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Departmental Circular 12 2019

The workshop will be held in Perth on Monday 25 November 2019, from 9am to 4:30pm in the department's offices at 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. If you are an experienced Mayor or President and have a new Deputy, I would encourage you to bring them along.

Sessions will provide insight into topics such as managing council business (from chairing meetings and applying standing orders to handling public question time), liaising with the Chief Executive Officer, and working with the media. Presentations will also look at the demands of providing leadership, facilitating communication with the public, and meeting community expectations.

Presenters include Mayor Tracey Roberts of the City of Wanneroo, Hon. Cr Paul Omodei, President of the Shire of Manjimup, Mr Anthony Vuleta, Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Victoria Park, Assistant Auditor General Don Cunninghame and representatives from the department.

This workshop is part of the department’s ongoing support for the sector and is free for all attendees.

To register attendance, please complete the registration form and email to Mrs Diana Fuller at Registration closes at 5pm, Monday 18 November 2019. Please direct any enquiries to 61 8 6552 1784.  For your information a proposed program included below.

Duncan Ord
Director General


Introductions and Welcome
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
9.25amState Partnership and the Hands Up research project — Jodie Holbrook (DLGSC)
10:00amLooking at the Mechanics — Mayor Tracey Roberts (Wanneroo)
10:45amMorning tea
11:00amGetting the Balance Right — Shire President Paul Omodei (Manjimup)
11:30amOffice of the Auditor General — Don Cunninghame
1.15pmLocal Government Act Review — Darrelle Merritt (DLGSC)
1.45pmInvestigation and Assessment — Lance Sgro and Ron Murphy (DLGSC)
2.10pmTools and Traps — Dealing with the Media — Damien Carbon and Geoff White (DLGSC)
3.10pmFrom the Other Side —  CEO Anthony Vuleta (Victoria Park)
3.40pmAfternoon tea
3.45pmQ and A Panel Session facilitated by DLGSC



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