Local Government Officers

Events for Local Government Officers


Tuesday, 21 September


Convention Breakfast with Guest Speakers Russel Ord and Shanan Worrall

  7:30am – 8:45am

Internationally acclaimed photographer Russell Ord and World Surfing League's Big Wave Award winner Shanan Worrall are not afraid to push the boundaries. As one of the world's leading surf photographers, Russel's talents culminated in his documentation of a violent twist of Indian Ocean known simply as The Right, in pursuit of a unique, career-defining angle.

Shanan Worrall is known as an all-round waterman; spear-fisherman, surfer, skipper and educator, his recreational and business life revolves in and around the ocean.

Local to the South West of WA, Russell and Shanan will share their stories about coping with the stress and aftermath of real-life experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder and the ability to stay connected and contribute to the community.

         sponsored by

This event is fully booked. 


Local Government Planning Showcase

  10:00am – 2:00pm   

  The WALGA Local Government Planning Showcase is an opportunity for Local Government planners to connect with peers and share new practice, policies and projects to foster relationships and enhance knowledge across the sector.

Registration includes entrance to the WALGA Trade Exhibition.

                                                                                                  The detailed program is available HERE.
  Registration - LG Planning Showcase

Wednesday, 22 September


WALGA Field Trips

  9:00am – 11:30am Field Trip: Bushmead Estate, Shaped by Nature                             $70  

Bushmead Estate, 16 km east of Perth’s CBD, is a new land development located in the City of Swan that has placed the pristine natural bushland at the forefront of design, with every household connected to the bush.  The development which will eventually be home to around 950 new dwellings aims to minimise the environmental footprint and places high importance on the retention of trees within the development.

Bushmead is also one of the few estates in Western Australia to have received 6-Leaf EnviroDevelopment Accreditation, ensuring sustainable living for residents.

The land developer, Cedar Woods, will discuss the sustainability features of the estate and the process involved around tree retention from planning to construction, and participants will view a development shaped by the natural site features and experience the parks and walking trails of this unique community.
    Includes bus transfers from Crown Perth and Morning Tea. Registration - Field Trips               
    Please note: CreditCard payment is required upon registration.
  9:00am – 11:30am       Field Trip: Construction Futures Centre   $70
Construction Training Fund (CTF) is a government statutory authority creating a  skilled Western Australian construction workforce. It collects a training levy, helps  pay for training, conducts research, showcases training and career opportunities and makes a contribution to building our communities. It also operates an interactive venue, the Construction Futures Centre in Belmont, designed to educate school  aged children, young adults and others to consider the many job options on offer  within the industry.

Join this tour to explore a range of virtual and augmented reality technologies,  artefacts, videos, games and static displays that offer a unique insight into the scope  of WA’s building and construction industry.
                                               Includes bus transfers from Crown Perth and Morning Tea. Registration - Field Trips  
Please note: CreditCard payment is required upon registration.

Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum

  9:00am – 4:00pm


Hear from State Government on key Native Title Settlements in WA, and learn from  Local Governments about the process of commencing Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) through to embedding reconciliation activities as core business. 

Join Traditional Owners and Aboriginal leaders for a round-table yarn on opportunities and barriers experienced by local Aboriginal communities, and the positive impact  Local Government can make.

The program will cover Aboriginal engagement methods, employment and economic opportunities, cultural awareness and interpretation, and traditional ecological knowledge in landcare.

    The detailed program is available HERE.

This event is fully booked.


Monday, 20 September and Tuesday, 21 September


WALGA Trade Exhibition

  The WALGA Trade Exhibition is back for 2021 and a visit is encouraged for all Local Government Officers interested in more than 80 suppliers covering;
Download - Exhibitor Listing
     •  Fleet          •  Engineering, Environmental and Technical Consultancy  
     •  Waste and Energy •  Roads, Infrastructure and Depot Services  
     •  Workplace Goods and Services •  Leisure, Cultural and Community Services    
     •  Parks and Gardens •  Information and Communication Technologies    
     •  Temporary Labour and Recruitment •  Water Services    
Plus, many other suppliers of Local Government goods and services.
  Date:   Monday, 20 September and Tuesday, 21 September 2021 Registration - Exhibition Visit only

  Venue:  Crown Perth, Grand Ballroom
  10:30am – 4:30pm               
10:00am – 3:00pm
  Cost:   No charge ( Registration is required)


For more information regarding the program please email WALGA Event Manager Ulla Prill  or call (08) 9213 2043.

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