The department is involved in a range of initiatives and activities that help strengthen WA's 137 local councils.
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
Developing and amending acts and regulations through public consultations ensuring that the Western Australians have the opportunity to participate in the development of legislation.
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.
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 gives local governments a framework
for establishing local priorities and to link this information to
Giving local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions.
Outlining community long term vision, values, aspirations and priorities.
An internal business planning tool that translates council priorities into operations within the resources available.
Informing local government of how capable it is to deliver the services and assets required by the community.
Information is a strategic resource that underpins the key functions and decision making processes of a local government.
The department and Western Australian Treasury Corporation have partnered to release long term financial planning tools for local governments.
The department develops partnerships to help develop local government across Western Australia.
The State Local Government Agreement seeks to strengthen the partnership between the State and local government sectors for the benefit of local communities.