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To reflect the changes introduced by the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019, the department has updated some of the Operational Guidelines.
This Christmas, Western Australians are being urged to 'Adopt Don't Shop' and give rescued dogs a second chance by adopting a new household pet.
Joanne Abbiss is the newly appointed chief executive officer of the City of Armadale, the third fastest growing local government in WA filled with natural beauty and great opportunities.
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs have been rolled out across WA to boost beach safety and emergency service response times by providing accurate location information.
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced a range of new reforms when it was passed by Parliament in June 2019.
Australian National Development Index (ANDI) Roundtable is taking place this month, drawing together state government director generals who will explore the development of a Western Australian wellbeing index.
The State Government is proposing changes to the law that will give new life to retired racing greyhounds.
Local Government Minister David Templeman today announced the formation of an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia.
Following the recent local government elections, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is running a free, one-day workshop for new Mayors, Presidents, Deputy Mayors and Deputy Presidents.
A Wheatbelt freight project involving 42 local governments has won the Making a Difference award at the recent Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
Noel Mason is a local government journeyman who’s working with his team to help implement several innovative programs to tackle local issues.
Three metropolitan councils are banding together to help create a family event that promises to be one of the highlights of the 2020 Festival of Perth.
The local government elections held on 19 October herald a new era for local government in WA — and the culmination of two years’ behind-the-scenes work by staff at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
On 20 October 2019, the new gifts framework contained within the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into operation. This new gift framework has been simplified, with the focus on transparency and accountability.
The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2020 on Monday 28 September.
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament.
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.
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.
On 27 June 2019, changes to the Local Government Act 1995 were passed by Parliament which require all council members to undertake 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.