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Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

Mar 23, 2020
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-16.

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New intrastate travel restrictions from midnight, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Mar 28, 2020

LG Alert

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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New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

Mar 27, 2020
Six-month occasional liquor licenses to allow for sale of liquor with takeaway meals. Liquor restrictions adjusted for cellar door sales. Hotline and email set up for licensees with queries about packaged liquor.

COVID-19 update: culture and the arts funding programs

Mar 27, 2020
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is working in partnership with its co-funders in order to respond to the impact of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 response: Temporary changes to takeaway alcohol

Mar 25, 2020
The State Government, in consultation with the WA Commissioner of Police, has introduced temporary restrictions on takeaway alcohol across the State, to ensure Western Australia is well prepared to respond to COVID-19 and minimise alcohol-related problems in the community.
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Regulation amendments for electronic attendance – enabling council meetings to continue during emergencies

Mar 24, 2020
His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulations to allow local government councils to hold meetings electronically during a public health emergency or a state of emergency. This can be via teleconference, video conference or other electronic means.
The beautiful historic buildings of the bustling port town of Fremantle in Western Australia.

Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

Mar 23, 2020
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-16.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, exterior

Cultural and art institutions

Mar 23, 2020
At 12.00pm today, as part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia will close in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19.
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Public Authorities (Delivery of Goods and Collection of Rubbish and Refuse) Directions

Mar 20, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments have been providing assistance to ensure that goods can be delivered to shops in a timely manner.
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Electronic attendance at meetings

Mar 20, 2020
The department understands the challenges that local governments are facing in regard to social distancing and possible individual self-isolation in Western Australia.
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Instructions to councils to assist supermarkets to respond to demand

Mar 19, 2020
As our state and nation face the challenges of COVID-19, many of our supermarkets and other businesses are struggling to meet unprecedented consumer demand.
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Meeting quorums

Mar 17, 2020
Some local governments are currently experiencing difficulty in achieving necessary meeting quorums.
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