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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020
Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.

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State Government support to culture and the arts during COVID-19. Information is included below.

State Government COVID-19 response $23.4 million for culture and the arts in Western Australia

Jul 8, 2020
The State Government has responded to the needs of the culture and the arts sector in Western Australia, providing $23.4 million in funding and support as part of COVID-19 responses.
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Big boost for WA arts, sport and community sectors seeking relief

Jul 6, 2020
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided the biggest agenda of grants — in number and value-making up more than $47.5 million in crucial funding to the Western Australian community.
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A fairer play for elite athletes with new training arrangements

Jul 3, 2020
The State Government has opened up new career opportunities for Western Australian elite athletes after reducing the minimum hours required to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
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Payment methods

Jul 2, 2020

LG Alert

Amendments have been made to the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997, the Cat Regulations 2012, and the Dog Regulations 2013.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

Jul 2, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 4 Easing of Restrictions, introduced on 27 June and removing existing gathering limits.
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Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

Jul 1, 2020
A $195,000 relief fund will be available for eligible regional art galleries that had to cancel exhibitions and close their doors due to COVID-19.
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$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

Jul 1, 2020
A new $1 million grant program will provide vital funding to support ongoing creative and cultural activity in Western Australia's regions.
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MyCouncil website keeps ratepayers and residents up to date on how their councils manage their money

Jul 1, 2020
Ratepayers and residents throughout Western Australia will be able to keep an eye on how their councils are performing, thanks to the latest figures provided on the State Government's MyCouncil website.
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Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

Jun 30, 2020
Live music in Western Australia is officially back with the announcement that up to 4000 fans will be able to support popular local bands on Saturday July 18, the day WA celebrates the lifting of all COVID-19 crowd restrictions.
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The Inquiry into the City of Perth concludes

Jun 30, 2020
The Inquiry into the City of Perth has ended and its report — with more than 250 findings and more than 300 recommendations — delivered to the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Templeman MLA.
Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

Jun 26, 2020
Sport and active recreation plays an important role in community development, connectiveness, physical and mental health.
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MyCouncil website: 2018-19 data now available

Jun 26, 2020

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Local government demographic, geographic and financial data for 2018-19 is now available on the MyCouncil website.
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