About the National Growth Areas Alliance

More than 20 of the fastest growing councils around Australia are members of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA).

As the peak advocacy group for outer suburbs – from Penrith in Sydney’s west to Wanneroo in Perth’s north – the Alliance works with its members to lobby state and federal governments for a fair go for outer suburbs.

NGAA areas are growing at double the national rate. Collectively, Australia’s outer suburbs are currently home to five million people – and counting! In just 15 years, another 2.5 million people will call these areas home.

In addition to highlighting the challenges – and opportunities – presented by such growth, the Alliance also works with industry and other stakeholders to ensure residents get the infrastructure and services they need and deserve.

The Fund our Future campaign, which we backed in the lead-up to the 2016 federal election, had wins in the community and political spheres, delivering on several sought-after projects.

Some of our latest research shows the infrastructure backlog in outer suburbs nationally currently stands at $50 billion dollars – but that it will grow to $73 billion unless something is done now.

We’re not the only ones saying that infrastructure in outer suburbs is at breaking point: Infrastructure Australia has underlined the need to better support population growth in hotspots like the outer suburbs.


NGAA Executive

Chair: Mayor Glenn Docherty, City of Playford (SA)

Deputy Chair: Mayor Tracey Roberts, City of Wanneroo (WA)

Executive Committee: representatives from each state.

Executive Officer: Ms Ruth Spielman


NGAA Member Councils



Western Australia

South Australia


NGAA has just commenced implementation of its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan which was developed after a member workshop at the 2016 NGAA Congress.