, submissions and contributions collected during the consultation process were considered in the drafting of the strategy.

    “WWITS 2040 is a blueprint for transport that offers real choices for people, and reflects the needs and expectations of a community that is growing at a rapid rate,” he said.

    “The strategy supports a city that is active, safe, healthy and vibrant and enhances Wagga Wagga’s position as a leading regional city.

    “While the City is driving this strategy we will need an all of community approach to deliver it and we will be working with industry, local businesses, Federal Government, NSW Government and agencies such as Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW.”

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey, is urging everyone to make a submission.

    “Thank you to the hundreds of people that have already contributed in some form during the extensive consultation process,” he said.

    “This is your last chance to review the strategy and have your say before it goes back to Council, so make sure you check it out.”

    WWITS 2040 is wide reaching and addresses six key areas; integrated land use, parking, freight and logistics, road network, active travel and public transport.

    Within these six areas is an integrated approach to address a range of topics raised by the community, stakeholders and industry experts. Strategies include, but are not limited to:

    • Improving cycling infrastructure, corridors and networks
    • Prioritising people over motor vehicles in the core of the city
    • Investigating innovative public transport initiatives for locals and visitors
    • Implementing measures to increase the likelihood of the NSW Government duplicating the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Supporting development in the northern growth area through appropriate structure planning
    • Improve parking in the CBD and health precinct by implementing a pathway to build multistorey car parks, providing better pedestrian access and working with local businesses to investigate future paid parking options in key areas
    • Preserving a corridor within local planning instruments for a southern heavy vehicle bypass
    • Prioritising Bomen as an intermodal hub connected to the Inland Rail Network
    • Pathway for potential duplication of Glenfield Road and Pearson Street
    • Working with RMS to improve the Olympic Highway and Old Narrandera Road intersection

    You can read the draft strategy document and make submission before the end of June.

  • WWITS to be drafted by mid 2017

    10 months ago

    Submissions to the expert transport studies informing the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS) have now closed.

    All submissions will be taken into account when WWITS is drafted, which will be considered by Councillors before being placed on public exhibition in mid 2017.

    Submissions to the expert transport studies informing the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS) have now closed.

    All submissions will be taken into account when WWITS is drafted, which will be considered by Councillors before being placed on public exhibition in mid 2017.

  • Make a submission on independent transport report

    11 months ago

    Whether you drive, walk, wheel or cycle your way around Wagga Wagga we want to hear your thoughts on the future of transport in the city.

    Council last night resolved to place an independent peer review of the technical report, prepared for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS), out for further feedback so make sure you don’t miss your chance to have your say.

    This independent report is the next step in the thorough process the City of Wagga Wagga is undertaking to develop a blueprint for transport that will turn NSW’s largest regional city into a leading regional city globally.

    The independent report encourages the City to take on a ‘bolder approach to transport’ that will result in Wagga Wagga being the ‘world exemplar for regional city movement and place’.

    Chief Financial Officer Natalie Te Pohe says the independent report combines feedback collected during the consultation process with technical analysis.

    “It is important to stress that these findings are independent and not the view of the City of Wagga Wagga,” she said.

    “It will be up to the community and Councillors to provide feedback and Councillors will decide what the final Strategy will look like.”

    Mrs Te Pohe says the independent findings identify a number of opportunities that the City can pursue to enhance transport options and liveability.

    “Ultimately we want WWITS to provide the tools that support the community’s vision of being a thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive City, and one that we’d be proud for our children to inherit.

    “In order to achieve this we can’t just look at improving how we get from A to B, although we will certainly identify ways of doing this, but also look at our planning processes to ensure we can meet the demands of our growing city.”

    The independent findings include:

    • Locals want to be able to commute by walking or cycling but at the moment the infrastructure isn’t accessible or safe
    • There are too many underused parking spaces taking up room in the city centre that could be used for development to activate the area and bring it to life
    • Urban sprawl is unsustainable and increases reliance on cars
    • The city centre has desirable infrastructure and landscaping and is well maintained but an over reliance on cars and high car parking ratios, especially compared to other regional cities, means it is underutilised and patrons spend less in local businesses
    • Quality of pedestrian facilities such as shade, footpaths and crossings in the city centre are mixed

    Recommendations in the independent findings include:

    • Develop and invest in a walk and ride to school program
    • Increase more dense mixed use development in the city’s centre and around the medical precinct
    • Remove the minimum parking rate for new development in the city’s centre
    • Introduce paid parking
    • Improve connections to existing city centre car parks
    • Implement and future proof the road network associated with the Bomen Enabling Roads project and encourage freight operators to do business in Bomen
    • Centralise development around bus network and work with RMS to improve signal timings to make it easier for buses
    • Improve street design to make it more efficient for buses to get around
    • Improve pedestrian access in the city centre and medical precinct
    • Introduce 2m wide footpaths within 800m walking distance of all schools and tree programs to accompany them
    • Replace roundabouts on the Glenfield Road and Pearson Street with traffic lights
    • Safeguard against further inappropriate development north of the Murrumbidgee River
    • Improve access from the Northern Growth Suburbs to the city centre via North Wagga. This will improve safety on the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Implement the Active Travel Plan to improve cycling network to benefit every day commuters

    Make a submission
    You can send in written submissions in one of the following ways before Friday 31 March.
    Use the online submission form
    Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


    Whether you drive, walk, wheel or cycle your way around Wagga Wagga we want to hear your thoughts on the future of transport in the city.

    Council last night resolved to place an independent peer review of the technical report, prepared for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS), out for further feedback so make sure you don’t miss your chance to have your say.

    This independent report is the next step in the thorough process the City of Wagga Wagga is undertaking to develop a blueprint for transport that will turn NSW’s largest regional city into a leading regional city globally.

    The independent report encourages the City to take on a ‘bolder approach to transport’ that will result in Wagga Wagga being the ‘world exemplar for regional city movement and place’.

    Chief Financial Officer Natalie Te Pohe says the independent report combines feedback collected during the consultation process with technical analysis.

    “It is important to stress that these findings are independent and not the view of the City of Wagga Wagga,” she said.

    “It will be up to the community and Councillors to provide feedback and Councillors will decide what the final Strategy will look like.”

    Mrs Te Pohe says the independent findings identify a number of opportunities that the City can pursue to enhance transport options and liveability.

    “Ultimately we want WWITS to provide the tools that support the community’s vision of being a thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive City, and one that we’d be proud for our children to inherit.

    “In order to achieve this we can’t just look at improving how we get from A to B, although we will certainly identify ways of doing this, but also look at our planning processes to ensure we can meet the demands of our growing city.”

    The independent findings include:

    • Locals want to be able to commute by walking or cycling but at the moment the infrastructure isn’t accessible or safe
    • There are too many underused parking spaces taking up room in the city centre that could be used for development to activate the area and bring it to life
    • Urban sprawl is unsustainable and increases reliance on cars
    • The city centre has desirable infrastructure and landscaping and is well maintained but an over reliance on cars and high car parking ratios, especially compared to other regional cities, means it is underutilised and patrons spend less in local businesses
    • Quality of pedestrian facilities such as shade, footpaths and crossings in the city centre are mixed

    Recommendations in the independent findings include:

    • Develop and invest in a walk and ride to school program
    • Increase more dense mixed use development in the city’s centre and around the medical precinct
    • Remove the minimum parking rate for new development in the city’s centre
    • Introduce paid parking
    • Improve connections to existing city centre car parks
    • Implement and future proof the road network associated with the Bomen Enabling Roads project and encourage freight operators to do business in Bomen
    • Centralise development around bus network and work with RMS to improve signal timings to make it easier for buses
    • Improve street design to make it more efficient for buses to get around
    • Improve pedestrian access in the city centre and medical precinct
    • Introduce 2m wide footpaths within 800m walking distance of all schools and tree programs to accompany them
    • Replace roundabouts on the Glenfield Road and Pearson Street with traffic lights
    • Safeguard against further inappropriate development north of the Murrumbidgee River
    • Improve access from the Northern Growth Suburbs to the city centre via North Wagga. This will improve safety on the Gobbagombalin Bridge
    • Implement the Active Travel Plan to improve cycling network to benefit every day commuters

    Make a submission
    You can send in written submissions in one of the following ways before Friday 31 March.
    Use the online submission form
    Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


  • Strong interest in transport strategy continues

    almost 2 years ago

    Around 150 people have taken the opportunity to talk with council staffin the latest stage of the Our Transport consultation.

    The comprehensive consultation process is an integral part of the Wagga Wagga Intergrated Transport Strategy 2043, which is currently being drafted before it is placed on public exhibition in June.

    This latest stage saw the results of earlier consultation combined with a technical report to develop emerging principles for the strategy.

    These principles were catalogued into ten themes such as the CBD, medical precinct, cycling and public transport and available for review at a shop front in Baylis Street.

    You can read it in full here.

    Manager Strategic Planning, Liz Rankin, says the feedback on the latest stage has been detailed and informative.

    “Without input from local residents we can’t provide a quality document so the feedback received so far has been incredibly valuable,” she said.

    The feedback will now be reviewed before the final document is drafted and placed on public exhibition.

    Around 150 people have taken the opportunity to talk with council staffin the latest stage of the Our Transport consultation.

    The comprehensive consultation process is an integral part of the Wagga Wagga Intergrated Transport Strategy 2043, which is currently being drafted before it is placed on public exhibition in June.

    This latest stage saw the results of earlier consultation combined with a technical report to develop emerging principles for the strategy.

    These principles were catalogued into ten themes such as the CBD, medical precinct, cycling and public transport and available for review at a shop front in Baylis Street.

    You can read it in full here.

    Manager Strategic Planning, Liz Rankin, says the feedback on the latest stage has been detailed and informative.

    “Without input from local residents we can’t provide a quality document so the feedback received so far has been incredibly valuable,” she said.

    The feedback will now be reviewed before the final document is drafted and placed on public exhibition.

  • Emerging strategies revealed

    almost 2 years ago

    Cycle ways, public transport and the condition of roads are just some of the hot topics that came out of the first stage of the Our Transport consultation.

    A key component of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2043 (WWITS 2043), the feedback from stakeholders and broader community has been combined with the outcomes of a technical report to draft emerging strategies.

    A workbook ‘Moving Forward Together: What matters to you?’ collating all of this information has been developed to make it easy for residents to comment before the WWITS 2043 is drafted for public exhibition.

    Manager Strategic Planning, Liz Rankin, says the consultation process has provided valuable insight into the potential for transport in the city.

    “We’ve come up with twelve sections as a result of the feedback, covering everything from parking around the medial precinct to getting to and from the booming northern growth area,” she said.

    “This strategy will help guide our approach to all forms of transport in Wagga for the next 30 years, so before we move on to the next stage, we need as many people as possible to take a look and make sure that these strategies are on the right track.”

    Summary reports of the feedback received so far and the workbook are available online, and staff will be on hand at a shop front at 192 Baylis Street for the next week to sit down one on one with residents and stakeholders to go through the details and take comments.

    “I encourage everyone to take a few moments to discuss these emerging principles with us so that we can create a strategy that best reflects what the community needs and expects,” Ms Rankin continued.

    The shop front will be located at 192 Baylis Street during the following hours:
    • Wed 30/3: 10am-4pm
    • Thurs 31/3: 10am-7pm
    • Fri 1/4: 10am-4pm
    • Sat 2/4: 10am-1pm
    • Sun 3/4: Closed
    • Mon 4/4: 10am-4pm
    • Tues 5/4: 10am-4pm
    Residents will also be able to give their feedback to staff at Bunnings Warehouse on Saturday 2 April, look for Council’s community engagement truck ‘Charlie’ in the car park.

    Alternatively, submit your feedback using the online tool.

    Cycle ways, public transport and the condition of roads are just some of the hot topics that came out of the first stage of the Our Transport consultation.

    A key component of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2043 (WWITS 2043), the feedback from stakeholders and broader community has been combined with the outcomes of a technical report to draft emerging strategies.

    A workbook ‘Moving Forward Together: What matters to you?’ collating all of this information has been developed to make it easy for residents to comment before the WWITS 2043 is drafted for public exhibition.

    Manager Strategic Planning, Liz Rankin, says the consultation process has provided valuable insight into the potential for transport in the city.

    “We’ve come up with twelve sections as a result of the feedback, covering everything from parking around the medial precinct to getting to and from the booming northern growth area,” she said.

    “This strategy will help guide our approach to all forms of transport in Wagga for the next 30 years, so before we move on to the next stage, we need as many people as possible to take a look and make sure that these strategies are on the right track.”

    Summary reports of the feedback received so far and the workbook are available online, and staff will be on hand at a shop front at 192 Baylis Street for the next week to sit down one on one with residents and stakeholders to go through the details and take comments.

    “I encourage everyone to take a few moments to discuss these emerging principles with us so that we can create a strategy that best reflects what the community needs and expects,” Ms Rankin continued.

    The shop front will be located at 192 Baylis Street during the following hours:
    • Wed 30/3: 10am-4pm
    • Thurs 31/3: 10am-7pm
    • Fri 1/4: 10am-4pm
    • Sat 2/4: 10am-1pm
    • Sun 3/4: Closed
    • Mon 4/4: 10am-4pm
    • Tues 5/4: 10am-4pm
    Residents will also be able to give their feedback to staff at Bunnings Warehouse on Saturday 2 April, look for Council’s community engagement truck ‘Charlie’ in the car park.

    Alternatively, submit your feedback using the online tool.
  • The first round of consultation has concluded

    about 2 years ago

    The first round of consultation for Our Transport has concluded with hundreds of people contributing ideas.

    The ideas came through a range of channels

    • Survey
    • Interactive online map
    • Stakeholder visioning workshop
    • At the Speak Out event on Saturday 12 December
    These ideas are currently been collated and will inform the next round of consultation.

    Details of how you can continue to contribute will be posted on this webpage.


    The first round of consultation for Our Transport has concluded with hundreds of people contributing ideas.

    The ideas came through a range of channels

    • Survey
    • Interactive online map
    • Stakeholder visioning workshop
    • At the Speak Out event on Saturday 12 December
    These ideas are currently been collated and will inform the next round of consultation.

    Details of how you can continue to contribute will be posted on this webpage.