Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

About our SIGs

Are you looking to join a professional network to support you in your daily work, why not join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs)?

These groups provide Local Government professionals working in similar fields with a valuable opportunity to network, share best practice, improve practices and knowledge by learning what their counterparts are doing, and learn about the latest developments.

Each SIG is supported by an online community which allows people to share information and find answers to questions and problems, in many cases almost instantly. People who join our SIGs are automatically signed up to a relevant forum so they can start tapping into the knowledge of others. Accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated.

Seeking your Expressions of Interest for starting the following SIGs

Social Infrastructure Planning SIG

The proposed Social Infrastructure Planning SIG will focus on sharing best practice, improved practices and knowledge and provide a valuable opportunity to network. Social infrastructure Planning has a distinct purpose and function in Local Government while cutting across many disciplines, including:

  • Service planning and delivery (incl. early years, aged, disability, sport & rec, community, libraries etc.)
  • Social planning and research, community needs assessment
  • Strategic planning and development contributions
  • Asset management, maintenance and renewal
  • Capital works planning
  • Long term financial planning

If you would like to see the Social Infrastructure Planning SIG be formed, let us know at sig@lgpro.com

SIG Member Testimonials


     Amanda Mills
     Property Coordinator
     Glen Eira City Council
     Property Network SIG 8 years

"I've had fantastic opportunities to meet others in similar roles across Councils. I have been able to learn and hear what other Councils do the same or differently to you within the same field, which is valuable. On top of that there is the excellent learning opportunities on current topics of interest that skilled outside presenters can offer the group." 

   Diana McDonald
   Risk Management Coordinator
   Horsham Rural City Council
   Risk SIG 8 years

“As a Co Convenor it is wonderful to see the support that our group gives. The SIG provides a wealth of knowledge to all attendees. On a daily perspective when a policy, procedure, or new system/process is developed there is always someone who has already got one or purchase some type of system and you can get some really honest and appropriate information from them."

   Sally Schmileck
   Team Leader Administration and Customer Service
   Baw Baw Shire Council
   Customer Service SIG 3 years


"I believe the forums are exciting, they share great ideas as well as saving time in getting started on initiatives, as you send an email out and the valuable information received often eliminates the prep work. Networking and the forums are terrific, this is the type of learning that is exciting - because it is real and relevant! I feel like I am part of a large supportive team - we are all facing the same challenges, looking for the same successes, and excited about where we are going."

   Ruth Kneebone
   Director Corporate Services
   Rural City of Wangaratta
   Corporate Planners Network 3 years

“Sharing of resources saves hours in preparation and research. At the Corporate Planners Network, I met a corporate planner from a large metropolitan Council who later provided me with a comprehensive lisiting of performance measures. I am now using these to review and assess our current corporate reporting framework.”


    Andrew Mifsud
    Baw Baw Shire Council
    Learning & Development SIG 6 years

“Being a part of a SIG expands our networks, knowledge, resources and collaboration effort. Many heads have made better outcomes.”

Active in the SIG Network

  • 5,864 Current Total

Want to join a SIG?

While you do not need to be an LGPro Individual Member to be part of a Special Interest Group, our members make it possible for us to support our network of 30 Special Interest Groups.

To join a SIG email us at sig@lgpro.com