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Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 sets out the obligations of local governments with regards to their annual financial reporting.
Our regional and metropolitan local governments have been recognised for their innovative solutions to build community connections, activate local spaces and foster greater collaboration.
The next local government reform webinar is scheduled for Friday 22 September.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will have a booth at this year’s WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) Local Futures Convention.
A call out from the State Government today is urging ratepayers and residents to recognise the importance of local democracy by making voting a priority at the upcoming local government elections.
Vote for the important things in your community at the local government elections on 21 October.
The Western Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that the Voice to Parliament referendum on 14 October 2023 will not affect the date of local government elections.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has updated a number of guidelines and manuals for local government, as part of its ongoing support for the sector.
Members of the Western Australian community are being urged to consider nominating for the upcoming local government elections to be able to influence the decisions being made that potentially impact the lives of thousands of residents.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries reminds all council members and designated employees of their obligations to provide an annual return by Thursday 31 August under the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act).
The Department for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is helping local governments to support innovative approaches to placemaking through 2 new initiatives.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is aware that there are differences in approach in assessing the fair value of assets, where required, with land identified as the asset class most affected.
The webinar will include a number of presenters and will cover a range of topics, with the aim of preparing successful election candidates for life as an elected member.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is working to improve candidate diversity and held a forum targeting culturally and linguistically diverse communities last month.
New awards showcasing the best in place-based innovation by WA’s local governments are now open for nominations.
The next edition of the popular local government reform webinars is scheduled for 3 August and will feature an introduction from the new Minister for Local Government, David Michael.
Local governments are being encouraged to nominate for new awards celebrating the most innovative, collaborative approaches to placemaking across the state.
A community awareness campaign is underway to inform voters about upcoming changes that will be in effect for local government elections in October.
There are several electoral reforms that will be in place for the local government elections in October and it is essential that the community is aware of these changes.
The State Government has introduced priority regulation amendments for local government elections and made the final set of orders for council representation changes for the implementation reforms ahead of the 2023 elections.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
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Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system.
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 department invited comments from local governments and the wider community to inform implementation of the proposed reforms.
The Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and promote innovative place-related projects, policies and activities involving local governments in Western Australia.
A framework for local governments to establish local priorities linking to operational functions.
Information relating to inquiries into misconduct of local governments.
The department may issue a notice to a local government when it has concerns about the running of the council or administration and requires further information to resolve the matter.
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