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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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Local Government Act changes

Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government will today introduce legislation to support local governments as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Funding to continue support for regional arts community

Apr 9, 2020
The State Government will invest $2.1 million over the next three years to ensure the continuity of grant funding for regional organisations and individuals delivering arts and cultural activities in their communities.

DLGSC Recreation Camps Easter hours

Apr 9, 2020
DLGSC Recreation Camps would like to wish our valued customers a safe and happy Easter.
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Practical assistance for local governments to respond during a state of emergency (COVID-19)

Apr 9, 2020

Ministerial Circular 1 2020

I am advising that His Excellency the Governor, in Executive Council, has approved regulation amendments dealing with access to funding, procurement and long service leave during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulations

Upcoming regulation amendments for local governments

Apr 6, 2020

LG Alert

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

LG Alert

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government has introduced new provisions to prohibit certain indoor and outdoor activities.

Liquor licence renewal fees waived as part of $1 billion COVID-19 economic package

Mar 31, 2020
Licensees will soon be contacted regarding the State Government announcement.
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$159m COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide crisis support

Mar 30, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have today established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations that are helping people experiencing hardship.
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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

Departmental Circular 6 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.
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Regulation amendments for electronic attendance – enabling council meetings to continue during emergencies

Mar 24, 2020

Departmental Circular 5 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.
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