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

Karin Linden
Team Leader Equity and Diversity
Darebin City Council
Ph: 8470 8492 |
Clare Murrell
Consultation and Research Officer
Yarra City Council
Ph: 9205 5154 |

Emily Physick
Community Engagement Team Leader
Strategy and Advocacy
Hobsons Bay City Council
Ph: 9932 1000 |


Upcoming Meetings

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

Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: TBC

Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: TBC

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

This meeting will focus on the review of the Local Government Act including a guest speaker from LGV.

  Consultation & Research SIG Convenor, Emily Physick, Consultation & Engagement Advisor, Hobsons Bay City 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.


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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