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The Pleasure Garden at Fringe World Festival. Photo by Court McAllister.

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – WA results

May 27, 2020
WA results from the Audience Outlook Monitor are available now, showing how Western Australian audiences feel about attending arts and culture events in the context of the COVID-19.

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Instructions to councils to assist supermarkets to respond to demand

Mar 19, 2020

Departmental Circular 3 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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Information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and recreation camps

Mar 13, 2020
Consistent with the Department of Education’s approach, the department is following the advice of the WA Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 virus. Updated 25 March 2020 to reflect changes to cancellation policy.
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New body to oversee WA's cultural assets

Mar 12, 2020
The State Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish a new body to oversee Western Australia's theatre venues and other cultural assets.
Elizabeth Clapham. Image: State Library of Western Australia

100 years of women in local government

Mar 4, 2020
In 2020, we celebrate an important milestone for women in local government. This year, it’s 100 years since the first woman was elected to Local Government in Western Australia.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich celebrates the Shire’s 2020 Gold Waterwise Council rating

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale recognised as 2020 Gold Waterwise Council

Mar 4, 2020
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has been recognised as a 2020 Gold Waterwise Council for its commitment to water conservation and supporting water wise communities.
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Rapid graffiti removal practices for local governments

Mar 4, 2020
Local governments encouraged to implement rapid graffiti removal practices as outlined in the State Government’s Graffiti Vandalism Removal Standards.
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Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (GVROC) meets in Esperance

Mar 4, 2020
One of the largest gatherings of Goldfields-Esperance local government regional councils took place late January in Esperance.
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Organisations encouraged to get involved in the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project

Mar 3, 2020
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the department is coordinating the Street Banner Project across Western Australia.
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Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Amendment Regulations 2020

Mar 3, 2020
On Tuesday 3 March 2020, the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Amendment Regulations 2020 (amendment regulations) are being published in the Government Gazette and come into effect the following day.
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High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

Feb 29, 2020
The finale of the 2020 Perth Festival will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 1), on the 40th anniversary since original AC/DC front man Bon Scott was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery, and event goers are invited to rock out to the once-in-a-generation event.
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A handy guide to ANDI

Feb 25, 2020
The Australian National Development Index (or ANDI) is a collaborative project that tracks national progress and wellbeing.
Page reviewed 24 March 2020