WALGA consults with its Members on a variety of topics to inform our advocacy and service offering to Members.

The scope of our requests for feedback reflects the range of operations conducted by Local Government.
Please see below for items for which we are currently seeking feedback from our Members.


Proposed Independent Infrastructure WA Body

The State Government has released a consultation proposal for the establishment of a new independent Infrastructure WA body this week. The purpose of the proposed body is to provide expert advice to the Government on infrastructure needs and priorities.

The body has been tasked with developing a 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy that will be renewed every five years, as well as evaluating major infrastructure proposals developed by Government agencies and providing advice to Government on priorities.
The establishment of the body aligns with the WALGA State Council December 2015 resolution that requested the State Government to lead a consultative, transparent process to develop a coherent and comprehensive infrastructure plan for Western Australia.
Details of the proposed model and submission form are available here.
The State Government is seeking submissions concerning any aspect of the proposed model. Local Governments are encouraged to participate in this process and provide a copy of submissions to WALGA by Friday, 9 March to assist with developing an Association response. 

For more information, email Policy Officer, Transport and Roads Marissa MacDonald or call 9213 2050.

Public Libraries Strategy Consultation

The background paper and draft strategy paper on WA public libraries are currently open for comment. WALGA and the State Library WA will host a forum to discuss the paper in the coming months.

Minister for Culture and the Arts Hon David Templeman MLA released a background paper and draft strategy paper on WA Public Libraries, and is seeking input into transforming the State’s public library system to meet the diverse needs of the community.

The public consultation phase will close on Thursday, 29 March, and all Local Governments are encouraged to submit comments.

The discussion paper, draft strategy and survey can be found here.

WALGA and State Library WA are organising a forum for Local Government representatives to discuss the background paper and draft strategy in February or March, as part of the consultation phase.

WALGA will communicate the details once confirmed and invite Local Government representatives to attend in person or via webinar.

For more information, email State Library WA CEO and State Librarian Margaret Allen or call 9427 3328.