2022 National Congress and Mayoral Summit

Previous NGAA guest speakers

Previous NGAA guest speakers - The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure, Communication and the Arts and The Hon. Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Opposition

Congress Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker - renowned economist, Saul Eslake
  • Government and Opposition policies and plans for growth areas
  • Growth Area Mayoral Summit
  • NGAA Awards Dinner at The Refectory in the historic Werribee Park Mansion
  • Guest speakers and specialist panel sessions
  • Networking opportunities with:
    • Mayors, CEOs and specialists from Australia’s fast growing local government areas
    • Politicians
    • and business partners in development, planning and infrastructure industries.
COVID safety

The 2022 NGAA National Congress will meet Victorian Government COVID-19 safety requirements for events including wearing of masks indoors, social distancing, venue capacity restrictions and COVID-19 cleaning. Only fully vaccinated guests can attend. If we are unable to hold a live event, Congress will be held entirely online. All purchased “live” tickets will be transferred to online tickets and the price difference will be refunded.


Saul Eslake


Winitha Bonney OAM

Inclusion Expert

Muheed Jamaldeen

Director Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Elizabeth Knight

Research Fellow

CIRES, Victoria University


Congress is based at the new Holiday Inn in the heart of Werribee, the first in Australasia to feature an open lobby concept with flexible spaces for guests to socialise. 

The Awards Dinner is at The Refectory, historic charm set in the lush gardens of Werribee Park.

Site tour

The site tour includes Wyndham Harbour, Wunggurwil Dhurrung Centre and Hunter Werribee Catalyst Site.


The NGAA Awards 2022 celebrate excellence and innovation from projects and initiatives that support the development of growth areas across Australia. Winners will be announced on Monday 21 March at the NGAA Awards Dinner.

awards information
Host Council and Presenting Partner

Wyndham is a vibrant and diverse municipality located in Melbourne’s west. As one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, Wyndham is expected to be home to more than 500,000 people by 2040. It’s also the link between Melbourne and Geelong, making Wyndham an area of economic significance.


Some Congress and Awards sponsorship opportunities are still available. See the Sponsorship Proposal or for more information, please contact NGAA’s Executive Officer, Bronwen Clark, on 0448 401 257 or at bronwen.clark@ngaa.org.au.

sponsorship proposal
Looking back at Congress 2019
Congress 2019