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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Reconciliation Street Banner Project deadline extended!

Mar 26, 2021
The department is calling on organisations and local governments to show their commitment to reconciliation, by sponsoring a Reconciliation Week Street Banner.
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Explore WA’s cultural and creative spaces with the WA Cultural Infrastructure Map

Mar 25, 2021
The WA Cultural Infrastructure Map identifies existing cultural and creative spaces across the State.
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Final designs revealed for WACA Ground transformation in East Perth

Mar 25, 2021
The latest vision has been unveiled today for the WACA Ground Improvement Project, which will transform the iconic East Perth venue into a community, sporting and tourist hub.
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Grants continue recovery of WA’s arts and culture sector

Mar 23, 2021
WA’s vibrant arts and culture sector continues to receive support from the State Government, with 17 projects representing a variety of disciplines sharing in more than $709,000 from two grants programs.
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Identification of potential areas for off-road vehicles

Mar 19, 2021

LG Alert

The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee is asking local governments to identify areas that could be considered for formal gazetting for off-road vehicle (ORV) use.
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Statement addressing matters related to Crown Perth and the report of the Bergin Inquiry

Feb 16, 2021
The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (GWC) met today to consider the report of the Bergin Inquiry.
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Transitional lockdown restrictions will be lifted

Feb 12, 2021

LG Alert

COVID-19 update
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Appointment of New Commission Member to the Combat Sports Commission

Feb 9, 2021
A message from the Chair of the Combat Sports Commission.
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New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

Feb 1, 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
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National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

Jan 29, 2021
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
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