Conference Program

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12 November


Registration Operational

LGNSW stand open from 1pm

Exhibition open from 1pm

12.30pm-2.00pm: Optional off-site visit to PHIVE at Parramatta Square, hosted by City of Parramatta Council (FULL – waitlist only available).

2.30pm– 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea in exhibition area


Plenary Room
3pm to 3.05pm – David Reynolds, Chief Executive LGNSW intro

3.05pm to 3.10pm – Welcome to Country

3.10pm to 3.20pm – President’s Welcome

3.20pm to 3.30pm – Lord Mayor, City of Parramatta Welcome

3.30pm to 3.55pm – AR Bluett Memorial Awards presentation

3.55pm to 4.55pm – Forum on Housing Crisis and affordability

4.55pm to 5.00pm – Address by President’s Welcome Reception Partner Landcom


President’s Welcome Reception, exhibition area, Rosehill Gardens

7.30pm: Bus transfers to Rosehill and Parramatta CBD hotels. Delegates make own arrangements for dinner.

13 November

From 7.45am

Doors open – Registration opens. Light refreshments in exhibition area.


Ground floor
Voting for LGNSW Board President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Directors (voting for all positions at the one time)


Distribution of electronic voting handsets and delegates are seated in the Grand Pavilion plenary room


Conference intro and Welcome: David Reynolds, Chief Executive LGNSW


Opening Address by Cr Darriea Turley AM, President LGNSW


Address from Ron Hoenig MP, Minister for Local Government – representing NSW Premier Chris Minns MP


LGNSW Chief Executive David Reynolds thanks Minister for Local Government and explains voting on motions procedure and housekeeping


9.45am to 10am: Opening of the Federal and State Conferences, adoption of standing orders, business sessions and consideration of motions and conference business.

Presentation of financial reports (Treasurer)

From about 10.15am: Start of consideration of motions and conference business


Morning refreshments. Trade exhibition operational

AEC Voting for LGNSW Board President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Directors


Address by Elite partner Statewide Mutual


Consideration of Conference Business (continued)


Delegate lunch in trade exhibition area, sponsored by Distinguished Partner Active Super

1.00pm-2.10pm: AEC Voting for LGNSW Board President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Directors

1.05pm – 2.15pm

Premier Partner – StateCover Mutual Members’ Lunch
GMs and CEOs join StateCover Mutual for member networking and lunch (level 2)


Consideration of Conference Business (continued)


Afternoon Refreshments. Trade exhibition operational (ground level)

AEC Voting for LGNSW Board President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Directors during afternoon tea.


ALGA update. President ALGA


Consideration of Conference Business continued


Networking in Trade Exhibition


LGNSW Conference Dinner at Rosehill Gardens. Dinner and entertainment. Elite Partner – Statewide Mutual.

Presentation of Local Government Service Awards

14 November


ALGWA (NSW) Breakfast
Sponsored by ALGWA Breakfast Partner Maddocks.

MC: Steph Brantz.

Speaker: Federal e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

From 7.30am

LGNSW Information Desk and Exhibition and light refreshments Exhibition Centre


Plenary Room
MC: Steph Brantz

Financial Sustainability for Councils: panel session followed by Q&A

10.05am– 10.15am

Speaker (to be announced)


Refreshment break in trade exhibition, ground floor. Trade Exhibition operational


Speaker: Mark McCrindle, McCrindle


Plenary Room
Skills Panel session followed by Q&A


Plenary Room
Keynote: Towards a sustainable road funding model for Local Government

Natasha Bradshaw, Associate, Grattan Institute’s Transport and Cities Program


Lunch served in trade exhibition area. Trade exhibition operational


Department of Home Affairs – Sally Pfeiffer, Assistant Secretary Counter Foreign Interference Partnerships in the Counter Foreign Interference Co-ordination Centre at the Department of Home Affairs
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The Hon. Helen Murrell SC, Commissioner, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
Topic: Outcomes from Significant Local Government-Related Investigations


Final remarks from President LGNSW, including announcement of location for Annual Conference 2024

Annual Conference concludes.

Social Events

President's Welcome Reception

12 November, 5.15pm to 7.30pm.

President’s Welcome Reception in exhibition area, Rosehill Gardens

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

13 November, 7pm to 10.30pm.
LGNSW Conference Dinner and entertainment. Sponsored by Elite Partner – Statewide Mutual
Presentation of Local Government Service Awards will be made during the Conference Dinner.


Conference Dinner

13 November 7.00pm to 10.30pm

LGNSW Conference Dinner and entertainment $230pp incl GST). Sponsored by Elite Partner – Statewide Mutual
Presentation of Local Government Service Awards will be made during the Conference Dinner.

StateCover Mutual Lunch

13 November 1.05pm to 2.15pm: Exclusive to GMs and CEOs.

Sponsored by Premier Partner StateCover Mutual

ALGWA Breakfast

14 November 7.30am to 8.45am

Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA NSW) Breakfast (Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion)
Sponsored by ALGWA Breakfast Partner – Maddocks

Site Visit

12.30pm – 2.00pm

Note: This site tour is now fully booked. There is a waitlist.

Say Hi to PHIVE

Join us at PHIVE to explore the City of Parramatta’s bold new community, cultural and civic hub in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD.

The tour begins on the doorstep of PHIVE in the emerging Parramatta Square precinct that boasts cafes, restaurants, shopping and incredible public art.

From there, be taken through the unique spaces and world-class amenities that showcase PHIVE as a space to learn, a place of inspiration and cultural experiences. And a place to connect, meet and do business.

The tour also takes in Parramatta’s internationally recognised Library, and will give you a firsthand view of the sustainable and expressive architecture of PHIVE, and the design choices that have created a welcoming and open building.

Proudly hosted by City of Parramatta


* Conference program may be subject to change


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

The Hon Helen Murrell SC was appointed part-time Commissioner for a five-year term from 7 August 2022. Ms Murrell recently retired as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the ACT, a position she held since 2013. She was called to the NSW Bar in 1981 and appointed Senior Counsel in 1995.

The Hon Helen Murrell SC

ICAC Commissioner

Stephanie Brantz is a Sport and Major Events presenter with more than 20 years’ experience in media in Australia and abroad. Chair of DFAT’s Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council and a Director on the Board of Football NSW, Stephanie is also an experienced producer, journalist and commentator.

Stephanie Brantz


Mark McCrindle is a social researcher, best-selling author, influential thought leader and TEDx speaker. He is recognised globally as coining the name for the emerging generation, Generation Alpha. Mark’s advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, counts among its clients more than 100 of the largest companies and leading international brands.

Mark McCrindle


Natasha Bradshaw is an Associate in Grattan Institute’s Transport and Cities Program. At Grattan, Natasha has co-authored publications on topics including fuel taxation and transport emissions-reduction policies. Her latest report, to be released later this year, is about how to better fund and maintain local roads.

Natasha Bradshaw


Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, she leads the world’s first government regulatory agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online.

Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe.

The Commissioner was recently named one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Financial Review and a leading Australian in Foreign Affairs by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Julie Inman Grant