GOBBA bridge, Lake Albert and the city's health precinct are among the projects marked as high priority for Wagga.
Wagga councillors unanimously supported an advocacy plan at Monday night's meeting that will be used as a guide to address issues beyond the capacity of the council.
The council's communication and corporate strategy manager Scott Gray said the plan moves away from an "ad hoc" approach towards a coordinated effort to push the city's projects forward when the opportunities arise.
There are 16 projects in total listed ranging from the Glenfield Road corridor, Bolton Park sports hub to the Wagga Airport and high speed rail.
When a chance comes up to sit down with a minister or local MP, Mr Gray said the council could refer to the plan for state and federal government assistance.
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"An easy one to pick up on straight away is Lake Albert. It's often in the media, but it's not just capital contributions, but also policy changes," he said.
"The main one is water diversion and the license to be able to put water from the river into the lake."
Wagga councillor Dan Hayes said it was important to have a list "locked and loaded" because they do not always know when opportunities to advocate for the city will present itself.
"Councillors who have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of Wagga there's agreed projects there that provide a united voice behind it," he said.
Cr Tim Koschel said this not only provides guidance for the council, but shows the community that these projects are not being ignored.
"It is not sitting on the back shelf, we are not ignoring, but advocating for it," he said.