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.

Consultation on Perth Water Precinct Plan

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has commenced public consultation as part of the development of the Perth Water Precinct Plan.

State and Local Government are developing a Perth Water Precinct Plan that sets a vision and guides decision making and future planning for the Swan River and its foreshore between the Narrows and Windan bridges.

The consultation will ask the following questions: 

  • Should the ferry system be expanded?
  • What new activities and facilities would you like to see?
  • How should we recognise the river’s rich cultural history?
  • Are we doing enough to protect the river and its foreshore?

Click here to view the flyer. To provide feedback, click here. Feedback can be made until 5:00pm, Friday, 31 August.

Feedback Requested – Template Policy ‘Election Caretaker Period’

Caretaker conventions’ apply to State and Federal Governments in the lead up to elections and are legislated for Local Governments in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Several WA Local Governments have also adopted Caretaker policies and WALGA has prepared a draft Template Election Caretaker Period Policy to support Local Governments who wish to consider implementing similar policy.
WALGA would welcome feedback on the draft template policy by Friday, 31 August. For more information, download the InfoPage.

Department of Health Opens Two More Regulation Review Projects for Consultation

The Department is seeking feedback from Local Governments on the Managing the Public Health Risks of Cloth Materials in Western Australia discussion paper and the Managing the Public Health Risks associated with Temporary Toilets in Western Australia discussion paper.

Feedback will assist the Department of Health in determining whether public health risks must continue to be regulated under the framework provided by the Public Health Act, or whether these risks can be effectively managed through an alternative approach such as other State legislation, a guideline or a local law.
Both of the discussion papers will be out for comment for eight weeks. Consultation will close on Friday, 14 September.

Managing the public health risks of cloth materials in Western Australia discussion paper is available here. The online survey can be accessed here

Managing the public health risks associated with temporary toilets in Western Australia discussion paper is available here. The survey is located here.

For more information, or to send written submission, email the Public Health Act team.