NGAA’s 2023 Symposium will be held across two sessions and is expected to once again draw substantial interest from across the Alliance’s membership, non-member councils, state and federal government departments and peak bodies.
Dates: 11 and 18 October 2023, 1-4pm AEDT
The National Growth Areas Alliance, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross, will discuss community preparedness for emergencies in outer metropolitan areas during Emergency Ready Week 2023.
This meeting of NGAA's Economic Development Policy Advisory Committee will be hosted by Hume City Council.
From July 2023 NGAA’s Strategic Planning, Advocacy and Economic Development networks will transition into Policy Advisory Committees (PACs). Each online meeting will be hosted and chaired by a Member Council, on a voluntary basis.
Join us for lunch and a briefing on the National Urban Policy Framework- an opportunity for growth area councils to meet before the Australian Council of Local Governments.
NGAA's 2022 Symposium comprised 15 presentations and 4 panel discussions, all showcasing the latest reserach and practice from Australia's growth areas, and highlighting the innovation, collaboration and dedication needed to deliver better outcomes for the 5.3 million people living in the outer suburbs.
Two online workshops about the central role of the suburbs, bringing together the best of Australia's policy-makers and practitioners. Hosted by Professor Nicholas Phelps, University of Melbourne, and Dr Paul J Maginn, University of Western Australia, supported by the Urban Studies Foundation, in partnership with the NGAA.
Please join us as we launch Growth Areas priorities heading into the next Federal Election.
Symposium Day 2: Growth Area communities rising to the challenge
1.30pm - 4.30pm AEST
1.30pm - 4.30pm AEST
Aaron Hill and Muheed Jamaldeen from Deloitte Access Economics joined EO Bronwen Clark for a Federal Budget overview. Recording and presentations now available.
Joint meeting of members of NGAA Committee Management and Strategic Advisory Committee,
Meeting of Strategic Advisory Committee members.
Network meeting for February 2021. Members only event.
The Annual Meeting of Mayors, Councillors and Officers of the National Growth Areas Alliance will be held online on Tuesday 8 December, 2020. The meeting will include an address by the Minister for Population, Cities and urban Infrastructure, The Hon. Alan Tudge MP.
All welcome. Registration is essential.
Engaging communities and creating connection to 'place' has never been more important than in a time of significant social change. Hear from some of Australia’s leading placemaking and community engagement practitioners on their ‘new normal’ in growth areas.
What does the Federal Budget promise for growth areas? And what impact has COVID-19 had on growth area economies?
Access to mental health services is a significant challenge for many NGAA member councils and their communities. This webinar explored how Camden Council secured a Headspace presence for their community. See video and report.
A detailed look at the impact of financial stress on growth area households and Councils, and the ticking time bomb of mortgage defaults and rental stress.
Join us for the launch of the latest research on the lived experience of working from home in Australia’s outer suburbs during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some unexpected findings with implications for future infrastructure investment, small business and economic growth and the way we plan our communities.
Can the risks facing young people in growth areas be turned around, and their geographic location in the outer suburbs become an advantage? Webinar recording and summary report.
As Australia’s ‘new normal’ emerges, will crisis-induced shifts in planning processes endure - and how can local government keep its seat at the planning table?
With Mayor David O’Loughlin, ALGA President, NGAA Deputy Chair and ALGA Vice-President, Mayor Tracey Roberts and NGAA Executive Officer, Bronwen Clark.
Members only event
Member Briefing on NGAA's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Proposal for Growth Areas.
Recording is available in Member's Section - login here.
NGAA Advocacy Network virtual presentation
Members are invited to a virtual Advocacy Network case study presentation about Penrith City Council's award-winning advocacy journey. Hear about the methods that have helped develop a culture that embeds advocacy in Council’s activities and interactions, and led to big funding gains in 2019.
The first NGAA Policy Discussion for 2020 includes a presentation by Georgia Allen from .iD, the population experts, on the evidence base for housing in your LGA: a framework for planning and advocacy, and an outline from Ben Nicholson of NHFIC of the funding and grants available to local government to increase housing supply.
Members are invited to an NGAA presentation to the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities and Regions at Parliament House, Canberra.
The 2019 National Congress, Far Out - creating places and spaces in Australia's outer suburbs, brings together NGAA Members, politicians, policy makers and industry stakeholders to discuss and consider the implications of rapid population growth for Australia’s fastest growing suburbs.The 2019 Congress will focus on creating places and spaces for people in our fast growing outer suburbs.
Presented in the Swan Valley, WA, in partnership with the City of Swan.
Member Briefing by National Housing and Finance Investment Corporation CEO, Nathan Dal Bon, on infrastructure finance and community housing loans.
Reserve your place for this Members-only webinar. Hear from Infrastructure Australia all about the IA Priority List.
Please join us as we present the findings of NGAA's most recent research project, Transformational Infrastructure Projects in Australia's Fast-Growing Outer Suburbs to our New South Wales Members and Stakeholders.