The National Growth Areas Alliance advocates at the Federal Government level for a stronger focus on the needs of Australia’s fast-growing outer suburbs, currently home to 5 million people.
The Alliance’s member councils are calling for dedicated funding for critical infrastructure and services for outer growth areas, and for all levels of government to commit to assisting outer suburbs reach their full potential.
Infrastructure Australia has highlighted the need for public transport to catch up with the five million Australians who live in fast growing outer suburbs. We are pleased that the research and recommendations support our calls for urgent investment in transport infrastructure in the outer suburbs,
The Grattan Institute has released a report stating that population growth has had little impact on the average metropolitan Australians’ commute to work.The NGAA’s understanding of commutes from the outer suburbs is very different.
Momentum is building for action by the Federal Government to respond to the impact of rapid and sustained population growth, with the Building Up and Moving Out report from the Standing Committee on infrastructure, Transport and Cities.Read more