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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020
Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.

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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2020

Sep 29, 2020

Departmental Circular 9 2020

I write to inform you of changes to infringement notices prescribed in legislation enforced by WA local governments.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – Phase 3 report out now

Sep 22, 2020
National results from the third phase of the COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor are now available.
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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.
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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Sep 18, 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.
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Universal Council Member Training

Sep 18, 2020

Departmental Circular 7 2020

The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 has introduced the requirement for all council members to undertake Council Member Essentials training within the first 12 months of being elected.
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Grant programs to reignite regional arts and cultural activity

Sep 16, 2020
Regional Western Australia will become a hive of arts and cultural activity thanks to three grant programs opening this month, as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
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Arts and Culture Monitor 2020

Sep 11, 2020
The Arts and Culture Monitor is an annual independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts. The 2020 report shows strong public support for the value of the State’s culture and arts activities.
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Now open — Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Sep 1, 2020
Applications are now open to the DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.
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House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry into Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions

Aug 31, 2020
Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions will be the focus of a new Parliamentary inquiry.
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Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

Aug 24, 2020
The State Government's trial of a banned drinkers register (BDR) in the Pilbara region will launch on December 1 following the appointment of a Western Australian company to deliver the program.
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Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

Aug 21, 2020
Applications have opened for Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.
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State Government issues casting call for film studio in Perth

Aug 19, 2020
The State Government is seeking proposals from the private sector to build, locate and operate a screen production facility in Western Australia.
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