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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.

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Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

Nov 6, 2019
Local Government Minister David Templeman today announced the formation of an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia.
Narrogin Town Hall

Consultation of proposed Code of Conduct and CEO Standards

Sep 24, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament.
Montage of people's faces on hexagon tiles

Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
A closeup photo of the WA State Government coat of arms on Parliament House

Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019

Jul 9, 2019
​The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has received Royal Assent with some of the amendments taking effect immediately. As such, all local governments need to take action now to ensure they continue to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.
WA State Parliament

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 23, 2019
Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
WA State Parliament

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 18, 2019
​In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
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