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LGEAlogoVrtcmykThe Local Government Engineers Association (LGEA) is a registered industrial organisation representing Professional engineers, engineering staff and related technical professionals working in local government in NSW.

LGEA is also a division of Professionals Australia which is a nationally registered industrial organisation of more than 25,000 professionals working in a range of industries throughout Australia. Since 1919 we have been committed to being there when our members need us, whether it’s for an employment issue or for more general career support and advice.

 

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Nominations Invited For Election Of LGEA Committee Of Management

Nominations will shortly be called for the biennial election of the LGEA Committee of Management for the 2018 – 2020 term of office. The election will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission.

An election notice will be posted to the home address of all Qualified and Provisional members of the LGEA in the coming days by the Commission. This notice will advise you of the details for the election, including how you can nominate for a position on the Committee which is the governing body of the LGEA.

Nominations will be called for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, seven Committee Members and a Women’s Committee Member. Nominees must be financial members and their nomination must be supported by two financial members who are eligible to vote in the election. Nominations will open on Thursday 19 October and must be received by the Returning Officer by 12.00 noon on Monday 6 November 2017.

Nominees are encouraged to submit a candidate profile for inclusion with voting material. If a ballot is necessary, voting material will be posted on 20 November 2017 with the ballot closing at 12 noon Friday 8 December.

The Committee is the peak decision-making body of the LGEA and is responsible for setting the strategic goals as well as monitoring the performance of the Association. It usually meets quarterly and any eligible member who is interested in getting involved in the running of the Association and helping to set the direction and policies of the organisation is encouraged to nominate for a position at the upcoming election.

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LGEA Membership Special Offer is Now Open

Join the LGEA between 2 October and 1 December 2017 and receive 50% off your membership fees for 12 months!

There is no better time to ask a fellow colleague of yours to get on board and enjoy all the benefits of membership. This is a limited-time offer- so don’t miss out!

Any questions or assistance- feel free to contact LGEA staff on (02)9263 6555 or lgea@professionalsaustralia.org.au

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Support the motion

On 2 August 2017 our ‘Invest in Infrastructure, Invest in Communities’ campaign took a major step forward with the NSW Legislative Assembly receiving a Notice of Motion calling for the formal recognition of engineers.  The notice of motion was put forward by John Sidoti, Member for Drummoyne and moves that the house:

  • Recognises the importance of qualified engineers and calls on the Government to introduce a requirement for all local government authorities to have a suitable qualified engineer
  • Calls on the Government to recognise engineers as a profession, through a State and National Registration scheme
  • Supports cadetships for civil engineering across all Government Projects, in order to ensure the long-term workforce capabilities

This brings together years of hard work, lobbying and campaigning by the LGEA.  It incorporates our 3 key claims for industry reform:

  • The requirement for each Council to have a Chief engineer
  • The introduction of a registration scheme
  • Support for cadetships throughout the industry

Whilst this is a positive development, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that the motion is debated and given the attention it deserves in Parliament.

It is up to all of us to ensure that this motion moves from something that needs to be considered to something that needs to happen.

There will be a number of activities that the LGEA will be conducting over the coming months to build the necessary support for the motion.  As a first step, it is important that we thank John Sidoti for taking this action and let him know that LGEA members and their colleagues support the motion.  The best way to do that is to click on the link below, sign the note of support that will go directly to John.  You can then forward the link on to your colleagues and ask them to do the same.

Click this link to support the motion.