General Managers Network Forum: Delivering Public Good

  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • City of Charles Sturt - 72 Woodville Road, Woodville


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Join us for our upcoming General Managers Network Forum: Delivering Public Good. 

Welcome to the first General Managers Network Forum of 2020. This year, within the context of significant change in the sector, combined with diminishing community trust and respect in government, our theme will be focussed on how we as General Managers and Directors can help build a collaborative approach to demonstrating the public good that our sector provides to our communities. This needs to reflect on our passion for providing services to our communities with integrity and transparency.

Based on this theme, our first session is to focus on the newly released SA Productivity Commissioner's report into local government costs and efficiency.

One of the fundamental recommendations from the Commissioner's report is the creation of an online, sector-wide performance measurement and reporting system for councils, with an emphasis on creating a culture of continuous improvement and increased transparency.

The Commissioner noted some of the excellent work occurring in our sector, particularly the benchmarking collaboration between the Marion, Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt councils.  Accordingly, our guest speakers at this forum are Paul Sutton, CEO of the City of Charles Sturt who will present on the benchmarking process and what it means for the sector; and the Presiding Commissioner, Dr Matthew Butlin, who will provide an overview of his report and answer questions.


10:30am  Arrivals, tea and coffee
11:00 am


Bruce Williams, General Manager, City Services, City of Charles Sturt

Benchmarking and what it means for the sector

Paul Sutton, CEO, City of Charles Sturt and President, LG Professionals SA


Overview of Inquiry into Local Government Costs and Efficiency Report

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner

12:30pm Hot Topics
1:00 pm Event Close and Optional lunch at your own expense at NNQ

Join us!

This event is open to Local Government professionals reporting directly to the CEO and holding General Manager or Director (or equivalent) roles.

When / Friday 13 March 2020

Where / The City of Charles Sturt Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville

Investment / 

LG Professionals SA Members $90.91 + GST = $100.00
Non-Members $136.36 + GST = $150.00

Register online/  

Registrations close / Friday 6 March 2020

For further information, please contact Kate Staples, Manager Professional Development and Networks on 8291 7996.

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