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From 5 December 2020, it will be mandatory for particular businesses and venues to collect
contact details of customers and patrons.
The Kimberley is the next Western Australian region set to benefit from the State Government's trial of a nearly $1 million Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) expected to start this May.
The State Government has released the first ever Cultural Infrastructure Framework for WA, outlining a roadmap for holistic cultural infrastructure planning and investment in the State until 2030 and beyond.
More than one million Western Australians have now signed up for SafeWA.
Helping organisations that engage with or provide services and activities to children to better understand this recommendation.
Discuss the recommended designation of child safety officers within existing staff profiles at WA’s local governments.
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
Bindoon Library has won the prestigious Making a Difference Award at this year’s Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
A draft copy of the Local Government Regulations Amendment (Employee Code of Conduct) Regulations 2020 is now available on the department’s website for comment.
With just one day to go until COVID-19 contact registers become mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues, there are a number of State Government resources available to assist with communications to stakeholders.
Local governments’ 2020 Compliance Audit Return will soon be available via the department’s Smart Hub online portal.
With COVID-19 contact registers becoming mandatory for many WA local businesses and venues from 5 December, local governments should already be aware of the State Government’s SafeWA app.
The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
Departmental Circular 14 2020
Duties and powers of funeral directors in relation to the collection, storage, disposal or the return of unclaimed ashes to the cemetery.
Rhonda Hardy has been Chief Executive Officer of the City of Kalamunda since 2013. She has more than 30 years’ State and local government experience, with 20 years in senior management.
Murray is the ancestral home of the Bindjareb people, and one of the first areas of European settlement in Western Australia, dating back to 1834 when the district was founded.
The report of the Inquiry into the Town of Cambridge has been tabled in the Western Australian Parliament.
Departmental Circular 13 2020
The Local Government Regulations Amendment Regulations (No.2) 2020 (previously named the Local Government Regulations Amendments (Consequential) Regulations 2020) have been published in the Government Gazette today (6 November 2020).
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament. The Act includes a requirement for the introduction of a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates.
The deadline for comment on the draft copy of regulations that will introduce mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government CEOs (CEO Standards) has been extended.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has recently made a private ruling, confirming that the fee for a Grant of Right of Burial and a renewal of a Grant of Right of Burial is exempt from GST.
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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.
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