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Spotlight on: City of Bayswater

Mar 3, 2022
Outgoing City of Bayswater CEO Andrew Brien speaks to Local Matters about the City, its achievements and the future.
City of Subiaco CEO Colin Cameron

Spotlight on: City of Subiaco

Mar 3, 2022
City of Subiaco CEO Colin Cameron talks about the City and his career so far.
People dining alfresco

Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Mar 3, 2022
The Activating Alfresco Rebate Program will open shortly.
A group of people, including kids, holding shovels in an empty patch of dirt

Work begins on $5.9 million youth hub for Ellenbrook kids

Feb 25, 2022
A sod turning today has marked the start of construction on a $5.9 million purpose-built youth centre to support young people in Ellenbrook.
A parent and child riding their bikes

It’s your last chance to have your say about local government reform

Feb 24, 2022
Local governments have until this Friday (25 February) to take part in a consultation which will help inform how proposed reforms to local government are implemented.

Holding meetings electronically

Feb 16, 2022

LG Alert

Several local governments have contacted the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries about the requirement to hold Electors’ general meetings and Special electors’ meetings (Electors' meetings) and if they can be held electronically.
Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Flying of flags: Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations

Feb 9, 2022

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
Illustration of the three types of FOGO bins

Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

Feb 1, 2022
Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program.
Australian flag

Flying of flags for Australia Day

Jan 24, 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 26 January 2022
Local Government Act changes

Industrial relations reform for local governments

Jan 13, 2022

LG Alert

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.
A group of puppies

Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

Dec 16, 2021
New laws to crack down on the cruel practice of puppy farming in Western Australia have passed State Parliament.
Two portraits of newly elected mayors

Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

Dec 6, 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021