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Minister’s Place Innovation Awards 2024

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Media release

Local governments in WA are encouraged to have their placemaking initiatives recognised by entering this year’s Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards.
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Model Financial Statements 2023-24 update

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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released updated Model Financial Statements (MFS) guidance material for 2023-24 for all classes of local governments.
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Launch of the Local Government Child Safety Self-assessment

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Release of the Local Government Child Safety Self-assessment helps strengthens child safe practices
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Standardised meeting procedures consultation period extended

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Feedback to inform new standardised local government meeting procedures will now close on Friday 7 June 2024.
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Valuation of Land – Mining Tenements on land subject to Miscellaneous Licence

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Section 6.26 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides that certain categories of land are not rateable, meaning that a rate bill may not be issued in relation to that land.
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New Long Service Leave Regulations and Reform Webinar 9

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New Local Government (Long Service Leave) Regulations 2024 now replace the Local Government (Long Service Leave) Regulations of 1977.

CEO recruitment and termination

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Local government councils must approve, by absolute majority, appointments to the position of chief executive officer (CEO) and their employment contracts.
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Guidance on council and committee meetings updated

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Guidance material on council and committee meetings has been updated to better support the establishment and operation of committees in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.
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Standardised meeting procedures consultation now open

LG Alert

A 3-month consultation period is now open to inform the development of new regulations and guidance materials to standardise local government council and meeting procedures in WA.
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Local government reform webinar 8

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Please join us for our first local government reform webinar for this year.
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Feedback on 2022-23 model financial statements

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Local government financial and accounting officers are invited to provide feedback on the model financial statements and guidance material we provided for 2022-23.
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Local government guidance: undertaking your next prescribed budget review

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Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations now requires local governments to undertake a review of their 2023-24 annual budget no earlier than 31 December 2023 and no later than 29 February 2024.
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Council member mandatory training requirements

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Local governments must organise for new council members to undertake mandatory training.

Stop Puppy Farming — consultation closing soon

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Local governments, community members, animal rehoming services, vet practices and other stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on proposed new Dog and Cat Regulations before public consultation closes on 5pm 20 November 2023.
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Flying of flags: Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
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Alternative King's Birthday Public Holiday Date 2024

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The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (King’s Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2024 on Monday 23 September.


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