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Vale David Turnbull

Australia’s outer urban growth areas have lost a great champion with the passing of David Turnbull.

Former CEO of Mitchell Shire Council and City of Whittlesea, David was an inspiring leader with a vision for growth areas and the ability to build consensus. David was instrumental in establishing the National Growth Areas Alliance to advocate for growth areas at the national level. His exceptional planning expertise led to the creation of more liveable growth area communities.

We are grateful for his far-sighted and valuable contribution to growth area communities.

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Jobs a key Budget issue for growth areas

30 . 04 . 2021

The March 2021 JobSeeker figures show why jobs are such an important issue for people in outer metro growth areas. The NGAA wants to see a Federal Budget focus on growth area jobs and local economies.

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Submissions invited for 2021 Symposium

15 . 04 . 2021

NGAA members, research partners and academics are invited to submit projects or research to the 2021 Symposium: Research and Practice from growth areas. Submissions close Wednesday 28th April.


 

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Reimagining Cities Policy

10 . 03 . 2021

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. 

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Report highlights mental health services concerns for outer suburbs

02 . 03 . 2021

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. 

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