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Propeller Programme

One of LGMA’s signature training programmes, Propeller provides delegates with the opportunity to team up with LG officers from other councils to share knowledge/information and learn about LG experiences from other Queensland councils. 

Propeller is a commitment of nine workshops (3 in Brisbane and 6 at councils + travel and team time for workshop and project commitments). It is the ideal programme to learn more about LG, build networks and collaborate with other council officers working in Queensland.

This programme is suitable for council officers of any age, experience, role, level and interests.  It is a unique experiential learning opportunity for personal and professional development.

Propeller 2024

Nominations for the 2024 Propeller Programme will open on 11 September 2023 and close on 23 February 2024 via the LGMA online registration process.  Participants will be confirmed on 23 February 2024.  A minimum of 14-16 delegates are required.

The programme brochure is available here.  The programme fee is $3,800 per person (includes GST, excludes travel and accommodation).  

Propeller Programme Information

1. Complete the Nomination Forms and email a copy to and 2. Register online.

Please call LGMA on 3174 5006 for further information or assistance.

Propeller 2023

Propeller is ready to take flight for 2023! 

 The dates for 2023 include:

28-29 March Introductory Forum in Brisbane

31 May - Livingstone Shire Council

 1 June - Rockhampton Regional Council

11 July - City of Gold Coast

12 July - Moreton Bay Regional Council

13 Sept - Western Downs Regional Council

14 Sept - Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

4 Oct - Final Forum in Brisbane 

Key elements of the programme include:

  • Exposing participants to a broad range of local government experiences and insights at a shire, city, regional and aboriginal council perspective
  • In small teams, participants self-manage 1-2 workshops, necessitating the use of good communication skills, a high level of negotiation and influencing skills, project management and interpersonal skills
  • Exploring and evaluating local government case studies and other learning materials that can be readily applied to daily leadership and management practices in a work environment
  • Participation in the group project and combined team memoir (To see what previous Propeller groups experienced, please scroll down to view their memoirs / projects)

Propeller 2022

The 2022 Propeller Programme has taken off and landed!

After gathering in Brisbane in April for the Introductory Forum, the group headed out to visit six Qld councils. 

Thank you to the delegates' councils and to the councils hosting the workshops.  

Back Row: Pieter Kruger - GRC; Melissa Corfield - BSC; Sarah Hunter - Gladstone; Sharon Jansen - Isaac; Keanu Johnston - Cairns; Mark Sulovski - WDRC; Norman Caldwell - Isaac;

Mark Callaghan - WRC

Front Row: Julie Lyons - LVRC; Fiona Wade - RCC; Tanya O'Brien - LVRC; Karen Lyon - FCRC; Ishor Gurung - Mackay; Rosie Schmidt - SBRC.

2022 Programme

Introductory Forum: April 27-28 (Brisbane)

Workshops and Host Councils:

2 June - Mackay Regional Council

3 June - Whitsunday Regional Council

26 July - Cairns Regional Council

27 July - Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

14 Sept - Ipswich City Council

15 Sept - Redland City Council

Final Forum: 5 Oct (Brisbane)

Propeller Programme 2022

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2020/2021

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2019 

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2018 



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