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Local governments (LGs) are invited to register to participate in the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) Local Government Authority Sustainability Model.
Amendments have been made to the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997, the Cat Regulations 2012, and the Dog Regulations 2013.
The State Government has announced Phase 4 Easing of Restrictions, introduced on 27 June and removing existing gathering limits.
Ratepayers and residents throughout Western Australia will be able to keep an eye on how their councils are performing, thanks to the latest figures provided on the State Government's MyCouncil website.
Local government demographic, geographic and financial data for 2018-19 is now available on the MyCouncil website.
Local governments encouraged to promote the MARKTY Community Resilience Scorecard study to local communities, open until 3 July 2020.
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) has developed a financial model to help local governments evaluate their solvency and sustainability.
The impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by everyone.
The Journey of Health and Wellbeing is a 10-minute animation that shows how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.
Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
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.
The important work of the department’s Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) unit was recognised during National Reconciliation Week.
“Home to some of the State’s major industrial facilities”
$600,000 in 2019-20 State Budget to support six companion animal shelters over three years.
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
Phase 3 commencing 6 June 2020.
Responsible organisations should place signage on public equipment and facilities reminding users that they have a personal responsibility to practice physical distancing and personal hygiene.
The State Government has announced Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions commencing 6 June that will allow gatherings of up to 100 people indoors (while maintaining physical distancing). What does this mean for council meetings?
The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
MyCouncil provides information about your council and local government across WA.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system.
It's now compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
Promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs.
The Cemeteries Act 1986 (the Act) requires all deceased persons to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees, with appropriate records being kept in perpetuity.
Information on permitted and probited areas for off-road vehicles.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
Helping to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations, and improve levels of accountability and legislative compliance.
Providing support and advisory services to 139 local governments.
A list of acts and regulations relating the local government.
Facilitating good governance and compliance by monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance.
WA Local Government Grants Commission and Advisory Board.
Information on rates setting for local governments.
The Local Government Act 1995 enables local governments to make local laws considered necessary for the good government of their districts.
A regional subsidiary is designed to be a convenient way for local governments to pool their resources and cooperate more closely with neighbouring districts.
On 27 June 2019, changes to the Local Government Act 1995 were passed by Parliament which require all council members to undertake training within the first 12 months of being elected.
Current and ongoing initiatives to help strengthen all local governments across Western Australia.
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.
A framework for local governments to establish local priorities linking to operational functions.
Information relating to inquiries into misconduct of local governments.
Partnering the State and local government sectors.