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LGEAlogoVrtcmykThe Local Government Engineers’ Association (LGEA) is a specialist group within Professionals Australia that advocates the vital role engineers have in keeping local communities safe. We believe our members deserve greater recognition, respect and reward – and we work to advance this goal everyday.

We do this through a range of advocacy that includes negotiating industrial awards and enterprise agreements, lobbying governments and advising members on individual contracts.

Whether you are seeking information on classification levels, or on salaries or contracts of employment, representation over dismissal or redundancy, or help with any other employment issue, we can help.


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NSW Government Amalgamations 2016 – Proclamations

Premier Mike Baird has announced the formation of new councils across Sydney and NSW.

As a part of this process, there have been several proclamations that have been released to the public that detail the specifics as to the makeup of these new councils.

Read the full article here.

Winner of our 2015 LGEA Council Employer of Choice Award!

2015-lgea-choice-awardHolroyd City Council wins the inaugural LGEA Council Employer of Choice Award!

Congratulations to Holroyd City Council, winner of the LGEA’s 2015 Council Employer of Choice award. Holroyd beat a very competitive field of shortlisted nominees to be named the best council overall when assessed against the selection criteria – terms and conditions of employment, career structure and commitment to professional development.

The Award is a new initiative of the LGEA. It’s designed to highlight good employment practices within NSW local government, particularly those that attract and retain engineers and other technical professionals to the industry.

There to collect the Award on behalf of Holroyd were the Mayor, Councillor Greg Cummings, General Manager Merv Ismay and Council’s Acting Director of Engineering Zulfi Khan.

Council was nominated for the Award by LGEA delegate Dennis Urena, who described Council as being extremely supportive of engineers (and employees generally) and for working hard to provide a ‘friendly and comfortable environment to work in.’

Congratulations also go to Lake Macquarie City Council, City of Ryde Council and Dubbo City Council for being highly commended by the judges for the support they provide to engineers and engineering in local government.

Photo: LGEA President Bede Spannagle presents Holroyd Mayor Councillor Greg Cummings, General Manager Merv Ismay, Acting Director of Engineering Zulfi Khan and LGEA delegates Dennis Urena and Peter Miniter with the LGEA’s Council Employer of Choice Award