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View of the Albany Entertainment Centre exterior at dawn. Photo by Alison Paine.

The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

Jun 10, 2020
The Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) will reopen to audiences on June 18 with the first of the Harbourside Concert Series, known locally as Harbourside.

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State Government support to culture and the arts during COVID-19. Information is included below.

State Government COVID-19 response $23.4 million for culture and the arts in Western Australia

Jul 8, 2020
The State Government has responded to the needs of the culture and the arts sector in Western Australia, providing $23.4 million in funding and support as part of COVID-19 responses.
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Big boost for WA arts, sport and community sectors seeking relief

Jul 6, 2020
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided the biggest agenda of grants — in number and value-making up more than $47.5 million in crucial funding to the Western Australian community.
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Payment methods

Jul 2, 2020
Amendments have been made to the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997, the Cat Regulations 2012, and the Dog Regulations 2013.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

Jul 2, 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 4 Easing of Restrictions, introduced on 27 June and removing existing gathering limits.
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Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

Jun 30, 2020
Live music in Western Australia is officially back with the announcement that up to 4000 fans will be able to support popular local bands on Saturday July 18, the day WA celebrates the lifting of all COVID-19 crowd restrictions.
Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

Jun 26, 2020
Sport and active recreation plays an important role in community development, connectiveness, physical and mental health.
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Local governments share in $1.75 million infrastructure grants

Jun 26, 2020
Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
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Share ideas — iThink for WA’s recovery

Jun 26, 2020
Western Australians are encouraged to share their ideas on the State’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through the iThink (WA Public Sector), an online ideas community, now also open to the general public.
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2020 Annual liquor licence fee refund procedure announced

Jun 26, 2020
The State Government has waived the annual liquor licence fees/late penalty payments for 2020.
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Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 3 Factsheet

Jun 10, 2020
Sport and active recreation plays an important role in community development, connectiveness, physical and mental health.
View of the Albany Entertainment Centre exterior at dawn. Photo by Alison Paine.

The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

Jun 10, 2020
The Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) will reopen to audiences on June 18 with the first of the Harbourside Concert Series, known locally as Harbourside.
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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

Jun 8, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
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