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LGAB public submission period closes
18 March 2014
The Local Government Advisory Board has received close to 20,000 submissions on proposed changes to Perth’s metropolitan local government boundaries.
February 2014 Edition of DG Report Now Available
26 February 2014
The Director General’s Report provides an update on the Department’s activities and is now available online.
Submissions now open – Metropolitan Local Government Districts Inquiries
28 January 2014
Public submission allows anyone to lodge a submission about a proposal and can be completed online and forwarded to the Board.
Nominations now open - 2014 Community Services Excellence Awards
28 January 2014
The Community Services Excellence Awards recognise the important role that individuals and organisations in the community sector play in making a positive difference to people, families and communities through innovative and creative services.
Compliance Audit Return Now Online
13 January 2014
The 2013 Compliance Audit Return (CAR) is now available on the Department’s website.
Reminder for Local Governments Regarding Declarations of Office
13 January 2014
Local governments are reminded that anyone elected to a position on council was required to make a declaration of office within two months of either:
Are you bushfire ready?
2 December 2013
With the bushfire season upon us, a website has been developed with tips and advice for Western Australian communities across the State to ensure their homes are bushfire ready.
November 2013 Edition of the Director General’s Report
29 November 2013
The Director General’s Report provides an update on the Department’s activities and is now available online
Governance Bulletin - November 2013
29 November 2013
The Governance Bulletin for November 2013 is now available online.
Draft nature-based parks guidelines – comments sought
25 November 2013
The Department has commenced a review of the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 in relation to nature-based parks.
New manual for elected members now available: A Guide to Meetings
12 November 2013
The Department has released a new manual for elected members to support their effective participation in council and committee meetings.
Amendments to Dog Act 1976
30 October 2013
On 24 October 2013 Parliament passed amendments to the Act and together with new regulations. The amendments will impact the community and local governments in a number of ways.
Governance Bulletin – August 2013 is now available
12 August 2013
This edition provides important information relating to the upcoming local government elections, risk management and a case study on the misuse of resources.
New Dog Bill to protect people as well as pets
25 June 2013
Local Government Minister Tony Simpson will introduce a new Bill to Parliament this week that will take a tougher approach to dog attacks and dog control in Western Australia.
New Guide for Planning Budgets and Setting Rates
19 June 2013
A new Guide has been developed by the Department which considers the options currently available to local governments when planning their budgets and setting rates in preparation for a new financial year.
Cat Act 2011 frequently asked questions now available online
28 May 2013
The Department has recently launched a list of frequently asked questions and answers to address a broad range of enquiries from local governments, members of the public, and industry on the upcoming Cat Act 2011 legislation.
Grants Now Available for Cat Sterilisation Programs
17 May 2013
Funding of $345,000 is now open under the Cat Act Implementation Grant Program for organisations that offer programs to assist pensioners and low income earners with the costs of sterilising their cats.
Canning Inquiry website launched
8 May 2013
Following the commencement of the Inquiry into the City of Canning on 1 April 2013, an Inquiry to the City of Canning website has been launched to keep key stakeholders informed and updated on the Inquiry progress and findings.
April 2013 Edition of DG Report Now Available
22 April 2013
The Director General’s Report provides an update on the Department’s activities and is now available online.
Second edition of the Governance Bulletin available online
29 November 2012
The second edition of the Governance Bulletin is now available online.
Latest Director General’s Report Now Available
28 November 2012
The Director General’s Report provides an update on the Department’s activities and is now available online.
Stage 3 of Accounting Manual Released
5 November 2012
The third stage of the Western Australian Local Government Accounting Manual is now available online under Publications.
Counting down for the Cat Act 2011: 12 months to get ready
1 November 2012
Cat owners have 12 months to get ready by ensuring they have sterilised and microchipped their cats prior to 1 November 2013 when the entire Act takes effect.

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