18 Oct Unveiling the Future: Highlights from the 2023 LGAQ Conference
The 2023 Local Government Association of Queensland’s Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, was hosted in the heart of Gladstone at the prestigious Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.
The purpose of the conference was to provide a platform for council colleagues to come together to listen, learn and celebrate everything our great communities and local government do for them.
Spanning over the course of five days, the conference hoped to foster a collaborative atmosphere where local government representatives from across Queensland can engage in insightful discussions, exchange best practices and develop innovative strategies to address the most pressing issues affecting our communities. It’s an opportunity for government officials to collectively shape the future of local governance and continue their shared mission of improving the wellbeing and liveability of the regions they serve.
Mayor Matt Burnett has commented on this initiative and provided insights into the outcome of the event.
“We are now at the dawn of a new age with the emergence of hydrogen and renewable energy projects that will position us as the renewable energy capital of Australia,” said Mr Burnett.
“I greatly appreciated the chance to engage in conversations with my fellow colleagues, discussing ways to enhance our service to the communities across the 77 local government areas within the wonderful state of Queensland.”
Reflecting on the 2023 LGAQ Conference’s collaborative and innovative atmosphere, here are some key takeaways:
- Five day duration of the conference.
- Goal to foster a collaborative atmosphere.
- Participation of local government representatives from across Queensland.
- Focus on insightful discussions, best practice sharing and innovative strategy development.
- Addressing pressing issues in local communities.
- The collective effort of government officials to shape the future of local governance.
- Shared mission to improve the wellbeing and liveability of served regions.