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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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A woman and a girl looking at an exhibit at the new WA Museum Boola Bardip

Plan your summer visit to the world class new WA Museum Boola Bardip

Nov 23, 2020
Bookings for the spectacular new WA Museum Boola Bardip over the summer holiday season are now open.
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Festival films take WA Museum Boola Bardip and WA talent to the world

Nov 21, 2020
Australian rock band Eskimo Joe and singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly lead an all-star cast in a series of short films that have had their world premiere today, as part of the opening celebrations for the new WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Aerial view of the Western Australian Museum from James Street.

Spectacular new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

Nov 21, 2020
The highly anticipated WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opened today with thousands of Western Australians getting their first taste of the incredible exhibitions, experiences and stories on display in the spectacular new building.
A portrait of Rhonda Hardy, CEO City of Kalamunda

CEO profile: Rhonda Hardy

Nov 20, 2020
Rhonda Hardy has been Chief Executive Officer of the City of Kalamunda since 2013. She has more than 30 years’ State and local government experience, with 20 years in senior management.
Shire of Murray CEO Dean Unsworth

Spotlight on Shire of Murray with CEO Dean Unsworth

Nov 20, 2020
Murray is the ancestral home of the Bindjareb people, and one of the first areas of European settlement in Western Australia, dating back to 1834 when the district was founded.
Karijini National Park 1 Credit Tourism WA

Funding program takes hiking to new heights

Nov 20, 2020
The State Government has launched a new grant program targeting local governments and community organisations to grow participation in trail running and bushwalking activities in Western Australia.
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Report of the Inquiry into the Town of Cambridge handed down

Nov 18, 2020
The report of the Inquiry into the Town of Cambridge has been tabled in the Western Australian Parliament.
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Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

Nov 17, 2020
Six community sporting groups across regional Western Australia are to share in more than $18,000 in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.
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Proposed reform to regulation 9 disallowed

Nov 13, 2020

LG Alert

Despite proposed reform to the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations (regulation 9) being disallowed by the Legislative Council on 11 November, the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) remain unchanged.
FRINGE WORLD Festival. Photo by Jason Matz.

Get ready to binge on FRINGE, as tickets go on sale today

Nov 12, 2020
It is almost that time of year, FRINGE WORLD 2021 is coming and is set to be a bonanza of Western Australian creative and artistic talent.
Kambalda’s new $3 million aquatic centre

Locals set to make a splash at Kambalda’s new $3 million aquatic centre

Nov 9, 2020
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today officially opened the Shire of Coolgardie's new $3 million Kambalda Aquatic Facility.
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Amendments to Regulations applying to local governments’ 2019-20 audited financial statements

Nov 9, 2020

LG Alert

The Local Government (Financial Management) Amendment Regulations 2020 have been published in the Government Gazette (6 November 2020).
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