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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Duncan Ord

Message from the DLGSC Director General

Apr 27, 2021
Post-lockdown transition
Infographic for the post-lockdown transition

COVID-19 update: post-lockdown transition

Apr 27, 2021

LG Alert

Following an announcement by the State Government, post-lockdown measures will come into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 27 April until 12.01am, Saturday morning 1 May.
A group of people playing hockey indoors

Spotlight on Peel Hockey and Coastal Rowing WA

Apr 22, 2021
Peel Hockey have recently completed their first ever floorball program in the off-season after receiving an Active Regional Communities (ARC) grant from the department.
New skate park at Hotham Park

Funding initiative supports local infrastructure upgrades

Apr 22, 2021
A number of successful infrastructure developments and upgrades have been achieved in the Peel and South West regions.
Forum working group photo

2021 Peel Sports and Coaches Forums – wrap up

Apr 21, 2021
The Peel Sports Forum, organised annually by the department’s Peel office, lived up to its reputation as a highlight of the sport and recreation industry’s calendar.
A coach watching her players

Survey outlining industry priorities

Apr 21, 2021
Over 300 stakeholders took part in a recent survey as part of the Sport and Recreation Industry Priorities Project.
State of Origin game at Optus Stadium showing pyrotechnics

WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

Apr 21, 2021
The National Rugby League (NRL) State of Origin — one of the nation's greatest sporting rivalries and one of the State's biggest event success stories — will return to Perth next year.
Australian flag

Flying of flags: ANZAC Day

Apr 21, 2021

LG Alert

The Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Sunday, 25 April 2021, from dawn until noon.
Top view of female runner crossing hurdle on tartan track

Australia’s top track and field athletes to compete in Perth

Apr 20, 2021
WA Athletics Stadium to host Australian Track and Field Championships in 2022 and 2025.
An close up image of a trail bike river on a dirt road

Shire of York off-road vehicle area receives funding boost

Apr 20, 2021
The Shire of York's off-road vehicle area, also known as the York Motocross Track, is set to receive an upgrade with a $40,000 funding boost from the State Government.
Naturalisation ceremony at the Northam Town Hall, 1955  SLWA BA1728/165

150 years of local government in WA

Apr 19, 2021
This year marks 150 years since a system of local government was introduced in Western Australia.
ASW Bunbury Melo Velo, Makers and co, Lighthouse 5

Bunbury plugs into e-waste solution

Apr 19, 2021
The City of Bunbury is one of three local governments to receive State Government funding from the WasteSorted e-Waste grants program.
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