Wagga City Council will investigate options to improve pedestrian access around the Equex Centre.
During Monday night's meeting, councillors discussed the Wagga Netball Association's concerns regarding poor pedestrian access around the centre.
In correspondence, the club referenced walking towards Hammond Ave along Kooringal Rd and having to cross the bridge.
"During 2020, the Netball Association initiated protocols due to COVID-19, which revealed the extent of the challenges of the lack of pedestrian infrastructure," it read.
"This was due to the courts being cleared at the same time, meaning more people were then walking away from the centre at once.
"Due to the high use of the facilities at Equex Centre for both adults and children, further investigation is warranted for improvements of safety and access for pedestrians.
"It is recognised that the Active Travel Plan and further planning in place will address some, but not all of the concerns raised."
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"We need to solve that," he said.
Cr Hayes added the main concern was accessing businesses towards Hammond Ave.
"When they reach that small bridge, there is no pedestrian access," he said.
"Meaning they have to walk on the road."
Cr Kerry Pascoe said he agreed it was necessary to do the report, but his concern was that many cars go through that intersection.
"I think it's really important to look at where you are going to let people cross from the Equex Centre to Copland street," he said.
"The bridge is far too narrow. It needs a walkway."
Cr Dallas Tout said he wants to see the report acknowledge the Active Travel Plan and what measures it looks to put in place.
"We don't [want to] end up duplicating," he said.
"So we can marry it up as much as possible for something that is already planned and funded."
All councillors agreed to the notice of motion, and a report will be prepared around improving pedestrian movements surrounding the Equex Centre.
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