Public Sector Conference

Partnered Events - 17 Mar 2011

Showcasing the success within the public sector, this conference focused on winners from the Premier’s Awards and case studies from the State of the Service Report. The Public Sector Commissioner Mr Mal Wauchope will opened the conference and Mr Peter Allen, Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, provided a keynote address.

Presentation Abstracts

Dealing with new and/or different issues addressing the public sector
Mr Peter Allen, Deputy Dean, Australian New Zealand School of Government


Independent Public Schools: Changing the delivery model of public schooling
Ms Sharyn O’Neill, Director General, Department of Education

Driving an Innovation Culture
Mr Rob Delane, Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food

Observations of innovation in the public sector over the 3 years as a peak judge of the Premier’s Awards and as compared to innovation practice in the private sector.
Dr Erica Smyth

Exploring the highly successful and innovative programs of Landgate including the development of a Shared Land Information Platform, leading the government in energy efficiency and work/life balance initiatives and exemplifying the idea of ‘thinking outside the square’. 

Working in partnership with Cognis Australia, a WA Department of Fisheries team of scientists and technicians, have developed a world-first ‘farm’ facility for the minute brine-shrimp, Artemia, a critical food source for growing juvenile fish and shrimp.
Department of Fisheries

The Department of Corrective Services illustrates the role, function and success of the Regional Youth Justice Services. Since the introduction, the Services have been highly successfully in diverting young people from the criminal justice system by empowering and involving their families.
Department of Corrective Services

The Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility owned by LandCorp and managed in partnership with the Department of Commerce, celebrated completion of a $170million infrastructure upgrade in February 2010 and the centre piece of this infrastructure upgrade is the world’s most technically advanced floating dock.

Child abuse intervention strategy Operation RESET is a shining example of breakthrough practice and action research that is delivering improved outcomes to public sector systems and service delivery, and its success has seen the subsequent development of Operation LEEDS in the Pilbara.
WA Police

After 13 years and capital investment of $4.6M, the Town of Cambridge recently completed the final stages of upgrading its irrigation systems using industry best practice. This included converting its above ground, daytime watering systems to below ground night watering types and connecting to a weather station and a central control computer with flow meters to monitor consumption.
Town of Cambridge

The GSDC led a partnership project to develop a Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, a regionally based and integrated research and education centre focusing on applied science to improve NRM in the region and elsewhere.
Great Southern Development Commission

Revitalising the Regions
Department of Agriculture

Panel Discussion: Promoting Excellence in the Public Sector
Mr Mal Wauchope, Ms Sharyn O’Neill, Dr Erica Smythe, Mr Rob Delane, Mr Peter Allen