News

Latest news from the department.

Featured news

GettyImages-1202249120_1405px_wide_x791px

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.

All news

GettyImages-1202249120_1405px_wide_x791px

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.
GettyImages-1202249120_1405px_wide_x791px

New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

May 20, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
GettyImages-72890531_1405x791

Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations - Opportunity to Comment

May 19, 2020
The State Government is giving local governments the opportunity to comment on the Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations.
Paperwork on desk

Procurement - Contract Extensions and Variations

May 19, 2020
On 4 May 2020, the Auditor General tabled a performance audit report in Parliament on local government contract extensions and variations.
Library shelves

Local government sector urged to take leadership role

May 12, 2020
The local government sector has a key role to play in the Phase 2 easing of restrictions and in helping communities get back on their feet and the economy back on track.
Office desk

City of Perth Inquiry extension granted after COVID-19 impacts

May 1, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman has granted an extension to the Inquiry into the City of Perth following delays caused by COVID-19.
GettyImages-121101270_1405x791

Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

Apr 23, 2020
Penalties for the misuse of disability parking bays to be some of the highest in the country. Fines for illegally parking in an ACROD bay increase to $500, up from $300. Increase in court-imposed penalties to a maximum of $5,000
GettyImages-1161449765

Notice of Electronic Council Meetings During Emergencies

Mar 28, 2020
Following the commencement of amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1998, the following clarification is advised.
Gifts Framework

New gifts framework

Oct 18, 2019
On 20 October 2019, the new gifts framework contained within the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into operation. This new gift framework has been simplified, with the focus on transparency and accountability.
2020 in blocks

Alternative Queen's Birthday public holiday dates 2020

Oct 17, 2019
The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2020 on Monday 28 September.
Carlien Jeanne at Gascoyne in May

Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

Sep 19, 2019
Two new grant programs that opened this week will increase the number and variety of arts and culture activities presented in regional Western Australia, by supporting the costs of their delivery.
Montage of people's faces on hexagon tiles

Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
Page reviewed 30 July 2019