Announcing Economist Saul Eslake at NGAA National Congress 2022
Saul Eslake, one of Australia’s leading economists, will give the keynote address at the 2022 NGAA National Congress on March 21, 2022. Mr Eslake will expand on his recent analysis of the role of outer urban growth areas in housing affordability, immigration, climate change, productivity and social equity.
Will the future of growth areas be unlocked or gridlocked? Can communities, economies and local governments in growth areas across Australia lead the nation into a new and improved future?
Economists, planners, decision makers and specialists from Australia’s fastest growing local government areas will inspire and challenge with fresh insights for growth areas. Join us in person at the Werribee Holiday Inn or online for National Congress 2022, co-hosted by Wyndham City Council, as our speakers and guests discuss:
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We had a clear purpose for our recent trip to Canberra for the 2023 Parliamentary Showcase: to elevate the challenges faced by growth areas onto the federal agenda, foster networking opportunities for members, and gain deeper insights into the dynamics of their communities.
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The NGAA visited Canberra last week for the 2023 Parliamentary showcase. Federal Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon. Catherine King MP, attended and addressed attendees, which included Mayors, Councillors and senior staff from NGAA member councils. It was a valuable networking opportunity as the event was also attended by federal ministers who represent the growth areas our members are from.Read more
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