Elected Member Professional Development Weekend

  • Professional Development
20th Feb 2021 - 21st Feb 2021

In 2021 the Elected Members Weekend will be held on Saturday 20 February – Sunday 21 February at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. The focus for the weekend is “2021; the year ahead” offering a valuable professional development and networking opportunity. LGAT has prepared a packed program with speaker details and topics can be found in the program here. These include:

  • Mathew Healey, State Government – Local Government Division Update
  • Richard Gerathy – Community Engagement
  • Gerald Monson, Latrobe/Kentish Councils – The benefits of shared services
  • Peter Carr, City of Hobart – Digital innovation
  • Professor Roger Hughes, University of Tasmania –  Health and wellbeing
  • Mike Lollback, LGAQ – Community Resilience
  • Kimbra Parker and John Fisher, City of Hobart – Building community resilience programs


Registrations must be made at Local Tickets here.  Registration options and fees are as follows:

  • 2-day Program & Dinner $520 (GST incl.)
  • 2-day Program (NO dinner) $411 (GST incl.)
  • Day One only (includes Program & lunch) $248 (GST incl.)
  • Day Two only (includes Program & lunch) $195 (GST incl.)
  • Partner Attendance at Dinner $100 (GST incl.)


If you require accommodation this must be booked directly with providers. LGAT has secured the following rates at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. You can book directly with the Hotel Grand Chancellor on 03 6334 3434.

· Superior King Room- $148pp. Superior King with Full Buffett Breakfast $168pp

· Executive King Room - $163. Executive King Room with Full Buffet Breakfast - $183

Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you register and are unable to attend, a substitute participant is welcome. If a substitute cannot be found, there will be no charge if you cancel by midday 12 February by emailing reception@lgat.tas.gov.au. After 12 February it will be necessary to charge 50% for cancellations received up to 17 February. No refund will be given for cancellations received after 17 February. If no cancellation notice is received, full payment will apply. LGAT is unable to accept responsibility for cancellation charges for accommodation.