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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Local governments lace up

Sep 24, 2021
Event preparations are well underway across WA for the State's historic AFL Grand Final celebrations on Saturday - in particular, at the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
Giant AFL Sherrin football banner displayed on Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

Sep 23, 2021
Perth's AFL Grand Final fever has hit new heights with a giant Sherrin footy banner measuring approximately 12m high and 6.5m wide hanging over the Swan River from Perth's Matagarup Bridge.
DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping with a copy of To Dwell in Unity

To Dwell in Unity

Sep 22, 2021
To Dwell in Unity, a history of the first 150 years of local government, has been launched at this year’s Local Government Convention and Trade Exhibition.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

Sep 18, 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
Cruising the dirt roads on the Dampier Peninsula near Cape Leveque in northern Western Australia.

State Government moves to stamp out sly grogging in the Kimberley

Sep 16, 2021
WA Police will have the discretion to seize and dispose of illegal alcohol on the spot under new regulations to stamp out sly grogging in regional and remote communities.
Australian flag

Flying of flags for Australian Citizenship Day

Sep 16, 2021

LG Alert

Day of National Celebration, Friday 17 September 2021
Illustration of a group of people with the Be a vocal local branding

Be a Vocal Local – get out and vote!

Sep 15, 2021
There is just one month to go until local government ordinary elections take place across Western Australia.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Just the ticket — tough new laws to stamp out scalping

Sep 8, 2021
Ticket scalping will be illegal in Western Australia after legislation introduced by the State Government passed Parliament, delivering on an election commitment.
York Street the main commercial street of Albany with the Town Hall in the background.

Model Financial Statements for local governments

Sep 7, 2021
DLGSC has started work on a set of Model Financial Statements for WA’s local governments.
His Majesty's Theatre exterior

New laws pave the way for screen production facility management

Sep 3, 2021
New laws to create a statutory authority capable of managing all arts and cultural assets in Western Australia have passed the State Parliament.
Image of the MyCouncil website on a laptop

MyCouncil website updated

Sep 1, 2021
Western Australian ratepayers and residents now have access to the most up to date information on how their councils are performing individually and against others.
Montage of photos from local government information sessions

DLGSC on the road

Aug 27, 2021
The 16 October local government ordinary elections are just seven weeks away, so the DLGSC local government team has been out delivering information sessions to local people interested in standing for council.
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