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Local Government Asset Revaluations

Jun 27, 2022

LG Alert

With 30 June fast approaching, some local governments need to make sure they have their asset revaluations ready for audit.
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Financial Health Indicator

Jun 23, 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is reviewing the Financial Health Indicator, which is available on the MyCouncil website.
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book

Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched

Jun 23, 2022
An award winning early years literacy program has been expanded to include the Noongar language, with the launch of the first dual language Baby Ways book.
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Heartwarming WA documentary series, Children’s Hospital now airing on Channel Nine

Jun 22, 2022
New Western Australian documentary series Children's Hospital made its television premiere on Channel 9 on 17 June at 7.30pm.
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VenuesWest welcomes new Chair and new board member

Jun 20, 2022
The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's premier sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed a new Chair and one new board member.

New CEO for Metropolitan Cemetery Board

Jun 20, 2022
Local Government Minister John Carey has announced the appointment of Kathlene Oliver to the role of Metropolitan Cemetery Board CEO, replacing Acting CEO Joe Fortuna.

Spotlight on Rosemary Madacsi, Shire of Toodyay President

Jun 20, 2022
Shire of Toodyay President Rosemary Madacsi talks about her experience on council and what can be done to encourage more women to nominate for local government.

Compliance framework update

Jun 20, 2022
An updated compliance framework for local government will be developed after DLGSC engaged external provider Nous Group to carry out this important work.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Financial Management and Audit) Regulations 2022

Jun 17, 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (the department) is working with local government stakeholders towards the introduction of Model Financial Statements for the 2022-23 financial year.
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Western Australia Premier’s Book Awards winners announced

Jun 17, 2022
The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards winners have been announced during a ceremony at the State Library of Western Australia.
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Local Governments Financial Audit Preparedness 2021-22

Jun 15, 2022

LG Alert

With the start of the new financial year, WA local governments should ensure that they are in a position to allow the preparation of their financial statements and financial audits run as smoothly as possible.
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$750,000 to bring WA writer/director’s film Birthright to big screen

Jun 15, 2022
Two Western Australian women have been awarded the coveted $750,000 West Coast Visions 2022 production grant to produce the debut feature film Birthright.
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