SUPPORTING THE PROFESSIONALS SHAPING QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES
Attendance and Discussion Topics from EA’s Exchange – Thursday 11 February 2021 – 10.00-11.00am
Chat notes attached.
Discussion Topics included:
Post-election changes – New Mayors and Elected Members – induction and onboarding; new CEO’s and ELT’s, staff changes
Change Management – restructures
Budget changes and implementations – working away towards end of financial year
Funding/Grants – Available from Government – Councils need to deliver on promises
Planning and Development – increase in residential applications from interstate
Technological changes – Several councils installing InfoCouncil; TechnologyOne; new systems and laptops etc.
COVID disruptions – Tourism; job losses across communities; increase in homelessness and mental health issues; illegal camping – move on orders – police involvement; youth crimes etc.
Rates and Land valuations – several councils currently in the process of reviewing rates with third parties
Conflicts of Interests – Office of Ind. Assessor - https://www.oia.qld.gov.au/resources-for-councillors
Thank you for your attendance, involvement and input.
Please place Agenda items on the discussion board for the next meeting!
Next Exchange is scheduled for Thursday 13 May 2021 at 10.00 – details on the LGMA website. For further information or assistance contact Lisa Hamilton on 3174 5005 or Fiona Cullen on 3174 5004.
 3174 5006
Level 7, Quay Central
95 North Quay, Brisbane Qld 4000