We are delighted to extend our congratulations to Mayor Terresa Lynes of the City of Gosnells, who has been elected as the Deputy Chair of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA). Mayor Lynes' election is a testament to her commitment to addressing the unique challenges faced by over 5.3 million Australians living in fast-growing outer cities and suburbs.
Terresa Lynes has served as the Mayor of the City of Gosnells since 2021 and has been a resident of the Gosnells area for over 30 years. Mayor Lynes brings her own personal experience of living in a growth area, as well as her passion for local government, to inform her contributions to the NGAA.
"Terresa Lynes has always been a passionate advocate for the NGAA,” said Chair Matthew Deeth, Deputy Mayor of Wollondilly Shire Council. “I am excited to work closely with her, ensuring the concerns and aspirations of our fast-growing communities remain at the forefront of government policymaking."
Mayor Lynes' dedication to the NGAA aligns with the organisation's mission to create resilient, liveable, and thriving communities.
We are also delighted to welcome Cr Tom Widenbar, Deputy Mayor, City of Cockburn to the Strategic Advisory Committee, who has filled the vacancy created by the retirement of former councillor Brett Treby of the City of Wanneroo.
NGAA looks forward to the continued leadership and guidance from the Strategic Advisory Committee, consisting of the Chair and Deputy Chair along with Cr Todd Carney, Mayor Penrith City Council NSW, Mayor Glenn Docherty, City of Playford SA, Mayor David Leach, Mount Barker District Council SA, Cr Peter Maynard, Wyndham City Council VIC, Cr Joseph Haweil, Hume City Council VIC, Cr Stephanie Davies, Cardinia Shire Council VIC and Cr Tom Widenbar, Deputy Mayor, City of Cockburn WA.
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