The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
The department is involved in a range of initiatives and activities that help strengthen WA's 137 local councils.
The department invited comments from local governments and the wider community to inform implementation of the proposed reforms.
The Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and promote innovative place-related projects, policies and activities involving local governments in Western Australia.
The Amendments to the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations) 1996 (the Regulations) came into place on 20 May 2023, reducing red tape for many regional local governments.
The department may issue a notice to a local government when it has concerns about the running of the council or administration and requires further information to resolve the matter.
Dogs are important to many families and promoting responsible dog ownership and the health and welfare of dogs is a priority for the WA Government.
The department develops and amends relevant acts and regulations and
undertakes public consultations to ensure that the public has the opportunity to participate in developing legislation.
There are no active public consultations.
Integrated planning and reporting give local governments a framework
for establishing local priorities and to link this information to
Integrated planning and reporting give local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to their operations.
A strategic plan helps outline a community's long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities.
A business plan is an internal tool that translates council priorities into operations with the available resources.
Informing strategies can help local government determine how capable it is to deliver the services and assets required by the community.
Information is a strategic resource that underpins the key functions and decision making of a local government.
The department and Western Australian Treasury Corporation have partnered to release long-term financial planning tools for local governments.
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