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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 2016 LGEA Council Employer of Choice Award!

Congratulations to City of Ryde – the winner of this year’s LGEA Employer of Choice Award. Ryde beat a very competitive field of shortlisted nominees to be named the best council overall in our second year of running the Award.

For some time now City of Ryde has been the standard bearer for the professional development of LGEA members in local government. The Council has a generous, well-established professional development system, with employees encouraged and financially supported to attend conferences and workshops and to undertake training courses in their field. Support is also provided to members to attain and maintain professional registration including RPEng.

The City of Ryde employs a significant number of engineers and technical professionals (more than 40) and has an eye firmly on the development of future talent by offering an ongoing cadet programme which allows for four university students to undertake a paid 6 month work experience placement each year. Furthermore, Council provides opportunity to student engineers from a number of universities to allow them to complete their compulsory work experience unit prior to graduation and often offers them a continuing placement following the completion of their studies.

In congratulating the City of Ryde on their win, we also extend our congratulations to Lake Macquarie City Council; Port Stephens Council; Riverina Water and Mid Coast Council for being shortlisted by our panel of judges, and commended for the support that they provide to engineers and engineering in local government.

Photo: City of Ryde’s George Dedes, Director City Works & Infrastructure; Charles Mahfoud, LGEA Delegate and Manager Stormwater & Catchments; Roy Newsome, Acting General Manager and Geeta Zador, Senior Civil Engineer with their 2016 LGEA Employer of Choice Award.