Strengthening local government

The department is involved in a range of initiatives and activities that help strengthen WA's 137 local councils.

Public consultations

The department develops and amends acts and regulations within its responsibility, and undertakes public consultations to ensure that the public has the opportunity to participate in the development of legislation.

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Public consultations

Developing and amending acts and regulations through public consultations ensuring that the Western Australians have the opportunity to participate in the development of legislation.

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Local Government Act Review

The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.

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Stop Puppy Farming

Dogs are an important part of many Western Australian families and promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs is a key priority for the State Government.

Integrated planning and reporting

Integrated planning and reporting gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions.

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Integrated planning and reporting

Giving local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions.

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Strategic Community Plan

Outlining community long term vision, values, aspirations and priorities.

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Corporate Business Plan

An internal business planning tool that translates council priorities into operations within the resources available.

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Informing Strategies

Informing local government of how capable it is to deliver the services and assets required by the community.

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ICT Strategic Framework

Information is a strategic resource that underpins the key functions and decision making processes of a local government.

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Long term financial planning tools

​​​​​The department and Western Australian Treasury Corporation have partnered to release long term financial planning tools for local governments.

Partnerships

The department develops partnerships to help develop local government across Western Australia.

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State Local Partnership Agreement

The State Local Government Agreement seeks to strengthen the partnership between the State and local government sectors for the benefit of local communities.

Page reviewed 05 June 2019