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Local government reforms announced

Nov 10, 2021
The State Government has announced the most significant package of major reforms for WA Local Government since the Local Government Act 1995 was passed more than 25 years ago.
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Four WA athletes to benefit from VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program

Nov 10, 2021
Four of the State's high performing athletes have been selected for the VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program which is now in its fourth year.
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Remembrance Day

Nov 9, 2021

LG Alert

Flags at half mast and observance of 1 minute of silence on Thursday 11 November 2021.
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Spot the signs and show gambling who’s boss

Nov 8, 2021
As Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) kicks off today, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is encouraging Western Australians to recognise the warning signs before gambling becomes a problem.
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A look back at the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021

Nov 4, 2021
A record number of people gathered in Albany for the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
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New Art Gallery of WA rooftop venue set to open with stunning views

Nov 4, 2021
The State Government's $10 million project to transform the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) rooftop is complete, with the 500-capacity multipurpose arts space and bar now Perth's biggest rooftop venue.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

New members appointed to VenuesWest board

Nov 2, 2021
The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's best sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed two new members.
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New gender neutral changerooms level playing field for women’s sport in Exmouth

Nov 1, 2021
The Exmouth Recreation Centre's new gender-neutral changerooms were officially opened today, with Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti in town to mark the occasion.
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My Place in WA

Oct 28, 2021
The Commissioner for Children and Young People has sent information to local governments, encouraging them to involve children and young people in decision making.
Arts and Culture Monitor 2021

Arts and Culture Monitor 2021

Oct 26, 2021
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong public support for the value of the State’s arts and culture activities.
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United Nations Day

Oct 19, 2021

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Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

Oct 18, 2021
A $4.5 million upgrade to Geraldton Basketball Stadium is getting underway following the delivery of a State Government election commitment towards the project.
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