Sponsoring the LGSRG
The LGSRG delivers two main initiatives, the Good Practice Framework Assessment and the Spatial Capability Workshops, during each financial year as well as a number of other on-going and ad-hoc outputs.
Sponsorship of the LGSRG brings a number of benefits to councils and allows the LGSRG to continue to deliver it's two main initiatives.
Good Practice Framework Assessment council specific report
Spatial Capability Workshop participation
MAV project representation
DELWP project representation
Good Practice Framework Assessment
The purpose of the Good Practice Framework (GPF) is to assist Councils in assessing their awareness and level of adoption of sector-wide accepted ‘good practices’. The GPF is based on the Spatial Capability Framework (see below).
The GPF Assessment takes the form of an annual sector-wide survey. The majority of survey questions are retained each year to enable comparisons to be made over time.
The GPF currently focuses on five areas of proficiency relating to Council practices (see below). The type of spatial technology used by Council is not relevant.
All participating councils recieve a state-wide report detailing the current position of the sector with comparisons to previous years results.
Councils who sponsor the LGSRG also recieve a report that details their council's result with comparisons to the whole of the state as well as their own previous years results.
Spatial Capability Workshops
The Spatial Capability Workshops provide an opportunity for local government spatial professionals to give feedback to the sector and to learn about new and emerging trends in our industry.
The workshops are held in a number locations such as Ararat and Benalla, Nunawading and Melbourne CBD. The workshops are independently facilitated and previous workshops have covered topics such as:
Cloud and shared services
User success stories
Community engagement tools
Future trends and common challenges
All local government spatial professionals are welcome to attend the workshops. The value of the workshops in increased with every council that is represented, therefore, sponsorship of the LGSRG is not a requirement for attendance.