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.

Feedback Sought on Accessible Temporary Toilets

The Western Australian Department of Health is seeking feedback on accessible temporary toilets in Western Australia.

A survey has been created for users of accessible temporary toilets (also known as disabled portable toilet or port a loo) who live in or attend events in Western Australia to complete.

This survey has been created to try and collect data on incidents where temporary accessible toilets provided have not met the needs of users. A link to the survey can be found here.

Please forward this survey on to your networks as the Department of Health is seeking as many responses as possible. The responses to this survey should help inform Western Australian regulation relating to accessible temporary toilets.

For further information, please email Department of Health Policy Officer Ali Barrett-Lennard, or call 9222 4222.

Provide Input for Fire Prone Area Map

The Local Government review period to support the next edition of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas is now open.

The Office of Bushfire Risk Management is asking Local Governments to identify where areas have been cleared or re-vegetated to assist in improving the accuracy of the map.

Each Local Government has received their dataset for review.

Submit the feedback by Wednesday, 1 March.
For more information or to submit feedback, email the Office of Bushfire Risk Management or call 9395 9538.

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network

WALGA will be making a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network and is requesting input from the Local Government sector to help inform its contribution. Established on 14 September 2016, the Terms of Reference for the committee’s inquiry are:
Until the national broadband network is declared built and fully operational, the committee report to each House of the Parliament annually on:
  • rollout progress with particular regard to the NBN Co Limited Statement of Expectations issued by Shareholder Ministers on Wednesday, 24 August
  • utilisation of the national broadband network in connected localities in both metropolitan and regional areas, and the identification of opportunities to enhance economic and social benefits
  • Australia’s comparative global position with regard to residential broadband infrastructure; particularly relative to other large, developed economies
  • national broadband network activation rates, user demand, usage patterns and trends, and any identified impediments to the take-up of national broadband network services
  • any market, industry, or regulatory characteristics that may impede the efficient and cost-effective rollout of the national broadband network; and
  • any other matter pertaining to the national broadband network rollout that the committee considers relevant.
There is no need to address the full scope of the Terms of Reference, therefore input that addresses any aspect of the inquiry will add value to the Association's submission.

For more information about the Joint Standing Committees inquiry or to make a submission, visit the committee webpage.

For more information or to provide input for WALGA's submission, email Regional Cooperation Manager Joanne Burges or call 9213 2048.