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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.
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.
Day of National Celebration, Friday 17 September 2021
There is just one month to go until local government ordinary elections take place across Western Australia.
DLGSC has started work on a set of Model Financial Statements for WA’s local governments.
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.
The 16 October local government ordinary elections are just seven weeks away, so the DLGSC local government team has been out delivering information sessions to local people interested in standing for council.
With nominations for the upcoming local government elections opening in one week, community members are encouraged to start thinking about standing for their council.
The transitional period for the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to take over local government financial statement audits has finished, and all future audits will be undertaken by OAG.
About 100 delegates from the local government sector took part in a webinar held by Local Government Minister John Carey earlier this month.
DLGSC has contributed more than $294,000 to tennis infrastructure projects through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) in the 2021-22 small grants funding round.
The Shire of Broome has supported the launch of two-year alcohol restrictions, in place in Broome and Derby.
The redevelopment of Robinson Reserve in the City of Stirling is transforming the local community.
The Shire of Gingin is a peri-urban council that is located 80km from the heart of Perth and directly north of Wanneroo. The shire’s CEO Aaron Cook gives an overview of the local government area and the plans for the future.
A reminder of key dates for local governments.
Councillor Jesvin Karimi is half-way through her first term as an elected member at the Town of Victoria Park. Here she talks about her experience of running for council.
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
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The updated induction course published on 31 May 2021 must be completed prior to nominating for a local election.
Promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs.
The Cemeteries Act 1986 requires all deceased persons to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees.
Information on permitted and prohibited areas for off-road vehicles.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
The department administers the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
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.
Changes to the Local Government Act 1995 were passed by Parliament requires all council members to complete training within the first 12 months of being elected.
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.
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