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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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Compliance framework update

20 Jun 2022
An updated compliance framework for local government will be developed after DLGSC engaged external provider Nous Group to carry out this important work.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Financial Management and Audit) Regulations 2022

17 Jun 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (the department) is working with local government stakeholders towards the introduction of Model Financial Statements for the 2022-23 financial year.
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Local Governments Financial Audit Preparedness 2021-22

15 Jun 2022

LG Alert

With the start of the new financial year, WA local governments should ensure that they are in a position to allow the preparation of their financial statements and financial audits run as smoothly as possible.
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2022-23 Budget and proposed regulatory changes

13 Jun 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is working with local government stakeholders towards the introduction of Model Financial Statements for 2022-23 financial year.
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Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

24 May 2022

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous Flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
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Differential general rates and minimum payments

20 May 2022

LG Alert

Western Australia’s local governments are required to advertise their rates from 1 May.
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Open by Design principles free webinar

18 May 2022

LG Alert

The Office of the Information Commissioner is launching a series of new publications about Open by Design principles.
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Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan released

15 May 2022
The State Government has allocated an additional $15 million in funding to deliver an expanded redevelopment of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC).
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South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

4 May 2022
The first rebate in the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Activating Alfresco Rebate Program has been made to a local patisserie in South Fremantle.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

27 Apr 2022
March 2022 results out now.
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Event Grants Program

27 Apr 2022
The State Government has announced a new $4 million event grants program towards events and activities to revitalise the CBD and Northbridge.
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Flying of flags: ANZAC Day

20 Apr 2022

LG Alert

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.
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Submissions to the proposed local government reforms

14 Apr 2022
Submissions to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on proposed local government reforms are now available for viewing.
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Your local public library needs you

1 Apr 2022
Community members are urged to have their say on the future of public libraries in Western Australia.
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Activating Alfresco webinar

30 Mar 2022

LG Alert

This webinar is suitable for local government CEOs, and staff involved in economic development, small business support and place activation roles.
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Australian National Flag to fly at half-mast

25 Mar 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 30 March 2022
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Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

21 Mar 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
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Spotlight on: City of Bayswater

3 Mar 2022
Outgoing City of Bayswater CEO Andrew Brien speaks to Local Matters about the City, its achievements and the future.
City of Subiaco CEO Colin Cameron

Spotlight on: City of Subiaco

3 Mar 2022
City of Subiaco CEO Colin Cameron talks about the City and his career so far.
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Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

3 Mar 2022
The Activating Alfresco Rebate Program will open shortly.
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Work begins on $5.9 million youth hub for Ellenbrook kids

25 Feb 2022
A sod turning today has marked the start of construction on a $5.9 million purpose-built youth centre to support young people in Ellenbrook.
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It’s your last chance to have your say about local government reform

24 Feb 2022
Local governments have until this Friday (25 February) to take part in a consultation which will help inform how proposed reforms to local government are implemented.
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Holding meetings electronically

16 Feb 2022

LG Alert

Several local governments have contacted the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries about the requirement to hold Electors’ general meetings and Special electors’ meetings (Electors' meetings) and if they can be held electronically.
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Flying of flags: Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations

9 Feb 2022

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
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Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

1 Feb 2022
Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program.
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Flying of flags for Australia Day

24 Jan 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 26 January 2022
Local Government Act changes

Industrial relations reform for local governments

13 Jan 2022

LG Alert

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.
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Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

16 Dec 2021
New laws to crack down on the cruel practice of puppy farming in Western Australia have passed State Parliament.
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Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

6 Dec 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
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Shire of Halls Creek tackles unemployment

6 Dec 2021
Faced with adult unemployment rates of up to 40 per cent in an environment in which unemployment contributes to social degradation, the Shire of Halls Creek was grappling with a crisis of epic proportions.
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2021 WA Local Government Convention

6 Dec 2021
The 2021 WA Local Government Convention took place between 19 September to 21 September at Crown Perth. The DLGSC was thrilled to sponsor and take part in all the excitement.
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Spotlight on: CEO Julie Burton, Shire of Boddington

6 Dec 2021
Julie has just started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Boddington and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Pingelly. She has more than 15 years’ experience in local government.
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Shire of Bruce Rock wins big at WA Community Achievement Awards

6 Dec 2021
The Shire of Bruce Rock was this year’s winner of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award at the WA Community Achievement Awards.
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$30,000 available for artist-in-residence local government projects

6 Dec 2021
The $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program is available for artist-in-residence projects. Projects must engage communities and are delivered with a local government, school or not-for-profit community organisations.
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Study a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management

6 Dec 2021
In partnership with Edith Cowan University, Local Government Professionals WA is excited to announce the launch of a new postgraduate qualification program.
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The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 has passed through Parliament

18 Nov 2021

LG Alert

This means changes to the Dog Act 1976 to better regulate the breeding of dogs in Western Australia.
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