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LGAT Annual Conference

Metamorphosis: A Time of Change and Transformation is the theme for this year's LGAT Annual Conference, to be held at the C3 Convention Centre in Hobart, from 20-22 July

Comprising the LGAT General Meeting and Annual General Meeting, a reception at Government House, the official dinner at Wrest Point, a two-day conference and the announcement of the 2016 Local Government Awards for Excellence, the three days offers many opportunities for networking across the sector and gaining a better understanding of the process and challenges of Local Government reform.

The conference will be complimented with a trade exhibition in the stunning Atrium area, featuring the latest products and services available to Local Government.


Please click on the following links for a map showing the location of the C3 Convention Centre and Wrest Point.
Please click on the following link for directions from Wrest Point to C3 Convention Centre.


Hon Peter Gutwein MP, Minister for Planning and Local Government
Dean Williams - Earth Shakers: How to be an Agent of Change in a Crazy World
Susan Law - Review, Transformation and Reinvention - a fresh look at Local Government Reform
Cynthia Payne - Leading through Major Change - Insights from the Other Side
Wayne Kayler - Thompson - The Visitor Economy - Think Differently!
Mayor Troy Pickard (President, Australian Local Government Association)
Georgia Chapman - Understanding a Changing Tasmania: The Art and Science of Data    
Panel Discussion with Greg Hallam, Tim Hess, Lara Giddings and Donna Bain - Change: For Better or for Worse?


Desley Renton - Community Engagement: Play it Safe or Change with the Times
Michael Paine - Using Team Based Engagement to Improve Processes and Transform the Operational Paradigm
Cameron Spence & Angelo Sairidis - Collaborative Procurement as an Enabler of Change
Greg Hallam - It's Not Where You Live but How You Live
Dan Casey - Being a Change Champion
Ian Plowman - Investing in your Community


Delegates, partners, sponsors and exhibitors are invited to attend the 2016 Conference Dinner, sponsored by MAV Insurance, to be held in the Tasman Room at Wrest Point in Hobart, on Thursday, 21 July.  The evening will include a 3-course dinner, musical entertainment by the Ethereal Ensemble and Transit, and award presentations.

Click here to download the Conference Program and Registration Form

Click here for an Electonic (PDF Fillable) Conference Registration Form


A block booking of rooms has been made for conference delegates and trade exhibitors at Wrest Point in 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, 20 June.  Book online , call 1800 139 760, or email quoting 'Business Block no 722893'

Wrest Point Room Rates (incl. GST)

Motor Inn (3.5 star) - $159
Water Edge Room (4 star) - $169
Tower Room - Standard (4.5 star) - $189
Tower Room - Executive (4.5 star) - $209
Tower - Executive Suite (5 star) - $269


For expressions of interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2016 LGAT Annual Conference, please contact, or phone (03) 6233 5119.

All trade exhibition sites have now sold!

Thanks to our 2016 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

                 Commonwealth Bank                        JLT Logo


                  Dial Before you dig logo                     

Silver Sponsors



      Stornoway Logo            




Valued Contributors

                  Tasplan new logo                      




                                              Wrest Point Logo          


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