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Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

Sep 29, 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.


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New regulations to tighten alcohol home deliveries

22 Feb 2022
The State Government has introduced new regulations to strengthen requirements around the home delivery of liquor to help minimise alcohol-related harm.
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Grants light up the sporting night

21 Feb 2022
More people will be able to play sport well into the night thanks to the latest round of funding in the Club Night Lights Program (CNLP).
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Literacy boost for Western Australia

17 Feb 2022
Public libraries and community organisations throughout Western Australia are invited to apply for grants to deliver new early literacy programs from a total funding pool worth $200,000.
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$700,000 to improve social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional communities

17 Feb 2022
Nine regional arts and cultural organisations have been funded by the Community Participation and Inclusion Program, which is part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
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Holding meetings electronically

16 Feb 2022

LG Alert

Several local governments have contacted the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries about the requirement to hold Electors’ general meetings and Special electors’ meetings (Electors' meetings) and if they can be held electronically.
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Four regional shires funded to develop or implement creative and cultural plans

16 Feb 2022
The Shires of Pingelly, Harvey, Augusta-Margaret River and Morawa have each been awarded between $25,000 and $50,000 as part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
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Eight regional festivals to bring together communities across the State

16 Feb 2022
The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $50,000 for the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional festivals.
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Arts program renews and strengthens local community connection

15 Feb 2022
10 regional and 3 metro artist-in-residence projects will receive grants through the State Government's $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.
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Funding supports community by helping sport

11 Feb 2022
21 projects have received funding in the latest round of grants from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
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Flying of flags: Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations

9 Feb 2022

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.
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Circus performers, visual artists, actors and filmmakers to shine thanks to State Government grants program

9 Feb 2022
A diverse array of artists, performers and creators have received grants worth up to $60,000 as part of the State Government's Arts 15k-plus initiative.
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State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund instrumental in artist success

9 Feb 2022
The State Government's Contemporary Music Fund (CMF) will support the production of debut EPs, an album and a series of live performances during 2022.
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Funding ensures more sport and recreation opportunities for Newman youth

2 Feb 2022
The State Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
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Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

1 Feb 2022
Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program.
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Elite-level football matches scheduled for Northampton

1 Feb 2022
Mid West football fans are in for a treat, with WAFL and WAFLW teams holding their 30 April fixtures at the Northampton Football Club.
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Flying of flags for Australia Day

24 Jan 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 26 January 2022
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Perth’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup fixtures announced

21 Jan 2022
Six of the top eight men's T20 teams — including Australia, England, India and South Africa — will do battle for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Perth in October.
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New facility to spring WA’s divers onto the world stage

19 Jan 2022
The State Government has started building a new dryland dive centre at HBF Stadium that will help athletes hone their craft to give them the best chance at Commonwealth and Olympic success.
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Applications now open for small business assistance

19 Jan 2022
Applications for financial support are now open for specific businesses directly impacted by the necessary public health measures in Perth and Peel from 23 December 2021 to 4 January 2022.
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Industrial relations reform for local governments

13 Jan 2022

LG Alert

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.
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Project means more people ‘Candance’

13 Jan 2022
The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
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South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

13 Jan 2022
The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2021

17 Dec 2021
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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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.

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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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.
Artists impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

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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