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Local Government News
23 october 2020
Issue 42

In this issue...

Local Government Aboriginal Engagement Network Meeting
The next meeting of the Local Government Aboriginal Engagement Network will be held on Wednesday, 28 October from 10:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom, hosted by the City of Melville.
The network brings together WA Local Government Officers working in reconciliation and Aboriginal projects, including experienced Aboriginal community development officers who can provide advice and guidance on Aboriginal engagement.
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet will provide an update on Closing the Gap and a number of other policy priorities, and there will be an opportunity for participants to share current projects including NAIDOC Week activities.
For more information or to register, email Policy Officer, Community, Susie Moir.
Webinar Series: Managing Bushfire Risk in a Changing Climate
The second and third webinar of the series will be held on Monday, 26 October and Thursday, 29 October.
The second webinar on Monday, 26 October, will be held on the topic of mitigation – fuel reduction for safety and biodiversity. Topics covered will include:
  • regulatory requirements of prescribed burns
  • Local Government fuel hazard reduction programs in natural areas
  • application of Aboriginal cultural burning practices, and
  • prescribed burns and management of threatened species and ecological communities.
The third webinar on Thursday, 29 October, will be held on the topic of recovery – rebuilding and resilience. The presenters include Bega Valley Shire Council (NSW), Animals Australia (VIC) and the Shire of Dardanup.
To view the program or register for the webinars, click here.
Last Chance to Register: Pilbara Waste Summit
The Pilbara Waste Summit will be held on Friday, 6 November with a Pre-Summit Day Tour taking place on Thursday, 5 November.
Registrations will close on Friday, 30 October. 

The Pilbara Waste Summit will bring high profile speakers to the region as well as showcasing local initiatives and opportunities. Speakers include:
  • Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs
  • Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Reg Howard-Smith, Chair, Waste Authority
  • Michael Aspinall, Chair, Keep Australia Beautiful
  • Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder, Plastic Free July
Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop local waste management issues and opportunities with their colleagues from the region.
For more information or to view the detailed program, click here.
Vacancies on Boards and Committees
The Association is pleased to announce the following vacancies:
  • Neighbourhood Watch WA State Advisory Board
    • 1 Non-Metropolitan Member
Nominees are required to submit a completed nomination form, statement addressing the selection criteria and short curriculum vitae (two pages maximum) before the close of nominations at 5:00pm, on Monday, 16 November.

Nomination forms are available here.
For more information, email Governance Support Officer, Chantelle O’Brien or call 9213 2013.
Officer Training
The following WALGA training courses are being delivered at WALGA’s West Leederville office:
Accounts Payable for Local Government Officers
Monday, 2 November

Rates in Local Government- Debt Collection
Thursday, 12 November

Preparing Agendas and Minutes
Monday, 23 November

Effective Letter and Report Writing in Local Government
Tuesday, 24 November

Policy Development and Procedure Writing
Monday and Tuesday, 30 November & 1 December

Local Government Act 1995- Advanced (two days)
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 & 9 December
For more information or to register online, visit WALGA Training or email to secure a place.
Officer Procurement Training
The following WALGA training courses are being delivered at WALGA’s West Leederville office:
Evaluation, Supplier Selection & Contract Establishment
Monday, 26 October
Managing Contracts in Local Government
Tuesday, 27 October
For more information or to register online, visit WALGA Training or email to secure a place.
CAM-MAP WA – State CCTV Register
The WA Police Force have launched an internet-based register known as CAM-MAP WA to identify public CCTV camera locations across WA.
The register will provide the WA Police Force with technological advantage to enhance its capability to respond to and investigate criminal activity and increase operational responsiveness to emergency situations and critical incidents. The collection, use and storage of CCTV images and footage from the register will be governed by strict guidelines and procedures to ensure it is only used for its intended purpose.
Local Governments are able to record their contact details and the location of public facing CCTV infrastructure on the CAM-MAP WA register.

To date, 44 Local Governments have registered. Local Governments which have not registered are encouraged to do so on the WA Police Force website.
For more information visit the WA Police Force website.
WA Government Cyber Security - Presentation and Panel Discussion
The WA Government Cyber Security presentation and panel discussion is organised by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
The panel will include senior officials from a range of WA Government organisations, who will share their perspectives on cyber security and engage in Q&A with the audience.

Date:      Tuesday, 27 October
Time:      9:00am to 11:30am
Venue:    Pan Pacific Perth, 207, Adelaide Terrace, Perth

Click here to register. 
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