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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.

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Harmony Week 2019 Friday 15 to Thursday 21 March

Get involved in Harmony Week 2019

Mar 7, 2019
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.

Funding to boost safer venues

Feb 17, 2019
A major step has taken place to make Western Australia’s music venues safer, with a $60,000 investment from the State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund.
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Impact of SAT decision on park homes and park home park licences

Feb 15, 2019

Departmental circular 1 2019

A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has significant implications in relation to what constitutes a park home.

Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

Jan 15, 2019
A number of restrictions to further minimise alcohol related harm in the Pilbara region will come into effect from 31 March 2019 following a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2019

Jan 14, 2019
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Ministerial Circular 04 2018

Dec 21, 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

Dec 19, 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

Dec 11, 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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Inquiry Into the City of Perth Hearing

Nov 21, 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

Nov 20, 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

Oct 28, 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

Oct 16, 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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