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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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Restrictions eased for local government electors’ meetings

Nov 4, 2020

LG Alert

COVID-19 restrictions are being eased for local government electors’ meetings from today.
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New underwater camera system to boost WAIS Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

Nov 4, 2020
Western Australia's elite swimmers will benefit from a new state-of-the-art above water/underwater multi-camera motion analysis system installed at HBF Stadium.
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Regional volunteer coaches and officials get up to $1000 for training expenses

Nov 4, 2020
Applications are now open for volunteer coaches and officials in regional Western Australia to receive up to $1000 to support skill development and accreditation.
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Recovery continues as clubs net $1.23 million in infrastructure funding

Nov 3, 2020
Thirty sport and recreation facilities to get $1.23 million to improve community infrastructure
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Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2020 - consultation

Nov 2, 2020

LG Alert

On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament. The Act includes a requirement for the introduction of a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates.
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Updates to the COVID Event Plans process for high risk events

Nov 2, 2020
Event organisers and local governments should be aware of the following important information regarding submission of high risk COVID Event Plans to the Department of Health, including mandatory cut-off dates for those events occurring in December and January.
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Draft CEO Standards regulations consultation – deadline extended

Nov 2, 2020

LG Alert

The deadline for comment on the draft copy of regulations that will introduce mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government CEOs (CEO Standards) has been extended.
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Private ATO ruling applying to regional local governments

Oct 30, 2020

LG Alert

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has recently made a private ruling, confirming that the fee for a Grant of Right of Burial and a renewal of a Grant of Right of Burial is exempt from GST.
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PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

Oct 29, 2020
Schools across Western Australia will continue to create projects next year that promote and advance reconciliation in their local community through the Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing (PALS) program.
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Hot Kimberley sun a barrier no more for Broome basketballers and netballers

Oct 28, 2020
Kimberley residents and visitors can now enjoy weatherproof court facilities at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (BRAC) following a $1.94 million upgrade to boost local participation in grassroots sports.

Proposed amendments to Local Government Financial Management Regulations

Oct 27, 2020

LG Alert

The proposed amendments to the Local Government Financial Management Regulations for valuation of assets from 2019-20 onwards are expected to be considered at the Executive Council Meeting of 3 November 2020.
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Alternative Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Dates 2021

Oct 21, 2020

Departmental Circular 12 2020

The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2021 on Monday 27 September.
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