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.

Calling for Motions - National General Assembly. 

Under the theme ‘Building Tomorrow’s Communities’, this year’s NGA will focus debate on motions that address how councils can work in partnership with the Australian Government to meet the current and future needs of local communities. 

ALGA has prepared a short discussion paper to assist councils in identifying motions that address the theme of the NGA. 

Click here to open the Discussion Paper

To be eligible for inclusion in the NGA Business Papers, and subsequent debate on the floor of the NGA, motions must meet the following criteria: 
  1. be relevant to the work of Local Government nationally 
  2. be consistent with the themes of the NGA 
  3. complement or build on the policy objectives of your state and territory Local Government Association 
  4. be from a Council which is a financial member of their state or territory Local Government Association 
  5. propose a clear action and outcome 
  6. not be advanced on behalf of external third parties that may seek to use the NGA to apply pressure to Board members or to gain national political exposure for positions that are not directly relevant to the work of, or in the national interests of, Local Government. 
Motions need to be lodged using the online form, available here. Motions should be received by ALGA no later than 11:59pm on Friday, 21 April

Enquiries should be emailed ALGA’s Director of Government Relations and National Events, Clare Sullivan.

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.