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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020
Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.

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MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments encouraged to promote the MARKTY Community Resilience Scorecard study to local communities, open until 3 July 2020.
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WATC Financial Sustainability Modelling

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) has developed a financial model to help local governments evaluate their solvency and sustainability.
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Governance update

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

The impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by everyone.
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The Journey of Health and Wellbeing

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

The Journey of Health and Wellbeing is a 10-minute animation that shows how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.
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Local governments share in $1.75 million infrastructure grants

Jun 26, 2020

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Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
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Share ideas — iThink for WA’s recovery

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Western Australians are encouraged to share their ideas on the State’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through the iThink (WA Public Sector), an online ideas community, now also open to the general public.
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Remote Aboriginal communities

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Travel update
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

The important work of the department’s Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) unit was recognised during National Reconciliation Week.
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CEO profile: Kwinana

Jun 26, 2020

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“Home to some of the State’s major industrial facilities”
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2020 Annual liquor licence fee refund procedure announced

Jun 26, 2020
The State Government has waived the annual liquor licence fees/late penalty payments for 2020.
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WA Hiking Strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running

Jun 24, 2020
The State Government has released a 10-year WA Hiking Strategy to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.
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Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

Jun 23, 2020
$600,000 in 2019-20 State Budget to support six companion animal shelters over three years.
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