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Cheers to WA<img alt="Happy female bartender working at the bar and looking at the camera smiling" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/GettyImages-525498542.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1000" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />New liquor licensing laws come into effect this weekend (August 18 to 19), creating a more relaxed and tourism friendly hospitality industry for all Western Australians to enjoy.2018-08-16T07:00:00Z
Green light for phase one of local government reform<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Local-Government-Act-Review-carousel-banner.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="1717" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />A suite of changes that will meet community expectations of efficient and effective councils now and into the future has been given the green light following a four-month consultation period.2018-07-27T04:00:00Z
Local initiative: Pilot program reaches great heights<img alt="" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Great%20Southern%20peer%20support%20program.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />A pilot program delivered in the Great Southern region has strengthened the capacity of participating local governments to deliver meaningful integrated planning and reporting (IPR) plans. 2018-07-20T03:00:00Z
Discover how to bring new life to artistic works<img alt="Telling our Stories&#58; Art on the Move + Museums Galleries Australia, WA" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Telling%20our%20stories.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Interested in learning about curating, preparing, presenting and interpreting artistic and historic exhibitions? Telling Our Stories is a training opportunity for Local Government officers wanting to plan exhibitions while sharing their local community’s 2018-07-20T03:00:00Z
Call out for CaLD leaders<img alt="" height="648" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Buddhas%20Birthday%20Multicultural%20Festival%20OMI.jpg?Height=648" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Expressions of interest are now open for CaLD community leaders to be part of a community grants assessment panel. 2018-07-20T03:00:00Z
Positive start to State Local Partnership<img alt="State and Local Partnership infographic" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/State%20and%20Local%20Partnership%20infographic.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Road funding, fees and charges and job creation were some of the big ticket items on the agenda at the first meeting of the State Local Government Partnership Leadership Group. 2018-07-20T02:00:00Z
Local government for the future<img alt="Stock image of light trails on the freeway" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Stock%20image%20of%20light%20trails%20on%20the%20freeway.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Phase two of the Local Government Act Review is underway and there has been a great level of support and interest from local governments to get involved. 2018-07-20T02:00:00Z
History no mystery thanks to local governments<img alt="Wirrwul by Katie Ward/Warakurna Artists" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Reconcilliation%20week%20artwork.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The Shire of Broome, City of Cockburn and City of Kalamunda were among 17 local governments that helped showcase Aboriginal culture and history to their communities through Reconciliation Week celebrations. 2018-07-20T02:00:00Z
Governance update: useful resources<img alt="Stock image of office workers using a calculator" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Stock%20image%20of%20office%20workers%20using%20a%20calculator.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Procurement and tendering continue to be key areas identified for improvement across the sector as noted by the Auditor General in recent reports. 2018-07-20T02:00:00Z
Support for CEOs<img alt="Stock image of two office workers shaking hands" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/CEO-support-program.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Local governments are reminded that the Department, in partnership with Local Government Professionals Australia WA (LGPro) offers the CEO support program for first-time appointed local government Chief Executive Officers. 2018-07-20T02:00:00Z