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LGAT Annual Conference


The LGAT Annual Conference - BIG Thinking, will be held at The Tramsheds, Launceston from 22-24 July.  Comprising the LGAT Annual General Meeting, a two-day conference and the announcement of the Tasmanian Local Government Awards for Excellence, the three days offer many opportunities to enhance understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Local Government.  The conference will be complimented with an extensive trade exhibition featuring the latest products and services available to Local Government. 

The conference will be held as part of a week of activities for Local Government at the Tramsheds in Launceston, including the 2015 Local Government Research Symposium on 21 July and a workshop on 20 July.


Hon Peter Gutwein MP, Minister for Planning and Local Government
Sir Bob Parker -The Challenges of Change and Leadership in Local Government
Ian McBurney - Change: Frightening, Inevitable and What a Ride!
Mayor Brad Pettitt - Local Government Reform – Lessons from the West
Roberta Ryan - Why Local Government Matters  
Mayor Troy Pickard,
ALGA President           
Panel Discussion - Whose Community is it Anyway?


Mark Wells - What did the Romans ever do for us?
Jacinthe Galpin - The New Culture Club: Building Resilience from within
Dan Casey - Managing and Reshaping Organisational Capacity
Phil Preston - Facilitating Private and Social Sector Partnerships
Marcus Westbury - Transforming Empty Places into Creative Spaces
Julie Andersson - Redefining Age Friendly  



Delegates, partners. sponsors and exhibitors are invited to attend the 2015 Conference Dinner, sponsored by MAV Insurance, to be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, on Thursday, 23 July 2015.  The evening will include a 3-course dinner, performances by the BrightStars, musical entertainment and award presentations. 

For the Conference Program and Registration Form, please click here!   


Block bookings have been made at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, The Sebel Launceston and at the Clarion Hotel City Park Grand.  Delegates must book their accommodation direct with their preferred accommodation provider.  Early bookings are recommended.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston - 29 Cameron Street, Launceston

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Deluxe King Rooms - $108
Superior Refurbished King - $123
Superior Refurbished Twin - $123
Special Access Room - $108

Check-out is prior to 10.00am

To make a reservation, call (03) 6334 3434, or email quoting Block Booking Ref: LGATGOV, by Friday, 26 June.

The Sebel Launceston

The Sebel Launceston - Cnr St John & William Sts, Launceston

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One Bedroom Superior Suite - $170
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite (incl. 1 disabled room)- $180
One Bedroom Spa Suite - $190
Special Access Room - $170

Check-out is prior to 11.00am

To make a reservation, call (03) 6333 7555, or email quoting Block Booking Ref: 319950, by Friday, 26 June.

Clarion Hotel City Park Grand

Clarion Hotel City Park Grand - 22 Tamar Street, Launceston
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Deluxe Room - $155
Spa Suite - $185
Special Access Room - $185

Check-out is prior to 10.00am

To make a reservation, call (03) 6331 7633, or email quoting Block Booking Ref: 45932, by Sunday, 21 June.

For details about things to do and see in Launceston, visit the Launceston Travel and Information Centre


All trade booth sites for the 2015 LGAT Annual Conference have now sold!

For enquiries regarding other opportunities to have a presence at the 2015 Conference, or for expressions of interest in the 2016 LGAT Annual Conference, please contact, or phone (03) 6233 5119.

Download a copy of the 2015 Sponsor and Trade Prospectus
Download a copy of the 2015 Sponsor and Trade Exhibitor Agreement Form

2015 Local Government Research Symposium 

In conjunction with the LGAT Annual Conference, the Australian Centre for Excellence is running the 2015 Local Government Research Symposium, on 21 July, at the Tramsheds in Launceston.

The Research Symposium is a great opportunity for Local Government practitioners, academics and elected members to either showcase research and best practice that they have undertaken, or to hear about the new research findings and emerging practice arising elsewhere.

If you are interested in speaking at the forum about some research you have undertaken, please contact Katrena Stephenson at or phone 6233 5973.  Speaking slots are for about 20 minutes (inclusive of questions) and allow you to present a high level overview of your work.

Further information and registration is available online at


Thanks to our 2015 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

   Commonwealth Bank        

                      Dial Before you dig logo  


Silver Sponsors



      Stornoway Logo            




Valued Contributors

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