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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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Montage of people's faces on hexagon tiles

Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019

Departmental circular 8 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.
The Bulldogs and Storm players form a huddle in memory of Steve Folkes during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

Jul 23, 2019
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will make Perth's HBF Park their temporary home for three matches over three seasons following the sell-out success of the recent State of Origin II match.
Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

Jul 8, 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
Nicky Winmar poses with his statue during the Nicky Winmar statue unveiling at Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

Jul 6, 2019
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
Street banners on St Georges Terrace, Perth

Sponsor a street banner

May 9, 2019
Local governments are invited to participate in the 2019 Reconciliation Week – Street Banner Project by sponsoring a reconciliation banner.
WA State Parliament

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 23, 2019

Ministerial circular 1 2019

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
People lining up to go canoeing at the Bickley Open Day 2019

Crowds flock to Bickley Camp's open day

Apr 17, 2019
Close to 1000 people enjoyed the free outdoor recreation activities on offer at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp on Sunday 7 April 2019.
Bartender working at a bar

Cheers to WA

Oct 16, 2018
New liquor licensing laws come into effect this weekend (August 18 to 19), creating a more relaxed and tourism friendly hospitality industry for all Western Australians to enjoy.
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