Media Statements

For Portfolio: Local Government

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/12/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Funding boost for Regional Climate Alliance projects

9/11/2022

Carey

Local Government

New local government regulations gazetted for Council meetings to continue electronically

3/11/2022

Carey

Local Government

Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD revitalisation grants

27/10/2022

McGowan; Carey; MacTiernan

Premier; Local Government; Agriculture and Food

Funding boost for pet rescue organisations

22/10/2022

Carey

Local Government

Outstanding local governments recognised at achievement awards

19/10/2022

Kelly; Carey

Water; Local Government

$4 million boost to help local governments reduce groundwater use

28/09/2022

Templeman; Carey

Heritage; Local Government

$120,000 funding available for local governments to identify and protect local heritage sites

27/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Taking the lead to end puppy farming

21/09/2022

Carey; Saffioti

Local Government; Transport

McGowan Government supports Telethon Family Festival with $100,000 grant and free public transport

21/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Round 1 CBD Revitalisation Grant Program recipients announced

21/09/2022

Carey

Local Government

Local government reforms to deliver better outcomes for WA ratepayers

8/09/2022

Carey; Punch

Local Government; Disability Services

McGowan Government calling on local government councillors living with a disability to join roundtable

25/08/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

Guide Dogs WA welcomes first home grown litter of puppies

27/07/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Boost for Regional Climate Alliances projects

5/07/2022

Carey

Local Government

$4 million worth of Perth and Northbridge event grants available

3/07/2022

Carey

Local Government

Tougher penalties on the way for bad behaving councillors with major local government reforms finalised

13/06/2022

Carey

Local Government

Simplified financial reporting to bring benefits for ratepayers and local governments

18/05/2022

Templeman; Carey

Heritage; Local Government

Funding for 20 local governments to identify and protect local heritage places

18/05/2022

Carey

Local Government

New CEO appointed to Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

4/05/2022

Carey

Local Government

South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

27/04/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

$100,000 event grants on offer to get people back into the City

21/03/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

Alfresco street dining to grow under $5 million COVID-19 rebate program

1/02/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

16/12/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

6/12/2021

Saffioti; Carey

Planning; Local Government

New policy to guide the management of short-term accommodation

12/11/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Guide sows the seeds for a green future during Recycling Week

10/11/2021

Carey

Local Government

Major local government reforms released for public consultation

2/11/2021

Whitby; Carey

Small Business; Local Government

Small business and local government initiative celebrates milestone

14/10/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Local Government

$5 million for world-class WA-based guide dogs breeding program

7/10/2021

Carey

Local Government

Time to get vocal and shape the future of your local community

24/09/2021

Carey

Local Government

Local governments prepare for AFL Grand Final Day

31/08/2021

Carey

Local Government

New mausoleum to meet future demand at Fremantle Cemetery

26/08/2021

Carey

Local Government

$1 million Lotterywest grant enables reconnection to community

26/08/2021

Carey

Local Government

One week until nominations for local government elections open

18/08/2021

Carey

Local Government

Stop Puppy Farming laws pass lower house

8/07/2021

Carey

Local Government

Countdown is on with 100 days until local government elections

5/07/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Environment; Climate Action; Local Government

Western Australia's first Regional Climate Alliances revealed

2/06/2021

Carey

Local Government

Stop Puppy Farming laws reintroduced to Parliament

1/06/2021

Carey

Local Government

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

28/05/2021

Saffioti; Carey

Planning; Local Government

Phase two of planning reform to continue transformation of system

12/05/2021

Carey

Local Government

Authorised Inquiry reports tabled in Parliament

10/05/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Climate Action; Local Government

‘Regional Climate Alliances’ to support local government action on climate change

30/04/2021

Carey

Local Government

Financial assistance for ratepayers to continue

20/04/2021

Carey; Buti

Local Government; Sport and Recreation

Shire of York off-road vehicle area receives funding boost

1/02/2021

Templeman

Local Government

Legislative changes to deliver local government good governance

24/12/2020

Templeman; Tinley

Local Government; Fisheries

BEN signs to aid safety at beaches in the State’s north

27/11/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Liberal party fails to deliver on puppy welfare

18/11/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Town of Cambridge handed down

4/11/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local democracy gets a green light as restrictions eased

13/10/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Toodyay handed down

18/09/2020

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Health; Local Government; Culture and the Arts

COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

4/09/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Liberals fail to support laws to prevent scams and cruelty to dogs and puppies

3/09/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government elections chance for a fresh start

28/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

100 years of women in local government celebrated

19/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

WA local governments join National Redress Scheme

11/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth report a wakeup call for local government: Minister

5/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report reveals roadmap to local government reform

31/07/2020

Wyatt; Papalia; Templeman

Treasurer; Small Business; Local Government

Rules streamlined to boost COVID-19 economic recovery

1/07/2020

Templeman

Local Government

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

30/06/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Finance; Local Government

Land tax exemptions to assist owner-occupied relocatable homes in residential parks and caravan park owners

24/06/2020

Templeman

Local Government

WA Opposition rejects Stop Puppy Farming legislation

23/06/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

26/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

12/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government sector urged to take leadership role

8/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

McGowan Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

7/05/2020

Wyatt; Ellery; Templeman

Treasurer; Education and Training; Local Government

$100m short-term lending facility to support local governments and universities through COVID-19

1/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth Inquiry extension granted after COVID-19 impacts

23/04/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Local Government; Disability Services

Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

15/04/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

24/03/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Council meetings to continue electronically during emergencies

9/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Local Government

McGowan Government to introduce legislation to end puppy farming

30/01/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth elections will take place in October

11/12/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Give rescued dogs a second chance this Christmas

27/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Pet greyhounds to be muzzle free

6/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

30/10/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Port Hedland will hold elections in October 2020

28/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Diversity sought in ‘Put Yourself Forward’ elections campaign

9/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Minister appoints new commissioner for City of Perth

6/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Perenjori handed down

9/07/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Town of Port Hedland

27/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Landmark local government reform brings councils into the 21st century

27/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

City of Melville report indicates need for cultural change

26/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Shire of Perenjori

27/05/2019

Templeman; Wyatt

Local Government; Aboriginal Affairs

Reconciliation Week art takes to the streets

12/05/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Pause for paws: have your say on WA’s cat and dog laws

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

10/04/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Agriculture and Food; Local Government

Consultation open on dog standards and guidelines

10/04/2019

Templeman; Dawson

Local Government; Environment

Perth’s southern suburbs lead the way in recycling

14/03/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Parliament introduces mandatory training laws for councillors

26/11/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Don’t support puppy farmers this Christmas

2/11/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Suspended council members to lose entitlements

19/09/2018

Templeman

Local Government

A new Act for a new time

1/08/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Green light for phase one of local government reform

22/06/2018

Templeman

Local Government

New data reveals improved local government financial sustainability

3/05/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Puppy farming ban another step closer

24/04/2018

Templeman

Local Government

State appoints inquirer into City of Perth workings

21/04/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Victoria Cross recipients protected for generations to come

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

14/03/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Laws to suspend individual councillors introduced to Parliament

8/03/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioners to restore good governance, confidence in City of Perth