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From 26-28 July, over 200 elected members and council managers from across Tasmania converged at the 105th LGAT Annual Conference, themed Imagination, Ideas and Innovation: Developing Better Communities, at Wrest Point in Hobart.

Comprising the LGAT General Meeting and Annual General Meeting, a Welcome Reception, the official dinner, a two-day Conference and the announcement of the 2017 Local Government Awards for Excellence, the three days offered delegates 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 was complemented with an extensive trade exhibition featuring the latest products and services available to Local Government.

Speakers included...


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 Discussion - The Next Big Thing! with Roger La Salle, Errol Stewart, Stephen Yarwood and David Hammond


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


Around 240 guests attended the 2017 Conference Dinner at Wrest Point, sponsored by MAV Insurance.  The evening included a 3-course dinner, award presentations and musical entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Band.

A Meritorious Service Award was presented to Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney by the Life Members of the Association, and a Life Member Award was presented to Devonport City Council General Manager, Paul West.


For expressions of interest in becoming a sponsor or trade exhibitor at the 2018 LGAT Annual Conference, please email, or phone (03) 6233 5966.

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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