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The LGAQ’s annual Elected Member Update program (EMU) will be predominately staged in regional hubs across the state next year in recognition of the increasing importance of local government collaboration.

Councils will be given the option of attending the event, which is also set to return to its traditional one-day format, in partnership with neighbouring councils.

The popular program is proposed to occur in April 2017 to coincide with the first anniversary of the 2016 local government elections.

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam said the EMU program provided a unique and valuable opportunity for local government leaders to be briefed, educated and energised.   

“The 2017 program will provide updates on critical and emerging issues impacting local government.”

“Interactivity will be our watchword this year, with interactive professional development opportunities relevant for elected members and senior staff on the agenda.”

Councils are currently being contacted by the LGAQ regarding tentative dates, locational preferences and requests for custom contact for the 2017 EMU program. 

Councils seeking more information regarding the 2017 program please contact or 1300 542 700.