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A scene from the installation TIME • RONE showing a commerical sewing room, with a young woman's portrait on the wall.

World-renowned street-artist’s Perth exhibition

Jun 27, 2024
A must-see attraction this winter — Perth welcomes an immersive art exhibition by globally acclaimed street artist Rone in the latest cultural event supported by the State Government.

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DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping (centre) presents the prize for the West Australian Short Film Category — won by won by Kyle Thistlethwaite, Nicholas Verryn, Nadine Barry and Taylor Finch for ‘Verge Collection’

Prize-winning short films hit the big screen at Rooftop

Media release

Australia’s best short film makers were recognised last night at the awards for the Best Australian Short-Film Competition.
The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Media release

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
A old style weight machine

Changes to the weigh-in rules certificate of Fitness forms and serology submissions

As part of the Combat Sports Commission’s commitment to continuous improvement, some important changes have been made for weigh-in rules, how serology is being reported and a new Certificate of Fitness.
6 government officials at the turning of the sod for the City of Cockburn ARC and Fremantle Football Club Community Expansion Project

Funding means clubs can welcome more women and girls

Media release

The State Government is encouraging more women and girls to get involved in sport and active recreation thanks to new female and unisex changerooms at Cockburn ARC
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Consultation paper proposes simplified local government meeting processes

Media release

Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley encouraged local government council members, staff, stakeholders and community members to provide their feedback on proposals to standardise council meeting rules as she opened a 3-month consultation today.
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Standardised meeting procedures consultation now open

LG Alert

A 3-month consultation period is now open to inform the development of new regulations and guidance materials to standardise local government council and meeting procedures in WA.
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre Steering Committee communique 5

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre (ACC) Steering Committee for Phase 2 held its fifth meeting on 28 February 2024.
Local Government Act changes

Local government reform webinar 8

LG Alert

Please join us for our first local government reform webinar for this year.
We Bury the Dead writer/director Zak Hilditch behind the camera on set in Albany

We Bury The Dead commences production in the Great Southern

Media release

The Great Southern region is abuzz with activity this week as filming commences on survival-thriller feature film, We Bury The Dead, featuring international star Daisy Ridley and Australian stars Brenton Thwaites and Mark Coles Smith, across the next 6 weeks.
Attendees stand on the verandah at the opening of the R & J FishWick Pavilion

Legacy football and cricket pavilion project nets $700,000 grant

Media release

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting needs in the Shire of Dardunup by pitching in a major funding contribution to a new football and cricket pavilion at Eaton Oval, a legacy project to honour two much-loved locals.
Soccer ball in the corner of a grass pitch.

Perth Glory Football Club to continue as the A-League team in WA

Media release

Perth Glory Football Club will continue as the A-League team in Western Australia following confirmation the Pelligra Group has purchased the club.
Female athlete holds Australian flag above her head on a running track. with text announcing grants of $5000 to assist Olympians and Paralympians

Grants for WA’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to head to Paris 2024 Games

Media release

As the world counts down to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, more than $1.3 million in State Government funding is being made available to help Western Australian athletes who are heading to France for Team Australia.
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Extended trading for public holidays

As in past years the Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL), under the Liquor Control Act 1988, is issuing extended trading permits by way of a notice published in the Gazette for non-metropolitan liquor stores for selected Sundays in 2024.
Couple buying some wine at a bottle shop.

Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2023

Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
Gambling chips on a green gambling table

Gaming house busts send strong message to illegal operators

Media release

Organisers and players involved in illegal gaming houses are being warned of the serious consequences they could face if caught breaking WA’s gaming laws.
Person with a backpack hiking on a walking trail in the Kimberley

$900,000 in community grants available to blaze trails across WA

Media release

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for new community-led trail projects in Western Australia.

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