Who is Local Government Managers Australia (Queensland)?

Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland (LGMA Queensland) is the leader in local government advocacy, collaborative learning and professional development.  We represent the needs of our members to other spheres of government and to various stakeholders in order to create the most effective working environment for officers and to allow them to thrive.  LGMA Queensland seeks to ensure its members are industry leaders, always at the forefront of good practice, change, innovation and the continuous elevation of local government in the state.

We have developed a collaborative membership, constantly growing in vitality and diversity. With all Queensland councils involved with LGMA Queensland, we have access to some of the most influential practitioners and are able to develop specialist events and training programmes, specific to the needs of individuals working in the sector.

If you work in local government in Queensland, then LGMA Queensland is an organisation you should be involved with – for your own career and in order to better serve your community. 


Managing Your Development

LGMA Queensland is your organisation and is here to help you in your local government career.  In 2016 we will again offer a host of new and established programmes aimed at helping our members improve their skills and practices so they can perform better; for their own benefit and for that of their organisations and communities.  No matter where you are in your career, chances are we have a programme that will support you in reaching that next stage of development.

Do you need skills in managing people?  Ignite is available for newer managers or the Management Masterclass if you are more experienced.

Do you want to troubleshoot matters specific to your area and learn from the experiences of other councils?  The Villages should give you this exposure.

Do you want to develop your understanding of how Queensland local governments work and what they do across the state and across departments?  The Propeller Programme will give you this.

Or are you searching for someone to guide you and support you as you shape your career aspirations and move toward them?  The Mentoring Programme will provide you with a mentor to help you through the coming months and, in a structured way, assist you to develop the skills and approaches you need.

Let us help you reach those goals in 2016.  Contact any of the staff at LGMA Queensland for more information about these opportunities or to discuss a tailor development programme to suit your needs.

The 2016 LGMA Queensland calendar of events can be accessed here.

This dynamic and invigorating conference will look at empowering women in the local government context. The Conference will consider the application of leadership to engage women in the sector, developing techniques for the 'every-day' leader and creating a workplace culture that values the contribution of women in all aspects and levels of the organisation.  

The agenda will include inspirational guest presenters who will share their valuable insights and real-world examples, skilled facilitators who will provide effective strategies to implement in the workplace, and plenty of opportunities to network, collaborate and share ideas with other attendees. Save the date because this programme should not be missed!


2016 Annual Conference 

The 2016 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference was a resounding success! 

For photos of the event please visit our Facebook page


Congratulations to Peter Franks from Mareeba Shire Council for winning the Manager of the Year 2016 Award!

Russell Paten from Telstra presented the award to the well-deserving Peter Franks. Congratulations Peter and to all the other nominees who have also been doing amazing work in their councils! LGMA Queensland strongly believes in recognizing those that are going above and beyond for not only their communities but also the council itself and all the employees that work towards the goal of enhancing their region. Well done Peter!




The good stuff

Women in Local Government Excellence Conference, 24-25 November 2016, Brisbane.

This dynamic and invigorating conference will look at empowering women in the local government context. The Conference will consider the application of leadership to engage women in the sector, developing techniques for the 'every-day' leader and creating a workplace culture that values the contribution of women in all aspects and levels of the organisation.  

The agenda will include inspirational guest presenters who will share their valuable insights and real-world examples, skilled facilitators who will provide effective strategies to implement in the workplace, and plenty of opportunities to network, collaborate and share ideas with other attendees. Save the date because this programme should not be missed!


Rural Management Challenge 2016

The Rural Management Challenges are based on the successful concept of the Australasian Management Challenge.  The Rural Management Challenge is a development programme that provides real-life problem solving experiences and produces outcomes that translate into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for individuals, teams and the organisation.

In 2016, the challenges are hosted by: NQ Rural Management Challenge - hosted by Tablelands Regional Council, 6 October 2016; CQ Rural Management Challenge - hosted by Central Highlands Regional Council, 3 November 2016; SQ Rural Management Challenge - hosted by Southern Downs Regional Council, 10 November 2016. If you have any questions regarding the challenge, please contact Robyn on:

Phone:    (07) 3174 5004




25 June 2015 Central Qld Branch in Bargara

Click here for further information and to download registration forms.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Village 

29 June 2016, The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.

The ICT Village shres tools and templates as well as experiences and learnings, whilst networking with others who hold a similar role and responsibility. The topics for this Village include: Community Engagement, Digital Initiatives, Cloud Migration, Data Collection and much more! The programme and registration form can be found here.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Village 

29 June 2016, The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.

The ICT Village shres tools and templates as well as experiences and learnings, whilst networking with others who hold a similar role and responsibility. The topics for this Village include: Community Engagement, Digital Initiatives, Cloud Migration, Data Collection and much more! The programme and registration form can be found here.

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