Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019

  • Date:

    14 October - 16 October 2019

  • Location:

    The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm

The Annual Conference is the policy-making event for NSW general-purpose councils and our associate members. It is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where councillors come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape the way we are governed.

The conference will start with a welcome reception on Monday 14 October at 6pm at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The main conference sessions and trade exhibition will open on Tuesday 15 October. Voting on motions and voting in the election for Office Bearers and the Board (Board election) will also take place on this day. More about the full draft program and detailed timings.

Pre-opening optional events

Tickets are still available for the Meet the Politicians Breakfast on Monday 14 October, from 7am-9.30am. Draft Program

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian MP, Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock MP and Opposition Leader Jodi McKay will speak at the event.

Guests will also be able to pose questions to a ministerial panel, which includes:

  • The Hon John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW Trade and Industry
  • The Hon Adam Marshall MP, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW
  • The Hon  Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing
  • Mr Greg Warren MP, Shadow Minister for Local Government

This event is part of the annual conference program and attendance is free to all members registered to attend the conference – simply RSVP for the breakfast as part of your registration.

Councillor Training Workshops are sold out. However, additional events have now been scheduled, as follows:

  • Liverpool Education Tour, off site bus tour, Monday 14 October, 9.45am – 2.30pm

Liverpool Council representatives will lead an educational tour to the recently opened Western Sydney Airport (WSA) – Airport Experience Centre. Representatives will discuss the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Project, which seeks to deliver a rapid transit corridor between Liverpool City Centre and Western Sydney Airport. It will finish with a tour of new Casula parklands and future plans for the banks of the Georges River.

Access to the tour will be for ticket holders only. Tickets cost $55 and can be bought in advance when registering for the conference. Cost includes bus transfer, morning tea and lunch at The Paper Mill Restaurant.

  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW) workshops and information sessions on Monday 14 October:

10am–noon, workshop - road safety plan update

1pm–2.30pm, workshop - Movement and place framework

3pm–4.30pm, information session - High-Performance Vehicles

Access to training workshops is free but has limited numbers. You will need to register to attend at Transport Workshops LGNSW Annual Conference. A bus transfer shuttle will operate throughout the day, returning delegates to conference accommodation.


Full registration details can be found here.

Election Notice

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has issued an Election Notice inviting nominations for the following offices of the Association:

  •     President
  •     Vice President (from a Metropolitan/Urban council)
  •     Vice President (from a Rural/Regional council)
  •     Treasurer
  •     Directors (from a Metropolitan/Urban council) (7)
  •     Directors (from a Rural/Regional council) (7)

The Election Notice is available here: Election Notice (PDF, 120KB)

The Nomination form is available here: Nomination Form (PDF, 22KB)

Voting - Delegates

Voting delegates must be registered to attend the Conference and be registered as a nominated voting delegate. Information on voting entitlements, voting nominations and voting substitutes is available here.


In line with LGNSW rules, members were asked to submit their motions by Monday 16 September.

Information on submitting motion a late motion is available here.

Accommodation and Travel

We encourage attendees to book accommodation as early as possible. Information on travel and accommodation is available here.


Privacy Statement

When you register for the conference, LGNSW collects your personal information from you to process your registration. 

If you do not provide or we cannot otherwise collect all the information we request or need, we may not be able to register you for the conference.

LGNSW may disclose your personal information to third party conference organisers and third party service providers, who may be located overseas and may store your information overseas.

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Our privacy policy, which is available at lgnsw.org.au/privacy or by emailing or calling us on the details below, explains more about the types of personal information we usually collect and how we handle your personal information, as well as how you can request access to and correction of personal information we hold about you, how you can complain about our handling of your personal information and how we deal with complaints.

For privacy related enquiries please contact us on 02 9242 4000, at lgnsw@lgnsw.org.au or at GPO Box 7003, Sydney NSW 2001.