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New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

May 5, 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.

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New laws pave the way for screen production facility management

3 Sep 2021
New laws to create a statutory authority capable of managing all arts and cultural assets in Western Australia have passed the State Parliament.
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MyCouncil website updated

1 Sep 2021
Western Australian ratepayers and residents now have access to the most up to date information on how their councils are performing individually and against others.
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DLGSC on the road

27 Aug 2021
The 16 October local government ordinary elections are just seven weeks away, so the DLGSC local government team has been out delivering information sessions to local people interested in standing for council.
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Appointment of a new Commission member to the Combat Sports Commission

26 Aug 2021
A message from the Chair of the Combat Sports Commission.
WA Premier's Book Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

26 Aug 2021
Western Australian writer, activist and political analyst Sisonke Msimang, who is known for her works on race, gender and democracy, was last night awarded the $60,000 Western Australian Writer's Fellowship as part of the Premier's Book Awards.
Be a Vocal Local and stand for council

One week until nominations for local government elections open

26 Aug 2021
With nominations for the upcoming local government elections opening in one week, community members are encouraged to start thinking about standing for their council.

Financial Statements and Asset Revaluations for 2020-21

25 Aug 2021

LG Alert

The transitional period for the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to take over local government financial statement audits has finished, and all future audits will be undertaken by OAG.
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Minister's webinar

25 Aug 2021
About 100 delegates from the local government sector took part in a webinar held by Local Government Minister John Carey earlier this month.
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CSRFF funds tennis infrastructure

25 Aug 2021
DLGSC has contributed more than $294,000 to tennis infrastructure projects through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) in the 2021-22 small grants funding round.
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Shire support for Banned Drinkers Register

25 Aug 2021
The Shire of Broome has supported the launch of two-year alcohol restrictions, in place in Broome and Derby.
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Robinson Reserve upgrade

25 Aug 2021
The redevelopment of Robinson Reserve in the City of Stirling is transforming the local community.
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Spotlight on Shire of Gingin

25 Aug 2021
The Shire of Gingin is a peri-urban council that is located 80km from the heart of Perth and directly north of Wanneroo. The shire’s CEO Aaron Cook gives an overview of the local government area and the plans for the future.
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Governance update

25 Aug 2021
A reminder of key dates for local governments.
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Liz Ledger, Town of Claremont

25 Aug 2021
CEO Spotlight
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Councillor Karimi: standing for council

25 Aug 2021
Councillor Jesvin Karimi is half-way through her first term as an elected member at the Town of Victoria Park. Here she talks about her experience of running for council.
Shaun Norris of Australia is challenged by Abdi Dini and David Eng of Canada during the gold medal wheelchair basketball match between Australia and Canada

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

23 Aug 2021
Western Australia will equal its highest representation on the Australian Paralympic Team with 24 athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow (24 August).
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Lotterywest revamp for booming Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club

20 Aug 2021
Facilities at Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club will be upgraded following a beach boom that has seen membership numbers soar.
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Get Out and Vote in the Local Government Elections

20 Aug 2021
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
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New board members appointed to Western Australian Museum

20 Aug 2021
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has welcomed the appointment of Melissa Parke as the new Chair of the WA Museum Board of Trustees.
People pose during the ground redevelopment sod-turning ceremony at the WACA on August 19, 2021 in Perth, Australia.

Perth City Deal’s WACA upgrade underway

20 Aug 2021
Work has begun on the long-awaited upgrades to the iconic Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground.
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Kicking goals as construction begins on $32.5 million State Football Centre

18 Aug 2021
​Works have kicked off on Western Australia's $32.5 million State Football Centre, marking a major milestone for the thriving local football community.
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Major boost to Perth Rectangular Stadium  ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

18 Aug 2021
The State Government is investing $35 million to upgrade some of the ageing facilities at HBF Park ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
Albany Artist and Creative Grid Mentee Chelsea Hopkins-Allan painting a larger than life Helena Gum Moth.

Grants programs promoting the arts in regional WA

17 Aug 2021

LG Alert

Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
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Club Corner — Every Club update from the Peel and South West region

12 Aug 2021
Local governments across the Peel and South West regions have received funding through the Every Club Grant Scheme to support local club development programs.
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Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club creating a legacy

12 Aug 2021
The Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club received Active Regional Communities funding to support their club members and leaders to become accredited coaches in mountain biking.
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Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club making bowls a game for all

12 Aug 2021
The Targeted Participation Program is continuing to provide funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of communities in sport and active recreation.
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A look into volunteering

12 Aug 2021
A series of free club networking opportunities and volunteer think tanks challenged clubs’ thinking and approach to volunteering.
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Funding helps hockey to see the light

12 Aug 2021
The Busselton Hockey Association recently completed their lighting upgrade thanks to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
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Local government annual returns

11 Aug 2021

LG Alert

Local Government Operational Guidelines
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

6 Aug 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
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Broadened program supports more live ticketed events in WA

6 Aug 2021
The State Government's successful risk-share program for the live performance industry has now reopened and includes a wider range of ticketed events.
Perth 2023 Australia World Transplant Games

Let the games begin!

5 Aug 2021
World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023.
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Construction starts on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop viewing platform

3 Aug 2021
Construction has now started on the latest attraction at Optus Stadium — a new 42-metre-high viewing platform that allows fans to walk several metres beyond the edge of the stadium roof.
Be a Vocal Local and stand for council

Local government elections coming up

3 Aug 2021

LG Alert

There is just a month to go until nominations for this year’s local government elections open.
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Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

3 Aug 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021, come into effect on 2 August 2021.
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The masters have it aced

30 Jul 2021
Weekend sports warriors will descend on Perth as part of the 2021 Australian Masters Games.
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