The Land Environment Working Group (LEWG) is a semi-annual symposium hosted by the Director General Land Development Branch, Capability Development Group and Industry Co-Chair. The LEWG aims to present the focus and direction of the Branch within the scope of Capability Development. Using a series of briefings and discussions the LEWG provides updates on major projects, emerging trends in the Land Environment while providing industry an opportunity to meet directly with Land Development officers to discuss the status of current projects. The LEWG is open to all interested representatives of small-to-medium enterprise and large corporations, both within Australia and abroad.
The next iteration of the Land Environment Working Group will be conducted at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Input on discussion and presentation topics is being sought for the meeting. If there are areas that have not been covered in previous meetings or have not been covered in detail, please send suggestions to MAJ John Engroos and MAJ Jerome Russell.
The LEWG secretariat maintains a virtual community hosted on Govdex. The Govdex site is the primary source of information for upcoming events and aims to facilitate increased communication between representatives from Land Development and industry. Please contact MAJ John Engroos to request access to the LEWG Govdex community.
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