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2017 LGA Roads and Works Conference

Event Type Conference
Event Focus Road Works
Event Reach Adults
Event Scope Local Government
Dates 16/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
Location Northern Festival Centre
106 Gertrude St, Port Pirie SA 5540
Contact Rebecca Wake , Events Officer
08 8224 2047


The 2017 LGA Roads and Works Conference was be held on 16-18 August in Port Pirie. The event commenced with a Welcome Reception on 16 August from 6pm at the Port Football Club, day 1 & 2 of the conference was held on 17 & 18 August and the Conference Dinner on 17 August at the Northern Festival Centre.


Day 1 - Thursday 17 August

From paddock to port - the importance of infrastructure. An industry perspective: Jonathon Wilson, Viterra

Tranforming Port Pirie: Dr Andrew Johnson, Port Pirie Regional Council

New GIS coordinate system & the Sancitity of permanent survey marks: Bradley Slape and Doug Roberts, DPTI

Tivking the boxes - Producing successful grant applications: Colin Steele, Section51

Asset Management (New NAMS): John Comrie, JAC Comrie P/L

Bitumen treatments - Is there more to the black stuff then meets the eye? Rod Ellis, Tonkin Consulting

My Local Services App - utilising location technology on your smart phone: John Mundy, Local Government Association

Integrating natural and built assets in road reserves: Tim Johnson, City of Mitcham

Site Tour - Port Pirie Regional Sports centre Construction: Jeff Adams, Port Pirie Regional Council

Day 2 - Friday 18 August

ALGA National Update: Mayor David O'Loughlin, ALGA President

Is social media a threat? Sarah Bishop, Activate Consulting

Flood Damage assistance - What the department needs from council: Roy Yates, Department of Treasury and Finance

Getting flood damage assessment right - experience from the field: Simon Grenfell, Alexandrina Council

The NHVR Portal - What does it mean for council road managers: Todd Wellard, NHVR

Public place sercurity bollards: Mark Toohey, City of Adelaide



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