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Aug 9, 2023
Members of the Western Australian community are being urged to consider nominating for the upcoming local government elections to be able to influence the decisions being made that potentially impact the lives of thousands of residents.

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Minister’s Place Innovation Awards 2024

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Media release

Local governments in WA are encouraged to have their placemaking initiatives recognised by entering this year’s Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards.
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Work now underway on $6.5 million youth entertainment space at Sutherlands Park Huntingdale

Media release

With the help of State Government funding, work is now underway to establish a $6.5 million Youth Entertainment Space (YES) and skate plaza at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale.
A stylised banner with an image of an outdoor cinema with the words, 'Local government elections 2023. Speak for those who can't. Stand for your local council. Nominations open 31 August 2023.'

Make your voice heard by becoming a local government councillor

Members of the Western Australian community are being urged to consider nominating for the upcoming local government elections to be able to influence the decisions being made that potentially impact the lives of thousands of residents.
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Australian national flag to fly at half-mast – 5 January 2023

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Funeral Service for His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (1927 - 2022)
Lovers Cove in Albany, Western Australia

LG Hotline unavailable 12 noon, 23 December 2022, resuming 3 January 2023

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The Local Government Advisory Hotline service provides local government officers and elected members with support and advice related to the Local Government Act 1995.
Maylands streetscape at dusk

Spotlight on: City of Bayswater

Outgoing City of Bayswater CEO Andrew Brien speaks to Local Matters about the City, its achievements and the future.
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Industrial relations reform for local governments

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The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.

Local governments lace up

Event preparations are well underway across WA for the State's historic AFL Grand Final celebrations on Saturday — in particular, at the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
Moore River and Guilderton

Spotlight on Shire of Gingin

The Shire of Gingin is a peri-urban council that is located 80km from the heart of Perth and directly north of Wanneroo. The shire’s CEO Aaron Cook gives an overview of the local government area and the plans for the future.
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Spotlight on: CEO Andrea Selvey, Shire of Carnarvon

Andrea Selvey is the CEO of the Shire of Carnarvon, situated about 904km north of Perth on the west coast.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

What’s in a name?

In the 150th year of WA local government, Dr Christopher Berry talks about local government names and where they originate.
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Stop Puppy Farming Bill reintroduced

The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 (the Bill) has been reintroduced into Parliament.

Comment sought on planning reforms

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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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150 years of local government in WA

This year marks 150 years since a system of local government was introduced in Western Australia.
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Bunbury plugs into e-waste solution

The City of Bunbury is one of three local governments to receive State Government funding from the WasteSorted e-Waste grants program.

Spotlight on the Shire of Mingenew

The Shire of Mingenew is about 100km south-east of Geraldton, covering about 2000 square kilometres.

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