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Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

Jul 1, 2020
A $195,000 relief fund will be available for eligible regional art galleries that had to cancel exhibitions and close their doors due to COVID-19.

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Elizabeth Clapham. Image: State Library of Western Australia

100 years of women in local government

Mar 4, 2020
In 2020, we celebrate an important milestone for women in local government. This year, it’s 100 years since the first woman was elected to Local Government in Western Australia.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich celebrates the Shire’s 2020 Gold Waterwise Council rating

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale recognised as 2020 Gold Waterwise Council

Mar 4, 2020
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has been recognised as a 2020 Gold Waterwise Council for its commitment to water conservation and supporting water wise communities.
Abandoned place with garbage all over floor and urban paintings all over walls.

Rapid graffiti removal practices for local governments

Mar 4, 2020
Local governments encouraged to implement rapid graffiti removal practices as outlined in the State Government’s Graffiti Vandalism Removal Standards.
Members of GVROC

Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (GVROC) meets in Esperance

Mar 4, 2020
One of the largest gatherings of Goldfields-Esperance local government regional councils took place late January in Esperance.
Reconciliation Week artwork

Organisations encouraged to get involved in the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project

Mar 3, 2020
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the department is coordinating the Street Banner Project across Western Australia.
An elderly couple standing in front of their park home

Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Amendment Regulations 2020

Mar 3, 2020
On Tuesday 3 March 2020, the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Amendment Regulations 2020 (amendment regulations) are being published in the Government Gazette and come into effect the following day.
Highway to Hell concert

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

Feb 29, 2020
The finale of the 2020 Perth Festival will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 1), on the 40th anniversary since original AC/DC front man Bon Scott was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery, and event goers are invited to rock out to the once-in-a-generation event.
ANDI logo

A handy guide to ANDI

Feb 25, 2020
The Australian National Development Index (or ANDI) is a collaborative project that tracks national progress and wellbeing.
External photograph of RAC Arena

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

Feb 25, 2020
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
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2019/2020 Budget Review

Feb 25, 2020
Under Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 (FMR), between 1 January and 31 March in each financial year, a local government must carry out a review of its budget for that year.
Soccer players training

State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA

Feb 25, 2020
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

Feb 24, 2020
Government organisations and community will collaborate to develop an arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern region, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP).
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