NGAA Awards - recognising excellence and innovation

The 2024 NGAA Awards celebrate and showcase excellence and best practice from projects and initiatives supporting the development of growth areas across the country.

We are excited to announce the following nominees for each category 

Category 1 - Research and Practice

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale | Cardup Career Fire Station  - innovative practice
Mitchell Shire, Hume City & City of Whittlesea | Unveiling the Future: needs assessment sets the stage for regional infrastructure to be in place when community arrives
Blacktown City Council | Urban heat research - The risks of planting and not planting large shade trees along Blacktown City Council streets

Category 2 - Built Environment

City of Swan | Stock Road extension project
City of Whittlesea | New Epping Affordable Housing (Stage 1)
City of Casey | Green Streets
Penrith City Council | Penrith’s City Park
Blacktown City Council | Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub - BEST
Blacktown City Council | Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre - BARC
Melton City Council | Thornhill Park Children’s and Community Centre

Category 3 - Partnerships - Building Connections

Wyndham City Council | Wyndham Stadium Precinct
City of Playford | Playford Health and Wellbeing Precinct: Enhancing Lives, Strengthening Community
Camden Council | Fostering Inclusivity in Local Government Programs
Mitchell Shire, Hume City & City of Whittlesea | Shaping the Future Together: A Landmark Regional Partnership and Historic Joint Council Meeting for Melbourne's North's New City
Cardinia Shire Council | Social and Affordable housing partnership
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale | West Mundijong Industrial Area
City of Cockburn | Collaboration for Success in the Blue Economy
City of Whittlesea | Delivering community outcomes through economic participation
City of Casey | City Football Academy Melbourne - Casey Fields
Wollondilly Shire Council | VPA funded Community Projects Officer Wilton Growth Area
Blacktown City Council | Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub - BEST
Melton City Council | Melton Cemetery Reflective Space

Category 4 - Advocacy

City of Gosnells | Environmental Restoration Through Advocacy
Wyndham City Council | Wyndham Advocacy Strategy
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale | Byford Health Hub
Wollondilly Shire Council | Wollondilly Wellbeing Report
Penrith City Council | Penrith City Council’s Advocacy Program

Category 5 - Leadership in Growth Areas

Penrith City Council | Engage, Plan, Do – St Marys?
Mitchell Shire, Hume City & City of Whittlesea | Pioneering Regional Partnership and historic Joint Council Meeting redefining Melbourne's North!
Blacktown City Council | Transforming Blacktown’s and Western Sydney’s higher education opportunities


Join us for the NGAA Awards Dinner, 30 May 2024, Penrith


Previous Awards

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2018 - 2022 Awards