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Mark these dates in your 2018 diary

January 10, 2017

Plan ahead

The New Year is a time for reflection, setting goals – and planning. The local government calendar is always busy – so we’ve put together a calendar of key dates and events you should mark in your diary for the year ahead.

National events

The National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government comes to chilly Canberra from 17 – 20 June this year. As the peak annual event for the local government sector, it’s an opportunity for the sector to develop national policy and influence the future direction of councils and communities.

A call for motions from councils is now open, with a closing date of Friday March 30th. The LGAQ holds a briefing session and breakfast for Queensland delegates to coincide with the important event (18th June in Canberra, TBC).

Across Queensland

Across the state in early 2018 LGAQ will be on the road delivering our flagship Elected Member Update program. Content will be driven by the legislative and political landscape post state election, as well as high impact issues for councillors - including governance and hot button issues for the federal election.

These full-day workshops are currently being booked direct with your council. May 2018 kicks off a month of events focused on executive leadership and management with our closed member-only events.

Don’t miss the 6th Local Government Financial Sustainability Summit from 8-9 May on the Gold Coast for a no-holds barred discussion on economic trends and sector issues and strategies.

Future Australian communities and the innovation and technology which will dictate how we plan for the challenges and opportunities of the future will be on show in July in Cairns with the LGAQ’s Future Cities Summit.

Back in Brisbane

The river city will play host to the annual ROC Assembly from 14-15 March – the first in the current local government term. This by-invitation only event is built for the Chairs and Executive Directors of all of Queensland’s Regional Organisations of Councils and will tackle the major issues impacting their regions, as well as ideas for collaboration between the groups.

The LGAQ’s 122nd Annual Conference will be held in Brisbane from 29th-31st October.

Sector recognition

Entries are now open for the National Awards for Local Government – an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. Closing 2nd March. Submit an innovative council project which has enacted community change, for your opportunity to showcase its work.

Don’t forget, your council can submit case studies, story ideas and photos for profile in Council Leader, the local government sector’s showcase magazine. Email with your pitch.

Questions about events or dates? Contact our Member Services Team on or 1300 542 700.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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