Wagga View - Our Future in Focus

What is our vision? What do we want Wagga to look like in 2050? How do we get there?

As a community it is important for us to have a document that defines how we want to grow into the future. We also need to outline what we want and need as a community now. This document is called a Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan guides us all in how to achieve these goals and how we can measure if we are on track or not.

During May and June 2016, the Wagga View team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area collecting ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

Since this time the team also met with a range of community organisations and stakeholders and collated all the responses into Wagga View the draft Community Strategic Plan – 2040.

This plan was placed on public exhibition from 22 November to 20 December 2016 and during this time the team undertook a number of engagement activities to provide the community the final opportunity to review what had been created so far. Over the public exhibition period, the team were able to engage a number of community members and all feedback and comments as well as formal submissions were considered, and where appropriate amendments were made to the plan.

The plan along with a summary of submissions and amendments was presented to the meeting of Council on Monday 27 February and we are very proud to say the plan was unanimously endorsed.

We would like to thank the Wagga Wagga Community for your involvement in the process and we look forward to working with you into the future.

Wagga View - Community Strategic Plan – 2040 can be found here and also on Council’s website.


Wagga View Race
The Wagga View Race was run and won earlier in the year. Three teams raced through the streets of Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the livability of our city.

The teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

See how the teams went and who took out the Wagga View Race title by watching the video below.

Thanks to Waggawagga.tv for their partnership and support in creating the Wagga View Race video.



Share your Wagga View photos!

The Wagga View team ran a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

A selection of the photos were used throughout the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan.


Here's how we consulted earlier in the year!



Click on the pictures below for more information on what we did during the Wagga View consultation during May and June.

Vision Week


What is our vision? What do we want Wagga to look like in 2050? How do we get there?

As a community it is important for us to have a document that defines how we want to grow into the future. We also need to outline what we want and need as a community now. This document is called a Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan guides us all in how to achieve these goals and how we can measure if we are on track or not.

During May and June 2016, the Wagga View team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area collecting ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

Since this time the team also met with a range of community organisations and stakeholders and collated all the responses into Wagga View the draft Community Strategic Plan – 2040.

This plan was placed on public exhibition from 22 November to 20 December 2016 and during this time the team undertook a number of engagement activities to provide the community the final opportunity to review what had been created so far. Over the public exhibition period, the team were able to engage a number of community members and all feedback and comments as well as formal submissions were considered, and where appropriate amendments were made to the plan.

The plan along with a summary of submissions and amendments was presented to the meeting of Council on Monday 27 February and we are very proud to say the plan was unanimously endorsed.

We would like to thank the Wagga Wagga Community for your involvement in the process and we look forward to working with you into the future.

Wagga View - Community Strategic Plan – 2040 can be found here and also on Council’s website.


Wagga View Race
The Wagga View Race was run and won earlier in the year. Three teams raced through the streets of Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the livability of our city.

The teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

See how the teams went and who took out the Wagga View Race title by watching the video below.

Thanks to Waggawagga.tv for their partnership and support in creating the Wagga View Race video.



Share your Wagga View photos!

The Wagga View team ran a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

A selection of the photos were used throughout the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan.


Here's how we consulted earlier in the year!



Click on the pictures below for more information on what we did during the Wagga View consultation during May and June.

Vision Week


  • Community's vision officially unveiled

    2 months ago
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    Thank you to the thousands of community members who helped create Wagga View –Community Strategic Plan 2040. The overarching document, which informs all of the City of Wagga Wagga’s plans and strategies, was officially launched on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

    Along with capturing the community’s vision for the future, Wagga View also featured residents’ images through a photo competition. The deserving winners were on hand to receive their prizes and were excited to take a look at Wagga View and see their photos in print. The winners were Ian Gabriel, Shennon Billingham, Vicki Langley, Caroline Cattle and Neil Holmes. WaggaWagga.TV was also recognised on the night for their help in capturing the Wagga View journey.

    Hard copies are now available from the Customer Service Counter at the City of Wagga wagga Chambers on Baylis St, Please feel free to pop in and grab a copy.


    Thank you to the thousands of community members who helped create Wagga View –Community Strategic Plan 2040. The overarching document, which informs all of the City of Wagga Wagga’s plans and strategies, was officially launched on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

    Along with capturing the community’s vision for the future, Wagga View also featured residents’ images through a photo competition. The deserving winners were on hand to receive their prizes and were excited to take a look at Wagga View and see their photos in print. The winners were Ian Gabriel, Shennon Billingham, Vicki Langley, Caroline Cattle and Neil Holmes. WaggaWagga.TV was also recognised on the night for their help in capturing the Wagga View journey.

    Hard copies are now available from the Customer Service Counter at the City of Wagga wagga Chambers on Baylis St, Please feel free to pop in and grab a copy.


  • Wagga’s view for 2040 laid out in Community Strategic Plan

    5 months ago

    Wagga Wagga’s vision for the next 23 years and how to get there has been clearly laid out in the Wagga View, Community Strategic Plan 2040.

    Adopted at the February Council Meeting on behalf of the community, Wagga View lays out the community’s vision for the future, guiding principles and strategic directions.

    Deputy Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Dallas Tout says it’s an excellent document.

    “The guiding principles of thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive provide a solid strategic direction for all the decisions that we elected members make on behalf of the ... Continue reading

    Wagga Wagga’s vision for the next 23 years and how to get there has been clearly laid out in the Wagga View, Community Strategic Plan 2040.

    Adopted at the February Council Meeting on behalf of the community, Wagga View lays out the community’s vision for the future, guiding principles and strategic directions.

    Deputy Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Dallas Tout says it’s an excellent document.

    “The guiding principles of thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive provide a solid strategic direction for all the decisions that we elected members make on behalf of the community,” he said.

    “With more than 3,000 responses collected during the engagement process this truly is a plan by the community, for the community.”

    Acting General Manager, Robert Knight, says the document is the result of hard work by a dedicated team.

    “City staff put in many hours engaging with thousands of residents’ right across the local government area,” he said.

    “Opportunities to take part were varied, accessible and engaging, and we sincerely thank the community for their input.

    “The result is a plan that is truly reflective of what our community aspires Wagga Wagga to be.”

    The community’s vision for the future as outlined in Wagga View, Community Strategic Plan 2040 is as follows:

    In 2040 Wagga Wagga will be a thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive community on the Murrumbidgee. Rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment. Wagga is a place where paths cross and people meet.

    Strategic directions are detailed under the following headings:

    • Community leadership and collaboration
    • Safety and health
    • Growing economy
    • Our identity and sense of place
    • Our environment
  • Wagga View Race captured on film

    8 months ago

    On your marks, get set, go.

    Earlier in the year three teams raced through the streets of Wagga Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the liveability of our city.

    Known as the Wagga View Race, the competing teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life in Wagga, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

    Representing a cross section of the community, the teams were from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, the Leisure Company and Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga.

    The race was one of many activities that helped contributed to the creation... Continue reading

    On your marks, get set, go.

    Earlier in the year three teams raced through the streets of Wagga Wagga competing in a series of activities to reflect the liveability of our city.

    Known as the Wagga View Race, the competing teams learnt about a range of aspects of community life in Wagga, from transport and safety to emergency response, waste management and more.

    Representing a cross section of the community, the teams were from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, the Leisure Company and Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga.

    The race was one of many activities that helped contributed to the creation of the city’s draft Community Strategic Plan – Wagga View.

    All the action of the Wagga View Race was captured and created into an 18-minute film by community partner Waggawagga.tv.

    “We were very excited to be a part of the Wagga View community story, and to be a part of the innovative journey the Wagga View Team decided to go on,” Waggawagga.tv CEO Adam Drummond said.

    “To create a TV-style show about how to understand and better utilise Wagga's services and facilities was not only challenging but engaging as well.”







  • Wagga View hits the road

    8 months ago
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    The Wagga View team have been on the road this week, visiting nine of the surrounding villages in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

    Community contributions to the new Wagga View Community Strategic Plan were made at Tarcutta, Humula, Ladysmith, Uranquinty, Mangoplah, Galore, Collingullie, Oura and Currawarna.

    The students at Collingullie Public School also took some time out of their day to stop by and see the team. High on the students’ wish list was a new skatepark, swimming pool and tennis court.

    The current Wagga View consultation is collecting community feedback... Continue reading

    The Wagga View team have been on the road this week, visiting nine of the surrounding villages in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

    Community contributions to the new Wagga View Community Strategic Plan were made at Tarcutta, Humula, Ladysmith, Uranquinty, Mangoplah, Galore, Collingullie, Oura and Currawarna.

    The students at Collingullie Public School also took some time out of their day to stop by and see the team. High on the students’ wish list was a new skatepark, swimming pool and tennis court.

    The current Wagga View consultation is collecting community feedback on the draft Wagga View plan.

    This plan paints a picture of what we all want for the future of our city and provides strategies on how we can all get there.

    The draft plan is based on community and stakeholder consultation held earlier in the year and consists of more than 200 strategies.

    Last week more than 300 residents engaged with the draft plan through a two-day pop-shop at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace.

    If you missed the Wagga View team while they were out and about, you can still have your say on the draft plan by visiting wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview.

    Feedback can be made until 20 December.


  • Wagga View draft plan embraced by community

    8 months ago
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    The Wagga View plan has been embraced by hundreds of Wagga Wagga community members and a state parliamentarian this week.

    The draft Wagga View plan, which consists of more than 200 strategies that will help shape the future of Wagga, was endorsed to go on public display at last Monday night’s Council meeting.
    More than 300 residents have engaged with the draft Wagga View plan through a pop-shop at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Feedback from the community on the draft plan has so far been positive, Corporate Strategy Coordinator and Wagga View team member Serena Wallace... Continue reading

    The Wagga View plan has been embraced by hundreds of Wagga Wagga community members and a state parliamentarian this week.

    The draft Wagga View plan, which consists of more than 200 strategies that will help shape the future of Wagga, was endorsed to go on public display at last Monday night’s Council meeting.
    More than 300 residents have engaged with the draft Wagga View plan through a pop-shop at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Feedback from the community on the draft plan has so far been positive, Corporate Strategy Coordinator and Wagga View team member Serena Wallace said.

    “People in general appreciate how comprehensive this plan is, it is great to see those that contributed earlier in the year come back and be able to link their response back to the draft plan.”

    As well as community feedback, the draft Wagga View plan also received praise from State Multiculturalism Minister the Hon John Ajaka this week.

    The Wagga View plan includes four guiding principles – thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive – and captures five strategic directions for the city.

    Inclusion was a new measure added as a direct result of community consultation.

    Mr Ajaka was pleased to see Wagga’s commitment to being a more inclusive community.

    “The NSW Government wants to make NSW a more inclusive place to live and work for everyone, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Mr Ajaka said.

    “I commend Wagga Wagga City Council on their commitment to making the local community, as well as their services and facilities more inclusive for everyone.

    “My agency Multicultural NSW looks forward to working closely with Council through the Riverina Regional Advisory Council to consult and provide strategic advice on the final version of the plan.”

    This State Government endorsement is a positive step forward for the city and helps strengthen partnerships across the different tiers of government.

    “We have aligned the Wagga View plan with state plans and policies so that Wagga is better placed to access funding opportunities,” Mrs Wallace said.

    “Although we are aligning with the state, through our community consultation and stakeholder engagement, we have been able to tailor each strategy and solution so it is the best fit for Wagga.”

  • Snap to it!

    8 months ago

    Through words and conversations The Wagga View plan has helped capture a picture of what the community wants for the future of Wagga Wagga.

    Now, we are asking the community to share their favourite photos of Wagga Wagga.

    The Wagga View team are running a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

    Simply upload a photo on your Instagram or Facebook page using the hashtag (#) WaggaView and hashtag the location where the photo was snapped. Alternatively, head to the Wagga View webpage and upload your photo there.

    ... Continue reading

    Through words and conversations The Wagga View plan has helped capture a picture of what the community wants for the future of Wagga Wagga.

    Now, we are asking the community to share their favourite photos of Wagga Wagga.

    The Wagga View team are running a photo competition for all residents to submit images of what they love about Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages.

    Simply upload a photo on your Instagram or Facebook page using the hashtag (#) WaggaView and hashtag the location where the photo was snapped. Alternatively, head to the Wagga View webpage and upload your photo there.

    A selection of the photos will be used in the final version of the Wagga View plan.

    Winning submissions will receive a $50 prepaid Visa gift card. The overall winning photo, as judged by our panel, will receive a $150 prepaid Visa gift card. For full terms and conditions and other relevant hashtags needed for each category, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview




  • Wagga View – Give us your feedback

    8 months ago

    It’s been a busy few months for the Wagga View team.

    Earlier in the year the team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area (LGA) collecting your ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

    This feedback has now been reviewed and collated in to what will be the city’s new Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan paints a picture of what we all want for the future of our city and provides strategies on how we can all get there.

    The proposed draft of this plan is now... Continue reading

    It’s been a busy few months for the Wagga View team.

    Earlier in the year the team were out and about across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area (LGA) collecting your ideas, thoughts and opinions on how our city can be even better in the future.

    This feedback has now been reviewed and collated in to what will be the city’s new Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This plan paints a picture of what we all want for the future of our city and provides strategies on how we can all get there.

    The proposed draft of this plan is now ready. From next week the Wagga View team will be inviting community feedback on this draft.

    “Residents are asked to share opinions with the team on what has been captured in the plan, and if it reflects what the community told us earlier in the year,” Corporate Strategy Coordinator and Wagga View team member Serena Wallace said.

    “The time is now to make this vision come to life. We have started working with businesses and organisations to make the plan happen, now it’s over to the community to share their thoughts for the future of the city.”

    Residents can catch the Wagga View team at a pop-up shop in the Wagga Wagga Marketplace on November 23 and 24 and from November 28 to December 2 Charlie, Council’s community engagement truck, will be on the road visiting the LGA’s nine rural villages.

    The initial Wagga View consultation ran for four weeks in May and June and included a shop front in the Sturt Mall to capture resident’s wishes and ideas for the future, a Wagga View race to reflect the liveability of the city and a road show of 32 stops including schools, villages and suburbs.

  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle with "Munch and Move"

    8 months ago
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    One of the easiest thing that we can do to influence children to be healthy, is promote the eating of healthy fruits and vegetables. We can also encourage them to be active.

    Here at Wagga View HQ we partnered up with the experts in the field from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District Health Promotion team for Little Big Day Out to allow children to explore some healthy foods and get creative at the same time. Children were asked to make pictures with a selection of local fruit and vegetables.

    The team shared information with parents and carers about promoting a... Continue reading

    One of the easiest thing that we can do to influence children to be healthy, is promote the eating of healthy fruits and vegetables. We can also encourage them to be active.

    Here at Wagga View HQ we partnered up with the experts in the field from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District Health Promotion team for Little Big Day Out to allow children to explore some healthy foods and get creative at the same time. Children were asked to make pictures with a selection of local fruit and vegetables.

    The team shared information with parents and carers about promoting a healthy lifestyle. If you head to the "Munch & Move" website you can find all sorts of tips and tricks including recipes, games and tips for shopping healthy on a budget. You can also download the much and move sound track for FREE here which is full of songs to get your kids active.

    Munch and Move also offers training and resources to educators working in the NSW early childhood education and care services. Why not ask your childcare service about it.

    Thanks again to Murrumbidgee Local Health District Health promotion team for helping us out and letting us know about this great program. We would also like to thank Verducci's Produce for supplying us with some fresh local produce to share.


  • Painting a picture of Wagga's Future - What's next?

    about 1 year ago

    After four massive weeks of engagement, the Wagga View team has been working away sorting over 3,000 responses received. It seems like a lot however what is really amazing is from such a large amount of responses the themes are consistent. Over 50 themes have been created covering everything from our identity as a community, recreational facilities we desire as community, youth engagement, tourism opportunities for the city and how we want our neighbourhoods to look.

    Now that we understand what the Wagga View is we are working on pairing this with data that supports these themes, whether it be... Continue reading

    After four massive weeks of engagement, the Wagga View team has been working away sorting over 3,000 responses received. It seems like a lot however what is really amazing is from such a large amount of responses the themes are consistent. Over 50 themes have been created covering everything from our identity as a community, recreational facilities we desire as community, youth engagement, tourism opportunities for the city and how we want our neighbourhoods to look.

    Now that we understand what the Wagga View is we are working on pairing this with data that supports these themes, whether it be from our community survey, the regional well being survey, or data from one of our community partners. This helps us to make the picture a little clearer.

    The next step is an important one. This is about turning our aspirations for the future into a reality. We collaborate with community stakeholders to determine strategies in moving forward and assign actions to ensure we get their.

    Want to be part of the conversation, leave your details here and we will contact you shortly.


  • Kids share their views for Wagga’s future

    about 1 year ago

    Wagga students were given the opportunity to share their view on what they want for a Wagga of the future.

    Week two of Wagga View shifted to a schools program, where more than 200 Wagga students took part in activities that shared ideas and views on favourite spaces and places in the city. Using building blocks and a whole lot of creativity students also got to build a city they would like for the future.

    The Wagga View Race was also run and won during the week. Three teams from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, The Leisure Company and The Multicultural... Continue reading

    Wagga students were given the opportunity to share their view on what they want for a Wagga of the future.

    Week two of Wagga View shifted to a schools program, where more than 200 Wagga students took part in activities that shared ideas and views on favourite spaces and places in the city. Using building blocks and a whole lot of creativity students also got to build a city they would like for the future.

    The Wagga View Race was also run and won during the week. Three teams from TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, The Leisure Company and The Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga took part in a race across the city.

    Teams competed in activities that reflected the liveability of Wagga. At the Turvey Park Fire Station competitors learnt what it was like to be a fire fighter, dressing in the uniform, unravelling a using a water hose. Down by Wagga Beach they took part in a crime and safety quiz hosted by Wagga Police. There were also environment challenges on recycling and tree planting.

    The overall winner of the race, based on time and points scored for each activity was The Leisure Company.

    Week three of Wagga View kicks off on Monday 30 May with the first of 27 stops on the ultimate Wagga View Road Show.

    From Tarcutta to Tatton, Glenfield to Galore, Ladysmith to Lake Albert, Charlie, Council’s community engagement truck will be coming to visit your suburb or village.
    For a full list of dates, times and locations, and to take part, or learn more about Wagga View visit, wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggaview

    Don’t forget, the Wagga View shop front is also open in the Sturt Mall, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Pop in and share your ideas and thoughts for the future of Wagga.