CLIMATE change, council prayer, flood protection for North Wagga, regional journalism, sporting milestones and terrorism were some of the major headlines in across the region in June.
In a bid to trigger a city-wide approach to climate change action, Councillor Vanessa Keenan indicated she would bring a motion for the council to declare a state of climate emergency.
One critic said it was "a laughable attempt at playing politics" and that the council would not be able to make any difference to a global problem.
However, Cr Keenan said that while the declaration was symbolic, it was also practical to achieving carbon neutrality.
Another contentious council matter was a proposal to scrap the prayer that opens meetings.
During the public feedback period, 275 of the 280 submissions supported retaining the prayer while the remaining wanted to change it to an affirmation.
The city also attracted numerous high-profile visitors, including veteran journalist Ray Martin who lead a panel discussion about domestic violence.
The panelfocused on changing attitudes and beliefs about rigid gender stereotypes. Gender inequality being the main drivers of domestic and family violence was also discussed.
Elsewhere, little ones came together at the Civic Theatre as The Wiggles came to town.
At the Wagga Women's Health Centre, Clementine Ford spoke about women's rights, domestic violence and equality.
It came after a petition and accusations that the council "did not want to spend any money on increasing protection for North Wagga and council are manipulating the process".
However, the council's general manager Peter Thompson said the relevant committee had selected two options to consider in more detail and grant funding had been announced for the two studies.
In celebratory news, three Riverina people were honoured for their services to the region as part of the Queen's' Birthday Honours list.
In sport, the council looked at potential upgrades, worth $1.8 million, to the Equex Centre after the successful NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and Penrith Panthers in May.
Sports fans were also buoyed by the council approving a $65 million Bolton Park master plan to transform Wagga into a regional hub for elite sports.
WIN said the decision was "based on the commercial viability of funding news in these areas".
Museum being redeveloped to improve storytelling
Another major step was taken in the Museum of the Riverina's redevelopment when the demolition and artefact removal began.
"Depending on the needs of the collectables and as part of that we need to remove the sheds and demolish a lot of the old buildings, which were built around a lot of the objects we have," Ms Leah said.
Some of the more significant pieces had a conservator come from Canberra to supervise the relocation.
The project aims to make major improvements to the museum's exhibition spaces, collection storage and staff areas.
These will help the museum conserve the objects in their care and tell the region's story in new ways to wider audiences.
Earlier this month, the council's director of commercial operations Caroline Angel said design and construction tender for the project only closed on December 11.
"Council is engaged in the procurement process following Local Government Procurement Guidelines," Ms Angel said.
"Council officers will then undertake tender evaluations with the intention of presenting a recommendation to council in February 2020."
Meanwhile, the ongoing object relocation, storage and conservation works are underway in preparation for construction to start next year.