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Local Government Amendment Bill 2023 introduced

Feb 23, 2023
Local Government Minister, the Hon John Carey MLA has presented the Local Government Amendment Bill 2023 to the WA Parliament.


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Inter-library loans

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From 1 July 2023 there will be changes to the delivery of the inter-library loans service in Western Australia.
A group of players and their coach in a team huddle.

Have your say: sport participation survey now open

All Australians are invited to have their say on the development of the nation’s first codesigned National Sport Participation Strategy through an online survey.
Staff member using office equipment

Local government financial reporting: non-accredited valuation contractors

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Local governments have obligations to provide valuations for financial reporting purposes.
Inclusive participation grant program with a montage of people involved in sport

Sport and recreation grants uplift inclusion and accessibility

A grants program designed to break down the barriers to participation in sport and recreation has received a $2.7 million funding boost over 3 years.
Gaming Community Trust Grants up to $50,000

Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects

Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in about $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings.
A wooden sculpture by Thomas dambo

Thomas Dambo’s new Giant unveiled in Mandurah

Visitors now have even more to discover in the Peel/Binjareb region, with the popular Giants of Mandurah outdoor sculpture trail welcoming a new addition.
A group of people either wearing exercise clothes or suits with Matilda scarves.

Matildas coming to Perth for 3 Olympic Qualifier matches

A festival of football will be held in Perth as part of the Asian qualifying rounds for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the Matildas set to play 3 games at Perth Rectangular Stadium.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Western Australian schools to celebrate FIFA Women’s World Cup

Western Australian school students will celebrate the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand this July and August with a series of activities and events coordinated by the Department of Education.
7 Aboriginal students holding a long sculpture in regional WA

Funding boosts creativity in schools

Students throughout Western Australia will benefit from enriched learning through the arts following the allocation of $485,126 in Creativity for Schools funding for residency and collaboration projects.
5 people standing in front of the Bruce Prance Dryland Diving Centre.

Divers somersault from new heights at state-of-the-art facility

The new Bruce Prance Dryland Diving Centre at HBF Stadium was officially opened on Monday, ahead of the 2023 Diving Australia Open Championships, which commence at the venue this week.
Reform Webinar 3: Changes to Wards with an aerial photo of a suburb in Western Australia.

Reform Webinar 3

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Changes to wards
Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning Grant Program. A facilitator talking to an audience with someone writing on post-it notes on a white board.

Funding enriches regional art and culture

Local governments across the state are receiving support to undertake cultural planning, thanks to the latest round of culture and arts funding from the State Government.
Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Flying of Flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

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National Sorry Day, 26 May 2023 and National Reconciliation Week, 27 May to 3 June 2023
A map of WA with the Gascoyne, Pilbara, Kimberley and Goldfields regions highlighted. Text reads, 'Banned drinkers register. You must show approved photo ID to buy takeaway alcohol in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction'.

Banned Drinkers Register rolls out in Carnarvon

The Banned Drinkers Register is now up and running in Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction with buyers of takeaway alcohol required to show photo identification.
At the Sicilian Assocation of WA in Balcatta with Tony Buti MLA, Meredith Hammat MLA, David Michel, Member for Balcatta and Ayor Makur Chout Member for North Metropolitan Region

CaLD community associations to benefit from $6 million boost

The State Government has committed $6 million over 2 years to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community associations to upgrade, maintain and diversify community infrastructure.
Port Hedland Community Centre cutting of the ribbon for the opening

Revitalised Port Hedland sport and community hub opens

The State Government has delivered on a $10 million election commitment with the opening of the redeveloped Port Hedland Community Centre today.
ACC Steer Co

Aboriginal Cultural Centre Steering Committee communique 7

It’s been a busy start to 2023 for the Steering Committee, highlighted by the milestone achievements of finalising the business case for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the closing of our expression of interest process to expand the project’s Steering Committee to include regional representation.
A cheerful female doctor sits at a desk in her office and takes notes while meeting with an unidentifiable patient.

Reducing red tape to help regions attract and retain GPs and dentists

Changes to Western Australian laws regulating the recruitment of general practitioners (GPs) and dentists by local governments will reduce red tape, easing the burden on many regional local governments trying to ensure their communities have the medical services they need.
A group of Warlayirti Artists walking on Country

Connecting to Country strengthens culture and communities

20 projects throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West, Goldfields-Esperance and metropolitan regions will share in $469,384 through the Connecting to Country program.
Accounting and financial analysis on the desk

Model Financial Statements for 2022-23 — guidelines and templates

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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released the Model Financial Statements (MFS) guidance material/templates that includes tiered and reduced financial reporting for local governments aligned with the State Government’s reform agenda.
WA Premier's Book Awards 2023 shortlist announced

2023 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

What do a monster, a witch, an assassin, and an owl have in common? They are all nominated for the 2023 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
Outside the entrance of HBF Arena Joondalup

Work commences on new amenities at HBF Arena

The expansion of HBF Arena facilities continues, with construction underway to deliver new bathroom facilities that will service members of the community who regularly use the netball courts and hockey pitch to the north of the site.

Local government reform bill passes through Parliament

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The Local Government Amendment Bill 2023 has passed through Parliament delivering tranche one of the most significant changes to the local government sector across Western Australia in more than 25 years.
2.	An old run-down shed with a superimposed ‘we’re leasing/leased’ sign. The words, “Is this fair?” is superimposed over the image.

Changing the rules regulating owners and occupiers rolls

Who can vote or be a candidate.
A 'chatterbox' sculpture outside of the WA Museum, Perth. The words, 'The story that could not be told'.

Restored 'Unfolding Lives' memorial takes pride of place

Western Australia’s first memorial to honour children harmed in institutional care has been restored and returned to a place of prominence at the Perth Cultural Centre.
Coldplay performs live at The Apollo Theater for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series in Harlem, NY on September 23, 2021 in New York City

Major tourism coup delivers exclusive Coldplay show in Perth

One of the world's most iconic bands is coming to Perth on November 18 for an Australian-exclusive concert in a major tourism coup for Western Australia.
A man and a girl in a sensory exhibition

Almost one million reasons to love the arts

From an Italian-Yamaji opera to intergenerational arts collaborations, a dozen regional projects will be increasing social inclusion and access to arts and culture.
Becoming an elected Council member. A group of people sitting in a meeting room.

Becoming an Elected Council Member Forum

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A free forum for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds considering standing for local council.
Combat Sports Commission logo

Round 2 — Have your say

Regulatory Proposal Consultation Paper: Combat Sports Legislation
2 performers performing on stage. One is playing a guitar.

Augmented reality 3D artworks part of new Arts 15k-plus funding

The State Government has provided funding for 10 Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program for activities commencing after 1 May 2023.
Artists impression of the Ellenbrook Youth Centre

Youth centre to create new opportunities for local young people

The health, wellbeing and development of young people is at the heart of a brand new $6.46 million youth centre opening in Ellenbrook.
Australian flag

Flying of flags: Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort

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Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023
REVEALED WA Aboriginal Art Market

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market welcomes buyers back

Indigenous artists from across the State will showcase their talents as Western Australia's biggest Aboriginal art market takes over the Fremantle Arts Centre grounds this Saturday.
Aerial view of Optus Stadium

Pat Farmer’s lap of mainland Australia begins above Optus Stadium

Ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer began his lap of mainland Australia at Optus Stadium this morning.
A group of people standing together on a netball court with the Minister.

Major boost to funding for community sport and recreation facilities

Community sport and recreation facilities throughout Western Australia will benefit from increased funding for upgrades, with an additional $7.5 million per year over the next 2 years funded in the 2023-24 State Budget.
Circus performers throwing a performer in the air

State Government’s record investment in Western Australian arts organisations

37 Western Australian organisations will receive a total of $56 million in a record-breaking round of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).
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