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Joining the Dots

Tues 8 - Wed 9 May 2018
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast


Local governments are constantly faced with opportunities and challenges across their regions. This year’s Local Government Financial Sustainability Summit will explore case studies of councils taking up new opportunities, and addressing challenges, to improve their communities.

Financial sustainability is at the heart of any responsible business – for both the public and private sectors alike. 

At this year’s Summit, we have invited Queensland’s Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP.

We will also hear insights on leadership and opportunities from Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, as the leader of Australia’s largest council.

Securing international investment in infrastructure and throughout the regions is also high on the agenda. What better way to experience a different perspective on this matter than to hear from space technology entrepreneur Adam Gilmour, of Gilmour Space Technologies. Adam seeks to prove ‘the sky is no longer the limit’ and will share his Gold Coast startup experience.

McKinsey’s Emma Petherick will bring a global perspective as she helps us prepare for the opportunities and challenges local governments are likely to face in the next decade.

Asset management and local economic development are also key themes, that will be explored by councils and industry experts.



  • Solving the big problems
  • Unlocking transaction value
  • Project management
  • Market led proposals


  • An interactive Q&A session on local government challenges - Rt Hon Cr Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor, Brisbane City Council
  • Economic outlook – Michael Anthonisz, Director Economic & Market Research QTC
  • An update on the current priorities for the Queensland Audit Office - Brendan Worrall, Queensland Auditor-General

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Mayors* and Councillors
CEOs* & CFOs
Chairs of Finance Committees

*Mayors and CEO's are also welcome to register for the Civic Leaders Summit on the 10-11 May



Contact Member Services:
1300 542 700 or ask@lgaq.asn.au 
for further information.