WAGGA City Council says more parking, open spaces and a focus on safety are key features of the city's proposed health precinct vision.
Earlier this week, the council unveiled its 30-year development plan for the city's health and knowledge precinct spanning from Edward Street to Dobney Avenue and along to Bourke Street - taking in the two major hospitals.
The council's city strategy manager Tristan Kell said the goal has been to create modern, safe and accessible environment, which has the largest portion of the city's population working within it.
"Billions of dollars have been committed in and around the area. We already have the bones for something great," he said.
"It is a chance to leverage from the opportunities already in this space with so much investment coming into regional NSW and Wagga."
A shortage of parking has been a concern for shift workers at the Wagga Base Hospital, which the proposed plans have taken into account by incorporating more than one multi-storey car parks in the precinct.
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"People will be very pleased that there will be multi-decked car parking - not just on the public hospital side, but on the other side as well," Mr Kell said.
"It is important to understand that the most vulnerable need to get where they need to go - quickly, easily and safely. Not everyone can use public transport, so car parking is an important part of this precinct.
"But, it is also has to be a safe place for shift workers who are walking to their cars at all hours and lighting needs to be a priority."
Mr Kell said the city has more specialists, than doctors who are providing an outstanding service to southern NSW.
He said the council's 30-year vision was an opportunity to continue to attract more professionals to the regional centre.
"Regional hospitals are different from metropolitan areas. The key has been to make an attractive place to work and stay. We want them to feel safe at night with options for accommodation where they can feel relaxed - that is number one," he said.
"We are looking at open spaces, biophilic designs and green spaces, which promotes easier, quicker healing."
However the expansion plan is not concrete and the council is reaching out to the public for feedback.
"We have done our best work, now we want to hear from the community," Mr Kell said.
The public consultation phase ends on September 9th. In the meantime, the council has organised three drop-in sessions, the first on July 24 at the Wagga Base Hospital foyer from 11am to 8pm.
Mr Kell said the community are invited to ask questions and submit any feedback about the proposed plan.