LGNSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Program

Conference Program

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23 OCTOBER

12.15pm

Pre-booked bus transfers to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from selected hotels

12.30pm – 7.45pm

Galleria foyer (ground level)
Registration desk operational

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Semillon Room 1 (level 2)
Workshop #1:
Universal Urban Design and local government: creating welcoming, vibrant, safe and inclusive communities

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Semillon Room 2 (level 2)
Workshop #2:
Creating Smart Places – How Your LGA can Benefit

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Semillon Room 3 (level 2)
Workshop #3:
Managing Pests and weeds:  Biosecurity and your council protecting the economy, environment and community

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Verdelho Room (level 2)
Workshop #4:
Building a new, resilient LG sector – Reset, Reshape and Resilience

2.45pm

Pre-book bus transfers to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from selected hotels

3.00pm – 3.40pm

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Refreshment Break

3.45pm – 3.50pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Keynote sponsor introduction
by TPG Telecom

3.50pm – 4.40pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Keynote address:
John Brogden AM (Lifeline International)

4.45pm – 5.00pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Presentation of the A.R. Bluett Awards
by the Trustees

5.00pm – 5.15pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Official Opening LGNSW Conference

5.15pm – 7.45pm

Poolside
President’s Welcome Reception
sponsored by Statewide Mutual (featuring Hunter Valley food and wine)

Pre-booked bus transfers from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to selected hotels

24 October

From 7.30am

Pre-booked bus transfers to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from selected hotels

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Light refreshments

7.30am – 5.00pm

Galleria foyer (ground level)
Registration desk operational

9.05am – 9.10am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Conference Introduction by Scott Phillips, Chief Executive, LGNSW

9.10am – 9.15am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Welcome to Country
on behalf of Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

9.15am – 10.00am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Opening of the Federal and State conferences, adoption of standing orders, business sessions and consideration of motions and conference business.

Opening Address by Cr Darriea Turley AM President, LGNSW
Presentation of financial reports (Treasurer)

10.00am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Demonstration of voting procedure.  Commencement of consideration of motions and conference business

10.55am – 11.00am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Presentation from Cr Linda Scott, President Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)

11.00am

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Refreshment break 
with distinguished partner Transport For NSW

11.30am – 11.35am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Address by Premier Partner
nbn

11.35am – 1.00pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Consideration of Conference Business (continued)

1.00pm – 1.05pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Address
by Elite Sponsor StateCover Mutual

1.05pm – 2.15pm

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Lunch 
with Elite Sponsor StateCover Mutual

1.05pm – 2.20pm

Semillon Ballroom (level 2)
StateCover Mutual Members’ Lunch – GMs and CEOs are invited to join StateCover Mutual for a member networking event

2.20pm – 3.30pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Consideration of Conference Business (continued)

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Refreshment Break
with Distinguished Partner Landcom

4.00pm – 5.05pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Consideration of Conference Business

5.05pm – 5.35pm

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Networking

5.15pm

Pre-booked bus transfers from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to selected hotels

6.30pm

Pre-booked bus Transfers to Hope Estate Vineyards from selected hotels

From 7.00pm

Hope Estate Vineyards
Local Government NSW Conference Dinner and entertainment with Elite Sponsor StateCover Mutual. Presentation of Local Government Service Awards

10.30pm

Pre-booked bus Transfers from Hope Estate Vineyards to selected hotels

25 October

From 7.30am

Galleria foyer (ground level)
Registration desk  operational

Pre-booked bus transfers to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from selected hotels

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Light refreshments

7.30am – 8.45am

Semillon Ballroom (level 2)
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA NSW) Breakfast

9.00am – 10.00am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Housekeeping and introduction

Keynote address followed by Q&A – The Future of Local Government

10.00am – 10.05am

Address from Distinguished partner Transport For NSW

10.05am – 10.40am

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Refreshment break
with Distinguished Partner Active Super

10.40am – 10.45am

Address from Distinguished partner Active Super

10.45am – 11.40am

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Keynote
address – Re-imagining Our Future Workforce, followed by case studies and Q&A

11.40am – 11.45am

Address from Distinguished partner Landcom

11.45am – 12.45pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Final Keynote Session – 
Crime Prevention in NSW

12.45pm – 1.00pm

Cabernet Merlot Room (ground level)
Final remarks from President LGNSW, including Annual Conference 2023 announcement and Conference Close

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Trade Area (Exhibition Centre, ground level)
Collect and go
– lunch box style. Trade Exhibition closes at 2.00pm

Pre-booked bus transfers from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to selected hotels

Social Events

President's Welcome Reception

Poolside
23 October, 5.15pm to 7.45pm.
Featuring Hunter Valley Food and wine.

The President’s Welcome Reception is included in your registration. Tickets for partners and extra guests of members can be purchased at time of registration.

Conference Dinner

Hope Estate Vineyards
24 October, 7pm to 10.30pm.

The conference dinner is optional and tickets are $250.00pp (inc GST).
Pre-booked bus transfers from 6.30pm.
Presentation of Local Government Service Awards will be made during the Conference Dinner.

Optional

Conference Dinner

Hope Estate Vineyards
24 October, 7pm-10.30pm – $250.00pp (inc GST).
Pre-booked bus transfers from 6.30pm. Will include presentation of Local Government Service Awards.

StateCover Mutual Lunch

Semillon Ballroom (level 2)
24 October, 1.05pm to 2.20pm:
Exclusive to GMs and CEOs.

Sponsored by StateCover Mutual

ALGWA Breakfast

Semillon Ballroom Level 2
25 October: Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA NSW) Breakfast from 7.30am 8.45am. Cost is $88.00pp (inc GST)

Workshops

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Choose any one of the four workshop options

Semillon Room 1 (level 2)
Workshop #1:
Urban Design and Local Government: Creating Welcoming, Vibrant, Safe and Inclusive Communities – $99.00pp (inc GST).
Afternoon tea served in Exhibition Centre at conclusion of workshop.

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Semillon Room 2 (level 2)
Workshop #2: 
Smart Places – How Can Your LGA Get to be Smart? $99.00pp (inc GST).
Afternoon tea served in Exhibition Centre at conclusion of workshop.

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Semillon Room 3 (level 2)
Workshop #3: 
Pests And Weeds:  Biosecurity and Your Council Protecting The Economy, Environment and Community – $99.00pp (inc GST).
Afternoon tea served in Exhibition Centre at conclusion of workshop.

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Verdelho Room (level 2)
Workshop #4: 
Learning and Development (title TBC) – $99.00pp (inc GST).
Afternoon tea served in Exhibition Centre at conclusion of workshop.

* Conference program may be subject to change

Speakers

Cr Darriea Turley AM is a councillor at Broken Hill City Council and was elected as President of the Board of LGNSW in December 2021. She has worked and volunteered in health and welfare for more than 30 years, being involved with and initiating many groups in the “Silver City”.

Cr Darriea Turley AM

LGNSW President

Scott Phillips has spent 27 years in the local and state government sectors developing and leading high-performing and multi-disciplinary teams. His extensive career in local government has included appointments as general manager at Sutherland Shire and Hornsby Shire councils.

Scott Phillips

Chief Executive - Local Government NSW

John Brogden AM is the President of LifeLine International and Patron of Lifeline Australia, having served as its Chairman from 2012 to 2021. He is a leading Australian and international advocate for suicide prevention. From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the New South Wales Parliament. In 2002, he was elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person ever to lead a major political party in Australia. He lives with depression and suicidal ideation and openly shares his story of success, failure and redemption.

John Brogden AM

Keynote Speaker

Television newsman John Mangos has been a familiar face on Australian television screens for more than 40 years. He is currently a contributor to the Nine Network’s Today Show and a regular guest on ABC local radio. Before this he anchored the Seven Network’s afternoon national news program for two years and appeared regularly on the same network’s Sunrise and Morning Show programs.

John Mangos

Conference MC

Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star on the speaking circuit, presenting on demographic and social trends shaping Australia today and in the future. Simon is also a columnist for The New Daily newspaper and a contributor to The Australian newspaper, and he is a media commentator on demographic and data matters

Simon Kuestenmacher

Keynote Speaker

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