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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.
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MyCouncil website keeps ratepayers and residents up to date on how their councils manage their money

Jul 1, 2020
Ratepayers and residents throughout Western Australia will be able to keep an eye on how their councils are performing, thanks to the latest figures provided on the State Government's MyCouncil website.
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WATC Financial Sustainability Modelling

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) has developed a financial model to help local governments evaluate their solvency and sustainability.
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2019/2020 Budget Review

Feb 25, 2020

LG Alert

Under Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 (FMR), between 1 January and 31 March in each financial year, a local government must carry out a review of its budget for that year.
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Smart Hub now accepting Annual Financial Reports and Grants Commission Returns

Oct 24, 2017

Departmental Circular 19 2015

To reduce the reporting burden on local governments, audited Annual Financial Reports and Western Australian Local Government Grants Commission returns can now be submitted via online forms within Smart Hub.
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Regulation Amendment Changes to Fixed Term Deposit Investment Period

May 17, 2017

Ministerial Circular 4 2017

I am pleased to advise that following feedback from the local government sector, the McGowan Government has responded to requests to change the period of time that local governments can invest in fixed term deposits.
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