Supported and funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

IPR Webinar - What LG Reform means for IPR Practitioners

This IPR Network webinar is designed for both IPR Practitioners and Elected Members with the focus on answering questions from participants. Questions can be submitted on registration and/or during the webinar.

This webinar will focus on the proposed changes announced by Minister Carey, for the purpose of developing collective feedback and suggestions for the IPR Network committee to present to DLGSC in its final submission. All submissions on LG Reform are due before 4 February 2022. Potential aspects that impact IPR include:

  • Community Engagement Charter (4.1)
  • Ratepayer Satisfaction Surveys (4.2)
  • A Council Plan to be reviewed every 8 years, Asset Management Plan to be reviewed every 10 years, and Long Term Financial Plan to be reviewed every 4 years (6.2)
  • Service Plans and Project Plans (6.2)
  • Templates for all of the above.

Our Webinars are designed so that attendees set the agenda by submitting questions or suggestions which will form the basis for all discussion. We recognise the important role that Elected Members play in setting strategic direction for their communities and encourage their participation and questions.

We ask that CEOs and/or IPR Practitioners forward this invitation onto their elected members and look forward to their involvement.

New to IPR or experienced in the practice, we welcome your questions and experience sharing to enable a greater IPR collaboration across WA.

Rules of Engagement
Input is valued as long as it is respectful.
Humour is encouraged as long as it is good natured

For elected members, this session is complementary to WALGA's Integrated Strategic Planning training programs. 

Webinar Panel
Facilitator Profile: Stephen Grimmer

Stephen has over 30 years of experience in business and strategic planning with the last 10 years in Local Government. Stephen is passionate about rural people and rural communities and has a strong commitment to the Local Governments that support them.

IPR Network Chair: Jan Byers, Shire of Mundaring
Jan is an experienced strategic human resource and organisational development professional, with ten years' experience in the local government sector working within the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPRF) and organisational development. Totally committed to continuously improving processes with the tenacity to drive things through until success.

IPR Network Secretary: Stacey Hutt, Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Stacey has ten years' experience in facilitating strategic community engagement and organisational development projects within local government. This has included change management roles at Auckland Council, City of Bayswater and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. She is particularly passionate about meaningful engagement and collaboration between community and government.

IPR Network Committee Member: Jessica Spark, Moore Australia
Jess is a dedicated local government strategic planner, starting as a trainee local government officer in 2000 and spending ten years across many areas including finance, administration and community services, and for the last six years, specialising in supporting local governments meet their IPR responsibilities, in particular with community engagement and developing and reviewing Strategic Community Plans and Corporate Business Plans.


Monday 13 December 2021


11.00am - 12:00pm


Online webinar



When registering to attend the webinar please include a question you would like answered.