A Ratepayers Victoria Inc event in partnership with Eastern Ratepayers Inc
TIME: 9:30 am registration, seminar from 10 am to 4 pm
VENUE: Mulgrave Country Club, Corner of Wellington and Jells Road, Mulgrave 3150.
- Identify the key deficiencies in LG system
- Fixing today’s broken system via LG Act reforms
- Recognising a peak body for ratepayers in Victoria
- Contribute info for RVI submission to the LG Act Review program
Contact: The event is free. For catering purposes, early booking is required by 1 Nov 2015 – please contact either:
- Jack Davis – [email protected]; mobile 0412 238 974, or
- Frank Sullivan – [email protected]; mobile 0438 555 805
Join us and other ratepayer leaders to discuss about common core issues and how the LG Act and other associated laws, and the roles of ratepayer groups can be changed to fix today’s broken LG system for the better.
The seminar will include free light lunch and feature inspirational speakers including:
Minister for Local Government , Hon Natalie Hutchins
Assoc Professor of International Business, Sharif As-Saber
Joe Lenzo, Ratepayer advocate leader from Mornington Peninsula Shire
Carl Cowie, CEO of Mornington Peninsula Shire
Rafal Kapton, Councilor of Casey
Matthew Gordon, Board Director of Oursay, a digital community engagement platform.
Frank Deutsch, Councilor of Ararat
These guest speakers will share their insights, such as what is wrong with Local Government today, a case study of best practice CEO leadership and council operations transformation; workplace bullying and conduct reforms; using technology as strategic tools for change; community engagement reforms, etc.
RVI President Jack Davis will open the seminar. Seminar attendees will engage in Q&A with the Minister; participate in working lunch breakout group activities to identify key issues in local government and share ideas for reforming the LG Act and formally recognizing a funded ratepayer peak body in the sector.
Because of time management, questions for Q&A will have to submitted to either Jack Davies or Frank Sullivan by 12 Nov 2015 and the submitted questions will be chosen on a first come first serve basis. On-call questions are not allowed on the day of seminar. For those who missed their questions chosen can individually contact and converse with the Minister, through her email [email protected].
This seminar ‘s focus is to understand the coming reform directions and identify future ratepayers’ roles and driven opportunities for change in a new local government world where “Every council is responsive to, and reflective of, their local community” is evidently effective.