A PROPOSED emergency services super site at Boorooma could be forced to find a new location depending on the decision of Wagga councillors tonight.
Cr Kerry Pascoe has floated a motion that asks councillors to reverse a decision made three years prior, where the council had unanimously pledged in-principle support to set aside nine hectares of land near the corner of Olympic Highway and Coolamon Road.
The decision to build a new emergency services precinct came in response to the old and cramped facilities of Wagga's Fire and Rescue, State Emergency and Rural Fire services.
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However the plan has appeared to have hit a standstill since the agreement was made in June 2016.
"(The agreement) has been there for some time .... We have not had movement on it from those emergency services and it is time to make a decision," Cr Pascoe said.
"It's worth a fair amount of money, about $1.2 million. I think we need to ... see if there will be funds from the state government and if not, we move on and sell the land and find the emergency services another suitable block."
Wagga's northern suburbs are predicted to grow at a rapid rate as the city ramps up its push towards 100,000 residents by 2038.
Cr Pascoe said the council would see "an excellent return" on the land's sale, which it could then inject back into projects for the northern suburbs, including the road network.
Fire and Rescue zone commander Stewart Alexander said the city's emergency services have a chance to strategically plan for the future and serve the community in the most efficient and effective way possible.
"I would assume that location was picked as a strategic location for the growth occurring on the northern side," he said. "We want to think strategically for the future and be well-prepared to meet those challenges."
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Superintendent Alexander said Fire and Rescue will continue to collaborate with SES and RFS to deliver the best possible service for the community. But whether that will involves an emergency services precinct has yet to be determined.
"The idea has not been ruled out. Moving forward we are working closely with the other agencies," he said. "We want to get it right the first time and not look back and regret the decision."
Wagga councillors will vote on the motion to reconsider the choice to set aside the land at a meeting tonight.