Overview

Wagga Wagga City Council is preparing a new CBD Masterplan which will guide land-use and development in our city centre.

The CBD Masterplan will produce a clear strategic planning and place-based approach for the future of the Wagga Wagga CBD. It will support a vibrant, active and people-focused central business district, and ensure its identity as the thriving heart of our city.

The CBD Masterplan will identify opportunities within the CBD to service population growth for 100,000 people, accommodate 1.4 million visitors annually, and support the region more broadly.

Council is now seeking community feedback through workshops, pop-up information stalls (see list of dates on this page), the interactive map at the bottom of this page, and through the online survey until Friday 26 April 2024.


Community Consultation

During the development of the draft Wagga Wagga CBD Masterplan, the community and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts and ideas for the future of the CBD.

An online survey (link below), a series of workshops and pop-up stalls during March and April 2024 will collect feedback from the community. Staff will use this feedback to draft the Masterplan which the community will have the chance to view while it is on public exhibition in late 2024 (see Project Stages).

There are multiple ways you can engage with the CBD Masterplan project.

  • Survey - we are collecting your feedback through the online survey.
  • Pop-up stalls: we are visiting you in the city and villages - see dates, times and venues listed in Pop Up Information Stall Dates on this page.
  • Call in to the Civic Centre - a display will be set up near Customer Service at the Civic Centre, 243 Baylis Street, where you can provide your input.
  • Phone us to discuss the CBD Masterplan on 1300 292 442
  • Email us at cbd.masterplan@wagga.nsw.gov.au
  • Development Influencer Workshop (landholders, developers within the CBD) Thursday 21 March, 9am - 11:30am. Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, 243 Baylis Street.
  • Business Groups Workshop Thursday 21 March, 12:30pm - 3pm. Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, 243 Baylis Street.


Why Engage?

Your input will be the key to creating a successful CBD Masterplan. Council is seeking to:

  • Engage in transparent and meaningful communication.
  • Understand First Nations local values and aspirations.
  • Establish feedback loops and sharing.
  • Identify issues and opportunities.
  • Uncover future aspirations and visioning.
  • Raise local awareness of the project.
  • Promote community networks and connections.
  • Capture local industry insight and knowledge.
  • Leverage commercial feasibility experience and business competition insights.
  • Catalogue development trends and plans.
  • Realise redevelopment opportunities, and
  • Analyse existing housing needs and changing community needs.