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Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

Nov 9, 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.

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Round 3 of Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program now open. Image of a carousel on a slow shutter speed creating light trails.

Round 3 of the CBD Revitalisation Grant Program opens

1 Feb 2023
Don’t miss your chance to apply for the final round of the CBD Revitalisation Grant Program offering up to $100,000 in funding for eligible events.
A banner for Revive in front of historic staircase. Image Australian Government Office for the Arts.

Western Australia at National Cultural Policy launch

31 Jan 2023
Western Australia’s Minister for Culture and the Arts is welcoming a new era for arts, entertainment and culture following his attendance at the National Cultural Policy launch on the land of the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation.
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Financial hardship provisions under the Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2022 to end

30 Jan 2023

LG Alert

A Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2022 (the Order) was made by the Minister for Local Government and published in the Government Gazette on 24 June 2022.
Trails Planning Grants Program open. Image of rider using a modified hand mountain bike on a trail.

We’re planning for a future of sustainable, world-class trails in WA

30 Jan 2023
Following the release of the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint in October 2022, the State Government is now offering grants of between $5000 and $25,000 for local trail development projects.

Celebrating 50 years of our iconic Perth Concert Hall

27 Jan 2023
Perth Concert Hall celebrations to mark 50 years of performances at heritage-listed venue. World-renowned acoustics and brutalist architecture key features of 1,891 seat building. Golden ticket giveaway, exhibit and guided tours for venue-goers part of 50th birthday.
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Grant acquittal and other audit certification

25 Jan 2023

LG Alert

The Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Audit) Regulations 1996 provide for the Auditor General to conduct annual financial statement and performance audits of local governments.
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AASB Consultation

24 Jan 2023

LG Alert

Patricia Au, Senior Manager of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is inviting local government stakeholders to a virtual roundtable discussion.
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Tender opens for centralised cats and dogs registration system

24 Jan 2023
The State Government has today opened a Request for Tender for Western Australia's first centralised registration system for cats and dogs.
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Outdoor active recreation grants provide $395,798 funding boost

24 Jan 2023
Outdoor recreation activities throughout the State have received a boost with 20 projects set to share a total of $395,798 in funding from the Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program.
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DLGSC on the road: centralised registration system for cats and dogs

24 Jan 2023
Corinna Musgrave has to be one of the most travelled DLGSC staff members.
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Local government election transitions

24 Jan 2023
Nearly half of WA’s local governments will be impacted by proposed local government ward and representation electoral reforms, which are due to be introduced in Parliament early this year.
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Women’s sports teams score grants to go for national glory

23 Jan 2023
Eight Western Australian women's sports National League teams have scored grants totalling $320,000 in funding awarded by the Sport and Recreation Minister.
FRINGE WORLD Festival. Photo by Jason Matz.

FRINGE WORLD 2023 launches with feel good vibes

20 Jan 2023
FRINGE WORLD Festival is back, providing a stage for arts and culture to thrive in Perth, with funding assistance from the State Government.

Audit report identifies cyber security issues

18 Jan 2023

LG Alert

Local governments to review and improve on system issues to protect against cyber threats in accordance with the Office of the Auditor General report – Information Systems Audit Report 2022 – Local Government Entities.

Compliance Audit Return 2022

16 Jan 2023

LG Alert

In accordance with regulation 14 of the Local Government (Audit) Regulations 1996, local governments are required to carry out a compliance audit return for the period of 1 January to 31 December of each year.
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Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

10 Jan 2023
The Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment in Bunbury has been given a boost with an additional $3 million investment by the State Government, increasing the total contribution to $8 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe, Fremantle Biennale UnderCurrent19. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography Kelsey Ashe.

Thirteen innovative arts projects share $668,353 funding

6 Jan 2023
The State Government has delivered funding for 13 new Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program.
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Australian national flag to fly at half-mast – 5 January 2023

4 Jan 2023

LG Alert

Funeral Service for His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (1927 - 2022)

Recognise a multicultural champion in the Local Government Sector

22 Dec 2022
Nominations are now open to recognise and applaud the many champions of multiculturalism in Western Australia.
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PEP's law to keep entertainment hotspots safer this festive season

22 Dec 2022
New laws to ban violent thugs from popular entertainment precincts will come into effect on Christmas Eve, in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour just in time for the festive season.
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Arts and Culture Monitor 2022

21 Dec 2022
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong public support for the value of the State’s arts and culture activities.
Lovers Cove in Albany, Western Australia

LG Hotline unavailable 12 noon, 23 December 2022, resuming 3 January 2023

21 Dec 2022

LG Alert

The Local Government Advisory Hotline service provides local government officers and elected members with support and advice related to the Local Government Act 1995.
Inside the Bronze Box, State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Eva Fernandez.

Grants encourage vibrant theatre

20 Dec 2022
Two local theatre projects have been the recipients of funding through the 2022-23 round of the WA Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI).
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Transition to State Industrial Relations System from 1 January 2023

20 Dec 2022

LG Alert

The Minister for Industrial Relations has announced that local government employers that currently operate in the national industrial relations system will transfer to the State industrial relations system on 1 January 2023.
74% of Western Australian audiences say they are 'ready to attend now' — the second-highest rate in the country.

Audience Outlook Monitor

19 Dec 2022
November 2022 results out now
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Screenwest gets $7.7 million funding support for 2022/23

19 Dec 2022
The State Government has confirmed its commitment to the continued development of the screen industry in Western Australia, providing Screenwest with a $7.7 million Lotterywest grant to support the production of film, television and interactive projects in WA.
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Come and fall down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland

16 Dec 2022
Upend your expectations and reward your curiosity at the playful and highly immersive Wonderland exhibition, now on at the WA Museum Boola Bardip.
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Stadium Karts to hit the track at Optus Stadium in January

16 Dec 2022
Australia's ultimate outdoor karting experience roars into Stadium Park at Optus Stadium this January.
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Safe and Together Community Grants Program — open for applications!

16 Dec 2022

LG Alert

Local governments are invited to apply for a grant under the Australian Government’s Safe and Together Community Grants Program.
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Inquiries into Kimberley and Pilbara packaged liquor availability

16 Dec 2022
WA’s Director of Liquor Licensing Lanie Chopping has proposed changes to the way packaged liquor is sold in some Kimberley towns, in her determination of 2 separate Inquiries under section 64 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act).
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How we met more than 900 Aboriginal people and communities during 2022

15 Dec 2022
A significant piece of work that has been undertaken this year is the engagement outreach with Aboriginal people and communities across Western Australia.
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Cleansing ceremony held at site for Aboriginal Cultural Centre

15 Dec 2022
The culture shared at this important ceremony shows why it is so vital that we have a place where we can celebrate and learn more about the diversity of Aboriginal culture and heritage.
Premier Mark McGowan with members of the Steering Committee

Aboriginal Cultural Centre location revealed

15 Dec 2022
On 15 August, the Premier the Hon Mark McGowan together with the Whadjuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Cultural Authority representatives, announced the Terrace Road carpark as the location for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre for Western Australia.
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Join our expanded Steering Committee in 2023

15 Dec 2022
In 2023, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre (ACC) project will expand its membership of the Steering Committee to include suitably experienced Aboriginal leaders from regional Western Australia.
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Former Director General appointed as Donnybrook-Balingup Shire Commissioner

14 Dec 2022
Local Government Minister John Carey has today announced the appointment of respected former senior public sector leader Gail McGowan as Commissioner of the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup.
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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

13 Dec 2022
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 16 November 2022, with payments due on or before 1 January 2023.
Page reviewed 29 July 2022