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.
Engaging communities and creating connection to 'place' has never been more important than in a time of significant social change. Hear from some of Australia’s leading placemaking and community engagement practitioners on their ‘new normal’ in growth areas.
The outer suburbs will benefit from the Federal Budget focus on jobs, skills and higher education, along with support for small business and manufacturing.Read more
The National Growth Areas Alliance, representing five million people living on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities, is calling for the 2020-21 Budget to provide long-term support for vulnerable communities and embed spatial economic and employment shifts caused by COVID-19.Read more
Outer urban growth areas are facing an avalanche of mortgage defaults and financial stress amidst a recession, shrinking levels of income support and the end of mortgage repayment moratoriums.Read more