Residents behind the re-formed Wagga Ratepayers Association hope the group will help provide the community with a voice in major council decisions.
Dr Lynne Bodell succeeded Wes Fang as the head of the group in 2017 and has made the call to revive its physical presence now that local government elections are on the horizon.
"With the local council elections due prior to the end of the year, there is an increased interest in the direction the new council will take," Dr Bodell said.
"We feel that this is the ideal time to re-form the Wagga Ratepayers Association rather than just having an online presence."
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The group is still in the initial stages of re-forming but there is "about a dozen" residents in the pipeline to join as members over the next few weeks.
Dr Bodell said the group will look to represent Wagga residents and keep the next lot of councillors accountable.
"Our aim is to ensure that councillors focus on local issues, actually listen to rate payers concerns and keep politics and personal advancement out of local council," she said.
The group will also look to liaise closely with the new councillors and provide support to residents in their dealings with council.
The association is planning a 'meet the candidates' event to offer residents a chance to question those running for council on their policies and platforms.
Provisional chairman Chris Roche said the group is still on the hunt for passionate members.
"We're really looking to be a representative for the residents of Wagga," Mr Roche said.
"We just want people to realise there is somewhere they can join and put input into the city they love.
"We want the ratepayers' involvement in our organisation because these are the people we are representing and fighting for."
The Wagga Ratepayers Association is holding a meeting at the Wagga Boat Club at 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 9.
Dr Bodell invited interested residents to attend the meeting to decide whether or not they were interested in joining up.
"Come along, we're friendly people, we're happy to answer any questions and we're not asking anyone to commit to a huge amount of time," she said.
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