The social and environmental context local government works in is rapidly changing. At the same time, Councils continually have to do more with less. Evidence-based decision making across infrastructure, services, and acting on climate change is more important than ever. How can we continue to make evidence-based decisions across infrastructure, services, and climate?
- Thursday 23 March 2023
- 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm followed by refreshments
- Level 14, 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
SGS and LGIU Australia are thrilled to invite you to “Councils in the know”, a free face-to-face forum that unpacks some of the key challenges facing local government when it comes to services, infrastructure delivery and acting on climate change.
The event will be a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts about the latest trends, policy developments and how to make informed decisions for positive impact.
To start the forum, SGS Principal & Partner Julian Szafraniec will set the scene by discussing the place based impacts of key economic and social shifts in recent years, what a post COVID economy might look like and what this could mean for local governments in the future.
Then, council representatives will join SGS team members for three engaging and informative sessions, each addressing a different challenge.
Session 1: How to make an informed decision in the face of reform: unpacking the implications for local government of kinder reform.
Session 2: Increasing infrastructure costs and ensuring new infrastructure projects are financially and socially beneficial.
Session 3: Planning for climate change: Understanding risk, impacts and planning required at a local level.