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The Local Government Conference has been our flagship event over the years, providing invaluable networking and insights to delegates, their organisations and their communitites.  

 2019 Local Government Conference:

The 2019 Local Government Conference themed 'Transformations' was held in Townsville. Please click here to view the
2019 Delegate Programme
, and on the links below  to access the 2019 Local Government Conference presentations:

Jane Jennison - Welcoming Cities Welcoming Cities
Dr Geoff Woolcock
Transforming Engagement
Andrea Peters - LGIAsuper
Cathryn Lee - Deloitte
Future of Work
Neil Glentworth - GWI OpenGov - Facilitating Transparency
Jeffrey McAlister, Deputy Director-General, DITID
Backing regional tourism and innovation
Owen Harvey - CT Management Group Service Planning in the context of Sustainable Councils
Martine Care - Preston Law Industrial Manslaughter
Laura Cooper - Logan City Council Speaking their Language – Building disaster resilience in the City of Logan

Fiona Cullen and Keirstyn Spencer - Redman Solutions Collaboration in Transformation - Delivering Digital Solutions from Co-Design to Execution
Brett de Chastel - Noosa Council National Park Collaboration
Guy Rundle - LGIAsuper Economic Outlook
James O'Connor - Fraser Coast Regional Council Fraser Coast Regional Council, Community Builders
Management Challenge - Cairns Regional Council,  Gympie Regional Council, Redland City Council and Southern Downs Regional Council 2019 Australasian Management Challenge
Chris Helder Transition from the noise


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Our People, Our Organisations, Our Community and Our Land

Increasing pressure on the environment, our people and our organisations has contributed to long-term negative outcomes for all.  Workforce productivity reduces in the face of increased stress and burnout is not as rare as we would like.  In many communities our land is struggling to cope with pressures on water, issues of managing waste and the conflicts between development and preservation priorities.  Climate change and the associated increases in weather volatility puts pressure on communities to deal with natural disasters and, in others, the slow burn of sea level rise, increased aridity and fauna extinction is a challenge for leaders in communities.

While sustainability and sustainable development are at the forefront of strategy and planning, for many pieces of the puzzle, it may be too little, too late.  Instead, the agenda must shift to regeneration and regenerative development.  In some instances, including some environmental matters, communities and employees, we have to go beyond sustaining what is now and replenish what was there or create something entirely new.  This is the challenge of regeneration.

But despite these challenges, there are local governments across the state who have risen to the challenge and are actively seeking to introduce regenerative measures.  Some are well advanced, others just starting off.

This conference looked beyond the next ten years to consider the longer-term challenges local government and the communities we serve will face.  Through future thinking and mega-trend analysis, delegates had an opportunity to explore what we could be and what we need to avoid being, as we approach the middle of this century. 

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