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.

Off-Road Vehicle Research

Off-road vehicles have been an issue for Local Governments for decades with Members highlighting their concerns around safety, and the social, economic and environmental costs to communities.

WALGA is collecting data to inform a paper for State Council decision and encourages Councils to complete a short five to 10-minute survey here by Monday, 29 January.

For more information, email Senior Policy Advisor, Community Nina Hewson or call 9213 2055.

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.