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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 COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions

Jul 8, 2021

LG Alert

DLGSC, with the Department of Health, is holding two exclusive information sessions for local government staff and elected members in Western Australia.
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Flying of flags for NAIDOC Week 4 to 11 July 2021

Jul 2, 2021

LG Alert

Flying the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags throughout NAIDOC Week is a sign of national respect for Indigenous Australians.
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Roll up for WA posters

Jun 9, 2021

LG Alert

Anyone over the age of 30, and all Aboriginal people over the age of 16, in Western Australia are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Accounting for Cash in Lieu of Open Space

Jun 3, 2021

LG Alert

Amendments to section 154 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PDA) changed the accounting treatment for cash in lieu of open space contributions received on or after 12 September 2020.
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Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021

Jun 1, 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021 (the Order), comes into effect on 2 June 2021, providing ongoing assistance to WA ratepayers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-22 financial year.

Comment sought on planning reforms

May 28, 2021

LG Alert

Local governments are being invited to comment on the next phase of reforms to streamline the planning system and reduce red tape.
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Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

May 20, 2021

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
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Preparing your 2021-22 budget

May 5, 2021

LG Alert

Differential rating and minimum payments — return to normal practise.
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COVID-19 update: post-lockdown transition

Apr 27, 2021

LG Alert

Following an announcement by the State Government, post-lockdown measures will come into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 27 April until 12.01am, Saturday morning 1 May.
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Flying of flags: ANZAC Day

Apr 21, 2021

LG Alert

The Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Sunday, 25 April 2021, from dawn until noon.
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Identification of potential areas for off-road vehicles

Mar 19, 2021

LG Alert

The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee is asking local governments to identify areas that could be considered for formal gazetting for off-road vehicle (ORV) use.
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Transitional lockdown restrictions will be lifted

Feb 12, 2021

LG Alert

COVID-19 update
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