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Growth areas win funding boost

22 May 2020

NGAA Member Councils have been allocated more than $26.5 million in federal government funding to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects. Growth area councils received more than the average amount of funding, aligning with NGAA’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Proposal where we called on the Government to prioritise allocations for growth areas in the immediate response to the pandemic. We will continue to advocate for similar long-term recognition of growth area needs to address long standing infrastructure deficits. 

The Local Road and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program is one of two components of a $1.8 billion local government stimulus package. Early payment of $1.3 billion of next year’s Financial Assistance Grants is the second component.

The money will be available to councils from 1 July, 2020, and can be put towards local road projects, and community infrastructure projects such as bike paths, community halls and playgrounds.

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Commuter Car Parks Projects a missed opportunity

29 . 06 . 2021

The Commuter Car Parks Project has been a real concern for NGAA due to a lack of transparency and consultation. The Auditor-General’s report concurs: this was a missed opportunity for growth areas.

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New growth areas research and practice

16 . 06 . 2021

Register now for the online 2021 Symposium: research and practice from Australia's growth areas. Program and tickets here

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2021 Federal Budget and growth areas

14 . 05 . 2021

What does this week’s Federal Budget mean for the 5 million people living in the Australia’s outer metropolitan growth areas?

 

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Jobs a key Budget issue for growth areas

30 . 04 . 2021

The March 2021 JobSeeker figures show why jobs are such an important issue for people in outer metro growth areas. The NGAA wants to see a Federal Budget focus on growth area jobs and local economies.

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