4 December 2019
Councillor Matthew Deeth, Mayor of Wollondilly Shire, NSW, is the new Chair of the National Growth Areas Alliance. Mayor Tracey Roberts, City of Wanneroo, WA, will continue as the NGAA Deputy Chair. They were elected by the NGAA Strategic Advisory Committee on Monday, 2 December 2020.
Cr Deeth has been Mayor of Wollondilly since 2018. Wollondilly Shire is located on the south western outskirts of Sydney at the foothills of the Southern Highlands, with a population forecast to grow from the current 52,800 to 99,600 by 2041, an increase of 88.36%.
Mayor Tracey Roberts, City of Wanneroo, is entering her third term as the NGAA Deputy Chair.
More of Australia’s new housing areas will have mobile coverage, thanks to the Federal Government’s updated ‘Telecommunications in New Developments (TIND) Policy.’ The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) was a key influencer on the policy, advocating for the consideration of mobile infrastructure within new developments in the early planning stages, and its installation by the time new developments are occupied.Read more
In a recent Strategic Planning Policy Advisory Committee meeting, Greg Pattinson from the City of Playford shared a great example of how they have been part of an innovative partnership for the funding and delivery of sporting facilities. This project also earned City of Playford the NGAA award in 2022 for “Partnerships – Building Connections”Read more
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.Read more
In our Federal budget submission, we provided the government clear recommendations on how prioritising growth areas will help to address the housing crisis and unlock future economic productivity.Read more