Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan

Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Government has initiated a project to prepare a draft master plan for a Health and Knowledge Precinct.

Developing a Health and Knowledge Precinct is a key component in the 20+ year vision for this section of the city and the draft master plan is one of the first important steps in the planning and consultation process.

For more information please contact Tristan Kell, Manager City Strategy on (02) 6926 9122.

Community Drop-in Sessions:

Wednesday, 24 July: Wagga Base Hospital Foyer 11am - 8pm

Wednesday, 31 July: Civic Centre, Council Meeting Room 4pm - 8pm

Saturday, 17 August: Wagga Marketplace 9am - 5pm

Have your say and view the draft master plan

Click the arrow in the top left corner to download the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan (PDF, 17mb)

What is the Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct?

Located close to city’s Central Business District, the proposed Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct is a strategically selected mixed-use precinct surround the city’s two major hospitals – Wagga Base Hospital (public) and Calvary Riverina Hospital (private).

The draft master plan will explore integrating complementary uses such as:

  • Higher density accommodation
  • Allied health
  • Aged Care
  • Commercial Spaces
  • Green Spaces
  • Healthy Living
  • Smart Spaces
  • Education

The image below outlines the proposed boundary for the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct.

Draft Master Plan Overview

Hames Sharley was engaged to develop master planning options for a proposed Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct and then select a preferred master planning option which will form the basis of a more detailed and layered Precinct Master Plan.

The draft master plan will:

  • define the health precinct around the public and private hospitals.
  • Provide a strategic direction for the management of competing land uses and development pressures within the health precinct.
  • Identify and facilitate suitable reuse of buildings for health and allied health practices.
  • Maximise opportunities for complimentary activities including hospitality and accommodation.
  • Serve as a model health precinct plan that can be replicated in other health precincts in regional cities, including Albury and Griffith.

Council encourages the community to provide feedback on the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct Draft Master Plan. The plan is on public exhibition Monday, 9 September 2019 with submissions closing on Monday, 16 September 2019.

You can access the submission information through Wagga View at www.waggaview.com.au

Residents will be consulted throughout the planning stages as Council places great importance on keeping the community informed. There will be opportunities for community members to speak with key stakeholders, including a series of community drop-in sessions.

What is the aim of a master plan?

  • Define the overall health precinct around Wagga Base and Calvary Riverina hospitals, and also four sub precincts identified within the plan.
  • Provide a strategic direction for the management of competing land uses and development pressures within the health precinct.
  • Identify and facilitate suitable reuse of buildings for health and allied health practices.
  • Maximise opportunities for complementary activities including hospitality and accommodation.

The public exhibition period allows the community to make a submission on the draft master plan. Feedback from these submissions will assist in developing a final report and recommendation to go back to Council for consideration.

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What happens next?

The draft master plan was presented to Council on Monday, 8 July 2019 at the Ordinary Council Meeting.

Council approved to place the Draft Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan on public exhibition and invite submissions from the local community.

The draft master plan will go on public exhibition for 60 days from Tuesday, 9 July 2019 to Monday, 9 September 2019 with submissions closing on Monday, 16 September 2019.

After the submission period closes the feedback gathered through the public exhibition process will assist in developing a final report to be presented to Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting after the submission close date.

Want to know more?

Council is holding a series of community drop-in sessions to give the local community a greater insight into the Health and Knowledge Precinct 20+ year vision.

These community drop-in sessions are designed to give residents, business and property owners, and members of the general community every opportunity to view the plan and provide feedback.

Community Drop-in Sessions:

Wednesday July 24: Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Foyer 11am - 8pm

Wednesday July 31: Civic Centre Council Meeting Room 4pm - 8pm

Saturday August 17: Wagga Marketplace 9am - 5pm