Help Shape Future Of Our Botanic Gardens Precinct

Council is seeking the community’s input on what they love about Wagga Wagga’s Botanic Gardens precinct and what they would like to see included in this popular open space into the future.

Consultation with the community, along with existing user groups and stakeholders, is the first stage in the development of a masterplan for the precinct.

The precinct is a popular destination for people of all ages and demographics, from young families to retirees, Wagga Wagga residents to tourists.

It attracts thousands of regular and new visitors to the gardens themselves, as well as the Zoo & Aviary, multiple playgrounds and picnic areas, the Museum of the Riverina, the Tree Chapel, and the Willans Hill Miniature Railway.

It is also a popular location for some of Wagga Wagga’s iconic annual events, including Spring Jam, and Fusion.

Manager City Growth & Regional Assets Ben Creighton is encouraging the community to voice their thoughts and ideas about the precinct through an online submission on our Have Your Say Wagga Wagga website.

“We want to know what you like, or not, about the Botanic Gardens precinct, and what you would like to see changed or improved,” Mr Creighton said.

“Our goal is to ensure the Botanic Gardens remain a vibrant, sustainable, and functional space for future generations to enjoy. We aim to preserve its natural beauty while enhancing its amenities and accessibility for all visitors.

“We are committed to providing an outdoor space for the community to enjoy and that offers educational opportunities, and serves as a venue for community events and activities.

“That’s why we will be developing a concept Masterplan and this is your opportunity to contribute to the future planning of the precinct.”

The draft Masterplan will be developed in the second half of 2024, with the aim of presenting it to Council by early 2025.

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