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Wagga Wagga City Council

Wagga Wagga is located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the south west of the state (518km SW of Sydney) and is the largest regional city in New South Wales. It is 4825.9 sq Km in area and a population of over 63400.

Web: http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

Floodplain Risk Management for Wagga Wagga available on homepage. The Murrumbidgee River is a major tributary of the Murray River system and drains some 100,000 km2 in the southern inland area of NSW. The catchment area at Wagga Wagga is some 26,400 km2. The original settlement of the town was at North Wagga Wagga which is situated on the northern floodplain but the majority of the city and recent developments are now located on the high ground of the southern bank. The majority of the Murrumbidgee River floodplain in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area is used for agricultural purposes and contains numerous rural homesteads. There are small pockets of industrial and urban development in Central and North Wagga. Industrial development has also occurred on the southern floodplain spreading east from Wagga Wagga along the Sturt Highway towards the township of Forest Hill and the airport.

Additional Info

Field Value
Name Wagga Wagga City Council
URL https://flooddata.ses.nsw.gov.au/organization/wagga-wagga-city-council
Data Broker Email council@wagga.nsw.gov.au