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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

May 11, 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

18 May 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
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South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

4 May 2022
The first rebate in the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Activating Alfresco Rebate Program has been made to a local patisserie in South Fremantle.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

27 Apr 2022
March 2022 results out now.
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Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

21 Mar 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
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Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

3 Mar 2022
The Activating Alfresco Rebate Program will open shortly.

Holding meetings electronically

16 Feb 2022

LG Alert

Several local governments have contacted the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries about the requirement to hold Electors’ general meetings and Special electors’ meetings (Electors' meetings) and if they can be held electronically.
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Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

30 Jul 2021
It’s been a busy few months in the COVID-19 vaccine space. To get the latest news on the national rollout, keep visiting WA.gov.au.
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Local Government COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions

8 Jul 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.
Perth and Peel transition out of lockdown: interim restrictions apply

End of lockdown for Perth and Peel from 12:01am, Saturday 3 July

2 Jul 2021
Interim restrictions are in effect until 12.01am, Tuesday 6 July.
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Lockdown: Perth and Peel

29 Jun 2021
Perth and Peel has entered a minimum four-day lockdown from 12.01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July 2021.
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Roll up for WA posters

9 Jun 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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Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021

1 Jun 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.
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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

11 May 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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State Government donates $2 million towards India COVID crisis

4 May 2021
The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.
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Message from the DLGSC Director General

27 Apr 2021
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COVID-19 update: post-lockdown transition

27 Apr 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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Transitional lockdown restrictions will be lifted

12 Feb 2021

LG Alert

COVID-19 update
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SafeWA update

15 Dec 2020

LG Alert

More than one million Western Australians have now signed up for SafeWA.
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Contact register resources available

4 Dec 2020

LG Alert

With just one day to go until COVID-19 contact registers become mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues, there are a number of State Government resources available to assist with communications to stakeholders.
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Keeping contact registers from 5 December 2020

1 Dec 2020

LG Alert

With COVID-19 contact registers becoming mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues from 5 December, local governments should already be aware of the State Government’s SafeWA app.
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Mandatory contact registers in WA

25 Nov 2020

LG Alert

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
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Restrictions eased for local government electors’ meetings

4 Nov 2020

LG Alert

COVID-19 restrictions are being eased for local government electors’ meetings from today.
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Updates to the COVID Event Plans process for high risk events

2 Nov 2020
Event organisers and local governments should be aware of the following important information regarding submission of high risk COVID Event Plans to the Department of Health, including mandatory cut-off dates for those events occurring in December and January.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – WA Phase 3 report out now

16 Oct 2020
The final report is now available, showing how Western Australian audiences felt in September 2020 about attending arts events again, compared to earlier in the year.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – Phase 3 report out now

22 Sep 2020
National results from the third phase of the COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor are now available.
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Now open — Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

1 Sep 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

31 Aug 2020
Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions will be the focus of a new Parliamentary inquiry.
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Electors’ special meetings during COVID-19

19 Aug 2020

Ministerial Circular 5 2020

As you are aware, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 16 April 2020 and came into effect on 21 April 2020.
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Governance update — Engaging with the Community

18 Aug 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for local governments and their communities but it has also highlighted the innovative ways local governments are working to produce the best outcomes for their communities.
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WA getting back on track with $5.5 billion Recovery Plan

18 Aug 2020
The State Government released the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan in late July, which included huge investments in infrastructure, schools, TAFE and community facilities.
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DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program – coming soon

6 Aug 2020
The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Survey results show local governments pivotal in COVID-19 recovery

6 Aug 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman today launched the results of an online COVID-19 survey which mapped community wellbeing and resilience levels across WA.
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Massive $76 million recovery package to support culture and arts in WA

6 Aug 2020
Western Australia's iconic Perth Concert Hall is set to receive a $30 million upgrade and investment over the next three years as part of the State Government's WA Recovery Plan.
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COVID-19 Creative Industries Impact Survey – available now

4 Aug 2020
The department is conducting a targeted survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.
Audience Outlook Monitor: Phase Two July 2020

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor — Phase 2 report out now

22 Jul 2020
Results from the second phase of the COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor are now available.
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