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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

Sep 18, 2020
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.

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Transitional lockdown restrictions will be lifted

Feb 12, 2021

LG Alert

COVID-19 update
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Update on funerals and reducing the spread of COVID-19

Feb 5, 2021

LG Alert

Restrictions on funerals have ended
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Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

Jan 6, 2021
The Kimberley is the next Western Australian region set to benefit from the State Government's trial of a nearly $1 million Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) expected to start this May.
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WA-first Cultural Infrastructure Framework released

Dec 17, 2020
The State Government has released the first ever Cultural Infrastructure Framework for WA, outlining a roadmap for holistic cultural infrastructure planning and investment in the State until 2030 and beyond.
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SafeWA update

Dec 15, 2020

LG Alert

More than one million Western Australians have now signed up for SafeWA.
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Independent oversight system webinar

Dec 14, 2020

LG Alert

Helping organisations that engage with or provide services and activities to children to better understand this recommendation.
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Child Safety Officers webinar

Dec 10, 2020

LG Alert

Discuss the recommended designation of child safety officers within existing staff profiles at WA’s local governments.
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State Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

Dec 8, 2020
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
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Bindoon Library scoops Making a Difference Award

Dec 7, 2020
Bindoon Library has won the prestigious Making a Difference Award at this year’s Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
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Local Government Employee Code of Conduct

Dec 4, 2020

LG Alert

A draft copy of the Local Government Regulations Amendment (Employee Code of Conduct) Regulations 2020 is now available on the department’s website for comment.
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