Held annually, the LGAQ’s Elected Member Update (EMU) program provides a unique opportunity for local government leaders to be briefed, educated and energised.
The session, held in Emerald, is one of 30 taking place across regional centres in Queensland.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said the program coincided with the first anniversary of the 2016 local government elections, making it an ideal time to assess the critical and emerging issues influencing councils.
‘This visit went beyond the usual legislative and political updates, focusing more on the relevant changes in social, environmental and economic trends,’ he said.
‘We also spoke about the importance of collaboration with other councils, quality customer service and interactive professional development opportunities.
‘Discussions today have encouraged our council to continue to constantly pursue efficiency and in the future use performance benchmarking to measure its success. We thank the LGAQ for this opportunity and look forward to what the next 12 months will bring.’