Program

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The program featured will be regularly updated.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

6pm - 8 pm   Welcome Reception  

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street

Thursday 19 March 2020

7am - 8.30am   Breakfast  

Living Desert and Sculpture Symposium
Bus transfer departs Broken Hill Civic Centre

8am   Registration  

Broken Hill Civic Centre
Registration desk will be open from 8am.

8.45am   Welcome & Housekeeping   Cr Dave Gallagher, APM
Western Division Councils of NSW
 9.00am   Welcome to Country   Maureen O'Donnell 
 9.05am   Welcome to Broken Hill  

Mayor Darriea Turley, AM
Broken Hill City Council

 9.15am    Opening Address   The Hon. Adam Marshall, MP
Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western NSW
on behalf of NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
 9.35am       The Hon. Mark Coulton, MP
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government 
 9.55am       Mayor Darriea Turley, AM
LGNSW Board Director
on behalf of LGNSW President, Cr Linda Scott
10.25am    Morning Tea    
10.45am       Ms Jenny Aitchison, BA, Grad Dip App Psych, GAICD MP
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism, Shadow Minister for Medical Research
 11.15am      

The Hon. Melinda Pavey, MP
Minister for Water, Property and Housing

 11.45am  

 Investment Attraction - Playing to your strengths.

A general update on how State and Local
Governments are continuing to work together to
better serve local communities and strengthen
the system of local government. 

The presentation will also provide an update on specific programs, initiatives and priorities in the local government portfolio.

 

Mr Ian Smith
Director NSW Office of Regional Economic Development

 12.15pm       Western Division Councils of NSW - Motions
 12.30pm    Lunch  
 1.30pm      

The Hon. Sam Farraway, MLC
on behalf of The Hon. John Barilaro, MP
Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade

 2pm       The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women 
 2.30pm       Mr Paul Tracey
Water NSW
 3pm   Afternoon Tea    
 3.30pm       Western Division Councils of NSW - Motions
 4.00pm  

Local Government Update
A general update on how State and Local Governments
and continuing to working together to better serve
local communities and strengthen the system of
local government.  The presentation will also provide an update on specific programs, initiatives and priorities in the local government portfolio.

 

Mr Tim Hurst
Deputy Secretary, Office of Local Government, Planning and Policy

 4.30pm   Day 1 Wrap Up   Cr Dave Gallagher, APM
Western Division Councils
 6.30pm   Conference Dinner   Broken Hill Civic Centre
First Floor Function Rooms
         

Friday - 20 March 2020

8.50am   Day 2 Welcome   Cr Dave Gallagher, APM
Western Division Councils of NSW
 9am       The Hon. Michael Veitch, MLC
Shadow Minister for Industry and Trade,
Rural Roads, Rural Affairs and Western NSW
 9.30am  

Broken Hill - embracing innovation since 1883

The age of smart technology provides opportunities for regional Councils to deliver innovative community solutions and up-skill its own workforce. This presentation looks at how Broken Hill scaled big city solutions to meet the needs of its community and how Council hid its own digital transformation in plain sight.

 

Ms Anne Andrews
City Growth Coordinator
Broken Hill City Council

Mr Luke Dart
Digital Officer
Broken Hill City Council

 10am       Western Division Councils of NSW - Motions
10.30am   Morning Tea    
 11am       Mr Paul Scully, MP
Shadow Minister for Natural Resources
 11.30am       Mr Mevan Jayatilleke
One WiFi
 12pm  

 Mental Health in Regional and Rural NSW

Hear from the Shadow Minister for Mental Health followed by a brief Q & A.

  The Hon. Tara Moriarty, MLC
Shadow Minister for Crown Lands,
Shadow Minister for Mental Health
 12.30pm       Western Division Councils of NSW - Motions
1pm   Lunch    
 2.30pm       Western Division Councils of NSW - Motions and Wrap Up
3.30pm   Conference Close    
3.30pm   Optional Tour   Silverton - tour departs Broken Hill Civic Centre