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June  2021 Edition


Winners announced!

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2021 Local Government Awards for Excellence.  It was an amazing display of innovation, creativity, commitment and care for community. 

Thank you to our corporate partners for supporting this event once again

The Queensland state Challenge was held on 29 April and winners were announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala.

Congratulations to 2021 winner: Brisbane City Council – Meliora

Second place: Brisbane City Council - Golden Geese IX

Third place: Moreton Bay Regional Council – eMBaRCers

Brisbane City Council – Meliora will now go on to represent Queensland, competing against all state and New Zealand winners at the Australasian Management Challenge final event in Canberra in August 2021.   Good luck, Meliora!


Nominations open now until 2 August 2021

The Manager of the Year award acknowledges and encourages leadership and management excellence, and is presented to an employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the positive growth of their council and community.

Find out more information including how to nominate in the brochure.

Manager of the Year Brochure

Local Government Conference 

7-9 September 2021, Cairns

Early Bird Registration Rates ending 1 July 2021

LGMA Members receive $100 off the following year's fees – conditions apply – see the website for details.

Register here



1 Jun - Facilities and Venues Village Exchange

1 Jun - Governance Village Exchange

2 Jun - Environmental Health Officers Exchange

2 Jun - Compliance Village Exchange

3 Jun - Libraries Village Exchange

3 Jun - People and Culture Village Exchange

15 Jun - Tourism and Economic Development Webinar


1 Jul - Libraries Village Exchange

14 Jul - Governance Forum (Cairns)

21 Jul - Customer Service Webinar

21 Jul - Community Services Webinar

23 Jul - Executive Management Programme commences

27 Jul - Business and Corporate Planning Webinar

28 Jul - Director only Webinar

29 Jul - Library Magical Mystery Tour (departs Brisbane)

29 Jul - Indigenous Local Government Chiefs Forum (Cairns)  


Tourism and Economic Development Webinar

Tuesday 15 June, 2021, 10.30am-12.00pm 

Hear from the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport about the Action Plan for Tourism Discovery and learn how one of New Zealand's small councils with a big appetite for tourism creates a world of difference and builds local community.  

Full speaker details here 

Register NOW

Looking to get a better understanding of executive management in local government?

Register now to join the 2021 Executive Management Programme.

The programme commences with an introductory meeting scheduled for 16 July from 09.00-10.00am, followed by a series of six workshops (via Teams) from 09.00-11.30am on 23 July; 6 August; 20 August; 3 September; 17 September and 1 October 2021.    

Full details are available on the brochure 

Register NOW

Library Village 'Magical Mystery' Bus Tour

Thursday 29 July, 2021, 8.30am-5.00pm 

Climb aboard and join other, likeminded library professionals to network, collaborate and share experiences and ideas while visiting a number of SEQ  library facilities. 

Tour itinerary details here

Register NOW

Registrations for the 2021 Rural Management Challenges are open!

Take part in this unparalleled professional development opportunity, providing real-life, problem-solving experiences that result in strong professional bonds and tangible, enduring benefits.

Get your team of four together and register now! 

2021 dates and locations are:

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you in 2021.
  Please contact us for information, assistance, network referrals or simply a chat.
The LGMA Team
Peta, Lisa, Leanne, Cass & Fiona 

Local Government Managers Australia Queensland
Level 7 Quay Central, 95 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
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