Community Services and Facilities Forum

This event provides an opportunity for community services & facilities managers and professionals to discuss best practice and connect on topical matters such as community based funding, enabling communities, multi-sports facilities and hubs, international best practice and growing services.

  • 18 May
  • The Hub - Toitu Poneke, Kilbirnie Park, 3 Kilbirnie Crescent, Wellington
  • 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
  • $480.00 excl. GST. for members
  • $580.00 excl. GST. for non-members
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Overview

With the themes of `the Modern Service Delivery’, Enabling Communities’ and ‘Managing Growth and Service Needs’, this one day event is designed to provide outstanding professional development and networking opportunities for community services and facilities professionals working in the sector. The programme is an inspiring mix of talks from experts and engaging panel discussions that will provide participants with both practical information and thought provoking ideas.

Who should attend:

All local government community services and community facilities executives, managers, advisors and officers. This embraces parks and reserves, indoor and outdoor recreation, aquatic facilities, libraries, galleries and museums, community development and community safety.

The Programme

Friday 18 May 2018

9.00am Registration

9.30am Introduction

Doug Tate, Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships, Central Hawkes Bay District Council

9.40am Community Based Funding Approach used for Toitu Poneke (The Hub)

Glenn McGovern, Sports & Club Partnership Leader, Community Partnership, Wellington City Council

How the money was raised for the facility that we are having this Forum in. What are the lessons learnt from the Wellington City Council experience that can be applied to other local authorities?

10.25am Cellphone Clearance Break (Morning Tea)

10.45am Enabling Communities

Deryck Shaw, Director, APR Consultants

Deryck will present on his experience of leading joint community based projects. This will include examples of where there has been good alignment of community organisations and local and central government plans and processes which has led to successful outcomes and where there have been poor outcomes and some of the common characteristics of each.

11.30am Panel Discussion: Multi-sports Facilities and Hubs – Have we Learnt Anything?

The Panel will discuss sport facilities including collaborative sports facilities models and better practice.

Moderator - Glenn McGovern, Sports & Club Partnership Leader, Community Partnership, Wellington City Council

Julian Todd, Spaces and Places Consultant, Sport New Zealand

Craig Jones, Managing Director, Visitor Solutions

Steve Fabish, Group Manager, Community Services and Development, Hauraki District Council

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm What’s Coming Up at SOLGM

Chris Wilson, Senior Advisor, Sector Improvement, SOLGM

The annual update on all of SOLGM’s good works.

1.45pm Panel Discussion: Public Libraries: “Leading the Way or Lagging Behind?”

This session brings a unique range of speakers together to ask the question, are New Zealand libraries Leading the Way or Lagging Behind international best practice?

The Panel session will explore and challenge the thinking and approach to community hubs being the answer to creating ‘modern’ New Zealand libraries.

Moderator - Doug Tate, Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships, Central Hawkes Bay District Council

Barbara Whitton, Customer Relationships Manager, Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Philip van Zijl, Library Manager, Waitaki District Council

Nicki Moen, Library and Community Planning Consultant, Nicki Moen and Associates

2.45pm Afternoon Tea

3.00pm Facility Tour

Jamie Collier, General Manager, The Hub

An opportunity for a guided tour of The Hub. See best practice in action. Have a look at The Hub in advance of your visit at their website: https://www.toituponeke.com/

3.45pm Summing up the day
Doug Tate, Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships, Central Hawkes Bay District Council

4.00pm Finish

Presenters

  • Chris Wilson

    Senior Advisor, Sector Improvement

    Chris joined SOLGM in April 2017 as a Senior Advisor, Sector Improvement. Chris joined SOLGM after thirteen years in the core public sector. He is looking forward to taking his public sector experience and applying this to local government.

    Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, a Diploma for Graduates in Philosophy and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Bioethics with Credit from the University of Otago.

    Outside of work Chris enjoys attending films, going to gigs and walking.

  • Julian Todd

    Spaces and Places Consultant, Sport New Zealand

    Julian has been a senior manager in the sport and recreation sector for over 25 years, with experience in facility management, planning and development. With experience in both the UK, and New Zealand, he has worked for not-for profits, commercial operators, and local government the most recent of which was for Wellington City Council.

    His current role within the Community Sport team at Sport New Zealand has a national focus, providing advice and support across a range of planning and development initiatives for community sport and recreation facilities.

  • Nicki Moen

    Library and Community Planning Consultant, Nicki Moen and Associates

    Nicki has been principal of Nicki Moen & Associates since 2007 and has worked in the local government sector for many years. Much of her work relates to strategic and operational planning in libraries; and the development of community facilities. In order to be exposed to best practice in libraries, she attends overseas learning events and, in the last five years, has attended conferences and undertaken study tours in France, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Australia and Canada.

  • Doug Tate

    Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships, Central Hawkes Bay District Council

    Doug is passionate about delivering great services to Communities that give lasting benefit and value.

    With a background in Community Facilities and Services at Horowhenua and Manawatu District Councils, including serving in national development forums and on sector executives, Doug understands the valuable role of people and community in delivering effective community facilities and services.

    Currently Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships at Central Hawkes Bay District Council, Doug is now sharing his learnings and experiences across the range of customer and community services.

  • Glenn McGovern

    Sports & Club Partnership Leader, Community Partnership, Wellington City Council

    Glenn has worked in the parks, sport and recreation sector for 30 years. In this time he has held a number of roles in recreation facility management, planning, project management, asset management, partnering and relationship management. This including leading the planning for the ASB Sports Centre and a range of other projects. In his current role Glenn has been coordinating a number of community sports hub projects and will share experiences from this work. In his spare time Glenn loves to tramp, ocean swim, play tennis, read books, watch films and travel.

  • Steve Fabish

    Community Services and Development, Hauraki District Council

    Steve Fabish is Hauraki District Council’s Group Manager Community Services and Development. He has held this position since 2011 and is responsible for leading a team delivering all of Council’s Community Services, Community Development, Property, Democracy Services and Economic Development. Prior to 2011 Steve spend 5 years at Matamata Piako District Council as their Community Facilities Manager. His work over the last 10 years has given him the opportunity to work closely with Sport Waikato at both a local and regional level. With Matthew Cooper being unavailable to present “Session Three – Evidence-based Regional Strategies”, Steve has agree to present this on his behalf.