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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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Procurement - Contract Extensions and Variations

May 19, 2020
On 4 May 2020, the Auditor General tabled a performance audit report in Parliament on local government contract extensions and variations.
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How you can support your volunteers

May 18, 2020
To coincide with National Volunteer Week, here are some resources and tips to help sport and recreation organisations recognise and support their volunteers.
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State Library reopens - Welcome home

May 18, 2020
The State Library of Western Australia has today (May 18) reopened its doors to the public after being closed for 56 days.
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COVID-19 Easing of restrictions – Further information for Public Libraries

May 15, 2020

LG Alert

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

Council meetings

May 15, 2020

LG Alert

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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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 - Kimberley region

May 15, 2020
In response to a number of submissions requesting that the previously imposed restrictions be reinstated in the Kimberley region and in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Liquor Licensing has published a notice under section 31 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 in the Government Gazette which imposes restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor across the Kimberley.
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Local government sector urged to take leadership role

May 12, 2020

LG Alert

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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WA’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

May 11, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan yesterday announced a series of changes as part of Phase 2 of the WA roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
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State Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

May 8, 2020
The Minister for Local Government has exercised his new powers under the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020.
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Local Government (COVID-19 response) Order 2020

May 7, 2020

Ministerial Circular 3 2020

As you would be aware, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 16 April 2020 and came into effect on 21 April 2020.
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Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Factsheet

May 7, 2020
On 26 April 2020, the State Government announced the cautious easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s what sport and active recreation organisations should do before commencing activities.
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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.
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