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?’
This year we are celebrating a decade of NGAA’s advocacy, research, policy and funding achievements.
While an assessment of how far we have come is important, the 2018 National Congress will focus more on where we are heading next. The Congress will provide the opportunity to explore a range of important topics including:
We are delighted to welcome Campbelltown City Council, Camden Council and the Shire of Wollondilly as our hosts in 2018. Sydney's south-west is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia and we will have the opportunity to learn about the impressive work these Councils are doing to advocate for, plan and build new communities.
Prof. Greg Clark is a globally renowned cities expert who will be joining us by videolink from London for a presentation followed by a one hour Q&A session. Prof Clark has recently completed some fantastic work on Australian Cities, and for NGAA he will be looking more specifically at growth areas and potential future governance models. Prof Clark’s advice was instrumental in the formation of the Greater Sydney Commission and the development of the Federal Government’s City Deal model.
Welcome Drinks hosted by the Shire of Wollondilly5:30pm - 7:30pm
Congress – Day 1 at Rydges Campbelltown9:00am - 5:30pm
NGAA Awards Dinner at Rydges Campbelltown7:00pm - 10:00pm
Congress – Day 2 - Member Workshop hosted by Camden Council9:00am - 12:30pm
Growth Areas Site Tour
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Day 1 of Congress and the NGAA Awards will be held at Rydges Campbelltown which has great accommodation and brand new conference facilities. Day 2 will be held at Oran Park Library, hosted by Camden Council. Transport will be provided for delegates staying at Rydges Campbelltown.
Rydges Campbelltown is around 45-60 minutes from Sydney Airport by car or public transport.
A discounted accommodation rate will be made available for Congress attendees.
Accommodation bookings must be made directly with the hotel on (02) 4645 0500.