Event Invitation: tackling big issues locally

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SGS Economics and Planning Office OR Livestream Online

222 Exhibition Street

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Australia launch event.

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Join SGS Economics and Planning and not-for-profit local authority think tank LGiU Australia on 27 February and discuss how to tackle big issues at a local level. Register to attend the free breakfast seminar and panel discussion in Melbourne CBD or live-stream the event on your mobile or computer.

Complex, global problems are often best tackled locally. Join the SGS Economics and Planning and LGiU Australia teams on Thursday 27 February and hear expert panellists discuss how local councils, institutions and organisations working on local issues can:

  • Benefit from sharing innovation and best practice.
  • Drive sustainable operations in a changing climate.
  • Manage finances to meet new challenges.

This event is ideal for professionals from:

  • Local government
  • State government
  • Academic institutions
  • Not for profit and community organisations
  • Other organisations working on local issues.

DETAILS

8.45 am (AEDT - daylight saving time)

Arrive at Melbourne CBD venue; enjoy a light breakfast.

9.00 am

Seminar and live stream starts

Luke Nicholls, LGiU Australia Lead and SGS Economics and Planning Principal & Partner, will moderate the event and introduce LGiU Australia's free trial.

Luke has 25 years of experience working with local communities, businesses and governments to address inequalities and create sustainable cities and regions. He has a passion for working at the local level and to see strategies through to implementation – often tackling the complex projects that bring about transformational change.


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9.15

How local councils benefit from sharing innovations

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Global Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), will talk about why it's important that councils, and organisations working on local issues, share innovation and best practice. He will give some examples to show how doing so can help them deliver better services and strengthen local democracy.

Jonathan is a leading expert in the UK on local government transformation, local democracy and public services with particular interest in participative democracy, the evolving nature of public services and devolution. With extensive media profile and sector credibility, he has published on topics as diverse as localism and public service transformation, cognitive and behavioural science, and the politics of cultural memory.


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9.25

Drive sustainable operations in a changing climate

The changing climate is impacting many communities and, increasingly, these communities are expecting action from their local representatives. Ellen Witte, Principal & Partner at SGS Economics and Planning, will shed light on driving community resilience and sustainable council operations – including managing core tasks such as rates, roads and rubbish - in a changing climate with changing natural hazards.

Ellen leads climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk services at SGS Economics and Planning and has extensive expertise in policy advice, governance, business case development and social, economic and financial analysis. Ellen has managed many large and complex projects tackling pressing issues such as governance reform and transitioning to a low carbon economy.


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9.35

Managing finances to meet new challenges

Mark Davies, local government financial management expert and advisor and Principal at Financial Performance Solutions, will discuss how to address common challenges local councils experience when managing finances.

Mark Davies is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience working in senior leadership positions within local government in Australia. Mark now operates his own consultancy business specialising in providing financial performance solutions to the public sector.


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9.45 am

Panel discussion - questions from the floor. Guests live-streaming the event will have the opportunity to submit questions.

10.15 - 10.30 am

Closing remarks by Luke Nicholls.

RSVP

There are two ways to RSVP:

  1. Register to attend the breakfast seminar and panel discussion at Level 14, 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
  2. Register to live-stream the seminar and panel discussion to your mobile or computer (the faster the Internet connection, the better the live stream).

Registrations close Monday 24 February.

ABOUT LGiU

A joint venture between not-for-profit local authority think tank LGiU and public policy advisory business SGS Economics and Planning, LGiU Australia is a local authority membership organisation. Our members are councils and other organisations with an interest in local government from across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and now Australia. Read about LGiU Australia here. Browse content on the LGiU global website.

CONTACT

Questions about the event? Email Samantha Alfheim at events@sgsep.com.au.

Date and time

Location

SGS Economics and Planning Office OR Livestream Online

222 Exhibition Street

#14

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Organiser SGS Economics and Planning

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SGS is a public policy advisory business working to shape cities and regions for a brighter future. A certified B Corp, we want all people in Australia to benefit from prosperous and sustainable places and communities. Our robust, evidence-based insights inform policy and strategy decisions and help solve pressing social, economic and environmental issues. With high standards of accountability and transparency, we play a critical role as independent and trusted advisors to the governments and organisations that shape Australia's cities and regions. 

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