NGAA National Congress

The National Growth Areas Alliance’s 2018 National Congress will be presented in Sydney’s outer suburbs and will run from November 18-20. The Congress will bring together NGAA Members, politicians, policy makers and industry stakeholders to ask the question, ‘10 years on…Are we there yet?

During this flagship event, we will celebrate and reflect on the NGAA’s 10th anniversary by exploring our collective achievements while also setting our course for the future as we tackle the challenges of rapid and sustained population growth.

International Keynote Speaker

Professor Greg Clark CBE

Prof. Greg Clark is a global advisor, author, chairman, and non-executive director on cities and urban development. His expertise covers city economies, globalisation and trade, planning and transport, city and metropolitan development, technology and smart cities, urban investment, national and regional strategies. 

As Keynote Speaker at the NGAA's 2018 National Congress, Professor Clark will present on emerging issues and influencing factors impacting the outer suburbs.


The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister (invited)

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition (invited)

Event Details

Sunday 18 November

Welcome Drinks

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday 19 November

Congress – Day 1

9:00am - 5:00pm

NGAA Awards Dinner

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday 20 November

Congress – Day 2 & Member Workshop

9:00am - 12:30pm

Growth Areas Site Tour

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Program Highlights

  • Welcome Function
  • International Keynote speaker
  • Panel sessions
  • NGAA Awards Dinner
  • Member Workshop
  • Site Tour

2017 Speaker The Hon. Angus Taylor MP

2017 Speaker The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP

2017 Speaker Geoff Roberts, Deputy Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

Registrations open on Monday 1 July, 2018