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Differential general rates and minimum payments

May 20, 2022

LG Alert

Western Australia’s local governments are required to advertise their rates from 1 May.
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Open by Design principles free webinar

May 18, 2022

LG Alert

The Office of the Information Commissioner is launching a series of new publications about Open by Design principles.
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Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan released

May 15, 2022
The State Government has allocated an additional $15 million in funding to deliver an expanded redevelopment of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC).
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South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

May 4, 2022
The first rebate in the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Activating Alfresco Rebate Program has been made to a local patisserie in South Fremantle.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

Apr 27, 2022
March 2022 results out now.

Event Grants Program

Apr 27, 2022
The State Government has announced a new $4 million event grants program towards events and activities to revitalise the CBD and Northbridge.
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Flying of flags: ANZAC Day

Apr 20, 2022

LG Alert

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.
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Submissions to the proposed local government reforms

Apr 14, 2022
Submissions to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on proposed local government reforms are now available for viewing.
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Your local public library needs you

Apr 1, 2022
Community members are urged to have their say on the future of public libraries in Western Australia.
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Activating Alfresco webinar

Mar 30, 2022

LG Alert

This webinar is suitable for local government CEOs, and staff involved in economic development, small business support and place activation roles.
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Australian National Flag to fly at half-mast

Mar 25, 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 30 March 2022
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Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Mar 21, 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021