LG Direct

May 16 2023

In this issue

Optional Preferential Voting Webinar

The WAEC will conduct a webinar of the Counting Process for the 2023 Local Government Elections on 25th May at 10.30am.
This is the second in a series of workshops to raise Local Government awareness and preparedness for the October 2023 elections.

The hour-long Counting Process webinar will be presented by a Senior WAEC staff member and an experienced WAEC-appointed Returning Officer. The focus will be on the operations of the count in relation to Optional Preferential Voting, and operational planning. To register, please go to the link here  

Further awareness raising and election participation activities will be arranged in the lead up to the October 2023 elections.

Please direct any enquiries to James McGovern, Manager Governance and Procurement at or call 9213 2093.

A free forum for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds considering running for Council will be hosted by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation in June.

The forum will help potential candidates learn about the role and responsibilities of Councillors and how to become a candidate.

Local Government Minister John Carey will introduce the forum, which will feature a panel of serving Councillors from CaLD backgrounds.

When: 7 June, 6-8pm.
Where: DLGSC Office, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville
Register: By 31 May via

WALGA and the Australian Flexible Pavement Association will host a free webinar on the use of crumb rubber in asphalt and spray seal applications on roads.

The new State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement includes a commitment to increase the use of recycled materials in Local Government road works.

With additional funding by the State Government to support tyre recycling, supplies of crumb rubber will become more readily available over the next few years.

Structured as a series of short presentations and a panel discussion, this webinar will provide information from industry experts and Local Government practitioners. 

When: 8 June, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Register Here

Entries Open for Showcase in Pixels 2023

Expressions of Interest for the 2023 Showcase in Pixels competition are now open.
The annual exhibition sees artwork from Local Governments displayed on the digital tower at Yagan Square in Perth.
Councils interested in participating this year must submit an expressions of interest by June 15. Artwork is due by August 10 for display on the tower in September.
Expressions of interest can be submitted to and full competition details are available in the information pack below.
Information Pack
Elected Members
Strategic Decision Making (IPR)
Monday 22 May  
$530.00 plus GST
Register Here
CEO Performance Review, Via Zoom
Wednesday 24 May   
$530.00 plus GST
Register Here
Local Government Officers
Delegation and Authorisation – Essentials, Via Zoom
Thursday 25 May (1pm-4:30pm) 
$295.00 plus GST
Register Here
Introduction to Waste Management, via Zoom
Friday 9 June
$580.00 plus GST
Register Here
More Information

New WALGA Website Survey

WALGA is seeking input from members into how its new website should look and operate.

This survey is anonymous, however your responses will be viewed by researchers to compile a report for WALGA.

It should take about 10 minutes to complete. 
Take the Survey

Local Govt Honours Program

Nominations for the 2023 Local Government Honours Program are now open.

The Honours Program recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements and lasting contributions made by Elected Members and employees to their respective Councils, the Local Government sector and the wider community.

The full list of awards and criteria can be found here. Nominations close at 5pm, 9 June.

Board and Committee Vacancies

  • Local Government Geographic Names Committee (Non-Metropolitan Local Government Serving Officers) - Non-metropolitan member
Nominees can submit a completed form, statement addressing selection criteria and short CV before 5pm, Friday 9 June.

For more info contact Governance Support Officer Chantelle O'Brien, or call 9213 2013.
Nomination Form
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