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Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

Sep 29, 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.


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October — the Perth-ect time to get outdoors!

29 Sep 2022
Outdoors October kicks off this Saturday 1 October with a month-long celebration of outdoor active recreation, encouraging Western Australians to start planning their outdoors adventure.
Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

29 Sep 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.
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New legislation aims to provide safer entertainment precincts

28 Sep 2022
Proposed new legislation will exclude convicted offenders and perpetrators of antisocial behaviour in designated Protected Entertainment Precincts from entering those areas.
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$120,000 funding available for local governments to identify and protect local heritage sites

28 Sep 2022
Local governments throughout Western Australia can now apply for a share of $120,000 in State Government funding to assess, review, and develop local frameworks that protect places of cultural heritage significance through their local planning schemes.
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Centralised Registration System for Cats and Dogs: RFI issued

26 Sep 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has issued a Request for Information for the procurement of a centralised registration system for cats and dogs.
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CEO Standards for Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination

26 Sep 2022

LG Alert

CEO Standards for Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination (CEO Standards) were introduced in Western Australia in February 2021.
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More active opportunities for underprivileged remote Kimberley youth

23 Sep 2022
DLGSC is funding a scheme to provide more sporting opportunities and second-hand sporting equipment for at-risk children and youth in under-serviced remote communities in the Kimberley region.
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Extra cheers for FIFA World Cup fans

23 Sep 2022
Western Australia’s hospitality and bar scene will receive a major boost thanks to the State Government’s one-off extended trading permits policy for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup football (soccer) games.
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Local government — election transitions

20 Sep 2022

LG Alert

Minister for Local Government Hon. John Carey will be advising all Western Australian local governments of pathways to the election reforms, which were announced as a wider package of local government reforms on 3 July 2022.
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Audit results report identifies financial audit issues

20 Sep 2022

LG Alert

The Auditor General has tabled in Parliament the Financial Audit Results — Local Government 2020-21. At the time of tabling 16 audits remained outstanding.
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Six performances hit the road for regional WA

20 Sep 2022
The Playing WA 2021-2022 second funding round has provided more than $564,000 to support six performances, ranging from an original comedic cabaret, to singing and yarning concerts, allowing these shows to reach new audiences in regional Western Australia.
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Australian National Flag at half-mast

16 Sep 2022

LG Alert

State Funeral Service, United Kingdom, Her Majesty the Queen.
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Funding boost for creative learning in schools

15 Sep 2022
Fostering creativity in schools is the focus of a new $8 million program funded by the State Government.
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Licensed trading hours for the upcoming day of mourning

15 Sep 2022
Licensees are advised that the permitted trading hours on Thursday 22 September 2022 will be the same as any other Thursday.
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Vale Aly May

14 Sep 2022
Aly May worked in the Culture and the Arts team at the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries for 17 years and amassed incredible achievements throughout that time.
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Local governments rewarded for using recycled construction and demolition waste

14 Sep 2022
Local governments will receive a financial incentive to use recycled construction and demolition waste in civil projects such as road construction, as part of a new $350,000 scheme.
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$410,000 Dorrien Gardens facelift for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

13 Sep 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has announced $200,000 in State Government funding for upgrades to West Perth's Dorrien Gardens in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
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New Collie trail and bridge ready for hikers to enjoy

12 Sep 2022
The State Government is stepping up its support for the town of Collie, with the next section of the Wiilman Bilya trail now open.
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Australian National Flag to fly at half-mast

9 Sep 2022

LG Alert

Her Majesty the Queen
Female football players standing in a group in Fremantle colours with the Premier, Ministers, Mayor and officials.

Boost for AFLW and community footy

8 Sep 2022
A multi-million-dollar upgrade to community changerooms that will address the shortage of female and community facilities in the growing south-west metro corridor will be delivered in collaboration between the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Dockers and the State Government.
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Expressions of Interest — Ministerial Roundtable

8 Sep 2022

LG Alert

The Minister for Local Government, in association with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), is hosting a roundtable discussion to explore ideas for increasing diversity on Western Australia’s councils.
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State Government announces grants to promote volunteering

5 Sep 2022
To increase awareness and encourage the uptake of volunteering in Western Australia, the State Government today announced a $100,000 grants program to support volunteer service organisations.

Second round opens for $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program

1 Sep 2022
Round 2 of the $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program offering up to $100,000 in funding for eligible events is now open after a strong response to the first round which attracted 76 applicants.
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Flying of Flags: Australian National Flag Day

30 Aug 2022

LG Alert

Australian National Flag Day, celebrated on 3 September 2022, marks 121 years since the Australian National Flag was first officially flown in 1901 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the site of Australia’s first Parliament.
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WA rolls out red carpet for film and TV projects with $20m fund

29 Aug 2022
The State Government has delivered on an election commitment of $20 million in funding, to draw national and international screen productions to Western Australia.
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Guidance on managing customer complaints

26 Aug 2022

LG Alert

Effective complaint handling is fundamental to the provision of a quality service but responding to complainants can be complex, challenging, and does not always suit a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
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Local Government Financial Better Practice Review Program

25 Aug 2022

LG Alert

The Financial Better Practice Review Program is a new DLGSC initiative to strengthen the local government sector.
An infographic with the information: The gross benefit of organised sport in WA each year is $10.3b. Economic and employment $4.85b. Physical and mental health $3.02b. Personal wellbeing and broader social benefits $2.39b.

Western Australia’s $10.3 billion benefit from community sport

23 Aug 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has welcomed findings that community sport delivers a yearly $10.3 billion economic and social benefit to our State.
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Be prepared for absent votes

22 Aug 2022

LG Alert

There are a high number of Extraordinary Elections scheduled for various local council vacancies in the coming months and all local governments need to be prepared to issue absent votes.
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Site selected for Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Centre

16 Aug 2022
A world-class Aboriginal Cultural Centre for Western Australia is a step closer to becoming a reality with the selection of a Terrace Road site as the preferred location for the centre.
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WA Museum Boola Bardip achieves major milestone

14 Aug 2022
The WA Museum Boola Bardip has welcomed its one millionth visitor since opening in November 2020, marking a major milestone in the history of the $400 million award-winning facility.
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Guide to managing fraud and corruption risks

10 Aug 2022

LG Alert

All organisations, public and private, face the risk of fraud. Local governments can benefit from a better understanding of their specific fraud risks and taking a coordinated approach to managing them.
Minister Templeman with some of the WA games delegation being supported to attend Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

WA games and interactive industry heads to Gamescom

4 Aug 2022
5 WA game studios will attend the world’s biggest computer and video games event in Cologne, Germany — Gamescom — thanks to a $50,000 State Government grant.
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Remembering Mount Margaret Mission’ sheds light on a history seldom told

4 Aug 2022
A unique insight into the lives of Aboriginal children living at the Mount Margaret Mission, located on Wongatha land in the Goldfields-Esperance region, has been produced by the State Government’s Aboriginal History WA.
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Inquiries into Kimberley and Pilbara packaged liquor availability

3 Aug 2022
Deadline for industry submissions extended until 1 September 2022.
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