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MyCouncil website updated

Sep 1, 2021
Western Australian ratepayers and residents now have access to the most up to date information on how their councils are performing individually and against others.
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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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State Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

May 8, 2020
The Minister for Local Government has exercised his new powers under the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020.
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Local Government (COVID-19 response) Order 2020

May 7, 2020

Ministerial Circular 3 2020

As you would be aware, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 16 April 2020 and came into effect on 21 April 2020.
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Practical assistance for local governments to respond during a state of emergency (COVID-19)

Apr 9, 2020

Ministerial Circular 1 2020

I am advising that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with access to funding, procurement and long service leave during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Regulation amendments for electronic attendance – enabling council meetings to continue during emergencies

Mar 24, 2020

Departmental Circular 5 2020

His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulations to allow local government councils to hold meetings electronically during a public health emergency or a state of emergency. This can be via teleconference, video conference or other electronic means.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021