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Annual Conference


“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely the players...” 
So said William Shakespeare in 1599.
In 2017, we put Queensland councils on the stage and examine all the players and the
parts they play.  The LGMA Annual Conference showcases the work of local governments;
exploring the issues being tackled around the state in an effort to continuously improve
service delivery in the community and performance within each local government.  As
each of us seek to play our part in the sector, the Annual Conference provides an
opportunity to learn from colleagues, discuss challenges and pursue collaborative
opportunities.

LGMA welcomes you to join colleagues on the Gold Coast in September and share this
event showcasing Queensland local government.

The 2017 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference will be held on the Gold Coast on 12-14 September

The 2017 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference plans are well under way. Please see below for a draft overview. 

Registration and Schedule 

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
10.00am – 2.00pm *LGMA Queensland Golf Day 
3.30pm – 4.30pm Registration 
4.30pm – 6.00pm President’s Welcome Reception 
Evening at Leisure 
*All Queensland councils are welcome to attend the Golf Day (not just conference attendees!) 

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
08.45am Welcome
09.00am – 3.00pm Conference Sessions  
3.00pm LGMA Queensland AGM 
3.30pm – 5.00pm Beach vs. Bush Challenge  
Evening at leisure 

Thursday, 14 September, 2017
08.30am Welcome back
09.00am – 3.00pm Conference Sessions 
6.30pm – 11.30pm Gala Dinner 

Full Registration includes: President’s Welcome, Beach vs. Bush Activity, all Conference Sessions and the
Conference Dinner

 The full programme is available HERE.

The conference registration form is available HERE.


Conference Venue

Mercure Gold Coast Resort, 64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, 4211

Telephone: 07 5555 7700

Email: reservations@mercuregoldcoastresort.com.au

 Here is the accommodation form for the Mercure - please complete and return this form to our team on H9052@accor.com

Some of the many facilities on offer at Mercure Gold Coast Resort include four floodlit tennis courts, a day spa, a fully equipped fitness centre, a spa and sauna, a restaurant and bar, laundry facilities, WIFI access, 24hr reception and in-room dining.  Enjoy the swimming pool, golf course and the close proximity to Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach.

http://www.mercuregoldcoastresort.com.au/

 

Accommodation options:

Room types and rates are subject to availability. 

 Standard Room from $139.00 per room per night

·         Includes one king size bed or two queen size beds

·         Tea and coffee making facilities

·         In room safes

·         Balcony or courtyard in all rooms

·         Check in at 2pm and check out at 11.00am

 

Superior Room from $169.00 per room per night

·         Includes one king size bed or two queen size bed

·         Tea and coffee making facilities

·         Wi-fi and internet access available

·         In room safes

·         Flat screen TV

·         Balcony or courtyard in all rooms

·         Check in at 2pm and check out at 11.00am

 

Breakfast

·         Full buffet breakfast is available daily from 06.30am at a special rate of $20.00 per person per day (reduced from $27.50pp).

 

Getting There

Brisbane’s domestic airport is less than an hour’s drive to the Gold Coast.  From Brisbane take the Pacific Motorway heading south towards Nerang.  Continue towards Gooding Drive, Carrara.  Veer left onto Gooding Drive Merrimac ramp.  Veer left onto Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara.

Please visit the hotel website for precise directions:

http://www.mercuregoldcoastresort.com.au/directions-en.html



2017 LGMA GOLF DAY!    

Join us for a round of Golf to kick start the 2017 Annual Conference and catch up with local government colleagues!

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Venue: Palm Meadows Golf Course – Mercure Gold Coast Resort, 64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
Times: Tee off from 10.00am
Costs: $80.00 per person (includes cart, 9 holes of golf and snack)
Hire equipment: Full set $30.00; Premium set $45.00 (please advise - left or right handed)
Dress code: Collared shirts required, no denim or board shorts, appropriate footwear (no work boots or open sandals/thongs)
Attendees: All local government staff are welcome!

For further information please contact us on 07 3174 5006 or admin@lgmaqld.org.au


Airport Transfer Company (from Brisbane)

Phone: 1300 282 111

Office Hours: Mon – Sun: 8am till 6pm

Email: info@airporttransfercompany.com.au

Web: airporttransfercompany.com.au


Things to see and do

 http://www.visitgoldcoast.com/

·         Beaches

·         Water activities

·         Theme Parks

·         Zoos, Sanctuaries and Wildlife Parks

·         Cafes, Restaurants and Bars

·         Shopping

·         Tamborine Mountain

·         Lamington National Park

Climate

Spring (September - November) on the Gold Coast offers sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings.  The temperature ranges between 15-25°C.

Registration

Registration will be available from 1 June, 2017.

 Conference Contact

LGMA Queensland

Telephone: 07 3174 5006

Email: admin@lgmaqld.org.au


2017 Corporate Partners (there are still partnerships available - please contact LGMA for more information)

Principal Partner

King and Company Solicitors                                                                   

Platinum Partners

Preston Law

Telstra

Executive Partners

LGIAsuper

Local Buy Pty Ltd

Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Mead Perry Group

Conference Partner

LG Hub

McCullough Robertson

IT Vision

Gadens

Redman Solutions

Local Government Appointments

Keynote Speaker Partner

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

MacDonnells Law

LGAQ

Beach vs Bush Partner



Manager of the Year

Telstra

     

                                      

        

         







The 2016 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference was held in Port Douglas on 6-8 September

This topical and insightful conference brought together local government officers from across the state to consider key trends and challenge in leading communities; the challenges of engagement, driving behaviour change, reading community needs and motivations and managing the lines between elected and appointed officials. The conference will allow you to explore leadership in the local government context, considering the way we interact with our communities, the information we provide, the power we delegate through partnerships and the way we lead and structure our organisations – Queensland councils. Do the results of elections, for example, actually send a relevant and important message to officers about what our communities value and their level of trust in the organisation as a whole, rather than just a message about political affiliation? 

The Animating Leadership Conference explored this and other pertinent aspects of local government leadership through the perspectives of politicians from all spheres of government, the media, academia and the business world. Thank you to our wonderful hosts; Douglas Shire Council!

Our Speakers

Jim Myhill - Contextualizing Leadership Challenges 

Geoff Woolcock - Harnessing Resources: Empowering Communities to Deliver (Presentation available upon request)

Paul Higgins - Trend Conversations: Foresight For Your Organisation

Professor Sandra Harding - Leading For Engagement and Change

Yvette D'Ath MP - Leading Queensland Communities

Dr Gillian Kay - Shared Value: An Innovative Approach To Building Social Capital

Dr Angela Dean - Engaging Communities For Behavioral Change 

Nigel Collin - Creating Ownership: Better Business Conversations

Please find the programme HERE. 

Photos of the event are HERE.

2016 Annual Conference Partners

Thank you to all our amazing Conference Partners who helped make conference the success that it was!

     

                                      

        

      


Principal Partner

King and Company Solicitors                                                                   

Platinum Partners

Local Buy Pty Ltd

Preston Law

Telstra

Executive Partners

Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Mead Perry Group

LGIAsuper

Conference Partner

McCullough Robertson

Infocouncil

LGAQ

Task Exchange

MacDonnells Law

Redman Solutions

Leading Roles

MAGIQ Software

Technology One

McArthur

Queensland Treasury Corporation

Secretariat Desk Partner

Ergon Energy

Lanyard Partner

Active Assurance

Keynote Speaker Partner

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Session Partners

OurSay

.id - The population experts 

Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers

Lunch Partners

Avantix

Sniip

Dinner Partners

CT Management

LO-GO Appointments

Advertising Partner

Noble Works

Manager of the Year

Telstra



2015

Local government is full of amazing and innovative ideas. The 2015 Annual Conference gave local government leaders an opportunity to explore new and different approaches, capitalising on the collective brilliance of the sector. 

Working with a series of ‘seed’ ideas, the conference explored the application of tried and true approaches in new and innovative ways and also the implementation of the new and different in tried and true ways – and every combination in between.

Drawing on the experiences, thoughts and ideas of our newest recruits as well as our most experienced officers, the Ideas’ Incubator offered a range of practical and innovative ideas to consider in your council.

In 2015, the conference was held in Gladstone. Find a copy of the programme here

Our Partners