More than 20 of the fastest growing councils around Australia are members of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA). NGAA areas are growing at double the national rate. Collectively, Australia’s outer suburbs are currently home to five million people – and counting! In just 15 years, another 2.5 million people will call these areas home.
As the peak advocacy group for outer suburbs – from Penrith in Sydney’s west to Wanneroo in Perth’s north – the Alliance works with its members to advocate to state and federal governments for a fair go for outer suburbs. In addition to highlighting the challenges – and opportunities – presented by such growth, the Alliance also works with industry and other stakeholders to advocate for residents to get the infrastructure and services they need and deserve.
Wollondilly Shire Council (NSW)
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 Lawrie Cox, City of Whittlesea
• Cr Susan Serey City of Casey
• Cr Matthew Deeth, Shire of Wollondilly (NGAA Chair)
• Mayor Tracey Roberts, City of Wanneroo
• Mayor Ann Ferguson, Mount Barker District Council
• Cr Charisma Kaliyanda, Liverpool 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.
NGAA is implementing its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan which was developed after a member workshop at the 2016 NGAA Congress.