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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

LG Alert

Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.
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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.
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Universal Council Member Training

Departmental Circular 7 2020

The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 has introduced the requirement for all council members to undertake Council Member Essentials training within the first 12 months of being elected.
Performers at the Nannup Music Festival 30th anniversary parade, 2019. Picture by Giselle Natassia.

Grant programs to reignite regional arts and cultural activity

Regional Western Australia will become a hive of arts and cultural activity thanks to three grant programs opening this month, as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
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Arts and Culture Monitor 2020

The Arts and Culture Monitor is an annual independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts. The 2020 report shows strong public support for the value of the State’s culture and arts activities.
Children making puppets at Claremont Christmas Event, 2014. Facilitated by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Photo by Jessica Wyld

Now open — Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Applications are now open to the DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.
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House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry into Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions

Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions will be the focus of a new Parliamentary inquiry.
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Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

The State Government's trial of a banned drinkers register (BDR) in the Pilbara region will launch on December 1 following the appointment of a Western Australian company to deliver the program.
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Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

Media release

Applications have opened for Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.
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State Government issues casting call for film studio in Perth

The State Government is seeking proposals from the private sector to build, locate and operate a screen production facility in Western Australia.
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DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program – coming soon

The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 Creative Industries Impact Survey – available now

The department is conducting a targeted survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.
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Major sport and entertainment events bring economic boost for WA

Media release

Western Australians were treated to a choice of sport and entertainment events last week helping to stimulate the local economy.
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Esperance’s $7.8 million indoor stadium up and running

Esperance's new $7.8 million indoor sports stadium was officially opened today and is ready for the start of the winter netball season this weekend.
Artist's impression of the Art Gallery of Western Australia rooftop.

Art Gallery rooftop project to feature giant Aboriginal artwork

The State Government has today announced the successful contractor tasked with transforming the Art Gallery of WA's (AGWA) rooftop into a multi-use gallery space and rooftop venue over the next six months.
State Government support to culture and the arts during COVID-19. Information is included below.

State Government COVID-19 response $23.4 million for culture and the arts in Western Australia

The State Government has responded to the needs of the culture and the arts sector in Western Australia, providing $23.4 million in funding and support as part of COVID-19 responses.

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