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State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

Sep 13, 2019
A new capsule exhibition featuring sculptures, jewellery and ceramics from the State Art Collection will visit regional audiences across Western Australia from 2020.

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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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29 November 2018 meeting

Nov 29, 2018
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition

Aug 14, 2018

Ministerial circular 2 2018

Acknowledgement and recognition of Western Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the traditional owners of our nation, is an important part of progressing towards the goal of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
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Inquiry into the City of Perth seeks submissions

Jun 29, 2018
The Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Templeman MLA, following his suspension of the Perth City Council, announced the appointment of highly experienced Barrister Anthony (Tony) Power to conduct the formal Inquiry into the City of Perth.
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Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms

Jun 28, 2018

Departmental circular 2 2018

Following engagement with the sector, the Department has revised the Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms which includes a number of amendments that affect local governments.
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19 June 2018 meeting

Jun 19, 2018
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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Suspension and Dismissal Amendment Bill 2018

Mar 14, 2018

Ministerial circular 1 2018

Today I introduced into Parliament the Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Bill 2018.
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