The department is involved in a range of initiatives and activities that help strengthen WA's 137 local councils.
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.
Public consultations help ensure that Western Australians have the opportunity to participate in developing legislation.
This review is first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.
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.
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.
The department develops partnerships to help develop local government across Western Australia.
The State Local Government Agreement seeks to strengthen the partnership between the State and local government sectors for the benefit of local communities.
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