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Stop Puppy Farming — consultation open

Aug 17, 2023
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released a consultation paper to encourage feedback and inform the development of new regulations to stop puppy farming in Western Australia.


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Home of hockey hosts 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships

The 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships kicks off in Perth today, bringing thousands of passionate hockey players and supporters to Western Australia.

Submission of annual financial statements to the auditor

LG Alert

Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 sets out the obligations of local governments with regards to their annual financial reporting.
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True Sport initiative to promote positive sporting environments

In a significant move to bolster the culture of inclusion, support and positive mental health in the sporting community, the department has provided $832,292 into phase 2 of the True Sport program.
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Voyager on board with Australia II 40 Years On celebrations as bands tune up for free music concert

WA is days away from a massive celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of our 1983 America's Cup win that put Fremantle on the world map.
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Matildas’ Olympic qualifier moved to Optus Stadium

The upcoming Matildas' Olympic qualifying clash against the Philippines on Sunday 29 October has been relocated from HBF Park to Optus Stadium.
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First ever Place Innovation Awards recognise our local communities and spaces

Our regional and metropolitan local governments have been recognised for their innovative solutions to build community connections, activate local spaces and foster greater collaboration.
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Arts projects set to shine with more than $600,000 funding

The State Government is investing $609,088 in 13 diverse projects including the presentation of the New Bachelorette, a theatrical production by Julia Hales and Bron Batten.
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New funding round open to boost WA sporting and recreational events

Applications for the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program are now open.
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Local government reform webinar 6

LG Alert

The next local government reform webinar is scheduled for Friday 22 September.
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Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

Step back in time, relive the excitement and experience the legacy of Australia II’s historic America’s Cup win at the WA Maritime Museum’s ‘Australia II – 40 Years On’ exhibition.
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Rod Marsh Academy to guide cricket's future stars

WA Cricket has unveiled its Rod Marsh Wicket Keeper Pathway Specialist Coaching and Support Program.
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Visit us at the WALGA Local Futures Convention

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will have a booth at this year’s WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) Local Futures Convention.
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Support local democracy by voting in local government elections

A call out from the State Government today is urging ratepayers and residents to recognise the importance of local democracy by making voting a priority at the upcoming local government elections.
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Peer Assessor Panel expressions of interest

The Department of Sport, Local Government and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking expressions of interest from people with experience in the Western Australian arts and cultural sector to assess grant applications for the culture and arts team.
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Vote for them campaign

Vote for the important things in your community at the local government elections on 21 October.
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International education, creative industries, and digital economy sectors bask in mission spotlight

Fostering cooperation in the sectors of international education, creative industries, and the digital economy, was on the agenda today as the Indonesia Connect Roadshow continues.
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Cameras rolling as local cast announced for The Twelve

It's lights, camera, action across Perth and the Wheatbelt region as filming begins for season 2 of the award-winning courtroom drama series The Twelve, which is estimated to bring $9.6 million in expenditure to the State.
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No change to local government election date

LG Alert

The Western Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that the Voice to Parliament referendum on 14 October 2023 will not affect the date of local government elections.
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CinefestOZ to showcase Australian films across the South West

Homegrown talent, international celebrities and the natural beauty of the South West will be in the spotlight when the red carpet rolls out this week for CinefestOZ.
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Updated guidance materials for local government

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has updated a number of guidelines and manuals for local government, as part of its ongoing support for the sector.
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Enhancements to KidSport program keeping kids active and participating in sport

The department’s highly successful KidSport program has introduced a series of enhancements aimed at helping families in need, expanding application pathways and increasing ways its vouchers can be used.
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Rugby fans score with extended trading hours during World Cup

Western Australian pubs and bars can apply for longer trading hours to show matches in the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in a major win for fans of the sport.
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Emerging WA music act to rise to the top with Coldplay at Optus Stadium

A local WA band will win the chance to support Coldplay’s ‘Music of The Spheres’ Perth performance later this year through the Coldplay Rising Artist Competition.

$400,000 in grants available to help the WA community experience our great outdoors

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for its Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program.
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Taking Liberty as part of Australia II: 40 Years On celebrations

The WA Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Theatre 180, presents Taking Liberty, an adaptation of Ingle Knight’s award-winning play about Australia’s historic, 1983 America’s Cup win.

Stop Puppy Farming — consultation open

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released a consultation paper to encourage feedback and inform the development of new regulations to stop puppy farming in Western Australia.
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Where will you be watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™?

Continue to enjoy all the thrilling moments of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™!
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New regulations to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon

New regulations have come into effect to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon, giving WA Police the power to immediately dispose of illegal alcohol when they stop and search a vehicle.
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Free music concert and drone show to celebrate 40th anniversary of Australia II’s America’s Cup win

It may be 40 years on from our monumental America’s Cup win but many of us still remember where we were — bursting with pride — as Australia II dramatically beat Liberty and took away the trophy from the New York Yacht Club who had held it tight for 132 years!
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Boxing Official’s Seminar

Industry Development Series 2023
Danielle and Darryl, Amanda and Peter competing in Paralympic dance competition.

Dynamic Perth duos make history for Australia at international dance competition

2 Para Athletes from Perth have made history by being the first Australian team ever to compete at an International Paralympic Committee event.
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Make your voice heard by becoming a local government councillor

Members of the Western Australian community are being urged to consider nominating for the upcoming local government elections to be able to influence the decisions being made that potentially impact the lives of thousands of residents.
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Local government annual returns due 31 August

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries reminds all council members and designated employees of their obligations to provide an annual return by Thursday 31 August under the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act).
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State of Origin returns to WA for 2 more years

Western Australia continues to be a global hub of blockbuster sport, with Perth set to host further NRL State of Origin series games in 2025 and 2028.
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Place Innovation Awards and placemaking training webinar

LG Alert

The Department for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is helping local governments to support innovative approaches to placemaking through 2 new initiatives.
A general view of play during the round one NRL match at Optus Stadium.

Perth Stadium to host NRL in back-to-back blockbuster

Perth is set for a rugby double header tomorrow (5 August) at Perth Stadium, providing NRL fans a great opportunity to watch 4 of the competitions top teams battle it out.
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