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 relevant acts and regulations and undertakes public consultations to ensure that the public has the opportunity to participate in developing legislation.

Integrated planning and reporting

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


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

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Page reviewed 02 November 2021