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The department is seeking the views and expertise of local governments with cemetery responsibilities to find out more about their experience of cemetery management.
Opinion from the local government sector is being sought on reform to support changes in the planning system.
Andrea Selvey is the CEO of the Shire of Carnarvon, situated about 904km north of Perth on the west coast.
Regional local governments are being invited to submit a proposal to join forces with neighbouring governments to address the effects of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In the 150th year of WA local government, Dr Christopher Berry talks about local government names and where they originate.
Anyone over the age of 30, and all Aboriginal people over the age of 16, in Western Australia are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 (the Bill) has been reintroduced into Parliament.
Amendments to section 154 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PDA) changed the accounting treatment for cash in lieu of open space contributions received on or after 12 September 2020.
The Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Order 2021 (the Order), comes into effect on 2 June 2021, providing ongoing assistance to WA ratepayers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-22 financial year.
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.
Local governments are being invited to comment on the next phase of reforms to streamline the planning system and reduce red tape.
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.
Authorised Inquiry reports into three local governments have been tabled in the Western Australian Parliament.
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Differential rating and minimum payments — return to normal practise.
Financial hardship measures introduced by the State Government to protect Western Australian ratepayers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be extended.
Following an announcement by the State Government, post-lockdown measures will come into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 27 April until 12.01am, Saturday morning 1 May.
The Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Sunday, 25 April 2021, from dawn until noon.
The Shire of York's off-road vehicle area, also known as the York Motocross Track, is set to receive an upgrade with a $40,000 funding boost from the State Government.
This year marks 150 years since a system of local government was introduced in Western Australia.
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 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 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.
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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