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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 22, 2020
The Western Australian Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.

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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 22, 2020

LG Alert

The Western Australian Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.
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COVID- 19 Easing of restrictions – Further information for Public Libraries

May 15, 2020
The State Government has announced the easing of restrictions (phase 2) commencing Monday, 18 May 2020.
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Council meetings

May 15, 2020
The Premier has announced that from 18 May gatherings of 20 people will be permitted. What does this mean for council meetings?
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Local government sector urged to take leadership role

May 12, 2020
The local government sector has a key role to play in the Phase 2 easing of restrictions and in helping communities get back on their feet and the economy back on track.
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Financial assistance provided to local governments

May 7, 2020

LG Alert

WA Government makes $100 million borrowing facility available to local governments to assist with cash flow.

Amendments to Purchasing Policy

May 7, 2020
Local government purchasing policies in the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 to be amended.
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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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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

LG Alert

The State Government recently introduced new provisions to restrict the number of people who could attend a funeral in WA.
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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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