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.
Victoria's COVID-19 State Budget is a chance to help Melbourne's outer suburbs catch up, experts say.
ABC News, 22 November, 2020Read more
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The Age, 1 November 2020
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