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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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Robinson Reserve upgrade

Aug 25, 2021
The redevelopment of Robinson Reserve in the City of Stirling is transforming the local community.
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Spotlight on Shire of Gingin

Aug 25, 2021
The Shire of Gingin is a peri-urban council that is located 80km from the heart of Perth and directly north of Wanneroo. The shire’s CEO Aaron Cook gives an overview of the local government area and the plans for the future.
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Governance update

Aug 25, 2021
A reminder of key dates for local governments.
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Liz Ledger, Town of Claremont

Aug 25, 2021
CEO Spotlight
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Councillor Karimi: standing for council

Aug 25, 2021
Councillor Jesvin Karimi is half-way through her first term as an elected member at the Town of Victoria Park. Here she talks about her experience of running for council.
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Get Out and Vote in the Local Government Elections

Aug 20, 2021
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
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Local government annual returns

Aug 11, 2021

LG Alert

Local Government Operational Guidelines
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Enrolling to vote

Aug 11, 2021
In person local government elections.
Be a Vocal Local and stand for council

Local government elections coming up

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

There is just a month to go until nominations for this year’s local government elections open.
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Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021, come into effect on 2 August 2021.
Australian outback bush fires

Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

Jul 19, 2021
A record $7.5 million has been provided to local governments across Western Australia to help reduce bushfire risks in their communities this summer.

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

Jul 14, 2021
$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices
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