City of Stirling to spend $4000 for mayor, chief to attend conference

New City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin.
New City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin.

THE City of Stirling will spend more than $4000 for the mayor and chief executive to attend a conference and awards ceremony.

Councillors voted at the March 6 meeting to send chief executive Stuart Jardine to the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra from June 17 to 20.

They also approved funds for Mr Jardine and mayor Mark Irwin to attend the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) in Sydney on June 20.

A City report said the conference attracted 850 representatives from councils around Australia and was the “premier event in the local government calendar”.

“It provides an opportunity for local government to debate issues of national significance, but also an opportunity to hear from political leaders, experts in their fields and prominent members of the local government sector,” it said.

The City has submitted nominations for general and special category awards at the ARA.

Airfare, registration and accommodation costs for Mr Jardine are $3874 and Cr Irwin’s accommodation and registration costs are $550.

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