Consultation & Research

About the SIG

This SIG provides people working in Local Government who are responsible for consultation and research with the opportunity to come together to discuss common problems, share ideas, learn about the latest trends and developments and network.

Who Should Attend

Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Coordinators and Officers working in Local Government who are responsible for consultation and research.

Convenor Details

Emily Physick
Senior Community Engagement Officer
Nillumbik Shire Council
Ph: 9433 3277 |

Sarah Jade Chung
Research Officer
Darebin City Council
8470 8888 | 

Natalie Thomas
Coordinator Community Engagement & Advocacy
Maribyrnong City Council
9688 0200 | 



Upcoming Meetings

Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: TBC

Consultation & Research SIG Convenor, Emily Physick, Senior Community Engagement Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council

I became a SIG Convenor hoping that harnessing the skills, knowledge and experience of some of Victoria’s best researchers and consultation experts will help with my plans for world domination! But seriously, the Consultation and Research SIG is full of amazing people and I want to expand this throughout the state so we can continue learning from each other. More and more of each meeting is dedicated to ‘around the table’ because we all get so much from hearing what others are working on, helping to solve a stumbling block and sharing resources, which I love. Last year one of our fantastic members raised the idea of more collaborative projects, particularly in research, when a number of us are all looking for similar information. I’m really looking forward to the possibilities.

Consultation & Research SIG Convenor, Sarah-Jade Chung, Research Officer, Darebin City Council

When the opportunity arose to be a Co-Convenor, I saw this as another opportunity to further my professional relationships and assist with the planning of the SIG. I have been a member of the Consultation & Research SIG for three years and I really enjoy meeting with people for other local Councils who have similar roles and discussing topics that are relevant to our area. As Co-Convenor I hope to facilitate more discussion to support the work that we do, build relationships within the group and hopefully add more knowledge by organising a range of guest speakers to attend our SIG meetings.



Should you have any queries, or would like to join the Consultation and Research (SIG):
Please contact the convenor or, call LGPro on 9268 6400 |

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