Report from the inaugural NGAA Symposium.
August 2019Download PDF
Professor Greg Clark, respected global advisor and author on cities and urban development, spoke about “good growth” in his keynote address to the NGAA's 2018 National Congress.
Transformational Infrastructure Projects in Australia’s Fast Growing Outer Suburbs identifies projects that can provide the basis for growth area councils to restructure economic and community functions. The report includes projects such as passenger rail linking population growth in the employment hubs, redeveloping and repurposing Council assets to create dense activity centres, coordinated strategies to reshape and integrate a growth area, and health and education precincts.
Report by: researchers from RMIT University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia
March 2018Download PDF
The fast growing outer suburbs are in transition, economically as well as demographically. Their populations and their economies are becoming more diverse. Their economic and housing role has become even more important against the backdrop of rapid economic growth of our cities. They play a pivotal role in supporting both city centres on the one hand and rural townships on the other.
Report by .id for the NGAA
February 2018Download PDF
The fast growing outer suburbs are in transition.
Increasingly important against the backdrop of rapid economic growth of our cities, agglomeration, & the rise of knowledge/services.
The fast growing outer suburbs are performing strongly against economic, employment and population indicators. Exciting opportunities are emerging.
But investment is required to lay the foundation to ensure this transition is sustainable into the future.
Infrastructure access benchmarking analysis measured the required expenditure per person to give NGAA Member Council areas the same access to health and transport infrastructure as their inner-city neighbours.
The research showed a $50 billion dollar backlog in residential care, hospitals, passenger rail and roads, with a further $23 billion needed to 2031.
Report by SGS Economics and Planning in November 2015Download PDF
A review by PwC of national and international examples of dedicatedinfrastructure funding, showed that precedents exist to consider an outcome-driven infrastructure fund that could assist in providing the economic and social infrastructure Australia’s outer suburban growth areas need to prosper and enhance economic growth. Case studies include UK City Deals and Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund. The research also looked at potential impact on the Gawler rail line and the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link.
Report by PwC April 2016Download PDF