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28 February 2023

In this issue

Transport & Roads Forum's Recycling Focus

We are just over one week away from this year's Transport and Roads Forum at Crown Perth, where the future of our local roads network will be front-and-centre.

Main Roads WA Materials and Engineering Manager Les Marchant will discuss the agency's experience in using recycled materials and how this could be applied to local roads.

Les' speech will be part of a session on Recycled Materials which also includes talks on rubber-modified bitumen by Road Surfacing Solutions' Steve Halligan, and in-situ recycling by Civil Sciences and Engineering's Colin Leek.

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Survey Targets Pest Parrots, Cockatoos

A new survey has been released to gauge public sentiment around the control of pest parrots and cockatoos, which will ultimately assist in the development of a strategy.

Birds of interest include rainbow lorikeets, sulphur-crested cockatoos, Indian ringneck parakeets, Alexandrine parakeets, galahs, western corellas and little corellas.

Local Governments are encouraged to promote the survey to residents, which closes on March 31.
WALGA is part of the Pest Parrot and Cockatoo Working Group, which is assisting with the development of the Strategy. 

For more information contact Rebecca Brown, Manager Waste and Environment, 9213 2063 or
Access the Survey

Hub Pushes Urban Forest Momentum Forward

The sold-out Urban Forest Conference sent a strong message to politicians and developers to commit to change in order to halt the decline of WA's canopy cover​​

To back up this momentum, WALGA has created a content hub where key messages, videos, presentations and social photos from the event will stay in the public eye.

WALGA is advocating tirelessly in this space, as are many Local Governments and other stakeholders. A mailing list has been created to share case studies, insights, news and advocacy to ensure the push to retain and restore urban canopy remains in the spotlight.

Urban Forest Content Hub
LRCIP Funding a Budget Priority
Making the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) permanent, with ongoing funding of $500 million per year, has been identified by the Australian Local Government Association as a 2023-24 Federal Budget priority.

Funding ends in 2025-26 and ongoing funding will enable Councils to address the growing demand for new and revitalised community and road infrastructure.

Road funding is a major focus for ALGA in their Federal Budget submissions.  Last week, they joined forces with GrainGrowers, the National Farmers Federation and Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association to call for emergency funding of nearly $5.5 billion in the upcoming Federal Budget.

Read more about ALGA's Federal Budget priorities here.

The Australian Local Government Association has lauded a decision by the Federal Government to re-establish the Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG).

The ACLG will put Local Government and Commonwealth leaders in one room, allowing Ministers to directly hear about the issues impacting the Local Government sector.

ALGA President Cr Linda Scott said she was thrilled to see the return of ACLG for the first time in more than one decade.

“Re-establishing the Australian Council of Local Government shows the respect this Government has for councils, and its strong commitment to working with us to deliver better results for our communities," she said.

Local Govt Training Opportunities

Apply now for our Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member program.

This practical and engaging program is the highest qualification an Elected Member can obtain through WALGA. Limited places are available for our next intake in May.
More information.
Upcoming Training (limited places)
Friday, 3 March
Strategic Policy Development
Planning Practices – Essentials
Tuesday, 7 March
Emergency Management Foundations for Local Government
Wednesday, 8 March
Community Disaster Recovery
Contact WALGA Training on 9213 2098, or

Feedback Sought on Labour and Recruitment Contract

WALGA's PSP011 Temporary Labour and Recruitment contract is under review. 
WALGA is seeking member feedback from Human Resource and Procurement Officers on:
  • Current supplier performance
  • New supplier requests - to be invited to tender
  • User experience accessing this contract
  • Any other feedback or improvement recommendations
Contract and supplier information can be found here.
Submit correspondence to Contract Manager Abby Foster at by Tuesday 8 March

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