NGAA Congress 2017


The 2017 Congress will be held at Atura Dandenong. The program is:

Sunday 19 November

5.30 - 7.00pm - Welcome reception at newly-opened Bunjil Place

Monday 20 November

  • 9.00am - Congress, including political and keynote speakers
    • The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
    • The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
    • Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
    • Ivan Motley, .id the population experts 'Population Growth - The Story'
    • Skills and Jobs of the Future
      • Shona McPherson, Foundation for Young Australians
      • Jan Vydra, Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs
      • Tim Harrison, Federation University
  • 3.00pm - Member only workshop on next Federal Election campaign strategy
  • 7.00pm - Congress Dinner, with guest MC Lawrence Mooney

Tuesday 21 November

  • 9.00am - Master class on Data and Research including
    • NGAA Research: State of Australia's Fast-Growing Outer Suburbs Stage 2
    • Game changing Projects Panel
      • Stephen Cain, CEO, City of Cockburn
      • Todd Denham, Research Associate and PhD Candidate, RMIT University
      • Kerry Balci, Senior Development Manager, Stockland
    • Member Case Studies on using research to support funding submissions
    • Workshop on best use of population data
  • 1.30pm - Tour of Casey Cardinia Region growth corridor
  • 5.00pm - Close


To secure the NGAA accommodation rate at the Congress venue book here. We recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible as unbooked rooms will be released from mid-October.

Accommodation at regular rates is also available at the nearby Quest Narre Warren

  • Please note the NGAA Awards will not be held in 2017.