Local Government NSW Finance Summit

  • Date:

    11 September - 12 September 2017

  • Location:

    Customs House Level 1, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney 2000

2017 Finance Summit

LGNSW’s annual Finance Summit is an opportunity for the sector’s finance professionals and council leaders to exchange information, ideas and innovative practice in local government. This year’s Summit will focus on investing in growth infrastructure.

The forum will explore policy and practice in funding and managing local infrastructure, particularly in the context of the significant public assets councils manage and the limited means to generate revenue.

Guest speakers include:

  • Saul Eslake – Economist
  • Ian Goodwin – Deputy Auditor General, NSW Audit Office
  • Jim Betts – Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW
  • Ken Gillespie – Regional Infrastructure Coordinator
  • Greg Woodhams – Executive Director City Planning, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Paula Svarcas – Assistant Secretary, Cities Division, Dept. of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Kiersten Fishburn – General Manager, Liverpool City Council (Western Sydney City Deals)
  • Jenny Bennett – Executive Officer, Central NSW Councils

The one-and-half day forum will:

  • Outline the economic context in which councils operate
  • Highlight critical issues in funding and managing council assets
  • Reveal opportunities for councils to access infrastructure funding
  • Showcase strategic and innovative case studies of council practice in funding infrastructure needs.


Full Registration LGNSW Members after 10 August 2017: $990 inc GST

Non Member Registration: $1980 inc GST


Barnet Long Room, Customs House

Level 1, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney 2000


For a copy of the program, please download Finance Summit Program (PDF, 318KB).


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