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: Reports|

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: News, Reports|

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 [...]