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Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

Nov 9, 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.

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Protected Entertainment Precincts legislation introduced to parliament

27 Oct 2022
The State Government has introduced the Liquor Control Amendment (Protected Entertainment Precincts) Bill 2022 in Parliament.
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$135 million plan to keep Perth the Home of Hockey

27 Oct 2022
The State Government — in partnership with Hockey WA — has made a $135 million proposal to retain the high performance hockey program in Perth.

National Children’s Week and the DLGSC Child Safeguarding Unit

26 Oct 2022

LG Alert

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) recognised the important role that local governments play in developing community awareness about child safety.
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First international team officials arrive in Perth after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw

25 Oct 2022
Officials from 2 international teams are in Perth today to see first-hand the city's excellent facilities for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
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Breaking all boundaries: Award honours mountain biking pioneer

25 Oct 2022
Andrew Liddawi, mountain biker and founder of adaptive cycling and hiking organisation Break the Boundary, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Western Australia's trail industry.
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Shire of Meekathara Making a Difference for local young people

21 Oct 2022
The Shire of Meekatharra’s Youth Services, which provides dynamic programs for young people aged 8-18 in the State’s Mid West, has been named the winner of this year’s Making a Difference Award.
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WA trails to better connect with country, community and culture

21 Oct 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has outlined the way forward for trails in Western Australia, with the release of the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027.
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WA Golf Open scores Sport and Recreation event funding

20 Oct 2022
The Minister for Sport and Recreation has approved funding of $30,000 to help Golf WA host this year’s Western Australian Open Golf Championship, while Wembley Lacrosse Club received $10,000 to deliver the 2022 U15 Boys and Girls National Tournament.
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Yawuru-English edition of Nyamangarru Jalygurr/Baby Ways launched

19 Oct 2022
A dual language Yawuru and English edition of a classic baby book has been launched — it is titled Nyamangarru Jalygurr/Baby Ways.
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Kununurra water playground set to make a splash

19 Oct 2022
The State Government has made a supersized splash in Kununurra with a new $3.2 million water playground.
Mowanjum Festival 2011 at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Photo by Matthew Scurfield.

Grant program supports connection to country, community, culture

18 Oct 2022
Applications are now open for grants to support Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake activities that foster links between community, country and culture.
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6 months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

18 Oct 2022
The countdown is on for world's largest organ donation awareness event which will get underway in Perth in just 6 months.
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State mountain bike strategy launch

17 Oct 2022
More West Australians and visitors will have access to mountain bike opportunities thanks to the launch of a State strategy aimed at supporting sustainable participation in one of the fastest growing activities in the world.
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What are you gambling with?

17 Oct 2022
With Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2022 kicking off today, Western Australians are being encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and seek help.
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Independent Monitor appointed to oversee casino remediation

12 Oct 2022
The State Government has appointed the Independent Monitor to oversee remediation at Perth's casino following the Royal Commission Final Report handed down earlier this year.

Publishing council and committee meeting minutes

12 Oct 2022

LG Alert

Local governments that fail to publish minutes of council meetings and meetings of committees with delegated authority are in breach of the Local Government Act 1995.
Pole vaulter Nina Kennedy and skeleton racer Nick Timmings

Regional Olympics tour to inspire WA’s future sports stars

11 Oct 2022
Western Australian Olympians Nina Kennedy and Nicholas Timmings will leave their pole vault and sled behind as they jet off to the East Kimberley region to visit communities in Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Frogs Hollow and Warmun.
Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe. Fremantle Biennale, UnderCurrent19, November 2019. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography by Kelsey Ashe.

16 diverse new arts projects share more than $745,000

11 Oct 2022
The State Government's Arts 15k-plus grant program has provided a boost to the arts sector of $745,562, supporting 16 new projects.
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Australian National Flag at half-mast

11 Oct 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 20th anniversary of the Bali bombings.
he T20 World Cup trophy is pictured in the field of light during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Trophy Tour at Uluru on August 08, 2022 in Uluru, Australia. Photo: Getty Images/Brook Mitchell/Stringer

India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

10 Oct 2022
India's men's cricket team will commence preparations in Perth today ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
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Contemporary Music Fund boosts capacity of WA sector

30 Sep 2022
The State Government has awarded more than $92,000 in funding to two local music recipients — a 2017 and 2021 election commitment — through its Contemporary Music Fund (CMF).
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October — the Perth-ect time to get outdoors!

29 Sep 2022
Outdoors October kicks off this Saturday 1 October with a month-long celebration of outdoor active recreation, encouraging Western Australians to start planning their outdoors adventure.
Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

29 Sep 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.
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New legislation aims to provide safer entertainment precincts

28 Sep 2022
Proposed new legislation will exclude convicted offenders and perpetrators of antisocial behaviour in designated Protected Entertainment Precincts from entering those areas.
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$120,000 funding available for local governments to identify and protect local heritage sites

28 Sep 2022
Local governments throughout Western Australia can now apply for a share of $120,000 in State Government funding to assess, review, and develop local frameworks that protect places of cultural heritage significance through their local planning schemes.
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CEO Standards for Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination

26 Sep 2022

LG Alert

CEO Standards for Recruitment, Performance Review and Termination (CEO Standards) were introduced in Western Australia in February 2021.
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Centralised Registration System for Cats and Dogs: RFI issued

26 Sep 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has issued a Request for Information for the procurement of a centralised registration system for cats and dogs.
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More active opportunities for underprivileged remote Kimberley youth

23 Sep 2022
DLGSC is funding a scheme to provide more sporting opportunities and second-hand sporting equipment for at-risk children and youth in under-serviced remote communities in the Kimberley region.
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Extra cheers for FIFA World Cup fans

23 Sep 2022
Western Australia’s hospitality and bar scene will receive a major boost thanks to the State Government’s one-off extended trading permits policy for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup football (soccer) games.
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Round 1 CBD Revitalisation Grant Program recipients announced

21 Sep 2022
24 eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits have shared in $1.9 million of funding from the State Government's $4 million Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
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Local government — election transitions

20 Sep 2022

LG Alert

Minister for Local Government Hon. John Carey will be advising all Western Australian local governments of pathways to the election reforms, which were announced as a wider package of local government reforms on 3 July 2022.
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Audit results report identifies financial audit issues

20 Sep 2022

LG Alert

The Auditor General has tabled in Parliament the Financial Audit Results — Local Government 2020-21. At the time of tabling 16 audits remained outstanding.
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Six performances hit the road for regional WA

20 Sep 2022
The Playing WA 2021-2022 second funding round has provided more than $564,000 to support six performances, ranging from an original comedic cabaret, to singing and yarning concerts, allowing these shows to reach new audiences in regional Western Australia.
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Australian National Flag at half-mast

16 Sep 2022

LG Alert

State Funeral Service, United Kingdom, Her Majesty the Queen.
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Funding boost for creative learning in schools

15 Sep 2022
Fostering creativity in schools is the focus of a new $8 million program funded by the State Government.
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Licensed trading hours for the upcoming day of mourning

15 Sep 2022
Licensees are advised that the permitted trading hours on Thursday 22 September 2022 will be the same as any other Thursday.
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