Infrastructure works are being planned for Wagga's northern suburbs to help the area prepare for the massive growth it is expected to undergo over the next few years.
Wagga City Council has announced plans to upgrade sewerage, stormwater management and road connections in the northern growth area, which includes Estella, Boorooma, Gobbagombalin and River Road.
The suburbs make up the fastest growing area in Wagga and council said infrastructure with an estimated cost of $15 million is required to support the high rates of development.
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Michael Keys, council's director of regional activation, said the works will take place over the next two to five years as development occurs and funding becomes available.
"Obviously that northern growth area is where most of the development is occuring and we've just got to try and keep up with it to be honest," Mr Keys said.
"We're trying to make sure we've got the infrastructure there to meet the demand as it occurs and we're a little bit behind at the moment so we're trying to play catch up but also plan for the future."
He said the infrastracture works would help prepare the area for the new suburb of 500 dwellings that was earmarked for the southern side of Old Narrandera Road earlier this year.
Bruce Durham, president of the Estella, Gobbagombalin and Booroowa Progress Associations, said the proposed works were much-needed as the area continues to grow.
"That has been the problem with a lot of the developments that have done on here is that they haven't come in early enough and the roads and sewerage have held everything up," Mr Durham said.
"If the council can come in early, spend that money and get everything in the shape it needs to be then it will be a big benefit to everyone looking to develop in the area."
Mr Durham said traffic along major roads and at key intersections in the northern suburbs is getting worse every week.
He said the Boorooma Shopping Centre currently in development would help ease the flow of vehicles into the city but improvements to the roadways and intersections would still be paramount.
"Because it is such a fast growing area every month or week that goes by there seems to be more cars on the road and more people wanting to get into town," Mr Durham said.
"We're a bit frustrated because we're waiting on better access to the highway down near the bridge but I think getting those roadways fixed up will help."
Three draft documents related to the works will be placed on public exhibition from October 17 until November 29.
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