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Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040

Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040

By developing the Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy 2040 (ROSC) Wagga Wagga City Council is aiming to develop a connected, liveable city, providing strategic direction for the planning, development, management and use of community spaces over the next 20 years within the Wagga Wagga LGA.

It identifies the key community infrastructure that will be required to meet the anticipated growth within the city and responds to the community’s needs and desires as identified through community engagement activities. The ROSC has been developed using a place-based approach. It is recognised that there are significant differences between and within communities in terms of the demographic characteristics, their level of need and the configuration and accessibility of services.

The ROSC considers public spaces holistically across the LGA as well as in nine urban precincts and nine rural villages. Separate Action Plans have been developed for all Precincts and Villages in order to address the needs and desires of each community. Additionally, Major Project Implementation Plans have been developed to identify the required major projects and actions that impact on the broader city.

When combining the results of extensive community engagement and consultation activities and in consideration of best practice, five key themes emerged as strategic priorities for the city.

They are:

* Increase the activation of public spaces - Providing appropriate infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities will enable a wide variety of events and activities to be held

* Improve accessibility and connection - Accessibility and connection will be improved across the city and will become a key consideration in all future developments and redevelopments of public spaces

* Improve existing assets to maximise utilisation - Improvements in existing assets will enable better utilisation by the community. In many case these improvements will negate the need for the development of additional assets

* Improve community health - Community infrastructure and public spaces will be designed in order to improve community health outcomes

* Collaborate where possible - Partnerships will be sought to ensure the efficient provision of community infrastructure and public spaces.

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Previous Strategy

Recreation and Open Space Strategy download

Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2005 -2015 (1.04MB)

Plans of Management of Community Land

Active Travel Plan

The City of Wagga Wagga has developed the Active Travel Plan to guide the future planning and provision of cycling infrastructure in the Wagga Wagga Urban Area.

We will continue to work with State Government Agencies and other stakeholders in the implementation of this plan.

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For more information about the Active Travel Plan project, visit the project page here: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/atp

Multisport Cycling Complex

Wagga Wagga City Council has undertaken a feasibility study to assist the Wagga Wagga Combined Cycling Clubs to plan for the development of a Multisport Cycling Complex.

MultiSport Cycling Complex Feasibility Study September 2016

Review of Environmental Factors

Playground Strategy 2016-2036

At the time of publish, Wagga Wagga had 91 playgrounds, each forming an important component to open space and providing play facilities to help improve children's physical, intellectual and social developments.

Ensuring quality existing and new playgrounds are available in Wagga today and for future generations is the purpose of a new guiding document – Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

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Bolton Park / Robertson Oval & Wagga Wagga Exhibition Centre Master Plans

Wagga Wagga City Council commissioned this report to build on the planning and consultation undertaken to date for the Robertson Oval/Bolton Park precinct and the Wagga Wagga Exhibition Centre precinct, so that preferred master plan options for each precinct could be formulated in agreement with sports/user groups, other stakeholders, Council and the general community.

Council identified the following aims of the master planning process for the Robertson Oval/ Bolton Park precinct and the Wagga Wagga Exhibition Centre precinct, which included:

  • Consider the best possible future development solutions for each area based on current and future requirements.
  • Consideration of site opportunities and limitations as well as user group requirements will need to occur.
  • Ultimately, recommendations and concept plans for the best possible future development of the areas will be provided through the process.
  • Masterplan document

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    Sportsground Sponsorship Signage Strategy

    The following strategy aims to provide details on the opportunities and limitations associated with the potential sale of sponsorship signage advertising rights for Council Sportsgrounds. It has been created due to Council identifying the potential opportunity to generate revenue for the maintenance and improvement of venues through the sale of additional sponsorship signage at venues, and through sporting clubs approaching Council requesting that they be afforded the opportunity to sell additional sponsorship signage at venues.

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    Sportsground Sponsorship Signage Strategy (3.64MB)

    Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens Masterplan

    This masterplan aims to blur the existing boundaries within the Botanic Gardens and create a more holistic space. The masterplan opens up the view and focuses on sustainability through better use of runoff and landform. There is a greater linkage of areas to encourage visitors to move throughout the gardens.

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    Botanic Gardens Masterplan (2.2MB)

    Soccer Development Strategy

    Wagga Wagga City Council has developed a City-wide strategy to guide the development of Soccer and Soccer Infrastructure in consultation with key soccer stakeholders.

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    Lake Albert Management Plan 2009 - 2015