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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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Game on! Unprecedented $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

Aug 3, 2020
The State Government has announced one of the most significant investments in sport and community infrastructure in Western Australian history, with a $300 million package as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
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New Western Australian Museum to open on 21 November 2020

Jul 24, 2020
The spectacular new Western Australian Museum will open in the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday November 21, 2020 with a nine-day festival expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors.
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State Government continues to enhance world-class facilities for our athletes

Jul 24, 2020
The State Government has committed to providing and enhancing its world-class sporting facilities for Western Australians after the SpeedDome received a vast improvement to its facilities.
Audience Outlook Monitor: Phase Two July 2020

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor — Phase 2 report out now

Jul 22, 2020
Results from the second phase of the COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor are now available.
Perth Motorplex at dusk

Start your engines: Racing to resume at Perth Motorplex

Jul 22, 2020
The roar of dragsters and speedway cars will once again be heard at Perth Motorplex come October.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Major sport and entertainment events bring economic boost for WA

Jul 21, 2020
Western Australians were treated to a choice of sport and entertainment events last week helping to stimulate the local economy.
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Esperance’s $7.8 million indoor stadium up and running

Jul 21, 2020
Esperance's new $7.8 million indoor sports stadium was officially opened today and is ready for the start of the winter netball season this weekend.
Artist's impression of the Art Gallery of Western Australia rooftop.

Art Gallery rooftop project to feature giant Aboriginal artwork

Jul 20, 2020
The State Government has today announced the successful contractor tasked with transforming the Art Gallery of WA's (AGWA) rooftop into a multi-use gallery space and rooftop venue over the next six months.
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Register to participate - WATC Local Government Authority Sustainability Model

Jul 9, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments (LGs) are invited to register to participate in the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) Local Government Authority Sustainability Model.
State Government support to culture and the arts during COVID-19. Information is included below.

State Government COVID-19 response $23.4 million for culture and the arts in Western Australia

Jul 8, 2020
The State Government has responded to the needs of the culture and the arts sector in Western Australia, providing $23.4 million in funding and support as part of COVID-19 responses.
Silhouette photo of a young ballet dancer dressed in a long peach dress, pointe shoes with ribbons.

Big boost for WA arts, sport and community sectors seeking relief

Jul 6, 2020
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided the biggest agenda of grants — in number and value-making up more than $47.5 million in crucial funding to the Western Australian community.
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A fairer play for elite athletes with new training arrangements

Jul 3, 2020
The State Government has opened up new career opportunities for Western Australian elite athletes after reducing the minimum hours required to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
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