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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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WATC Financial Sustainability Modelling

Jun 26, 2020

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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.
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection. Aboriginal viewers are advised that the above photograph may contain images of people who have died.

The Journey of Health and Wellbeing

Jun 26, 2020

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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

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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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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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COVID Safety Guidelines — Further information for local government

Jun 5, 2020

LG Alert

Phase 3 commencing 6 June 2020.
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Sign available for download - responsible use of public equipment and facilities

Jun 5, 2020

LG Alert

Responsible organisations should place signage on public equipment and facilities reminding users that they have a personal responsibility to practice physical distancing and personal hygiene.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

Jun 5, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions commencing 6 June that will allow gatherings of up to 100 people indoors (while maintaining physical distancing). What does this mean for council meetings?
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