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On the road to reform<img alt="A country road" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Road%20to%20reform%202.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />DLGSC2018-12-05T07:00:00Z
Message from the Director General<img alt="Director General, Duncan Ord at the 2018 Have a Go Day event. " src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/DG%20message.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />DLGSC2018-12-05T07:00:00Z
2018 Arts and Culture Monitor<img alt="Arts and culture in Western Australia. Fact sheet and survey report available on the Research Hub" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Arts_Monitor_2019_FB_Tw.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Every year, the department commissions an independent survey to help gauge public interest in culture and arts activities in Western Australia.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Safe active streets in Nedlands<img alt="Five, a community group dedicated to active transport, took an active role in the community engagement." src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Safe%20active%20streets.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />A project designed to turn a tired residential road into a modern active street in Western Australia has proved the importance and effectiveness of good community engagement in the City of Nedlands.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Bench marks domestic violence awareness in Bruce Rock<img alt="Members of the community on the purple bench" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Purple%20Bench3.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​​The installation of a purple bench has seen the Bruce Rock community come together to raise awareness of family and domestic violence.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Governance update: Compliance Audit Returns due<img alt="Graphic of a magnifying glass" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Compliance%20audit.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​Local governments are reminded to submit their Compliance Audit Returns (CAR) for the period between 1 January and 31 December 2018 via Smart Hub by 31 March 2019.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Governance update: Suspension and Dismissal Bill<img alt="Parliament of Western Australia" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Parliament%20house.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​When a council member who is failing to appropriately perform their duties and is affecting the rest of the local government's ability to function effectively, it can have a widespread impact across the organisation and the community.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Q+A with CEO – Peta Mabbs<img alt="CEO Town of Bassendean, Peta Mabbs" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/CEO%20Peta%20Mabbs.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="540" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Question and answer2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
Finding common ground<img alt="A coach watching her players train" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/GettyImages-670900269%20(1)%201500px.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​​Finding common ground has been the key focus of the department's funding review into sport and recreation programs.2018-12-05T06:00:00Z
For the love of puppies<img alt="Puppies" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Puppies.JPG?RenditionID=5" width="1081" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />DLGSC2018-12-05T06:00:00Z