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Remembrance Day

Nov 9, 2021

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Flags at half mast and observance of 1 minute of silence on Thursday 11 November 2021.
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Local government reforms announced

Nov 9, 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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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.
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United Nations Day

Oct 19, 2021

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Flying of flags
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Child Safeguarding Checklist

Oct 12, 2021
Organisations are reminded that a checklist for staff and volunteers working with children and young people has been developed.
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Make your vote count by being a vocal local

Oct 8, 2021
With just a week to go until Western Australian local governments hold ordinary elections across the State, Western Australians are being reminded to make their vote count by being a ‘vocal local’.

Local governments lace up

Sep 24, 2021
Event preparations are well underway across WA for the State's historic AFL Grand Final celebrations on Saturday — in particular, at the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
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To Dwell in Unity

Sep 22, 2021
To Dwell in Unity, a history of the first 150 years of local government, has been launched at this year’s Local Government Convention and Trade Exhibition.
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Flying of flags for Australian Citizenship Day

Sep 16, 2021

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Day of National Celebration, Friday 17 September 2021
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Be a Vocal Local – get out and vote!

Sep 15, 2021
There is just one month to go until local government ordinary elections take place across Western Australia.
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Model Financial Statements for local governments

Sep 7, 2021
DLGSC has started work on a set of Model Financial Statements for WA’s local governments.
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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.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021