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 establishing a Rates & Valuations Special Interest Group

We want to hear from you.

We are collecting expressions of interest for establishing a new Rates & Valuations Special Interest Group. The objective of this SIG would be to network, discuss changes within rates and valuations and to provide an environment for information exchange and professional development. This SIG will be for people working in all Victorian Councils at all levels who are involved in rates and valuations. The group will aim to meet four times a year and some of the issues focused on will include:

  • Sharing ideas, knowledge and achievements
  • Networking and exchanging ideas between Councils
  • Information and discussion regarding relevant Acts within this area (i.e. Local Government Act and Valuations Land Act)
  • Share best practice policies and procedures

If you would like to see the Rates & Valuations SIG established, please let us know at sig@lgpro.com by Friday 24 August 2018.

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.”

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