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WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

Jul 20, 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.

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Graham 'Polly' Farmer of the Geelong Cats VFL club kicks a ball. (Photo by Getty Images)

Public invited to State Funeral service for Graham “Polly” Farmer

19 Aug 2019
Members of the public are invited to pay their respects to the late Graham "Polly" Farmer at a State Funeral service to be held at Optus Stadium from 11am on Monday August 26.
Mrs Lawford-Wolf

Statement on the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf

14 Aug 2019
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt has today expressed his deepest sorrow at the news of the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf, a Gooniyandi woman from the Kimberley's Fitzroy Valley.
Minister Murray welcomes the Boomers and the Canadian team to Perth at Bendat Basketball Centre.

Boomers and Canada set to clash as WA’s biggest-ever winter of sport rolls on

13 Aug 2019
The Australian Boomers' NBA superstars have touched down in Perth for two clashes against Team Canada at RAC Arena this weekend as part of preparations for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Tim Swart at the 2019 Trails Forum

Trails forum launches guides for WA’s hikers, mountain bikers and trails enthusiasts

12 Aug 2019
Local, regional and national trails experts gathered in City Beach’s surf lifesaving club in early August for an industry forum to exchange expertise and the launch of two key WA trails planning documents.
Perenjori Hall

Report into Shire of Perenjori handed down

6 Aug 2019
The Western Australian Government today tabled the report detailing findings of the Authorised Inquiry into the Shire of Perenjori in State Parliament.
A general view of play during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at HBF Park on June 19, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

6 Aug 2019
Reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters will become the latest NRL club to make Perth their temporary home, with the rugby league powerhouse set to play three matches at HBF Park from 2020-22.
A close-up photo of a rainbow guernsey signed by people.

Pride Sports Festival celebrates competition and participation

31 Jul 2019
Over 2000 athletes and spectators are expected to take part in the 2019 Pride Sports Festival in Perth this November, with the McGowan Government providing a $5000 grant to build on the success of last year's event.
Minister David Templeman with staff from the State Library of Western Australia.

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

26 Jul 2019
The winners of the 2018 Premier's Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia tonight, marking the beginning of a new era for the annual awards.
Audience at the State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas

State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas on this weekend

26 Jul 2019
This year the State Library's Disrupted Festival of Ideas will focus on the truth: can it be subjective, manipulated, changed by opinion and will it really set you free?
The Bulldogs and Storm players form a huddle in memory of Steve Folkes during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

23 Jul 2019
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will make Perth's HBF Park their temporary home for three matches over three seasons following the sell-out success of the recent State of Origin II match.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019

9 Jul 2019

Departmental Circular 7 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.
Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

8 Jul 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
Nicky Winmar poses with his statue during the Nicky Winmar statue unveiling at Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

6 Jul 2019
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, exterior

New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

5 Jul 2019
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has today announced a new interim leadership team will oversee the Art Gallery of Western Australia for a six-month period.
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Checking Status of Local Government Employees

4 Jul 2019

Departmental Circular 6 2018

The Auditor General has conducted a number of local government Performance Audits since the proclamation of the Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017.
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Local government auditing

4 Jul 2019

Departmental Circular 5 2019

Local governments are reminded of their audit reporting obligations under section 7.12A(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1995.
Downtown Perth city skyline at twilight in Western Australia, Australia. - stock photo

Inquiry into the City of Perth prepares for first public examinations

29 Jun 2019
The Inquiry into the City of Perth is preparing for its first public examinations of witnesses, scheduled to commence in early August.
L-R: Jordan Gibbs (Culture Counts); Colin Walker (DLGSC); Professor Rick Cummings (Murdoch University); Marina Juesten (DLGSC); Michael Chappell (Culture Counts); Ben Fitzpatrick, Virginia Withers (City of Perth).

Culture Counts at IPAA awards

28 Jun 2019
The department and the City of Perth have received an Achievement Award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA for developing a shared evaluation framework within the Culture Counts system.
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Landmark local government reform brings councils into the 21st century

27 Jun 2019
Landmark local government reforms passed by State Parliament will bring councils into the 21st century as the first reforms resulting from the Local Government Act review.
2019 NAIDOC Music Awards

Nominate for the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards

20 Jun 2019
Western Australian Aboriginal music artists are invited to apply to the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards.
Female footballer holding a footbal

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

19 Jun 2019
Sport in Western Australia is set to benefit from an increased funding allocation to make facilities accessible to women in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program.
Minister David Templeman singing at new Fremantle venue Freo.Social

Fremantle venue brought to life

13 Jun 2019
An iconic Fremantle building has received a new lease of life after undergoing acoustic baffling and sound attenuation to reduce noise emissions.
​Wirrwul by Katie Ward/Warakurna Artists

History no mystery thanks to local governments

9 May 2019
The Shire of Broome, City of Cockburn and City of Kalamunda​ were among 17 local governments that helped showcase Aboriginal culture and history to their communities through Reconciliation Week celebrations.
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Every Club Hub

8 May 2019
A one-stop shop for the State's 5500 community sporting clubs and their volunteers is now available thanks to the department’s Every Club Hub initiative.
East Pilbara Arts Centre interior

Investment into arts and culture supports regional growth

7 May 2019
The new Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP) will deliver almost $20 million in funding to regional Western Australia, including Kalgoorlie, over the next four years.
Perth cityscape - stock photo

Review of parking local laws

1 May 2019

Departmental Circular 4 2019

In October 2018, the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (TRPS Act) was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia and a number of reforms impacting parking local laws will come into effect on 2 July 2019.
WA State Parliament

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

23 Apr 2019

Ministerial Circular 1 2019

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
WA State Parliament

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

18 Apr 2019

Departmental Circular 3 2019

​In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
People lining up to go canoeing at the Bickley Open Day 2019

Crowds flock to Bickley Camp's open day

17 Apr 2019
Close to 1000 people enjoyed the free outdoor recreation activities on offer at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp on Sunday 7 April 2019.
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Safe work places in local government

22 Mar 2019

Departmental Circular 2 2019

Minister Templeman recently spoke of his concerns about a trend of bullying and abuse in the local government sector against elected members, CEO’s and other staff.
Anne ZAHALKA The Bathers 1989 c-type photographic print State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 2013 © Anne Zahalka, 1989.

First tour for 20 years - State Art Gallery works go on the road

19 Mar 2019
The first exhibition as part of the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost is opening soon.
Soccer players training

State Government championing equality in sports leadership

19 Mar 2019
A State Government report which highlights the stark imbalance between male and female management in sports organisations will assist the sector to strive for gender balance in its leadership roles.
Harmony Week 2019 Friday 15 to Thursday 21 March

Get involved in Harmony Week 2019

7 Mar 2019
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.

Funding to boost safer venues

17 Feb 2019
A major step has taken place to make Western Australia’s music venues safer, with a $60,000 investment from the State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund.
Two people sitting in front of their caravan

Impact of SAT decision on park homes and park home park licences

15 Feb 2019

Departmental Circular 1 2019

A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has significant implications in relation to what constitutes a park home.
Red dirt road in Western Australia

Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

15 Jan 2019
A number of restrictions to further minimise alcohol related harm in the Pilbara region will come into effect from 31 March 2019 following a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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