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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – March 2021 results out now

Apr 16, 2021
After months of low COVID-19 cases, Western Australians are confident returning to arts and cultural events – and many are making firm plans to do so.

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Mandatory contact register

Contact register resources available

Dec 4, 2020

LG Alert

With just one day to go until COVID-19 contact registers become mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues, there are a number of State Government resources available to assist with communications to stakeholders.
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Kimberley Aboriginal communities get $1.75 million for sport and recreation projects

Dec 3, 2020
The State Government is to contribute more than $400,000 to construct and repair basketball courts at five remote Aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley region.
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Local government 2020 Compliance Audit Return

Dec 2, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments’ 2020 Compliance Audit Return will soon be available via the department’s Smart Hub online portal.
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Keeping contact registers from 5 December 2020

Dec 1, 2020

LG Alert

With COVID-19 contact registers becoming mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues from 5 December, local governments should already be aware of the State Government’s SafeWA app.
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Play Active Program

Dec 1, 2020
Physical activity policy and training for Early Childhood Education and Care.
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Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

Dec 1, 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.
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New Screenwest production kicks off Lotterywest Films for Perth Festival

Nov 30, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan will officially present the Perth Festival with a Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grant of $6.3 million and will announce an additional $1 million in support, at the opening night of the festival's Lotterywest Films season.
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Summer swimming on the cards in Southern Cross with new $5.65 million aquatic centre

Nov 28, 2020
The new $5.65 million Southern Cross Aquatic Centre was officially opened today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray.
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Kick-off time for $7.9 million Lakelands Park sports facility in Mandurah

Nov 27, 2020
The new Lakelands Park shared sports facility and clubrooms just north of Mandurah was officially opened by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
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Grants continue to support local music industry

Nov 27, 2020
Popular Perth rock band Methyl Ethel will embark on a worldwide publicity campaign for their new album, thanks to funding from the State Government's Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.
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Mandatory contact registers in WA

Nov 25, 2020

LG Alert

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

Nov 23, 2020
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 17 November 2020, with payments due on or before 1 January 2021.
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