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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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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.
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Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Amendment Regulations 2020

Apr 30, 2020
I am pleased to advise that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with penalties for illegal parking in ACROD bays.
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Budget process

Apr 30, 2020
The Minister for Local Government is intending to make an Order using the new COVID-19 Response powers.
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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
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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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Restrictions on the number of people at funerals

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government recently introduced new provisions to restrict the number of people who could attend a funeral in WA.
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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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Practical assistance for local governments to respond during a state of emergency (COVID-19)

Apr 9, 2020
I am advising that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with access to funding, procurement and long service leave during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Upcoming regulation amendments for local governments

Apr 6, 2020
To continue to support local governments during the COVID-19 outbreak, the department is urgently progressing amendments to the following Local Government Regulations.
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New restrictions on the number of people at funerals

Apr 2, 2020
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government has introduced new provisions to prohibit certain indoor and outdoor activities.
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New intrastate travel restrictions from midnight, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Mar 28, 2020
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government will introduce further restrictions on travel within Western Australia from midnight Tuesday night (12.00am Wednesday morning).
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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.
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