Log in


Propeller Programme

Propeller 2023

To register your interest for the 2023 Propeller intake, please contact Lisa Hamilton - or call us on

07 3174 5006. Online nominations can be registered from

24 October 2022 until 27 February 2023.  Placements will be confirmed on 28 February.

2023 Information

Nomination Form - complete and scan to:

 The proposed dates for 2023 include:

28-29 March Introductory Forum in Brisbane

31 May, 1 June - Two council workshops 

11-12 July - Two council workshops

13-14 Sept - Two council workshops

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 will now be heading 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 2020

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2020/2021

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2019 

Group Project and Memoir

Propeller Programme 2018 



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software