It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in our Local Government Forum for 2019. This event provides us with an opportunity to bring the sector’s leaders together, both staff and elected representatives, to tackle some of the big topics impacting on local government today and into the future.

With the ever increasing demand on time and resources, this year we will examine ways to deliver tangible outcomes for our communities. With topics such as making space for our communities, affordable housing, community wellbeing and libraries our industry leading guest speakers and panelists will share their expertise and experience to inform and inspire delegates.

We encourage you to take the time to participate in this event and gain insights for delivering exceptional outcomes for your community.

This Forum Will Focus On

  • Making space for communities
  • Affordable housing 
  • Community wellbeing 
  • Library services

As part of the forum agenda, we will also hear from the graduating mentees from this year's Aspiring Leaders Mentoring Programmes on the topic of Attracting Talent in Local Government.

Who Should Attend

  
The conference is open to all professionals working in NSW local government and would specifically benefit those working in the following roles:
  • General Managers / Chief Executive Officers
  • Mayors and Councillors
  • Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Community Engagement Professionals
  • Performance Improvement Professionals
  • Customer Experience Professionals
  • Service Delivery Professionals
     
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 DATE: 31 October 2019
   
 VENUE: The Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
O'Riordan St & Robey St, Mascot NSW
   
 TIME: 9.00am - 4.30pm
   
 DINNER: The Retiring Member and Mentoring Graduation Dinner will be held on the evening of the Forum at Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery
   
   
   

THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER

9.00AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9.30AM CONFERENCE OPENING AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Stewart Todd, LG Professionals, NSW

10.00AM MAKING SPACE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
Creating vibrant, engaging and thriving places does not happen by chance or accident. They happen when councils and communities come together with a shared vision, and work in partnership to achieve great outcomes. In this panel session, we will talk with councils who have ambitious master plans in action and what they are delivering for their communities.
- Justine Uluibau, Campbelltown City Council
- Scott Andrew, Georges River Council
- Peter Ross, Tamworth Regional Council

11.00AM COMMUNITY WELLBEING
Living where it’s easy to walk to the shops, enjoy time in a park, catch public transport or go for a bike ride can make a big difference in getting the physical activity we need every day. However, the location of our facilities can create challenges for an active lifestyle. In this session we will look at programs that councils have in place and consider how we can promote community wellbeing across all of NSW.
- Monique Desmarchelier, Penrith City Council
- Megan Rodd, Blayney City Council

12.00PM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW Annual General Meeting will be held from 12.00pm - 12.30pm for members to attend.

12.30PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1.15PM ATTRACTING TALENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
In 2018, the average staff turnover rate in NSW councils was 12%. When examined by generation, this statistic rose to 22% for our youngest demographic, Gen Y, with most of them leaving within their first year. With a large portion of council employees falling into the baby boomer generation, and therefore eligible for retirement over the next 10 years, the Gen Y statistic could indicate considerable risk to the sector.

Our ability to not only attract but also retain and develop new employees is critical to the ongoing sustainability of councils. This year’s mentee groups have been tasked with exploring creative and meaningful ways to attract talent.

2.00PM AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Local government plays a major role in facilitating and developing affordable housing. In this session we will look at approaches to developing affordable housing plans and policies, how to engage with the community and developing a strategy to manage demand into the future.
- Elizabeth Jeremy, Bellingen Shire Council
- Brett Stonestreet, Griffith City Council
- Gordon Clark, Shoalhaven City Council

3.00PM AFTERNOON TEA

3.30PM LIBRARIES – THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
Libraries are the living room of small communities. People meet there to share resources and ideas. The library is a place where the world of the community is limitlessly large, and at the same time intimate and personal. In this session we will explore the amazing things NSW councils are doing with their library facilities and with their communities to ensure everyone can access the vast resources a library has to offer.
- Margie Kirkness, Shellharbour City Libraries
- Paula Pfoeffer, Campbelltown Library
- Theresa Jude, Macquarie Regional Library

4.30PM FORUM CLOSE

6.00PM RETIRING MEMBER AND MENTEE GRADUATION DINNER
Three Blue Ducks - Rosebery

   
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