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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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SafeWA update

Dec 15, 2020

LG Alert

More than one million Western Australians have now signed up for SafeWA.
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Independent oversight system webinar

Dec 14, 2020

LG Alert

Helping organisations that engage with or provide services and activities to children to better understand this recommendation.
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Child Safety Officers webinar

Dec 10, 2020

LG Alert

Discuss the recommended designation of child safety officers within existing staff profiles at WA’s local governments.
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State Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

Dec 8, 2020
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
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Bindoon Library scoops Making a Difference Award

Dec 7, 2020
Bindoon Library has won the prestigious Making a Difference Award at this year’s Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
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Local Government Employee Code of Conduct

Dec 4, 2020

LG Alert

A draft copy of the Local Government Regulations Amendment (Employee Code of Conduct) Regulations 2020 is now available on the department’s website for comment.
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Contact register resources available

Dec 4, 2020

LG Alert

With just one day to go until COVID-19 contact registers become mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues, there are a number of State Government resources available to assist with communications to stakeholders.
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Local government 2020 Compliance Audit Return

Dec 2, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments’ 2020 Compliance Audit Return will soon be available via the department’s Smart Hub online portal.
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Keeping contact registers from 5 December 2020

Dec 1, 2020

LG Alert

With COVID-19 contact registers becoming mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues from 5 December, local governments should already be aware of the State Government’s SafeWA app.
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Mandatory contact registers in WA

Nov 25, 2020

LG Alert

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
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CEO profile: Rhonda Hardy

Nov 20, 2020
Rhonda Hardy has been Chief Executive Officer of the City of Kalamunda since 2013. She has more than 30 years’ State and local government experience, with 20 years in senior management.
Shire of Murray CEO Dean Unsworth

Spotlight on Shire of Murray with CEO Dean Unsworth

Nov 20, 2020
Murray is the ancestral home of the Bindjareb people, and one of the first areas of European settlement in Western Australia, dating back to 1834 when the district was founded.
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