LGNSW SPECIAL CONFERENCE

Program

Conference Program

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28 February

1.00pm – 7.00pm

Registration opens at the Grand Ballroom Foyer

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 1: Council involvement in new national agreement on Closing the Gap

Panel members include representatives from NSW Aboriginal Land Council and Reconciliation NSW

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 2: Rural and Regional Health – issues and solutions

Panel members include representatives from Federal Government and a Council representative

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 3: Investing in you – planning your own councillor professional development

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 4: Domestic Violence – Councils are part of the solution

Panel members include a representative of Domestic Violence NSW and representatives from metropolitan and regional councils

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Meet the Politicians Forum with Master of Ceremonies: President LGNSW

Addresses from NSW Government, Opposition and cross benchers

 

Presentation of the AR Bluett Awards by the Trustees

Welcome Reception Sponsor Address by Statewide Mutual

This session is free to members registered to attend the conference. RSVPs are required as part of the conference registration.

5.00pm – 7.30pm

President’s Welcome Reception. Maritime Ballroom. Sponsored by Statewide Mutual.

Registration will be available at this event.

1 March

7.30am – 5.00pm

Registration opens Grand Ballroom Foyer

8.00am – 4.00pm

Trade exhibition opens Maritime Ballroom

Delegate Lounge opens for networking

8.45am

Doors open for official conference proceedings

9.05am – 9.10am

Conference introduction by Scott Phillips, Chief Executive, LGNSW

9.10am – 9.15am

Welcome to Country on behalf of Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

9.15am – 11.00am

Address by LGNSW President

Opening of the Federal and State conference, including demonstration of voting app, adoption of standing orders, business session and consideration of motions.

Chaired by LGNSW President

11.00am – 11.05am

Distinguished sponsor address by Landcom

11.05am –11.35am

Morning tea in trade exhibition, sponsored by Landcom, Maritime Ballroom

11.35am – 1.00pm

Consideration of conference business continued, chaired by LGNSW President

1.00pm – 1.05pm

Elite sponsor address by StateCover

1.05pm – 2.15pm

Lunch in trade exhibition, sponsored by StateCover, Maritime Ballroom

1.05pm – 2.15pm

StateCover General Manager’s Lunch – Heritage Atrium
(exclusive to GMs)

2.15pm – 3.30pm

Consideration of conference business continued, chaired by LGNSW President

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Afternoon tea in trade exhibition Maritime Ballroom

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Consideration of conference business continued, chaired by LGNSW President

5.00pm

Conference business session closes

5.00pm – 5.30pm

Networking in trade exhibition, Maritime Ballroom

7.00pm -10.30pm

Conference Dinner at Grand Ballroom, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney.

Sponsored by StateCover

Includes presentation of Distinguished Service Awards to elected members

2 March

7.30am – 3.00pm

Registration opens Grand Ballroom Foyer

7.30am – 8.45am

Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA NSW) Breakfast, Wharf Room

Guest presenter: Rosemary Kariuki, Advocate for migrant and refugee women, LOCAL HERO 2021 Australian of the Year awards.

Facilitated by Ellen Fanning

* Ellen Fanning and Rosemary Kariuki appear by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau

8.00am – 4.00pm

Trade exhibition opens, Maritime Ballroom
Delegate Lounge opens for networking

8.45am

Doors open for conference official proceedings

9.00am

Welcome by MC, Ellen Fanning

9.05am – 9.30am

Keynote address – Michael Pascoe

* Michael Pascoe appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International

9.30am – 9.35am

Planning sponsor address by Resilience NSW

9.35am – 10.30am

Keynote Panel: Economy and Jobs focus

10.30am – 10.35am

Distinguished sponsor address by Active Super

10.35am – 11.05am

Morning tea in trade exhibition, sponsored by Active Super, Maritime Ballroom

11.05 – 11.20am

Address by President LGNSW, on Association Initiatives including Country Mayors MOU signing

11.20am – 11.25am

Distinguished sponsor topic nbn

11.25am – 12.10pm

Presentation: Climate Change Panel

12.10pm – 12.55pm

Presentation: The Housing Crisis in NSW

12.55pm – 2.05pm

Lunch in trade exhibition, sponsored by nbn, Maritime Ballroom

2.05pm – 3.05pm

Final keynote address – Greig Pickhaver AM

* Greig Pickhaver AM appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International

3.05pm – 3.15pm

Final remarks, President LGNSW

Social

05:30pm - 7:30pm

28 February: President’s Welcome Reception Maritime Ballroom sponsored by Statewide Mutual

Registration will be available at this event.

7.00pm -10.30pm

1 March: Conference Dinner and Entertainment

Please note: The Conference Dinner will be held at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Martin Place Sydney

Special Events

3.00pm – 5.00pm

28 February: Meet the Politicians Forum with Master of Ceremonies: President LGNSW

Addresses from NSW Government, Opposition and cross benchers

 

Presentation of the AR Bluett Awards by the Trustees

Sponsor Address by Statewide Mutual

This session is free to members registered to attend the conference. RSVPs are required as part of the conference registration.

1.05pm – 2.00pm

1 March: StateCover General Managers’ Lunch – Heritage Atrium
(exclusive to GMs)

7.30am – 8.45am

2 March: Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA NSW) Breakfast, Wharf Room

Guest presenter: Rosemary Kariuki, Advocate for migrant and refugee women, LOCAL HERO 2021 Australian of the Year awards.

Breakfast facilitated by Ellen Fanning

Workshops

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 1 (28 February): Council involvement in new national agreement on Closing the Gap

Panel members include representatives from NSW Aboriginal Land Council and Reconciliation NSW

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 2 (28 February): Rural and Regional Health – issues and solutions

Panel members include representatives from Federal Government and a Council representative

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 3 (28 February): Investing in you – planning your own councillor professional development

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Option 4 (28 February): Domestic violence – Councils are part of the solution

Panel members include a representative of Domestic Violence NSW and representatives from metropolitan and regional councils

Speakers

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

Ellen Fanning is an Australian journalist and the host of the news and current affairs program The Drum on ABC TV and ABC News Channel. She was previously host of the Nine Network’s Sunday television program.

Ellen Fanning

Facilitator, ALGWA NSW Breakfast

Rosemary Kariuki is the multicultural community liaison officer (MCLO) for the Parramatta Police. She specialises in helping migrants who are facing domestic violence, language barriers and financial distress. Rosemary was recently named 2020 NSW Local Hero of the year – Advocate for Migrant and Refugee Women.

Rosemary Kariuki

Guest presenter, ALGWA NSW Breakfast

Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators with the better part of five decades in newspaper, broadcast and online journalism. His career has ranged from The Courier-Mail and South China Morning Post to the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and Age, from Macquarie Radio to Channels 9 and 7. He now is contributing editor for The New Daily and is a regular guest on radio and television programs. On a personal note, he declares a love of rugby union and describes himself as an “optimistic sceptic”.

Michael Pascoe

Keynote Speaker

Greig Pickhaver is best known as part of the comedy duo Roy and HG, who have been entertaining us since 1986 with such programs as This Sporting Life, The Sporting Probe, Just Short of a Length, Club Buggery, The Channel 9 Show and the hugely successful Olympic broadcasts, The Dream, The Ice Dream, The Dream in Athens, Roy and H.G’s Russian Revolution and Dodging Armageddon.
Roy and HG can be heard on Bludging on the Blindside on ABC Radio. H.G Nelson’s new book, The Fairytale, a real and imagined history of Australian sport, will be published in October 2021.

Greig Pickhaver (H.G. Nelson)

Final Keynote Speaker

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