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Local government guidance: undertaking your next prescribed budget review

LG Alert

Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations now requires local governments to undertake a review of their 2023-24 annual budget no earlier than 31 December 2023 and no later than 29 February 2024.
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Council member mandatory training requirements

LG Alert

Local governments must organise for new council members to undertake mandatory training.

Stop Puppy Farming — consultation closing soon

LG Alert

Local governments, community members, animal rehoming services, vet practices and other stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on proposed new Dog and Cat Regulations before public consultation closes on 5pm 20 November 2023.
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Flying of flags: Remembrance Day

LG Alert

Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
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Alternative King's Birthday Public Holiday Date 2024

LG Alert

The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (King’s Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2024 on Monday 23 September.
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Local government reform webinar 7

LG Alert

Please join us for our monthly reform webinar.
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Flying of flags: State funeral for Hon. William (Bill) George Hayden

LG Alert

A State Funeral Service for the Honourable William (Bill) George Hayden AC will take place at 9.00 am AWST on Friday 3 November 2023 at St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Ipswich, Queensland.

Preparing for your new council’s first meeting

LG Alert

Local governments will need to prepare for their first Council meeting post election.
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Guidance on reporting credit card and purchasing card transactions

LG Alert

From 1 September 2023, local governments are required to disclose information about each transaction made on a credit card, debit card or other purchasing cards.
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Third set of local government regulation amendments

LG Alert

The State Government has brought in the next set of local government regulation amendments with the Local Government Regulation Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2023.
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Placemaking webinar

LG Alert

DLGSC has engaged the Town Team Movement to deliver free placemaking training for the whole local government sector in WA.

Submission of annual financial statements to the auditor

LG Alert

Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 sets out the obligations of local governments with regards to their annual financial reporting.
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Local government reform webinar 6

LG Alert

The next local government reform webinar is scheduled for Friday 22 September.
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No change to local government election date

LG Alert

The Western Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that the Voice to Parliament referendum on 14 October 2023 will not affect the date of local government elections.
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Updated guidance materials for local government

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has updated a number of guidelines and manuals for local government, as part of its ongoing support for the sector.
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Local government annual returns due 31 August

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries reminds all council members and designated employees of their obligations to provide an annual return by Thursday 31 August under the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act).


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Page reviewed 10 November 2023