The 2018 Australasian Management Challenge


With eighteen teams participating in the 2018 Australasian Management Challenge, the observation team were impressed by the intensity and systematic approach that all teams brought to the challenge; and commend them on their approach to varied and demanding tasks. With councils represented across the state, the eighteen teams were, in alphabetical order:

Armidale Regional Council
Blue Mountains City Council
Camden Council
Campbelltown City Council
Canterbury Bankstown Council
Cessnock City Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Fairfield City Council 
Georges River Council

Lake Macquarie City Council (Lake Mac Luminaries)
Lake Macquarie City Council & Albury City Council (Team AC/LC)
Liverpool City Council
Port Stephens Council
Randwick City Council
Shellharbour City Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Tamworth Regional Council
Tweed Shire Council

With such a tenacious competition, we are pleased to be able to congratulate all participating teams on an amazing job!

2018 Finalists

1st Port Stephens Council "Port Stephens Pirates"
2nd Lake Macquarie City Council "Lake Mac Luminaries"
3rd Lake Macquarie City Council + Albury City Council "Team AC/LC"

Pre-Challenge Task | Develop ideas for a council of the future


The 2018 Pre-Challenge Task used the concept of experiential learning to reinforce the knowledge to be gained by the Management Challenge. The task was far from theoretical and involved thinking, acting, reflecting and conceptualising – the four steps as outlined by David Kolb in his book “Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development.”

Part of Phase 3 of the Pre-Challenge Task saw teams turn their feedback into a YouTube video presentation outlining their proposed 2030 solutions/programs/services, each submission is available below, simply click on each council's logo.

LG Professionals, NSW Contact


To learn more about the 2018 Australasian Management Challenge, or if you're already looking towards the 2019 Australasian Management Challenge, please contact:

Mia Wall
Learning and Development Coordinator
02 8297 1201
coordinator@lgprofessionals.com.au