Overall, this Budget – at a time of political uncertainty – has a strong focus on infrastructure, with new initiatives that could further support growth areas, dependent on the outcome of the May election.
The outer suburbs will play a critical role in deciding which party will form government after the Federal Election in May. What is the state of play on the first priority of the NGAA's Catch Up with the Outer Suburbs campaign - Get 5 million people to work, study or home on time?Read more
The challenges of responding to rapid population growth in the outer suburbs of Australia’s capital cities play a starring role in the 2019-20 Federal Budget.
Mayor Glenn Docherty (Playford, SA), Chair of the National Growth Areas Alliance which represents 21 Councils in fast growing outer suburbs, welcomed the long overdue focus on urban infrastructure.Read more
The 2019-20 Federal Budget will be handed down tonight amidst a flurry of funding announcements, many of them from the current Budget's $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund (UCF). We are looking for a continuation of the UCF to help catch up with infrastructure demand in growth areas, along with other items from our Federal Budget Submission.Read more
Councils from across Australia joined a national call for better access to roads, transport, local jobs and community facilities in fast growing outer suburbs with the launch of the Catch Up with the Outer Suburbs campaign in Canberra this week.Read more