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Local government councillors

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Shows on the Go program to continue bringing theatre to regional audiences

Jun 2, 2021
The successful Shows on the Go program will continue into 2023 thanks to an $860,000 funding commitment over two years from the State Government.
A bush track

Hiking grants a gateway to experience WA’s great outdoors

Jun 2, 2021
More than $168,000 will be shared among 15 local governments and community organisations in a new grants program to increase participation in, and develop, the State's hiking industry.
WA State Parliament

Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021

Jun 1, 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021 (the Order), comes into effect on 2 June 2021, providing ongoing assistance to WA ratepayers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-22 financial year.
Reconciliation banners on St Georges Terrace, Perth

Street banners celebrate National Reconciliation Week

Jun 1, 2021
Organisations from across Western Australia are showing their commitment to and support for reconciliation by sponsoring a banner through the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project.
Local government councillors

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.
Centennial Park Precinct in Albany

Community scores in latest round of sport and recreation grants

Jun 1, 2021
Community organisations and local governments are set to benefit from State Government funding to encourage more participation in sport and recreation, through the development of basic infrastructure.

Comment sought on planning reforms

May 28, 2021

LG Alert

Local governments are being invited to comment on the next phase of reforms to streamline the planning system and reduce red tape.
Lanie Chopping

Department welcomes new interim Director General

May 28, 2021
The department would like to extend a warm welcome to its new interim Director General, Lanie Chopping, who starts in the role on Monday 31 May.

Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

May 25, 2021
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

May 20, 2021

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
Spectators arrive at Optus Stadium

Perth secures historic Ashes Test and One Day International for 2021-22 season

May 19, 2021
Cricket's greatest rivalry is set to return to Perth following today's announcement that Optus Stadium will host the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England from January 14 to 18 next year.
The Stidwell Family from left to right Sienna Hepworth (Mike Stidwell’s Grandaughter) Denise Legge (winner) Jill Stidwell and Siobhan Hepworth (Mike Stidwells Daughter) .

Pony Club volunteer recognised with prestigious award

May 18, 2021
Pony Club Western Australia Great Southern Zone stalwart Denise Legge has won the prestigious Mike Stidwell Medal, for her longstanding commitment to sports volunteering in Western Australia's Great Southern region.
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