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'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

May 26, 2020
Western Australians are encouraged to join the digital celebration of Reconciliation Week 2020, as COVID-19 reminds us that, more than ever, we are 'In this together'.

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Budget process

Apr 30, 2020
The Minister for Local Government is intending to make an Order using the new COVID-19 Response powers.
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Support for arts, sports and community organisations

Apr 24, 2020
From Friday 24 April, until midnight Wednesday 13 May, organisations are able to apply for Lotterywest support through its COVID-19 Relief Fund involving the ‘Event Cancellation Relief and ‘Sector Support for Resilient Organisations’ short term grants programs.
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Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

Apr 23, 2020
Penalties for the misuse of disability parking bays to be some of the highest in the country. Fines for illegally parking in an ACROD bay increase to $500, up from $300. Increase in court-imposed penalties to a maximum of $5,000
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Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020

Apr 21, 2020
On 20 April 2020, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 received Royal Assent.
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RGL Alert - Covid-19 responses

Apr 20, 2020
In the interest of public health and safety, the State Government has developed measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Restrictions on the number of people at funerals

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government recently introduced new provisions to restrict the number of people who could attend a funeral in WA.
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Great Backyard Campout

Apr 15, 2020
Campers - you had Easter to practise - this weekend coming is the real deal - The Great Backyard Campout - get on board, register at NaturePlay WA.
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24 March 2020 meeting

Apr 15, 2020
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government will today introduce legislation to support local governments as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

DLGSC Recreation Camps Easter hours

Apr 9, 2020
DLGSC Recreation Camps would like to wish our valued customers a safe and happy Easter.
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Practical assistance for local governments to respond during a state of emergency (COVID-19)

Apr 9, 2020
I am advising that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with access to funding, procurement and long service leave during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Upcoming regulation amendments for local governments

Apr 6, 2020
To continue to support local governments during the COVID-19 outbreak, the department is urgently progressing amendments to the following Local Government Regulations.
Page reviewed 30 July 2019