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 2019 National Congress, Far Out - creating places and spaces in Australia's outer suburbs, brings together NGAA Members, politicians, policy makers and industry stakeholders to discuss and consider the implications of rapid population growth for Australia’s fastest growing suburbs.The 2019 Congress will focus on creating places and spaces for people in our fast growing outer suburbs.
Presented in the Swan Valley, WA, in partnership with the City of Swan.
Planning for Australia’s future population, the Government’s strategy to ‘manage current challenges and develop long term plans' is a first step in the marathon of significant policy shifts required to address the needs of growth areas - but we need to catch up first.
New data showing that commute times have risen by 23 per cent is no surprise for frustrated residents of fast-growing suburbs and cities.Read more