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Over 200 delegates from councils across Tasmania attended the 2014 Local Government Conference, themed Building Stronger Councils and Communities, at Wrest Point in Hobart, from 23-25 July 2014.

Conference 2014

Speakers included:


Hon Peter Gutwwin MP, Local Government Minister
Craig James
- High Road or Low Road?  Setting a Path for the Tasmanian Economy
Tarran Deane - The Trust Economy: Building Reputation and Results
Tim Gartrell - It's Time to RECOGNISE
Tony Morris - If You Can't See It, You're Not Listening!
Roger La Salle - Innovate or Perish
Panel Discussion - Planning for Success


John Comrie - Debt is not a Dirty Word
Tarran Deane - The Amplified Leader: How to Step Up and Stand Out
Leah Galvin - How can we Build Resilient Local Food Economies in Tasmania?
John Stanley - Ghost Town, Clone Town, or Home Town
Carla Leversedge - Avoiding Community Outrage and Emotion through Good Community Engagement
Mathew Healey -Risk Aversion or Management: How to Manage Public Risks from Natural Hazards

Copies of speaker presentations are available to LGAT members on the LGAT Extranet.


Conference Dinner 2014

Almost 300 guests attended the 2014 Conference Dinner, sponsored by MAV Insurance, on 24 July.  Entertainment was provided by Atomic and the contributions of the following individuals to Local Government in Tasmania were recognised through the Local Government Service Awards:

LGAT Long Service Award - Gerald Monson (General Manager, Latrobe and Kentish Councils)

Life Membership - Mayor Barry Easther

Councillor Exemplary Service Award - Mayor Mike Gaffney (Latrobe Council) 


If you are a company with an interest in sponsorship or a trade booth at the 2015 Local Government Conference, please contact, or phone (03) 6233 5119.

Thanks to our 2014 Local Government Conference Sponsors


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Gold Sponsors
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