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Local Government Reform -LGA Discussion Paper and Workshops

Last week, the State Government released a paper with 72 proposals for reform of the local government sector. This Circular provides details about the LGA’s consultation with member councils.

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2019 Jim Hullick Award - Nominations open until 6 September

Nominations for the 2019 Jim Hullick Award are open until 6 September. Further information including a copy of the criteria and nomination form can be found in this Circular.

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Environment Protection Authority reviewing the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016

The LGA has developed a draft submission to the EPA minor review of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016. The LGA is seeking feedback on its draft submission by Monday, 16 September 2019. The draft submission will then be considered by the LGA Board of Directors before being provided to the EPA.

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Nominations sought for the South Australian Boating Facility Advisory Committee

The LGA has received a letter from the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government requesting nominations for a local government member on the South Australian Boating Facility Advisory Committee for a two year term. Nominations must be forwarded to the LGA by COB Thursday 26 September 2019.

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Corporate, Workwear and Personal Protective Clothing

LGA Procurement has partnered with seven prominent South Australian businesses to deliver a new, locally-focussed corporate and work wear preferred supplier panel for local government.

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Delegations update (Q2 2019)

Delegation templates have been updated for the Local Government Act and the Development Act (to add delegations under the Development Act (Waste Reform) Variation Regulations). A new delegation template has been created for the State Records Act 1997.

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30 Councils signed up to the Small Business Friendly Local Government Initiative

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner with the LGA asks you to consider joining 30 other councils as a signatory to the Small Business Friendly Council Initiative and invite you to the Small Business Friendly Council Initiative Workshop on Tuesday 29 October 2019.

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Local Government Emergency Management Framework - 2019 Update

The 2019 update to the Local Government Emergency Management Framework has been adopted by the LGA Board.

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LGA Training- What's coming up!

LGA Training schedules a wide selection of training programs annually that meet the needs of the sector. We have some exciting opportunities coming up. Of note ‘last chance’ Elected Member Mandatory training sessions, a new ChemAlert offering and a revised Records Fundamentals Program. Take a look at this circular for details about what training is on offer.

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Network of Procurement Professionals Forum - 22 August 2019

The next Network of Procurement Professionals Forum is being held 22 August 2019 at the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council. Further details can be found in this circular.

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Snapper Consultation and its Future Management

The State Government is seeking feedback on a consultation paper containing two management scenarios for management of Snapper in South Australia. This consultation process has commenced as South Australia faces a serious challenge in relation to the future management of Snapper. The consultation paper is available at the State Government YourSay website www.YourSay.sa.gov.au/snapper.

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Review of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989

A review of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (Pastoral Act) is being undertaken by Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

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National Child Protection Week

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (NAPCAN) have created a special campaign page with suggestions for how councils and libraries can be part of National Child Protection Week (1 – 7 September).

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Enrolments now open: ChemAlert training

LGA Training has scheduled ChemAlert training in October 2019. For face to face and webinar training options please refer to the contents of this circular.

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Registrations & Awards Nominations - LGITSA 'To Infinity and Beyond' Conference & Gala Awards Dinner – 17 & 18 October 2019

Registrations are now open for the Local Government Information Technology SA Conference, Members Only Workshop 'To Infinity and Beyond' and Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide on 17 and 18 October 2019. This Circular provides registration information and the event flyer. Registrations close on 10 October and nominations for the LGITSA Awards close on 26 August.

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