1610, 2019

LG Professionals Tasmania Annual Conference 2019

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News|

The Local Government Professionals (Tas) Annual Conference, It Starts With Us is taking place at the paranaple convention centre this Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October. Local government representatives from across the state will converge on Devonport for two days of connection and thought leadership as they hear from those making a positive difference in their local communities.  The annual conference is the highlight on the LG Professionals calendar. It provides an opportunity for local government members to network, access professional development opportunities and gain exposure to [...]

1906, 2019

Tasmanian Award winners and Scholarship recipients announced

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News|

The annual LG Professionals National Awards celebrate the achievements of both individuals and councils advancing their communities. The Awards are designed to honour Local Governments for their effort in making a difference in their communities by showcasing the innovative solutions that demonstrate leading practice, deliver quality services and better outcomes for communities, and have the potential to be replicated across the country. LG Professionals Tasmania President, Gary Arnold, said that the Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Local Government managers and [...]

2805, 2019

Australasian Management Challenge Regional winner announced

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News|

Kingborough Council has won the LG Professionals Regional final of the Australasian Management Challenge held in Launceston earlier this month.  It is the second win for Kingborough Council having won the Tasmanian Regional final and National title back in 2015. Despite being up against some of the toughest contenders in an all-star line-up the Kingborough Quolls team impressed judges with their creativity, collegiate work ethic and well-rounded skills. This year four Tasmanian teams from the City of Launceston, Kingborough Council, Break O’Day Council and a composite team of [...]

2705, 2019

Growing Leaders

May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

"Leadership" is a word that gets a lot of use. It also brings with it a lot of expectations. Communities seek strong leadership from elected representatives, whatever the level of government. Many wish our world had more political and business leaders who demonstrated compassion and empathy, particularly during times of crisis. We also want our top sports champions to be good role models - to lead by example. In local government, we need leadership to help our communities, and our organisations, to develop and grow. Yet good [...]

805, 2019

Tassie teams compete in the Australasian Management Challenge

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News|

Four Tasmanian Local Government teams will be challenged to a series of tasks in a unique one day, fast faced, ‘pressure cooker’ environment on Thursday 9 March at the RACT Function Room, UTAS Stadium, Invermay Rd, Launceston.  The Australasian Management Challenge has been at the forefront of professional development in Local Government in Australia and New Zealand for more than 25 years with more than 115 teams competing this year.  The Challenge is a simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes – [...]

603, 2019

New EO for Local Government Professionals Tas

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Board Profiles, News|

Founded in 1936, Local Government Professionals Tasmania is the leading professional association representing managers and aspiring managers working in the local government sector across the state. Over the past year, the LG Pro board has been working to raise the profile of the industry and to ensure strong representation for all participants in the sector. The organisation’s CEO, Jan Davis, has led the way in this new direction. However, after being elected to the Northern Midlands Council last year, Ms Davis is now stepping aside to concentrate [...]

2507, 2018

Raymond West National Congress Scholarship Winners 2018

July 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

Each year, LG Professionals Australia runs the Raymond West Scholarships program, giving emerging local government leaders the chance to attend the National Congress & Business Expo. Raymond West was the founder of the LG Professionals Australia federation in 1936. These scholarships are offered in honour of him. The award funds two people from each state to attend the LG Professional’s National Congress, which will be held in Canberra from 22-24 August 2018. This scholarship is jointly supported by National and state LG Pro. The judges were [...]

2407, 2018

Submission – Electoral Act Review

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Documents|

LG Professionals Australia (Tasmania) make comment in response to the government’s Review of the Tasmanian Electoral Act. Download the submission below. DOWNLOAD

504, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Management Excellence Awards

April 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

The 2017 Management Excellence Awards were held on Monday 3rd of April at the Tramsheds Function Centre at Inveresk, Launceston. The Winners are: Tasplan Management Excellence Award Winner:  Samantha Searle (Burine City Council) (right) Presented by:  Michelle Woodiwiss (Tasplan)   JLT Award for Excellence in Risk Management Winner:  Darren Carlson (Kingborough Council)  - received by Audrey Lou Presented by:  Andrew Ralph (JLT)   LG Professionals Collaboration and Community Achievement Award Winner:  Deb Mainwairing (Circular Head Council Presented by:  Andrew Wardlaw (National President LG Professionals) Highly Commended Project:  Read Devonport Project [...]

2702, 2017

Engaging Communities in Local Government Series 2017

February 27th, 2017|Categories: News|

With smartphones in the hands of people everywhere; nearly 90% of Australians accessing the internet on a daily basis; local newspapers losing their reach; and social media ingrained in our lives, it is fair to say: the ‘rules of engagement’ have changed. Technology, community expectations, and resource constraints mean adapting to online communication and engagement is no longer optional for local government professionals. The workshops and masterclasses presented by OurSay will focus on expanding your skills in communicating and engaging with residents and communities online. The series [...]

612, 2016

Raymond West National Congress Scholarship 2017

December 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

LG Professionals Tasmania is once again excited to offer two Tasmanian's working in Local Government the chance to attend the National Congress under the the 'Raymond West Scholarship'. LG Professionals National will meet the Congress Registration costs (including the Welcome Reception and Congress Dinner) whilst Tasmania will meet any reasonable accommodation and travel costs.  Attendance at the 'optional' activities are the responsibility of the applicant. This is an exciting opportunity to attend one of the largest conferences to hit Tasmania for a while, in order to apply applicants should: Be [...]

2410, 2016

National Congress 2017 – Hobart

October 24th, 2016|Categories: News|

This year the Local Government Professionals National Congress is being held in Hobart Tasmania (yeah!).   Every year hundreds of LG professional members and representatives trek across the country to attend this event and network with like minded individuals. With a strong focus on Policy and professional development within the Local Government context both in Australia and more recently internationally, it is one of the best opportunities for cross boarder networking and the generation of new ideas and initiatives. Tasmania as the host state is extremely lucky to be granted this opportunity [...]

609, 2016

LG Professionals Australia “First 100 Days” Campaign

September 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

To ensure the voices of people working in local government around Australia can be heard in Canberra, LG Professionals Australia in unison with 'OurSay', has created an online forum to gather and share suggestions from local government professionals on what local government practitioners need to be effective, and what the focus should be. We’ll take the top questions and ideas – as voted by local government employees – and bring them to Canberra. Once we get your responses, we will share them throughout our networks. To submit your [...]

409, 2016

Tasmanian Member winner of the first annual International Professional Exchange Program

September 4th, 2016|Categories: News|

  Applications for LG Professionals Australia first annual International Professional Exchange Program closed recently. Consisting of a two-week placement in a local government office in the US and also hosting a US local government professional here for two weeks, the exchange is a unique opportunity for local government's emerging leaders to take that next step, both in their careers and personally. Nationally we received 25 impressive applications, and the Australian recipient of local government’s most valuable scholarship is Anneka Ferguson, Community Projects Coordinator, at Dorset Council in [...]

109, 2016

2016 Annual Conference “Rocking the Cradle”

September 1st, 2016|Categories: News|

Rocking the Cradle - 2016 Annual Conference Local Government has typically in the past been seen as a steady and conservative in its delivery of services to each community. Innovation has been seen in pockets throughout the industry, but it hasn’t been at the forefront of day to day business. The speakers selected for this years’ conference are varied in nature and will provide diversity in areas of innovation from continuous improvement, tourism, marketing, social media and community services and have been chosen because their topic/story could be [...]

407, 2016

Targeted Review of the Act

July 4th, 2016|Categories: Documents, News|

LG Professionals Tasmania has surveyed its members and submitted the below publication for consideration as part of the targeted review of the Act. Any questions relating to its content, should be directed to Alyce Jordan (Executive Officer) in the first instance 2016 LG Professional Submission on Targeted Review of the Act  - added 04/07/2016

2205, 2016

Welcome to the new LG Professionals website

May 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Welcome to the new website!! Although this website is live, it is always being propagated with new information and small tweaking here and there so be sure to check back regularly for updates. If you are a current member, you will receive an email which can grant you access to the 'members only' area where you will find lots more information and can register for events. In the meantime, if you have any questions or if you have any suggestions for this website, please do not hesitate to [...]