CORPORATE SUPPORTERS


 

APV VALUERS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Delivering more than just figures APV is known for the quality and high standard of its valuations, technical knowledge, depth of experience, pro-active leadership in the local government sector and customer satisfaction. APV provides the ultimately comfort over the audit process. APV has been helping local governments across Australia for more than two decades. They know the ‘must haves’ to pass audit and have enhanced their methodology and output to enable councils to fully comply with all aspects of AASB13 Fair Value and the associated new complex disclosures. Proud of their unblemished record of no audit qualifications, preferred supplier status in NSW and ISO:9001 Quality Management accreditation, their professional, specialist team of registered valuers, engineers and accountant/auditor assist you to better manage your assets through our Fair Value valuations, asset accounting and asset management services.         

 

BLACKADDER ASSOCIATES

Blackadder Associates is a nationwide specialist management consultancy, with a reputation for providing quality and responsive services to local government. We understand the dynamics and complexities of organisational leadership; especially in the high-pressured environment in which Councillors and senior leaders operate. With our experts located throughout Australia, and on the ground in our Sydney Head Office, we have the breadth and reach to serve all local government organisations, Australia-wide.

With decades of executive leadership experience in local government, our key services were developed to help improve your organisational performance and increase productivity – providing independent professionalism; fresh creativity; high responsiveness and, with the utmost integrity — value and quality results.


 

GENESIS ACCOUNTING

Genesis Accounting is a firm of chartered accountants that has specialised in providing GST and FBT consulting services to local government for the last 17 years. The backbone of the firm’s work is preparing advice to councils on one off transactions and preparing ATO ruling applications dealing with GST, FBT and fuel tax credit problems. 

GST training days are run on request and deal with everything from new staff unfamiliar with GST to advanced topics dealing with property, grants, joint ventures and a variety of specialty topics.

 

iPLATINUM

iPLATINUM is an Australian company focused solely on Local Government and our products and services are designed to increase the effectiveness of councils current software applications.

iPLATINUM has been servicing the needs of local councils since 2001 and during this time over 100 councils throughout Australia and New Zealand have benefited from iPLATINUMs’ extensive expertise through a range of services including System Reviews, Project Management, IT Strategic Planning, Data Cleansing and Migration, System Design and Specification, System Procurement, Market Reviews and System Implementations.

iPLATINUM products complement the services offering with our flagship solution, iFerret now widely accepted in Australian Councils. iFerret is an enterprise search product developed by iPLATINUM that works like "google" over your corporate information. iFerret enables you to find documents, including scanned information, that may exist in a variety of corporate repositories including email systems and shared drives. iFerret provides easy access to information using the underlying systems security. It enables a user to quickly find information, identify where it resides, its update history and how many copies exist throughout the corporate network. The information gathered can be automatically packaged for presentation for various purposes such as GIPA.

The iPLATINUM focus is on assisting councils to gain maximum return from their investment in corporate IT solutions.

 

IRIS RESEARCH

IRIS Research has had extensive experience in research and consultancy for local government. It specialises in social and strategic planning, local government specialisation, economic analysis, tourism, regional development and skills audits. This long history has helped IRIS Research to become the leading research organisation for local governments in Australia.
 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS

Local Government Appointments is solely dedicated to the local government industry and has established a strong presence within local government through our offices in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Local Government Appointments has built a reputation on very successfully placing temporary and contract staff; and this attracts other quality applicants. We maintain a database of experienced and qualified people encompassing more than 30 employment streams including technical, professional, executive and field staff so are well placed to find the right staff quickly and efficiently.

For councils, we offer a range of human resources solutions from temporary, contract and trial periods to permanent placements and executive staff selection within all sections of local government; and are able to provide councils with suitable staff quickly and efficiently.

For candidates with extensive local government knowledge and experience who are seeking a change, want more flexibility in where and when you work or are considering retirement, but still want to keep active and perhaps see new parts of NSW, whilst supplementing your superannuation, or paying for that holiday; we can offer temporary assignments in a variety of locations in metropolitan and country areas.
           

 

MORRISON LOW

Morrison Low is an Australasian management consulting firm, and have offices strategically located in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and Brisbane. At the heart of our business is the desire to see you succeed in yours. For over fifteen years, we’ve consulted to government, local government and the financial services sector and achieved some exceptional results. Now, the industry relies on our expertise.
The benefits of working with Morrison Low:

  • Get the support of a team who have worked in virtually every aspect of central, state, and local government, across Australasia and internationally. We have undertaken projects in virtually every aspect of our clients’ businesses.
  • Gain strategic, practical solutions founded on a collegiate, integrated approach.
  • Improve your performance through examining and aligning strategies, structures, processes, systems, and resources.
  • Add value to your organisation by optimizing business management, strategy, operations and marketing.
  • Get practical analysis and insight based on proven management practices, not ‘methods’.
  • Together, we’ll challenge the status quo and conventions to ensure we explore innovative options to achieve a fit for purpose solution.
  • Relationships are paramount. As your advisors, our relationship will be based on integrity, teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence
 

NELNET INTERNATIONAL


Nelnet International provides innovative, flexible business solutions that serve our higher education, schools (k-12), local government and healthcare institutions globally. Our suite of services includes a powerful e-commerce payment ecosystem including integrated refunds, cashiering, actively managed tuition payment plans, incidental payment processing, a comprehensive student information system, and experienced consulting. These solutions offer the ability to analyse business processes, access analytical data and unify any business.

Nelnet International is based in Melbourne, Australia and serves customers in New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Abu Dhabi.
 

PULSE SOFTWARE

Pulse Software, the new trading name of LG Software Solutions, is an Australian owned and operated company, which is primarily focused on servicing the needs of State and Local Government. With solutions for Integrated Planning and Reporting; Risk & Governance; Project Management; Delegations & Policies Management; Employee Performance, Learning & Onboarding; eForms; and Incidents & Claims Management, Pulse Software has the knowledge and expertise to assist Council’s to improve their business processes, workflows and reporting. The Pulse Software solutions align activity with people to efficiently get the job done.

The product suite is completely web based and built on the latest Microsoft .NET technologies. At Pulse Software we believe in keeping things simple & intuitive. Our software is innovative and robust, this is achieved by ensuring all our software design and development is done locally, working closely with our clients. Pulse Software is constantly enhancing its product suite by making use of the latest technologies and investing in the best people.      

 

PRUDENTIAL INVESTMENT SERVICES 

Prudential has a long and established track record as a leading provider of independent investment advisory and reporting services to the local government industry with a focus on providing its clients with the tools to achieve their good governance objectives.

At a time when the Banking Royal Commission is shining a spotlight on conflicts of interest in the financial services sector, Prudential, without qualification, fulfils the four ‘independence’ criteria as recommended by the NSW Office of Local Government:

- Prudential’s “remuneration comes directly from the client, not via commission, securities trading margin, or fees on related party products”;
- Prudential “does not recommend related party investments – removing a major potential conflict of interest”;
- Prudential “rebates all fees and commissions from product providers and issuers to clients”; and 
- Prudential’s “interests are aligned with those of client – adviser operates as a fiduciary”.

Prudential’s total remuneration is the pre-arranged fee agreed upon with its clients – all commissions are rebated for all clients; no platform fees from banks; no underwriting/marketing fees from product providers. 
Prudential’s services allow Council staff to concentrate on its core activities while receiving professional, efficient and independent support across all facets of their investment management responsibilities.  

   

STATECOVER


StateCover Mutual Limited was established in 2001 to support the workplace risk needs of NSW councils and local government entities as a specialised insurer. Today, they provide cover for some 31,000 employees from almost 94% of eligible NSW councils. They’re proud of their long history and see their “soul” purpose as creating shared value for local government and the communities they serve. As a non-profit organisation, their member-centric philosophy is centred on always putting Members first.

They deliver on their purpose through the provision of a unique integrated injury prevention and injury management model, complimented by value-add services such as training, seminars, performance benchmarking and risk management software - all tailored to the diverse needs of the local government industry. 

Their long association with local government gives StateCover a unique insight into councils’ workplace risk requirements, and the long-term experience of their dedicated claims staff means they have the technical expertise and understanding to deliver highly practical, sustainable solutions for their Members.


 

TELSTRA

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.

In Australia they provide 17.7 million retail mobile services, 4.9 million retail fixed voice services and 3.6 million retail fixed broadband services. Telstra is proud to be helping customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection

   
   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS

Local Government Appointments is solely dedicated to the local government industry and has established a strong presence within local government through our offices in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Local Government Appointments has built a reputation on very successfully placing temporary and contract staff; and this attracts other quality applicants. We maintain a database of experienced and qualified people encompassing more than 30 employment streams including technical, professional, executive and field staff so are well placed to find the right staff quickly and efficiently. 

For councils, we offer a range of human resources solutions from temporary, contract and trial periods to permanent placements and executive staff selection within all sections of local government; and are able to provide councils with suitable staff quickly and efficiently. 

For candidates with extensive local government knowledge and experience who are seeking a change, want more flexibility in where and when you work or are considering retirement, but still want to keep active and perhaps see new parts of NSW, whilst supplementing your superannuation, or paying for that holiday; we can offer temporary assignments in a variety of locations in metropolitan and country areas.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS

Local Government Appointments is solely dedicated to the local government industry and has established a strong presence within local government through our offices in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Local Government Appointments has built a reputation on very successfully placing temporary and contract staff; and this attracts other quality applicants. We maintain a database of experienced and qualified people encompassing more than 30 employment streams including technical, professional, executive and field staff so are well placed to find the right staff quickly and efficiently. 

For councils, we offer a range of human resources solutions from temporary, contract and trial periods to permanent placements and executive staff selection within all sections of local government; and are able to provide councils with suitable staff quickly and efficiently. 

For candidates with extensive local government knowledge and experience who are seeking a change, want more flexibility in where and when you work or are considering retirement, but still want to keep active and perhaps see new parts of NSW, whilst supplementing your superannuation, or paying for that holiday; we can offer temporary assignments in a variety of locations in metropolitan and country areas.


MORRISON LOW

MORRISON LOW