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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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KidSport swims into new waters

Dec 14, 2020
Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
Women in Leadership workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes

Recent workshops supporting women in leadership

Dec 14, 2020
The department is continuing to champion gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry, and recently held workshops in Perth and the Great Southern region.
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Independent oversight system webinar

Dec 14, 2020

LG Alert

Helping organisations that engage with or provide services and activities to children to better understand this recommendation.
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Child Safety Officers webinar

Dec 10, 2020

LG Alert

Discuss the recommended designation of child safety officers within existing staff profiles at WA’s local governments.
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State Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

Dec 8, 2020
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
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Go-karts hit the track at Optus Stadium

Dec 8, 2020
Perth will be able to experience high-octane go-kart racing at Optus Stadium from this Friday 11 December until the end of February on a unique 730-metre purpose-built track constructed at Stadium Park.
Annie Hudson of Bindoon Library

Bindoon Library scoops Making a Difference Award

Dec 7, 2020
Bindoon Library has won the prestigious Making a Difference Award at this year’s Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
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Local Government Employee Code of Conduct

Dec 4, 2020

LG Alert

A draft copy of the Local Government Regulations Amendment (Employee Code of Conduct) Regulations 2020 is now available on the department’s website for comment.
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Almost $1 million awarded in arts grants

Dec 4, 2020
A total of 23 projects by artists and arts organisations from across the State will share in almost $1 million in funding through the State Government's Arts 15k-plus grant program.
Mandatory contact register

Contact register resources available

Dec 4, 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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Kimberley Aboriginal communities get $1.75 million for sport and recreation projects

Dec 3, 2020
The State Government is to contribute more than $400,000 to construct and repair basketball courts at five remote Aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley region.
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Local government 2020 Compliance Audit Return

Dec 2, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments’ 2020 Compliance Audit Return will soon be available via the department’s Smart Hub online portal.
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