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On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
The Western Australian Government today tabled the report detailing findings of the Authorised Inquiry into the Shire of Perenjori in State Parliament.
Landmark local government reforms passed by State Parliament will bring councils into the 21st century as the first reforms resulting from the Local Government Act review.
A one-stop shop for the State's 5500 community sporting clubs and their volunteers is now available thanks to the department’s Every Club Hub initiative.
The department has consulted with more than 100 organisations and community groups across the State including local government staff, peak bodies, multicultural groups, young people, Aboriginal groups and seniors.
Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
MyCouncil provides information about your council and local government across WA.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system.
It's now compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
Promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs.
The Cemeteries Act 1986 (the Act) requires all deceased persons to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees, with appropriate records being kept in perpetuity.
Information on permitted and probited areas for off-road vehicles.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
Helping to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations, and improve levels of accountability and legislative compliance.
Providing support and advisory services to 139 local governments.
A list of acts and regulations relating the local government.
Facilitating good governance and compliance by monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance.
WA Local Government Grants Commission and Advisory Board.
Information on rates setting for local governments.
The Local Government Act 1995 enables local governments to make local laws considered necessary for the good government of their districts.
A regional subsidiary is designed to be a convenient way for local governments to pool their resources and cooperate more closely with neighbouring districts.
Current and ongoing initiatives to help strengthen all local governments across Western Australia.
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.
A framework for local governments to establish local priorities linking to operational functions.
Information relating to inquiries into misconduct of local governments.
Partnering the State and local government sectors.