Mindarie to host 24 national councils for growth congress


Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with other members of the National Growth Areas Alliance pictured in Canberra in June for the alliance’s Fund our Future campaign.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with other members of the National Growth Areas Alliance pictured in Canberra in June for the alliance’s Fund our Future campaign.

REPRESENTATIVES from 24 councils across Australia will converge in Mindarie for the National Growth Areas Alliance congress in November.

The City of Wanneroo will host nearly 50 guests at Mindarie Marina for the November 14 and 15 biannual event.

The alliance advocates for improved opportunities for education, jobs, health, infrastructure and public transport in outer growth suburbs.

A report by the City said it would allow “an excellent opportunity” to showcase the City’s strengths.

“Congress will increase the City’s exposure on a national stage, among member councils facing similar growth challenges and provide valuable opportunities to air our advocacy messages and strengthen relationships to bring about positive change for the future,” it said.

“The congress will include robust discussion on infrastructure, the challenges and options for building the suburbs of the future and value capture.”

Attendees will take part in “field trips” within the City, including to Neerabup industrial estate and the Yanchep strategic metropolitan centre.

The report said the City would fund the congress to a maximum value of $10,000 through the approved advocacy budget.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts declared an impartiality interest in the item at the August 16 council meeting, as she is the deputy president of the alliance.

Councillors then endorsed the City’s recommendation to support the congress.