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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Availability of packaged liquor in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions

16 Dec 2021
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
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Volunteers make the world go round

16 Dec 2021
Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
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Footy heads to the islands

16 Dec 2021
The local community newsletter said it all: The Eagles have landed.
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KidSport turns 10 and changes lives

16 Dec 2021
KidSport has had a huge impact on kids all over WA. Since 2011, more than 245,000 vouchers have supported more than 100,000 children to participate in club sport and swimming lessons.
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Special new memories for those at Ern Halliday camp

16 Dec 2021
Going on camp holds so many special memories — and now there’s another reason for those memories to be great.
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Goldfields third WA region to trial Banned Drinkers Register

16 Dec 2021
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register will begin rolling out across the northern Goldfields this week, following trials in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
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Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

16 Dec 2021
New laws to crack down on the cruel practice of puppy farming in Western Australia have passed State Parliament.
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WA Museum Boola Bardip launches a sizzling holiday season... and a massive 2022!

14 Dec 2021
Roaming with gigantic dinosaurs, journeying down a rabbit hole to Wonderland and travelling beyond the Milky Way will be some of the extraordinary experiences on offer at Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip in 2022.
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Howzat! WACA upgrades underway with demolition of Inverarity Stand

10 Dec 2021
Work is well underway on the WACA Ground Improvement Project, with the iconic Inverarity Stand demolished to make way for the future aquatic centre.
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Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

6 Dec 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
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Shire of Halls Creek tackles unemployment

6 Dec 2021
Faced with adult unemployment rates of up to 40 per cent in an environment in which unemployment contributes to social degradation, the Shire of Halls Creek was grappling with a crisis of epic proportions.
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2021 WA Local Government Convention

6 Dec 2021
The 2021 WA Local Government Convention took place between 19 September to 21 September at Crown Perth. The DLGSC was thrilled to sponsor and take part in all the excitement.
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Spotlight on: CEO Julie Burton, Shire of Boddington

6 Dec 2021
Julie has just started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Boddington and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Pingelly. She has more than 15 years’ experience in local government.
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Food Innovation front of mind for Shire of Murray

6 Dec 2021
The Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct, being delivered by the Shire of Murray, will be the first of its kind in Western Australia and will play an important role in the State’s industry diversification strategy by placing a focus on Agri-Tech and new product development.
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Shire of Bruce Rock wins big at WA Community Achievement Awards

6 Dec 2021
The Shire of Bruce Rock was this year’s winner of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award at the WA Community Achievement Awards.
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$30,000 available for artist-in-residence local government projects

6 Dec 2021
The $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program is available for artist-in-residence projects. Projects must engage communities and are delivered with a local government, school or not-for-profit community organisations.
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Study a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management

6 Dec 2021
In partnership with Edith Cowan University, Local Government Professionals WA is excited to announce the launch of a new postgraduate qualification program.
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Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

2 Dec 2021
Perth will host five 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup games as part of one of the biggest series of football matches Western Australia has ever seen.
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Small grants a big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

1 Dec 2021
The State Government has awarded nearly $900,000 to more than 20 local governments and community organisations to improve sport and recreation facilities.
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Lotterywest’s $7.7 million wave of support for Perth Festival

23 Nov 2021
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has set the stage for the 2022 Perth Festival, with significant funding for free community events and core program costs.
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Wellington National Park expanded as Collie trails network grows

22 Nov 2021
Collie's transformation into a recreation and adventure tourism hub continues, with Wellington National Park expanded by over 7000 hectares and the completion of the first 15km stage of the region's new mountain bike trails network.
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Global call for new $2 million artwork installation

22 Nov 2021
A new landmark artwork will be commissioned for the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as part of the State Government's continued commitment to revitalising the Perth Cultural Centre.
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WA Museum Boola Bardip celebrates first birthday and 700,000 visitors

22 Nov 2021
WA Museum Boola Bardip welcomed its 700,000th visitor this weekend, one year on since opening.
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10 years of helping kids connect with community through Kidsport

18 Nov 2021
The State Government’s popular KidSport program celebrated 10 years of helping families connect with their community through sport at a special event held in Leederville today.
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The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 has passed through Parliament

18 Nov 2021

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This means changes to the Dog Act 1976 to better regulate the breeding of dogs in Western Australia.
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Historic camp re-opens following $3.7 million refurbishment

17 Nov 2021
The State Government has delivered its $3.7 million WA Recovery Plan revitalisation project of the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in Perth's northern suburbs.
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Council Member Essentials Training

16 Nov 2021

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Following the 2021 Ordinary Elections, local governments are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1995, council members must complete the Council Member Essentials (CME) training course.
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Plan on a Page to the local government sector

16 Nov 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has launched its Plan on a Page to the local government sector.
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Tourism operators celebrated at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

15 Nov 2021
Tourism business founder Troy Thomas was posthumously awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards last night.
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It’s show time: bigger and better FRINGE returns to WA

10 Nov 2021
The FRINGE WORLD Festival will return in 2022 bigger and better than ever, with the State Government providing a significant funding boost.
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Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

10 Nov 2021
Hikers and volunteers who use the Bibbulmun Track will soon benefit from new online resources to help make their journey easier.
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Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

10 Nov 2021
The next generation of surf life savers will benefit from a wave of funds for the Surf Life Saving WA Development Centre in Margaret River.
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Local government reforms announced

10 Nov 2021
The State Government has announced the most significant package of major reforms for WA Local Government since the Local Government Act 1995 was passed more than 25 years ago.
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Four WA athletes to benefit from VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program

10 Nov 2021
Four of the State's high performing athletes have been selected for the VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program which is now in its fourth year.
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Remembrance Day

9 Nov 2021

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Flags at half mast and observance of 1 minute of silence on Thursday 11 November 2021.
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Local government reforms announced

9 Nov 2021
The State Government has announced the most significant package of major reforms for WA Local Government since the Local Government Act 1995 was passed more than 25 years ago.
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