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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.

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City of Armadale CEO Joanna Abbiss

The allure of Armadale — a place of opportunity

Dec 6, 2019
Joanne Abbiss is the newly appointed chief executive officer of the City of Armadale, the third fastest growing local government in WA filled with natural beauty and great opportunities.
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Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

Dec 6, 2019
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
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Boost for beach safety

Dec 6, 2019
Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs have been rolled out across WA to boost beach safety and emergency service response times by providing accurate location information.
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Governance update: local government reforms

Dec 6, 2019
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced a range of new reforms when it was passed by Parliament in June 2019.
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Wellbeing index for Western Australia

Dec 6, 2019
Australian National Development Index (ANDI) Roundtable is taking place this month, drawing together state government director generals who will explore the development of a Western Australian wellbeing index.
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New laws proposed for retired racing greyhounds

Nov 27, 2019
The State Government is proposing changes to the law that will give new life to retired racing greyhounds.
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Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

Nov 6, 2019
Local Government Minister David Templeman today announced the formation of an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia.
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Invitation to attend a workshop for new Mayors, Presidents and Deputies

Nov 1, 2019

Departmental circular 12 2019

Following the recent local government elections, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is running a free, one-day workshop for new Mayors, Presidents, Deputy Mayors and Deputy Presidents.
Wheatbelt winners … part of the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Route team at the awards.

Wheatbelt roads project is a winner!

Oct 31, 2019
A Wheatbelt freight project involving 42 local governments has won the Making a Difference award at the recent Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
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'Halls Creek is ready to grow'

Oct 31, 2019
Noel Mason is a local government journeyman who’s working with his team to help implement several innovative programs to tackle local issues.
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Highway councils band together to stage AC/DC tribute

Oct 31, 2019
Three metropolitan councils are banding together to help create a family event that promises to be one of the highlights of the 2020 Festival of Perth.
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Elections herald a new era in local government

Oct 31, 2019
The local government elections held on 19 October herald a new era for local government in WA — and the culmination of two years’ behind-the-scenes work by staff at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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