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Provisions for electronic meetings in local governments

Nov 4, 2022

LG Alert

On health advice, Western Australia’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic is set to end on 12.01am, the morning of Friday 4 November. WA’s strong health outcomes mean we are exceptionally well placed to move into the next stage of the pandemic.
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Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2022

Jun 30, 2022

LG Alert

The Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 enables the Minister for Local Government to make an order that modifies or suspends provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and Regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

May 18, 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
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South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

May 4, 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

Apr 27, 2022
March 2022 results out now.
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Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Mar 21, 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
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Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Mar 3, 2022
The Activating Alfresco Rebate Program will open shortly.
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Holding meetings electronically

Feb 16, 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.
Roll up for WA

Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

Jul 30, 2021
It’s been a busy few months in the COVID-19 vaccine space. To get the latest news on the national rollout, keep visiting
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Local Government COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions

Jul 8, 2021

LG Alert

DLGSC, with the Department of Health, is holding two exclusive information sessions for local government staff and elected members in Western Australia.
Perth and Peel transition out of lockdown: interim restrictions apply

End of lockdown for Perth and Peel from 12:01am, Saturday 3 July

Jul 2, 2021
Interim restrictions are in effect until 12.01am, Tuesday 6 July.
Lockdown: Perth and Peel

Lockdown: Perth and Peel

Jun 29, 2021
Perth and Peel has entered a minimum four-day lockdown from 12.01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July 2021.
Page reviewed 04 November 2022