NGAA is the peak body for local governments in Australia’s outer urban growth areas and advocates to state and federal governments on growth area challenges and opportunities. We are a nonpartisan, member-based alliance of Councils from across Australia. Together, we represent more than five million people living in Australia’s fast-growing outer urban areas and are united by shared experiences of population growth rates at double the national average and long-term under-investment in vital infrastructure. See the NGAA 2020 Policy Platform for more details about advocacy priorities.
Outer Urban Growth Councils
Councillor Matthew Deeth
Wollondilly Shire Council (NSW)
Mayor Tracey Roberts
City of Wanneroo (WA)
The Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) approves the NGAA Strategic Plan, Operational Plan and Budget and provides strategic advice to the Committee of Management. The current Strategic Advisory Committee members elected by NGAA Member Councils are:
Cr Matthew Deeth
Shire of Wollondilly (NGAA Chair)
Mayor Tracey Roberts
City of Wanneroo
Mayor Ann Ferguson
Mount Barker District Council
Cr Charishma Kaliyanda
Liverpool City Council
Cr Collin Ross
Cardinia Shire Council
Mayor Glenn Docherty
City of Playford
Cr Peter Maynard
Wyndham City Council
SAC membership also includes the immediate past NGAA Chair (Mayor Glenn Docherty, City of Playford) and the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee of Management.
The Committee of Management is made up of senior officers of Member Councils and is responsible for developing and recommending the Strategic Plan, Policy Platform, Operational Plan and Annual Budget to the SAC.
Bronwen brings extensive advocacy, policy and government relations expertise to the Alliance. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer in 2018, she consulted to local and state government, business and not-for-profits on policy and strategy development, communications, engagement and governance.
Bronwen previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including representing Australia at the United Nations and World Trade Organisation in Geneva.
Bronwen is currently Chair of the state peak body Volunteering Victoria, and sits on a number of State Government advisory committees. She holds post graduate qualifications in Public Relations and Governance.
NGAA is implementing its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan which was developed after a member workshop at the 2019 NGAA Congress.