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2017 LGAT Annual Conference

Imagination, Ideas and Innovation: Developing Better Communities is the theme for the 2017 LGAT Annual Conference, to be held at Wrest Point in Hobart, from 26-28 July.

Comprising the LGAT General Meeting and Annual General Meeting, a Networking Hour, the Conference Dinner, a two-day Conference and the announcement of the 2017 Local Government Awards for Excellence, the three days offers many opportunities for networking across the sector, sharing ideas, and gaining a better understanding of the development of prosperous and vibrant local communities.

The conference will be complemented with an extensive trade exhibition in the Tasman Room, featuring the latest products and services available to Local Government.


Please click on the following link for a map showing the location of Wrest Point.


Dr Anton Kriz - Transforming Your Place in the 21st Century: Regional Innovation Management by Design
Travis Tiddy - An Unconforming Model for Community Change
Mayor David O'Loughlin - ALGA President
Dr Greg Moore - Urban Trees and Sustainable and Liveable Communities
Clr Emilia Sterjova - Engaging Youth to Enrich Your Community

Panel Event - The Next Big Thing!
Panellists include: Errol Stewart, Stephen Yarwood and David Hammond
Facilitated by Tim Cox


Steven Burgess - Making Towns and Cities Prosperous through Better Transport
Kirsten Lingard - Community Resilience Leadership
Susan Fayad - Come Together: Building the Future, Keeping the Past
David Hammond - Re-engaging Communities
Anita Planchon - Innovation in Community Development to Build Literacy
David Engwicht - Creating Vibrant Public Spaces


Delegates, partners, sponsors and exhibitors are invited to attend the 2017 Conference Dinner, sponsored by MAV Insurance, to be held in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point in Hobart, on thursday 27 July.  The evening will include a 3-course dinner and musical entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Band.

Click here to download the Conference Program and Registration Form
Click here for an Electronic (PDF fillable) Conference Registration Form


A block booking of rooms has been made for conference delegates and trade exhibitors at Wrest Point, Hobart.  Choose from the 269 superbly appointed rooms and suites which capture stunning views of the Derwent River, Mount Wellington and surrounds.  Enjoy 24-hour, in-room dining, complimentary car parking, a choice of four restaurants, five bars, the indoor pool and other recreation facilities,

To secure accommodation at the discounted rate, delegates must book their accommodation by Monday, 26 June 2017.  Call 1800 139 760, or email quoting 'Business Block no 722895'.  Accommodation can also be booked online.

Wrest Point Room Rates (incl GST)

Motor Inn (3.5 star) - $159
Water Edge Room (4 star) - $169
Tower Room - City/Mountain (4.5 star) - $189
Tower Room - Harbour View (4.5 star) - $209


Click here for a copy of the 2017 Sponsor and Trade Prospectus
Click here for a copy of the 2017 Sponsor and Trade Exhibitor Agreement Form

For expressions of interest in becoming a sponsor or trade exhibitor at the 2017 LGAT Annual Conference, please contact, or phone (03) 6233 5119.

With appreciation to our 2017 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

                 Commonwealth Bank                        JLT Logo


                  Dial Before you dig logo                     


Silver Sponsors


         Vision Super               Hazell Bros                                       

                          Stornoway Logo         


Valued Contributors

         CT Management       Simmons Wolfhagen                        


  Dial Before you dig logo             Safe Workplace Solutions        MRCagney


  FYB                    Razzle Dazzle        Wrest Point Logo           Country Club logo     

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