Our Transport

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 2043 (WWITS 2043) 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 the WWITS 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 July 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 council listening 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.

Current consultation

An independent peer review of the technical report, prepared for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS), is currently out for further feedback.

Read the Peer Review here.

Read the Technical Report here.

You can make your submission using the online form before 31 March 2017.

Alternatively you can email council@wagga.nsw.gov.au, mail to PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or drop in to the Customer Service Desk at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre.

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 2043 (WWITS 2043) 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 the WWITS 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 July 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 council listening 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.

Current consultation

An independent peer review of the technical report, prepared for the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS), is currently out for further feedback.

Read the Peer Review here.

Read the Technical Report here.

You can make your submission using the online form before 31 March 2017.

Alternatively you can email council@wagga.nsw.gov.au, mail to PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or drop in to the Customer Service Desk at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre.

  • WWITS to be drafted by mid 2017

    22 days 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

    about 2 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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.


  • Strategy to drive change

    over 1 year ago

    Consultation and planning for Wagga Wagga’s Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS) kicked off this week with an inspiring stakeholder workshop, and now it’s your chance to be a part of the process.

    WWITS is being conducted in partnership with the NSW Department of Roads and Maritime Services and will provide Council with a strategy to respond to the population growth in the city.

    It will guide future development and 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

    Director Planning and Regulatory Services, Andrew Crakanthorp, said the strategy heralded a shift away from an organic and responsive approach to transport planning.

    “This process allows Council to become strategic and consult with key stakeholders in our city to plan our future infrastructure in an integrated way,” he said.

    “We also need to put people and their needs at the forefront of planning.”

    More than 30 stakeholders from a variety of community groups, local organisations and the People’s Panel attended this week's stakeholder workshop, with everything from bypasses, more cycle ways and truck stops. “With community representatives investing their valuable time and ideas in this project Council now has an obligation to make sure that we listen and follow through,” Mr Crakanthorp said.

    You can be a part of the conversation by going to the website and filling out the online survey and putting your ideas on the interactive map.

    Or be a part of the action by dropping in to the Speak Out event at the Civic Centre on Saturday 12 December, anytime between 9am to noon.

    Consultation and planning for Wagga Wagga’s Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS) kicked off this week with an inspiring stakeholder workshop, and now it’s your chance to be a part of the process.

    WWITS is being conducted in partnership with the NSW Department of Roads and Maritime Services and will provide Council with a strategy to respond to the population growth in the city.

    It will guide future development and 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

    Director Planning and Regulatory Services, Andrew Crakanthorp, said the strategy heralded a shift away from an organic and responsive approach to transport planning.

    “This process allows Council to become strategic and consult with key stakeholders in our city to plan our future infrastructure in an integrated way,” he said.

    “We also need to put people and their needs at the forefront of planning.”

    More than 30 stakeholders from a variety of community groups, local organisations and the People’s Panel attended this week's stakeholder workshop, with everything from bypasses, more cycle ways and truck stops. “With community representatives investing their valuable time and ideas in this project Council now has an obligation to make sure that we listen and follow through,” Mr Crakanthorp said.

    You can be a part of the conversation by going to the website and filling out the online survey and putting your ideas on the interactive map.

    Or be a part of the action by dropping in to the Speak Out event at the Civic Centre on Saturday 12 December, anytime between 9am to noon.