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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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Ministerial Circular 04 2018

21 Dec 2018

Ministerial Circular 4 2018

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it is timely to reflect on a busy 2018 and what promises to be an equally busy 2019.
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Wind sweeps crowd off their feet at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day

19 Dec 2018
Approximately 1000 people turned out to enjoy the family friendly activities on offer at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day, on Sunday 16 December, despite windy conditions.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Recovery of Advanced Payments) Regulations 2018

11 Dec 2018

Departmental Circular 4 2018

​On 4 December 2018, the Executive Council approved amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 and the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.
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29 November 2018 meeting

29 Nov 2018

Communique

State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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Inquiry Into the City of Perth Hearing

21 Nov 2018
The Inquiry Into the City of Perth will be addressing serious concerns about the culture of the City of Perth, including the reported fractious relationship between elected members and the administration — and is now calling on the community to assist.
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Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Act 2018

20 Nov 2018

Ministerial Circular 3 2018

​The Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent with the amendments taking effect from 20 November 2018.
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Colour of cat and dog registration tags

28 Oct 2018

Departmental Circular 3 2018

​Local governments are advised that the Minister for Local Government’s order, dated 8 October 2018, specifying the colour of the registration tags for cats and dogs for the next 16 registration periods was published in the Government Gazette Issue No. 156 (p. 4096) on 16 October 2018. A copy of the Notice of the order is attached.
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Cheers to WA

16 Oct 2018
New liquor licensing laws come into effect this weekend (August 18 to 19), creating a more relaxed and tourism friendly hospitality industry for all Western Australians to enjoy.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition

14 Aug 2018

Ministerial Circular 2 2018

Acknowledgement and recognition of Western Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the traditional owners of our nation, is an important part of progressing towards the goal of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
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Inquiry into the City of Perth seeks submissions

29 Jun 2018
The Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Templeman MLA, following his suspension of the Perth City Council, announced the appointment of highly experienced Barrister Anthony (Tony) Power to conduct the formal Inquiry into the City of Perth.
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Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms

28 Jun 2018

Departmental Circular 2 2018

Following engagement with the sector, the Department has revised the Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms which includes a number of amendments that affect local governments.
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19 June 2018 meeting

19 Jun 2018

Communique

State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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Suspension and Dismissal Amendment Bill 2018

14 Mar 2018

Ministerial Circular 1 2018

Today I introduced into Parliament the Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Bill 2018.
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Alternative Queen's Birthday Public Holiday dates 2018

23 Nov 2017

Departmental Circular 21 2017

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 2018 on Monday 24 September.

Local Government Risk Profile

2 Nov 2017

Ministerial Circular 8 2017

I am aware of concerns raised within the local government sector about the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' Risk Profile and the way the department has communicated with the sector with regard to the profile.
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Proclamation of Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017

1 Nov 2017

Departmental Circular 20 2017

Local governments are advised that the Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017 was proclaimed on Friday, 27 October 2017 in the WA Government Gazette No. 207, page 5413.
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Smart Hub now accepting Annual Financial Reports and Grants Commission Returns

24 Oct 2017

Departmental Circular 19 2015

To reduce the reporting burden on local governments, audited Annual Financial Reports and Western Australian Local Government Grants Commission returns can now be submitted via online forms within Smart Hub.
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Amendment to Regional Subsidiaries Regulations

16 Oct 2017

Ministerial Circular 7 2017

Following an amendment to the Local Government (Regional Subsidiaries) Regulations 2017, a regional subsidiary is now permitted to conduct land transactions if they are necessary for pursuing a purpose specified in the subsidiary's charter or winding up the subsidiary.
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A Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms

19 Sep 2017

Departmental Circular 16 2017

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has prepared a guide to inform local governments and auditors about the recent reforms to the conduct of local government audits.
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Regional Subsidiaries — Government Policy and Guidelines

14 Aug 2017

Ministerial Circular 6 2017

I am pleased to announce the release of the policy and guidelines for the establishment of regional subsidiaries.
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MyCouncil Website Data Update

2 Jun 2017

Ministerial Circular 5 2017

Local government 2015-16 financial data will be available on the MyCouncil comparative website from Thursday 1 June 2017.
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Country Local Government Fund — Youth Development Program 2016-17

25 Jan 2017

Ministerial Circular 3 2017

Recently, I have had the privilege of awarding funding through the Country Local Government Fund – Youth Development Program to 25 local government scholarship recipients and 12 local governments to implement traineeship programs.
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Local Government (Regional Subsidiaries) Regulations 2017

21 Jan 2017

Ministerial Circular 1 2017

I am pleased to announce the introduction of the regional subsidiary model in Western Australia. This is a mechanism that local governments have sought for many years and the necessary changes have now been enacted.

Changes to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989

11 Jan 2017
A new category of special facility licence allows for the online sale of WA produced wine.
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Budget Consideration in Rate Setting

4 Jan 2017

Departmental Circular 2 2017

As local governments commence their annual budget setting process for the 2017-18 financial year it is an opportune time for a reminder about how the budget process influences rating models.
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Liquor restrictions

23 Jul 2014
Mechanisms available to address harm caused due to the use of liquor are provided under sections 64 and 175(1a) of the Liquor Control Act 1988.

Section 64 “Show Cause” in relation to alcohol-related harm in the Pilbara

31 May 2012
Following consideration of the WA Police and the West Pilbara Alcohol Management Group jointly prepared report regarding the evidence and extent of alcohol-related harm.

Section 64 “Show Cause” in relation to alcohol-related harm in the Kalgoorlie/Boulder area

31 May 2012
The WA Police have written to the Director of Liquor Licensing and have prepared a report regarding the evidence and extent of alcohol-related harm being experienced by people in the communities of Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda.
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