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.
Meeting with Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister – Representatives from the Board of C4Wagga and the CEO will be meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister & Member for Riverina on 30th November to discuss a range of issues where we believe the Federal Government can assist with key infrastructure projects for the City. We look forward to reporting back to C4Wagga members in December on the outcomes.
We received good feedback from members in our recent members survey. The Board of Management is currently reviewing the results in detail to ensure we continue to focus on those areas that members consider important.
Richard Pottie starts his working day around 5.30am.
Managing Director of Ladex Construction Group, Richard oversees the many large-scale construction and excavation projects being undertaken across the region, estimates new work and is heavily involved in a number of committees including the Civil Contractors Federation.
Last month the NSW Government released its 20-year economic vision for Regional NSW, which sets out a clear pathway for ensuring that Regional NSW will continue to be a vibrant and growing part of our economy, and that people are supported in their decision to live in the regions.
I am please to advise that Mr Darren Nelson, General Manager Manufacturing of Enirgi Power Storage and Recycling has been appointed to the C4W Board effective 4th July 2018 – welcome Darren, I am sure you will be a valuable addition to the Board.
Transport NSW has released their Future Transport Strategy 2056 – this is an update of the 2012 Long Term Transport Master Plan for NSW and is a 40-year strategy supported by plans for regional NSW and Greater Sydney.
Courtesy of Jason Wadley of the ANZ Bank, C4W hosted a luncheon meeting at which we had in attendance Brendan Smyth, the inaugural Australian Capital Territory’s Commissioner for International Engagement.
Brendan’s presentation and subsequent discussion was on Canberra Airport as an international airfreight hub and how it may benefit Riverina importers and exporters.
The June 25th meeting of the WWCC saw the receipt and noting of a report on the list of high level priority projects identified as requiring assistance from the State Government. The list excludes a number of potential road related projects as they are currently either under review or are fully funded. We will continue to advocate for these projects, as well as those under review or fully funded to be initiated and funding secured in the coming twelve months.
In February, Qantas announced plans to spend $20 million establish a new pilot training academy at an existing airfield in regional Australia with the capacity to train up to 500 pilots a year. The school is scheduled to open its doors in 2019 and would be initially for direct entry cadets joining the Qantas Group, including Jetstar and QantasLink.