Better Practice Program

Creating Safe Workplaces

Who should attend?

CEO’s, Directors, Senior Managers.

Why you need to attend…

LG Professionals WA acknowledge with concern the increasing number of stress and harassment claims made by senior officers within the local government sector, and the growing recognition of the imperative of a safe and healthy working environment.
The effects of an unsafe work environment can have significant effects on not only an individual's psychological health and wellbeing, but the relationships between the Council, administration and community.
Underpinning this recognition must be appropriate legislative frameworks and initiatives that are adequate to assist CEOs and senior officers in managing poor behaviour and ensuring formal accountability before harm is done.
This forum Creating Safe Workplaces is designed to explore current issues related to psychosocial health and safety and emotional resilience in the workplace; the responsibilities of a CEO in a local government context; and to provide an opportunity to hear from a range of experienced practitioners and experts on their thoughts to improve the sector's wellbeing.

Presentations and Speakers

Challenges of Creating a Safe Work Environment

Shayne Silcox CEO, City of Melville

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Rhonda Hardy CEO, City of Kalamunda

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Creating Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces - A Worksafe Perspective

Justine McGillivray Organisational Psychologist and A/Principal Scientific Officer, WorkSafe

Creating Safe Workplaces - A Legal Perspective

Neil Douglas Partner, McLeods Barristers and Solicitors

Controlling the Risks - What is Reasonable

Ben Galvin Manager - Risk and Governance, LGIS

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A Practical Approach to Risk Management

Mustafa Yildiz Executive Manager Governance and Legal, City of Wanneroo

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LG Professionals WA expresses its appreciation to the City of Wanneroo for kindly hosting this event.

When and Where


Friday 10 August 2018


8.15 am (for an 8.30 am start) to 12 noon—light lunch served


BanksiaParking is available either in the bays to the front (right) of the Administration Building or in the overflow car park 
(see map). Please do not park in allocated staff parking.

Banksia Room (Ground Floor)
City of Wanneroo
23 Dundebar Road

Visitor and street parking is available, or at shopping centre opposite.


There is no registration fee for attendance at this forum, however, the event is an exclusive LG Professionals WA member event and registrations are restricted to two LG Professionals WA members per local government or two local government officers per LG Professionals Council Corporate Member. Non-members may register (subject to availability) - $100 per registration.

Registrations are required—close Friday 3 August 2018.

Program Information as a pdf:

Flyer and Application Form.  Download the flyer and application form.