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Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

May 26, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman today issued the Town of Cambridge with a show cause notice asking why the local government should not be suspended for up to six months and require council members to undertake governance training.

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Governance update

Jun 26, 2020
The impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by everyone.
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Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

May 26, 2020
Local Government Minister David Templeman today issued the Town of Cambridge with a show cause notice asking why the local government should not be suspended for up to six months and require council members to undertake governance training.
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State Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

May 8, 2020
The Minister for Local Government has exercised his new powers under the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020.
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Local Government (COVID-19 response) Order 2020

May 7, 2020
As you would be aware, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 16 April 2020 and came into effect on 21 April 2020.
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Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020

Apr 21, 2020
On 20 April 2020, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 received Royal Assent.
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Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government will today introduce legislation to support local governments as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Governance update: local government reforms

Dec 6, 2019
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced a range of new reforms when it was passed by Parliament in June 2019.
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Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

Nov 6, 2019
Local Government Minister David Templeman today announced the formation of an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia.
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Elections herald a new era in local government

Oct 31, 2019
The local government elections held on 19 October herald a new era for local government in WA — and the culmination of two years’ behind-the-scenes work by staff at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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Landmark local government reform brings councils into the 21st century

Jun 27, 2019
Landmark local government reforms passed by State Parliament will bring councils into the 21st century as the first reforms resulting from the Local Government Act review.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 23, 2019
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 18, 2019
​In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
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