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On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
The Western Australian Government today tabled the report detailing findings of the Authorised Inquiry into the Shire of Perenjori in State Parliament.
Landmark local government reforms passed by State Parliament will bring councils into the 21st century as the first reforms resulting from the Local Government Act review.
A one-stop shop for the State's 5500 community sporting clubs and their volunteers is now available thanks to the department’s Every Club Hub initiative.
The department has consulted with more than 100 organisations and community groups across the State including local government staff, peak bodies, multicultural groups, young people, Aboriginal groups and seniors.
In October 2018, the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (TRPS Act) was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia and a number of reforms impacting parking local laws will come into effect on 2 July 2019.
Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.
On 4 December 2018, the Executive Council approved amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 and the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.
The Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent with the amendments taking effect from 20 November 2018.
Local governments are advised that the Minister for Local Government’s order, dated 8 October 2018, specifying the colour of the registration tags for cats and dogs for the next 16 registration periods was published in the Government Gazette Issue No. 156 (p. 4096) on 16 October 2018. A copy of the Notice of the order is attached.
Acknowledgement and recognition of Western Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the traditional owners of our nation, is an important part of progressing towards the goal of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Today I introduced into Parliament the Local Government Amendment (Suspension and Dismissal) Bill 2018.
The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2018 on Monday 24 September.
I am aware of concerns raised within the local government sector about the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' Risk Profile and the way the department has communicated with the sector with regard to the profile.
Local governments are advised that the Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017 was proclaimed on Friday, 27 October 2017 in the WA Government Gazette No. 207, page 5413.
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.
Following an amendment to the Local Government (Regional Subsidiaries) Regulations 2017, a regional subsidiary is now permitted to conduct land transactions if they are necessary for pursuing a purpose specified in the subsidiary's charter or winding up the subsidiary.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has prepared a guide to inform local governments and auditors about the recent reforms to the conduct of local government audits.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
MyCouncil provides information about your council and local government across WA.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system.
It's now compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
Promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs.
The Cemeteries Act 1986 (the Act) requires all deceased persons to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees, with appropriate records being kept in perpetuity.
Information on permitted and probited areas for off-road vehicles.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
Helping to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations, and improve levels of accountability and legislative compliance.
Providing support and advisory services to 139 local governments.
A list of acts and regulations relating the local government.
Facilitating good governance and compliance by monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance.
WA Local Government Grants Commission and Advisory Board.
Information on rates setting for local governments.
The Local Government Act 1995 enables local governments to make local laws considered necessary for the good government of their districts.
A regional subsidiary is designed to be a convenient way for local governments to pool their resources and cooperate more closely with neighbouring districts.
Current and ongoing initiatives to help strengthen all local governments across Western Australia.
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.
A framework for local governments to establish local priorities linking to operational functions.
Information relating to inquiries into misconduct of local governments.
Partnering the State and local government sectors.