The council delegates from the Propeller Programme visited South Burnett Regional Council to learn about local government on May 15.
The council delegates from the Propeller Programme visited South Burnett Regional Council to learn about local government on May 15. Jessica McGrath

Delegates learn how to govern during South Burnett visit

DELEGATES from councils across Queensland visited the South Burnett to get a unique view of local government at work this week.

The South Burnett Regional Council welcomed the 16 delegates of the Local Government Managers Australia Propeller Program on Wednesday.

LGMA Queensland program facilitator Lisa Hamilton said the South Burnett was one of eight council visits and workshops during the program.

"At the South Burnett we learnt about investment, innovation, visitor economy and business growth,” Ms Hamilton said.

The delegates took a tour of the South Burnett Regional Council building and then moved onto their tourism and economic development workshop.

"We then heard from a panel of economic development managers from the region,” Ms Hamilton said.

"We had a great day and would like to thank the South Burnett Regional Council for their assistance.”

The following day, the group visited the Fraser Coast Regional Council to learn about its operation and change management.

The delegates come from 10 different councils, with roles in environmental health, accountancy, engineering, infrastructure, governance, compliance and project management.

Those who have aspirations in local government are chosen for the program which gives them a unique view of how different councils work.

The Propeller Program has been running for about 10 years.

It starts with a two-day introductory forum and the participants self-manage two workshops at different host councils within Queensland.

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