Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan

A long-term vision to develop and grow a Health and Knowledge Precinct in Wagga Wagga is set to take a decisive step forward after extensive community consultation during the public exhibition period earlier this year.

A revised Master Plan and Structure Plan for the Precinct, incorporating various changes suggested at these community sessions, is being presented to Wagga Wagga City Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Monday night, 16 December.

The Master Plan outlines the 25-30 year vision for the area around Wagga Wagga’s two major hospitals to develop a central activity hub to enhance current and new health services in Wagga Wagga and the Riverina, and to support local employment in this key industry.

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

What is the 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.

Master Plan - Final Report

Click the arrow in the top left corner to download the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan (PDF, 70mb)

Structure Planning and Implementation Strategy

Click the arrow in the top left corner to download the Structure Planning and Implementation Strategy (PDF, 10mb)

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Draft Master Plan and Consultation

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 was created to:

  • 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 encouraged the community to provide feedback on the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct Draft Master Plan with the plan being on public exhibition from Monday, 9 September 2019 to Monday, 16 September 2019.

Residents will be consulted throughout the planning stages as Council places great importance on keeping the community informed.

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.

Stay up to date

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