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Departmental Circular 9 2020
I write to inform you of changes to infringement notices prescribed in legislation enforced by WA local governments.
Departmental Circular 8 2020
As a result of queries from the sector, I am providing further clarification regarding the amendments made to regulation 9(1) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.
Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.
Departmental Circular 7 2020
The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 has introduced the requirement for all council members to undertake Council Member Essentials training within the first 12 months of being elected.
Local Government Minister David Templeman has today commended all 137 Western Australian local governments for joining the National Redress Scheme to recognise the harm suffered by survivors of historical child sexual abuse.
Ministerial Circular 5 2020
As you are 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for local governments and their communities but it has also highlighted the innovative ways local governments are working to produce the best outcomes for their communities.
Newly appointed Acting Executive Director Local Government.
The State Government released the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan in late July, which included huge investments in infrastructure, schools, TAFE and community facilities.
Ministerial Circular 4 2020
As you are aware, I appointed an Inquiry Panel on 2 March 2018 to conduct an inquiry into the ability of the City of Perth (the City) to provide for the good governance of the people in the City.
The final report of the Inquiry into the City of Perth was today tabled in State Parliament, outlining a litany of dysfunction, poor governance, factionalism, and fertile ground for greed, incompetence and mismanagement.
Local Government Minister David Templeman today launched the results of an online COVID-19 survey which mapped community wellbeing and resilience levels across WA.
Local Government Minister David Templeman today released an expert report which outlines recommendations to guide the development of a new Local Government Act for WA.
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.
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.