National Growth Areas Alliance Awards
The NGAA is the peak group representing Australia’s fast growing outer metropolitan areas.
The NGAA Awards celebrate and showcase excellence and best practice from projects and initiatives supporting the development of growth areas across the country. The 2022 NGAA Award winners were announced at the NGAA Congress Dinner on Monday 21 March.
The City of Playford has taken home two National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) awards, cementing its place as a leader in growth partnerships and development coordination.
- Partnerships – Building Connections
- Leadership in Growth Areas
Partnerships – Building Connections
Council was the joint recipient of the Partnerships – Building Connections award for its contribution influencing the design and delivery of the Riverbanks College B-12 in Angle Vale. The City of Playford partnered with the State Government and TESA Education to design and develop shared-use sport and recreation facilities at the new school.
The shared-use facilities include playing fields and a two-court indoor gymnasium for the whole of community to use.
Leadership in Growth Areas
City of Playford is one of the fastest growing communities in South Australia, anticipating a total of 15,000 new homes by 2036.
City of Playford’s Growth and Infrastructure Coordinator, Andrew Smith, was successful in receiving the Leadership in Growth Areas award.
Mr Smith’s proactive approach in the planning and coordination of Playford Growth Areas, working alongside developers, State Government and the community demonstrates the approach and attitude taken by the City of Playford to create great neighbourhoods.
“We continue to work across multiple developments in our growth areas to future proof connectivity and secure key infrastructure for the benefit of our community,” Mr Smith said.
More about the awards here