NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network

  • Date:

    24 August - 26 August 2016

  • Location:

    Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts, Tweed Heads, NSW

The NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network has been operating since 1988. The conference provides information exchange and acts as a forum for discussion on Local Government issues relating to Aboriginal communities, business and the wider community.

The aim of the conference is to provide an exciting and interesting forum for enhancing the profile of Aboriginal communities, their skills and culture and discussion on current issues such as employment strategies, enterprise and cultural development and policies.

The conference has grown since been established in 1988, I wish to pay my respects to late Cr Pat Dixon who was instrumental in getting this forum established, she was an inspiring woman.

The theme for this year’s Conference is “Our Living Culture – Past, Present and Future”.

On behalf of the Executive committee we wish to thank Tweed Shire Council for all their hard work in getting the conference together, this year`s the conference is going to be very informative  with the following presentations:

  • A  panel for Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal Australians, representatives on the panel will consist of high profile Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal leaders
  • Sessions on:
    • Aboriginal culture and heritage
    • Local government policies and procedures for Aboriginal communities and organisations
    • Keynote Address from The Hon. Leslie Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
    • Social and relevant issues for Aboriginal communities
    • Question and Answer panel on Aboriginal people running for Local Government

We look forward to seeing you in Tweed Heads for this important conference.

Cr Rod Towney

President of the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network


For registration and accommodation inquiries contact Bradley Hayden at Country Conference Management on 0412 461 392 email

Accomodation Booking Form

Other inquiries

For all other inquiries  please contact Tweed Shire Council Aboriginal Liaison Officer Robert Appo on 02 6670 2263 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Guide & Program 

Nominate Form for the LGAN Awards 

Bid to Host the 2018 LGAN Conference


This event is proudly hosted by Tweed Shire Council.


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