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Online resource ensuring a safer WA for children and young people

Oct 13, 2020
An online resource providing the latest information on child safety for organisations and individuals has been launched by the State Government.
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Grants open for WA sport and recreation industry to support club development

Oct 12, 2020
The State Government has committed $600,000 of funding per year for two years to support club development.
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Local government input required — Graffiti Vandalism Strategy

Oct 6, 2020

Departmental Circular 11 2020

On behalf of the State Graffiti Taskforce, all local governments are urged to complete the reporting form to help make an accurate assessment of the cost of managing graffiti vandalism in Western Australia.
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Local Government ACROD Parking Accessibility Review Survey

Oct 2, 2020

Departmental Circular 10 2020

Amendments to the Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014 (Regulations) came into effect on 25 April 2020.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2020

Sep 29, 2020

Departmental Circular 9 2020

I write to inform you of changes to infringement notices prescribed in legislation enforced by WA local governments.
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Amendment to Regulation 9(1) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007

Sep 22, 2020

Departmental Circular 8 2020

As a result of queries from the sector, I am providing further clarification regarding the amendments made to regulation 9(1) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.
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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.
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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Sep 18, 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.
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Universal Council Member Training

Sep 18, 2020

Departmental Circular 7 2020

The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 has introduced the requirement for all council members to undertake Council Member Essentials training within the first 12 months of being elected.
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WA local governments join the National Redress Scheme

Aug 19, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman has today commended all 137 Western Australian local governments for joining the National Redress Scheme to recognise the harm suffered by survivors of historical child sexual abuse.
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Electors’ special meetings during COVID-19

Aug 19, 2020

Ministerial Circular 5 2020

As you are 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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Governance update — Engaging with the Community

Aug 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for local governments and their communities but it has also highlighted the innovative ways local governments are working to produce the best outcomes for their communities.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021