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The Local Government Association of Tasmania's 102nd Local Government Conference - Building Stronger Councils and Communities, will be held at Wrest Point in Hobart from 23-25 July 2014.  The conference will be complemented with an extensive trade exhibition featuring the latest products and services available to Local Government.


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!
Panel Discussion - Planning for Success


John Comrie - The Role of Debt in Local Government Financial Sustainability
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


Delegates, partners, sponsors and exhibitors are invited to attend the 2014 Conference Dinner, sponsored by MAV Insurance, to be held in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point, on Thursday, 24 July 2014.  The evening will include a 3-course dinner, musical entertainment and the presentation of the Meritorious Service Award and the LGAT Long Service Award.  Tickets to the dinner cost $130 (incl GST). 


Delegates must book their accommodation direct with Wrest Point or preferred accommodation provider.  At Wrest Point, 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.

Wrest Point Room Rates (inclusive of GST)

Mountain Side Room - $139
Water Edge Room - $159
Tower Room - Standard - $179
Tower Room - Executive - $199
Tower - Executive Suite - $269

To make a reservation, call 1800 139 760, or email groups@federalgroup.com.au, quoting "Business Block No 585413". 

The Conference Program and Registration Form will be available by mid-April.


If you are a company with an interest in sponsorship or a trade booth at the 2014 Local Government Conference, please download the 2014 Trade and Sponsor Prospectus and complete and return the 2014 Sponsor and Trade Agreement Form

For further enquiries, please contact stephanie.watson@lgat.tas.gov.au, or phone (03) 6233 5119.

Thanks to our 2013 Local Government Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors

                Commonwealth Bank          Tasplan new logo

             Medicare Local Tasmania Logo        JLT Logo                              

Silver Sponsors


    ING Direct logo     Stornoway Logo        

                                Dial Before you dig logo 

Valued Contibutors


                     Tascorp Logo                 PML Logo 09      

         Wrest Point Logo







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