In early July Committee 4 Wagga attended Charles Sturt University’s release of a new course, developed in collaboration with industry and community experts and ideally suited to both the private and public sectors. The Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience is custom-made for those seeking a leadership role in building strong, sustainable communities. Graduates will be ready for senior leadership roles within community-focused organisations – be that local government, not-for-profit, non-government organisations or any other sector with a strong connection to community outcomes.
We congratulate our Member Port of Melbourne and David Bardos for the initiative of bringing their Board of Directors to the region in July. The Committee 4 Wagga, the WWCC and representatives from other key local business and government agencies were invited to meet with the Board during their stay in Wagga Wagga.
Regional Pitchfest is designed and proven to help realise the potential and celebrate the success of Australia’s rural and regional entrepreneurs, artisans and small businesses. You will be able to witness 5 extraordinary pitches from state finalists to a live audience and expert panel, all vying for a chance to win $7500 in cash and a curated overseas trip.
The first was a Bulk Freight Futures Symposium held in Junee in July. Bulk Freight Futures was a targeted one day symposium that aims to bring together technicians and industry leaders involved in bulk freight movement in Australia. Key topics addressed included the grain supply chain, movement of bulk liquids, regional bulk freight distribution to markets, and infrastructure and technology changes to keep pace with domestic and international market demand.
Committee 4 Wagga had the opportunity to meet with Brendan Nelson early in August. Mr Nelson in his capacity as CEO of the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation (RGDC), heads up the Activation Precincts program for the NSW Government. The RGDC manages and oversees the delivery of the Special Activation Precincts which, at this time, covers Wagga Wagga and Parkes SAP’s.
Committee 4 Wagga, in conjunction with the Housing Industry Association and event partner Wagga Wagga City Council, will be hosting a seminar on the morning of Friday 27th September 2019, wherein we will engage with key stakeholders to drive the conversation in the public forum around the future growth and development of Wagga Wagga towards the 2038 target of 100,000 people.
These last few winter months, whilst not delivering the rainfall we desperately need, has seen progress in key infrastructure projects and Council appointments which will drive momentum in the growth of Wagga Wagga. In addition, coming up in September we have what we consider as being a milestone event for the future of Wagga Wagga and the surrounding region.
The 2019 Wagga School Leaders Program concluded with a graduation evening at the Magpies Nest Restaurant on the 21st June 2019. The students were joined by proud parents, school principals and co-ordinators, program facilitators and contributors as well as our valued sponsors and dignitaries were there for a night of gratitude and acknowledgement of achievement.
C4W’s School Leaders Program take part in the final module for 2019. They explored respond and react, the students fined tuned their presentations on their leadership word and spend time with local mentors.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were preparing for the March State election and we are now already approaching the May 18 Federal election. Congratulations to Independent Dr Joe McGirr on his re-election for a full term in the Legislative Assembly seat of Wagga Wagga and National Party representative Wes Fang in his re-election to the Legislative Council.
April saw the announcement by the NSW Government that the Bomen Industrial Park has been designated as a Special Activation Precinct (SAP) – one of only two in the State. The impact of this designation is significant for the ability of the City to attract new business to and facilitate expansion of existing businesses in the Industrial Park.
Wagga Wagga City Council currently have the Stage 2 Site Analysis and Concept Plan out for public exhibition. We encourage members to review the Plan on the Council website and submit your input by the closing date of 1st June 2019. This is a great opportunity to further enhance the recreational facilities in the CBD/Riverside precinct for the community and visitors to our City.
The 2019 Wagga School Leaders Program is underway with Modules 1 through 4 completed. Readers are invited to read the articles in the ‘News’ / ‘Latest News’ section of our website to obtain insights into the activities and learning covered to date.
The Active Travel Plan which will provide 43km of cycleways throughout the City is approaching the final consultation phase which will occur in May, following which we will see the project enter into the two-year construction phase. Further details can be found on the WWCC website by following the link below:-
Following on from our Smart City project seminar held for key stakeholders on the 1st March with keynote speaker Peter Auhl, the former Chief Information Officer of the City of Adelaide, the Committee 4 Wagga congratulates the Wagga Wagga City Council’s announcement on 8th April that it will pursue a Smart City strategy, commencing with the hosting of a Smart City event to be held in Sydney during quarter 3 this year.
Congratulations to David Bardos, Brett Sommerville and the team at PCYC in securing the balance of the funding from the Federal Government in order to proceed with the construction of the new four court multi-purpose stadium, after school care, conference and office centre at Bolton Park.
The Chief Executive Officer, Alan Johnston, new Chair Michael Quirk, and representatives of the Board of Management of Committee 4 Wagga today met with Acting Prime Minister, Leader of the National Party & local Federal Member Mr Michael McCormack, along with the Deputy Leader of the Nationals…
The Board of Management of Committee 4 Wagga advises that Judy Galloway has retired from her position as Chair of the Committee 4 Wagga at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 5th December 2018. Judy was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Management from inception in 2011. As part of the Board’s succession planning, Judy has also retired as a Board Member.