Local Government NSW Finance Summit 2016

  • Date:

    17 August - 18 August 2016

  • Location:

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

How does local government achieve and maintain financial stability while improving services and responding to challenges? This must-attend summit will move discussion beyond efficiency savings and focus on revenue opportunities and the best way forward (17-18 August).

Financial reform is the sector’s next big challenge. Be part of the solution and get involved in this important conversation.

Local and international experts will open debate on new ways of generating revenue and optimal fiscal arrangements for councils.

The two-day summit will be headlined by international municipal finance expert Dr Enid Slack, who has completed a paper reviewing and reporting on both the Australian and international experience.

LGNSW is also running two corollary events with Dr Slack, which take a more detailed focus on specific issues. They are:

  • Measuring Fiscal Health – A Masterclass (Tuesday 16 August)
  • International Perspectives on Amalgamation –  Focus on Finance and Governance (Friday 19 August)

Other speakers include the Urban Taskforce Australia, the Sydney Business Chamber, the Property Council of Australia, NSW Farmers, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal and representatives from the community services and local government sectors.

Early-bird special

A special early-bird deal is available until COB Friday 5 August for organisations who register two or more attendees. These organisations receive their second Finance Summit registration at half price and one complimentary place at one of the two corollary events.

For more information, please download Finance Summit 2016 (PDF, 217KB).