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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 response) Order 2020

May 7, 2020

Ministerial Circular 3 2020

As you would be 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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Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Factsheet

May 7, 2020
On 26 April 2020, the State Government announced the cautious easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s what sport and active recreation organisations should do before commencing activities.
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Financial assistance provided to local governments

May 7, 2020

LG Alert

WA Government makes $100 million borrowing facility available to local governments to assist with cash flow.

Amendments to Purchasing Policy

May 7, 2020

LG Alert

Local government purchasing policies in the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 to be amended.
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Update on DLGSC culture and the arts grants due to COVID-19

May 5, 2020
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is working on a range of options to assist arts and cultural organisations and independent artists dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
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City of Perth Inquiry extension granted after COVID-19 impacts

May 1, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman has granted an extension to the Inquiry into the City of Perth following delays caused by COVID-19.
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Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Amendment Regulations 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Ministerial Circular 2 2020

I am pleased to advise that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with penalties for illegal parking in ACROD bays.
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Budget process

Apr 30, 2020

LG Alert

The Minister for Local Government is intending to make an Order using the new COVID-19 Response powers.
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Support for arts, sports and community organisations

Apr 24, 2020
From Friday 24 April, until midnight Wednesday 13 May, organisations are able to apply for Lotterywest support through its COVID-19 Relief Fund involving the ‘Event Cancellation Relief and ‘Sector Support for Resilient Organisations’ short term grants programs.
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Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

Apr 23, 2020
Penalties for the misuse of disability parking bays to be some of the highest in the country. Fines for illegally parking in an ACROD bay increase to $500, up from $300. Increase in court-imposed penalties to a maximum of $5,000
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Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020

Apr 21, 2020

LG Alert

On 20 April 2020, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 received Royal Assent.
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RGL Alert - Covid-19 responses

Apr 20, 2020
In the interest of public health and safety, the State Government has developed measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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