National Growth Areas Alliance

Australian cities are experiencing a sustained period of rapid urban growth, particularly on the urban fringes.

This growth is predicted to remain strong for the next 25 years or more. The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) represents the interests of these fast growing areas across Australia.

NGAA formed in response to a recognition by the local councils in these areas  that the cost of building the infrastructure  communities need is high and is projected to increase; but that the cost of under servicing is even higher - for families, communities  and the nation.

In 2016 NGAA’s work will focus on the Fund our Future campaign.

Fund our Future calls for a rethink of infrastructure policy and a dedicated national funding mechanism to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs for the long-term. Billions of dollars are needed nationally to address the backlog and future-proof these areas, as they continue to grow.

Save the Date: NGAA Congress, 14-15 November

We’re heading west for the 2016 NGAA Congress – and we’d love to see those interested in infrastructure and the outer suburbs there.

The City of Wanneroo in Perth’s north is hosting the Congress 'Building the Outer Suburbs of the Future'. Key themes include infrastructure and value capture. The program will include:


  • Presentations from experts on the topic

  • Addresses from politicians including Greens Senator Scott Ludlum, who is the party’s spokesperson for Housing and Sustainable Cities.

  • An awards dinner


To help with our planning, please email with a preliminary indication if you will be attending. Further details will be available soon.