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MAV Technology, formerly the Local Government Information Communications Technology (LGICT) Group, is an independently-funded group of local government information technology (IT) practitioners who work together to improve outcomes for Victorian councils.

As the voice of IT for local government, MAV Technology works with state and federal government representatives to maximise opportunities for successful ICT project funding and delivery across all council business areas.

We work closely with MAV Procurement to coordinate sector-wide contracts for the supply of system software, hardware, policy development and telecommunications solutions.

LGICT events

The annual MAV Technology Annual Conference is held every August. It is a two-day event that attracts hundreds of local government senior executives, IT coordinators and vendors. Attendees share their ICT challenges, knowledge, products and experience.

MAV Technology also hosts forums and workshops in regional and metropolitan locations throughout the year.

MAV Technology Forum 2014

MAV Technology is heading to the Yarra Ranges for our technology forum, to discuss public wi-fi, open data, major ICT projects and their role in improving service delivery for Victorian councils.

The free forum will be held on 4-5 December at the Healesville Country Club.

Delegates will hear the good, the bad and the ugly from councils and consultants that are now rolling out public wifi, publishing open data, delivering major ICT projects, and establishing best practice policies. These are rapidly evolving areas that demand ongoing attention and support from council IT departments.

The forum is open to anyone from MAV Technology member councils.

Register by Thursday 27 November.

About the group

The group is made up of IT managers and chief information officers representing 75 Victorian councils. These are the people directly responsible for implementing practical technology solutions within Victoria’s local government sector.

The current Chair is Trish Spiteri from Nillumbik Shire Council, and the current Deputy Chair is Michael Smyth from City of Greater Bendigo.

They were elected in October 2014 following nominations by members of the MAV Technology Executive Committee.

By sharing information, expertise and experiences, MAV Technology members are able to provide better, more cost-effective and innovative IT services for their council colleagues and their local communities.

A private Yammer network facilitates the sharing of information and ideas about effective ICT delivery in local government. Request an invitation to join the MAV Technology Yammer network.

More information

For more information, see the MAV Technology website or contact Lisa Bennetto.


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​Lisa Bennetto, LGICT executive officer