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Annual Local Government Conference 2022

The Local Government Conference is our flagship event and  is Queensland local government’s premier forum for exploring, analysing and exchanging ideas on issues that affect the local government sector.  Once again the 2022 Conference will be hosted across a three-day period featuring business sessions and social events.  The conference programme will include keynote presentations, a panel session, council case studies and guest presentations. Destination: Gladstone!



Tuesday 6 September 2022 - 3.30-4.30pm Registration / 4.30-6.30pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday 7 September 2022 - 08.45am-3.00pm Conference Sessions / 3.00pm AGM / 4.00-5.30pm Outdoor Challenge (Beach vs Bush)

Thursday 8 September 2022 - 08.30am-3.00pm Conference Sessions / 6.30-10.30pm Conference Dinner

Venue:  Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, 4680.


Breaking the mould: transitioning to the next generation of leaders

The future local government is nipping at the heels of past iterations. 

Social and demographic changes across communities, shifts in technology, the increased pace of change and more frequent and diverse ‘shocks’ are all driving a fundamental alteration in who and what local government is. 

Perhaps more significant than all of those things, will be the impact made by the future leaders of the sector. 

These leaders, some of whom have already started in their local government careers, will need to bring different skills and attributes to their roles.  They will have cut their teeth in the dynamic, digital era and their demands and expectations from work will differ from their predecessors. 

In this conference, we explore the next generation of leaders of local government as it evolves in coming decades and discuss what we, as a sector, need to do today to ensure that we attract the best, support their development and retain them, all the while setting them up for success.  If we do this well, today’s leaders will protect and enhance the reputation of the sector and provide Queensland communities with local governments which deliver for future generations.  Conference session information here.

          Keynote Presenter: Colin Pidd - Convincings or Conversations, the real key to contribution

Colin’s keynote presentation is based on a simple assertion – any group is potentially smarter than its individual members. There are important conversation principles and methods that unlock everyone’s intelligence, creativity and courage. Conversations are also at the core of culture.  Language and meaning are the very essence of our identity and sense of belonging. This is even more important when we face big challenges and transitions.

This keynote presentation is centred around evidence gathered from exceptional people in over 400 organisations across 28 countries.  This will be a practical and compelling session that has the potential to unlock powerful contributions and reduce resistance and conflict.

What are the key conversations that build deep connection within, that also create deep alignment around organisational and community purpose?

Registration: Register online

Council Officer Registration - Early Bird $1350 available until 30 June / Standard Registration $1580 available from 1 July until 8 August / Late Registration $1830 available from 9 August - all rates are subject to availability

Partners Programme (partners of Council Officers) - $330 - includes Presidents Welcome Reception; Beach vs Bush Activity and the Conference Dinner

LGMA Retired Member Registration is available from $780 

Non-Council Officer Registration - please call LGMA on 3174 5006 to discuss options

Registration Notes: Financially current LGMA Queensland Individual Members will receive a discount off their annual membership fee following attendance at the LG Conference

Council Subscribers who have not utilised their complimentary Conference Registration for the Oct 2021- Sept 2022 time period, are eligible to receive one (1) complimentary registration when purchasing an Early Bird Registration (excludes CEO's and conditions apply).  Please complete the following form and scan back to  Complimentary Registration Form.

Accommodation:  Please book your accommodation directly with your preferred venue.  Suggestions include:

Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel - Book directly here and use the code - LGMAQC2022

Rydges Gladstone - Book directly here or call 07 4970 0000.

Gladstone City Central Apartment Hotel - Book directly here.

Curtis Central Apartments - Book directly here.

Things to see and do: Pre or Post Conference - explore the local area.

we thank our Conference Corporate Partners who include:

Principal Partner


Platinum Partners




Corporate Partnership Enquiries - Contact Lisa Hamilton on 07 3174 5005 or


[07] 3174 5006


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