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LGP Network Meetings – Southern Region Update

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LGP Network Meetings – Southern Region Update

A winter warmer in Wagga Wagga and a coastal trip to Kiama.

Each year the LGP network meetings travel across NSW providing an opportunity for council staff to connect and hear relevant topics that impact the council ecosystem. It is my pleasure in June and July to bring these free council events to both Wagga Wagga and Kiama.

Wagga Wagga

There are over 250 towns with double-barrelled names in Australia, Wagga Wagga being one of the most recognised. Centrally located, twelve councils travelled to this meeting where Wagga’s Mayor Cr. Dallas Tout greeted and officially opened the day. The event’s case study presented by Darryl Woods, Executive Manager – Major Projects Wagga Wagga City Council displayed a major recent project the ‘Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub (RiFL)’, the inland freight project co-funded by private and Council, will increase freight and provide economic growth for the region which is a great news story.

LGP announced at our October annual conference a key partnership with the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC), Deb Barwick, CEO of the NSWICC and the team have been on this year’s journey speaking on ‘Engaging Indigenous Business Within Local Government Supply Chains.’ LGP is excited to be work with NSWICC and the wider sector to provide a link through to local council.

Haydar Makhzoum, Contracts Administrator at LGP, presented on ‘Construction Procurement,’ this topic linked into a later speaker Lou Stojanovski, Director/Lawyer Keystone Lawyers whose topic part covered the ‘New Building Act.’ Other key messages included risk, compliance, and sustainability, the latter a key area as we head towards 2030.

Our Network event sponsor, Origin, spoke on ‘Getting Energy Right for Our Customers, Communities and Planet’. During the break the audience got to get up close and ask questions about the EV that Origin brought along to the meeting.

With the Kiama network meeting on July 25th, the agendas are now up on the LGP website, with registrations open to all council staff via the below link.

Events – Local Government Procurement (lgp.org.au)

LGP training will be back in Wagga Wagga on the 24th of July for their Capability Development Forum, details and registration below.

LGTA Capability Development Forums 2024 – Wagga Wagga – Local Government Procurement (lgp.org.au)

References:

LGP IPP – LGP Indigenous Procurement Program – Local Government Procurement

RiFL – Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) Hub | Wagga Wagga City Council (nsw.gov.au)

Origin – Electric vehicles – Origin Energy

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