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9 october 2020
WALGA
Issue 40

In this issue...

 
Trees in a Liveable City: An Urban Forest Conference
Hosted by WALGA, in conjunction with the Local Government Urban Forest Working Group, will hold the Trees in a Liveable City: An Urban Forest Conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday, 27 November.
The conference will showcase achievements of the organisations involved in growing Perth’s urban canopy, including best practice examples and latest research.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from David Callow, Director Parks & City Greening from the City of Melbourne about their experience in greening Melbourne's urban landscapes. 

Conference entry costs $120 for Local Governments. Click here to register or to view the program. 
For more information, email A/Event Manager, Ulla Prill or call 9213 2043.
 
Free Lunch Time LGmap Course
This course is suitable for new users and those wishing to refresh skills in using LGmap to plan infrastructure and other projects, inform bushfire risk, reserve or urban forest management.
The short course is delivered online on Wednesday, 14 October, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and can be tailored to specific needs of participants.

Login details for accessing the online session will be provided after registering for the Lunch Time LGmap Short Course.
 
As well as these scheduled sessions, WALGA offers Local Government tailored training and free LGmap trials.  
For more information or to organise the tailored training and free trials, email Business Development Officer (LGmap) Renata Zelinova or call 9213 2521.
 
WALGA AGM and Honours Award 2020 Photos
Photographs from the WALGA AGM 2020, including award recipients and social pictures, are available to view and download here.
Photos can be downloaded for free by selecting the photo, clicking on the three-dot icon on the top right corner, and selecting 'download'. 
For more information, email PR Assistant, Brenda Law-Yat or call 9213 2085.
 
New Relational Crash Map Application 
Crash Map is a powerful crash analysis tool, launched by Main Roads WA, that identifies locations on the road network with predominant crash patterns at intersections and road sections.
The tool enables users to interrogate crash cluster locations in detail to identify crash patterns for potential treatment.

Crash Map features include cluster analysis that identifies and prioritises locations in Local Government areas; crash query and filtering options; automatic generation of collision diagrams; base maps, aerial imagery and layers for crash analysis; route risk assessment tool to assist Local Governments prioritise routes for potential treatment; selection of crash reports; GIS mapping tools and functionality; and access to current prequalified Black Spot locations.

All existing CARS users can gain access to the Crash Map application. Crash Map will run alongside the existing CARS system until early 2021, at which time the functionality will transition into the new Crash Map application.
For more information, email Policy Officer Road Safety, Mal Shervill or call 9213 2068.
 
Community Garden Grants Program
Applications for the Department of Communities 2020/2021 Community Garden Grants Program are now open to support the establishment and development of sustainable, edible community gardens in Western Australia.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to Local Governments, incorporated not-for-profit community organisations, and unincorporated organisations or community groups applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or a Local Government.

The funding can be used to plan, develop and implement a community garden project.

The gardens aim to enable community members to more actively participate in community life, connect to the environment, develop and implement new skills, and give back to the community.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Thursday, 3 December. Late applications will not be accepted.
For more information or to apply for a grant, click here.
 
Officer Training
The following WALGA training courses are being delivered at WALGA’s West Leederville office in September and October:
Rates in Local Government – Clerical (two days)
Tuesday & Wednesday, 20 & 21 October

Financial Fundamentals - Monthly Annual Reporting
Thursday & Friday, 22 & 23 October
 
Local Recovery Coordinator
Monday & Tuesday, 26 & 27 October
For more information or to register online, visit WALGA Training or email training@walga.asn.au to secure a place.
 
Officer Procurement Training
The following WALGA training courses are being delivered at WALGA’s West Leederville office:
Procurement and Contract Management Fundamentals
Thursday, 22 October
 
Planning and Specification Development
Friday, 23 October
 
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 training@walga.asn.au to secure a place.
 
Vacancies on Boards and Committees
The Association is pleased to announce the following vacancies:
  • DFES Bush Fire Services Capital Grants Committee (Elected Members and Local Government Officers)
    • 2 Members (at least one must be non-metropolitan).
  • DFES State Emergency Services Capital Grants Committee (Elected Members and Local Government Officers)
    • 2 Members (at least one must be non-metropolitan)
  • Local Health Authorities Analytical Committee (LHAAC)
    • 1 Metropolitan Member
    • 2 Non-Metropolitan Members
  • National Trust WA
    • 1 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, Friday, 16 October.
Nomination forms are available here.
For more information, email Governance Support Officer, Chantelle O’Brien or call 9213 2013.
 
Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Seeks Citizen Scientists
Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management (NRM) is seeking support from Local Governments in the region to encourage their community members to report sightings of malleefowl and the three WA Black Cockatoo species; Carnaby, Baudin and Forest Red-Tail.
Wheatbelt NRM is undertaking projects to protect these iconic bird species and their habitat. To make it easier for community members to provide information on the location of these birds, NRM has developed a survey app .

These species are considered threatened and Wheatbelt NRM is relying on community members to share their knowledge to help them prioritise their actions to protect these iconic species.

The surveys can be accessed by visiting the Wheatbelt NRM website.
For more information, email Wheatbelt NRM Healthy Environments Project Manager, Anika Dent, or call 9670 3104.
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