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.
Australia needs to reinvigorate national cities policy, according to Leader of the Federal Opposition, Anthony Albanese. The NGAA is pleased that cities policy is once more on the national agenda.Read more
The final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System highlights issues that are felt in outer metropolitan growth areas of Melbourne, as well as Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.Read more
Showing the urgency of growth area infrastructure challenges, Infrastructure Australia has added priority projects (and brought others forward) in outer metropolitan growth areas across the country.Read more
The NGAA has urged the Federal Government to prioritise growth area jobs and infrastructure investment in the next Federal Budget.Read more