Working for Local Government
The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) is working for Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of 139 WA Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.
WALGA’s Strategic Plan (2015-2020) can be downloaded here.
The WA Local Government Association was formed on 6 December 2001 to provide a truly representative and united voice for Local Government in WA. Prior to this, a number of membership-based representative structures existed to represent Local Government in WA.
Our operational structure is comprised of a number of internal business units who undertaken either policy and advocacy work on behalf of the Local Government sector or offer services to assist Local Governments to perform their duties.
Our Governance structure comprises of our State Council and Zones - for more information click here.
President, Cr Lynne Craigie
Elected President of WALGA in July 2015, Lynne Craigie has been a State Councillor since April 2008. Cr Craigie has been President of the Shire of East Pilbara for ten years and Councillor since 2003.
Chief Executive Officer, Ricky Burges
Ms Burges joined WALGA as CEO in 2000. She has previously held the positions of Director General of the Ministry for Culture and the Arts, CEO of Perth Zoo, and a Director of Human Resources at the WA Tourism Commission. She was President of the Australian Institute of Management and was the Western Australian Businesswoman of the Year in 1997. She was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2007 Queens Birthday Honours.
Deputy CEO, Wayne Scheggia
Wayne's comprehensive and diverse Local Government background includes work on both the east and west coasts and covers inner urban cities, regional centres, metropolitan growth corridors and rural communities. To complement his work experience and reinforce his professional focus on community sustainability, Wayne has completed post-graduate studies in Regional Development.
LGIS manage a suite of insurance, health and risk management services for Local Government across Western Australia. More than simply insurers, expertise is available to assist with OSH, Injury prevention, Injury management, Health Assessments, Stress and Organisational Wellbeing, Workplace Training, Business Continuity, Employee Benefits and general Risk management.