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Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

Oct 7, 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.

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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

Jun 28, 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

Jun 27, 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

Jun 20, 2019
Western Australian Aboriginal music artists are invited to apply to the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards.
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CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

Jun 19, 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

Jun 13, 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

May 9, 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.
Street banners on St Georges Terrace, Perth

Sponsor a street banner

May 9, 2019
Local governments are invited to participate in the 2019 Reconciliation Week – Street Banner Project by sponsoring a reconciliation banner.
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Every Club Hub

May 8, 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.
Act now for the future: what do you think? Have your say at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/lgareview

Act now before it's too late

May 7, 2019
The department has consulted with more than 100 organisations and community groups across the State including local government staff, peak bodies, multicultural groups, young people, Aboriginal groups and seniors.
East Pilbara Arts Centre interior

Investment into arts and culture supports regional growth

May 7, 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.
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Review of parking local laws

May 1, 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.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 23, 2019

Ministerial circular 1 2019

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
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