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.
The 2018 National Growth Area Alliance Awards have showcased the vision and expertise that is building Australia’s diverse outer suburban growth areas. Winning projects included innovative uses of technology, a community program to prevent family violence, a suburb-wide urban planning approach and a $109 million community recreation facility.Read more
Three priorities are the pathway to great Australian cities according to Professor Greg Clark, global cities expert, who addressed Mayors, Councillors and executives from Australia’s fastest growing outer suburban Councils at the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Congress in the booming south west of Sydney this week.Read more
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,