As part of WALGA’s support to the sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association is holding webinars to inform members of legislative or operational changes as they arise; and to share activity being undertaken across the sector.

Local Government Showcase - Communications

Thursday, 4 June
The Cities of Gosnells and Canning and the Shire of Dundas presented on how their Local Governments have shared essential health and operational information with local communities and maintained local connections over periods of physical distancing.


Local Government Showcase - Economic Stimulus

Thursday, 21 May
WALGA’s Policy Manager, Economics provided an economic update to assist members in their Strategic and Operational Planning for 2020-21 in the context of recovering from COVID-19.  The City of Karratha and Shire of East Pilbara shared information on the economic support and stimulus their Local Governments are providing to assist their rate payers, small business and community groups.


Local Government Showcase - Staff Redeployment

Thursday, 14 May
The Cities of Armadale, Bayswater and Wanneroo and the Shire of Harvey shared their stories about how they have redeployed staff to other areas of their organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Emergency Management Local Government Showcase 2

Thursday, 30 April 
The City of Vincent, Shire of Augusta Margaret River and City of Albany presented on their approach and initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, including community messaging, youth engagement, and how they have kept the community linked to services and local businesses. 


Emergency Management Local Government Showcase

Wednesday, 22 April
The webinar includes a presentation from the Shires of Bruce Rock on how their Local Government and community overcame the challenge of losing their general store to fire at the beginning of the pandemic. The City of Joondalup and Shire of Denmark present on the changes their Local Governments have made to continue to serve their community throughout this crisis.


COVID-19 Update for Environmental Health and Emergency Management Officers

Friday, 27 March
This webinar features an update from WALGA, presentations on emergency management structures from the City of Canning and Shire of Capel, and information on the City of Perth’s Relief and Rebound Program.