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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 22, 2020
The WA Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.

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Payment methods

Jul 2, 2020
Amendments have been made to the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997, the Cat Regulations 2012, and the Dog Regulations 2013.
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MyCouncil website: 2018-19 data now available

Jun 26, 2020
Local government demographic, geographic and financial data for 2018-19 is now available on the MyCouncil website.
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MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard

Jun 26, 2020
Local governments encouraged to promote the MARKTY Community Resilience Scorecard study to local communities, open until 3 July 2020.
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WATC Financial Sustainability Modelling

Jun 26, 2020
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) has developed a financial model to help local governments evaluate their solvency and sustainability.
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Governance update

Jun 26, 2020
The impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by everyone.
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection. Aboriginal viewers are advised that the above photograph may contain images of people who have died.

The Journey of Health and Wellbeing

Jun 26, 2020
The Journey of Health and Wellbeing is a 10-minute animation that shows how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.
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Local governments share in $1.75 million infrastructure grants

Jun 26, 2020
Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
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Share ideas — iThink for WA’s recovery

Jun 26, 2020
Western Australians are encouraged to share their ideas on the State’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through the iThink (WA Public Sector), an online ideas community, now also open to the general public.
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Remote Aboriginal communities

Jun 26, 2020
Travel update
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

Jun 26, 2020
The important work of the department’s Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) unit was recognised during National Reconciliation Week.
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CEO profile: Kwinana

Jun 26, 2020
“Home to some of the State’s major industrial facilities”
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COVID Safety Guidelines — Further information for local government

Jun 5, 2020
Phase 3 commencing 6 June 2020.
Page reviewed 30 July 2019