Evaluating strategic approaches & striving for consistency
Conference Date
24th & 25th July 2018
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney
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Delivering regulatory strategy whilst meeting community expectations
Growing populations and diverse cultures are increasing service demands and highlighting challenging regulatory issues for local governments. Inconsistency towards regulation and enforcement creates headaches internally and confusion for communities. A more strategic and consistent approach is needed to deliver effective outcomes and ultimately reduce non-compliance.

The Local Government Regulation & Compliance conference will examine strategic approaches to regulatory compliance. Strategies will be evaluated and successes measured. The forum will provide a platform to discuss how the sector as a whole can strive for consistency. High-level strategic themes will be tackled so that lessons can be applied across all compliance divisions within local government.

Key learnings: 
  • Deliver regulatory strategy whilst meeting community expectations
  • Overcome the challenges of regulating growing & diverse communities 
  • Evaluate strategic approaches & define measures of success 
  • Strive for standardised & consistent approaches to regulation 
  • Hear from international best practice examples towards local government regulation
  • Implement a strategic problem-solving approach to regulatory challenges
Who will attend? 
Local councils and relevant state agencies, with responsibility for: 
  • Regulatory Services
  • Compliance
  • Enforcement
  • Investigation

Attend to learn:

  • Build a strategic approach to regulation
  • Effectively evaluate compliance strategies 
  • Define measures of success
  • Improve consistency across local government
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Key Speakers

Chris Wheeler
Deputy Ombudsman
NSW Ombudsman
Lili Rosic
Acting General Manager of Place Strategy & Development
City of Port Phillip
Craig Simmons
Director, Community Business & Transport Regulation
ACT Government
Russell Harrison
Investigative Specialist
City of Sydney


What People Are Saying

  • “The Criterion team are adept at organising quality conferences that bring together a high calibre of speakers and attendees. Their conferences typically deliver engaging, relevant and topical presentations that impact communities of practice.”

    Paul Fowler
    Director, Enforcement Group, WorkSafe Victoria Refining Regulation to Strengthen Compliance 2018 conference attendee


  • Date: 13 Jul 2018  By: Professor Malcolm Sparrow

    We hear the phrase “risk-based regulation” quite frequently.  Yet there seems to be much greater clarity about what it means for the regulations themselves to be risk-based, and much less clarity about what it means to be a risk-based regulator at the operational level. Regulators, and others with risk-control responsibilities, face a unique set of …

  • Date: 22 May 2018  By: Josephine O'Brien

    Inconsistency surrounding the implementation and enforcement of regulation is a challenge that permeates across local government jurisdictions as well as between state and local governments. Common issues include a lack of guidance and resources from state government when implementing new regulations, as well as a lack of standardised enforcement approaches across local jurisdictions. The result …

  • Date: 2 May 2018  By: Sean Hodgson

    The challenge of regulating growing populations with increasingly diverse cultures, languages and economic constraints is a common challenge across local government. Barriers exist between sections of the community and council’s efforts to regulate effectively and consistently. To succeed within these communities, local government approaches to regulation need to be relevant and strategic. Brisbane City Council’s …

  • Date: 15 Nov 2017  By: Josephine O'Brien

    Regulators are embracing analytics as a powerful tool to find answers, gain insights and identify red flags and are busy developing new forms of data analysis. But even with sufficient access to a wealth of data about their clients, regulators are at very different stages of development in their use of advanced data analytical techniques …