LG Direct

May 2 2023

In this issue

Local Government has an important role in managing native vegetation and biodiversity due to their role as decision makers and land managers. 

WALGA has received funding from the State Natural Resource Management Program for the Local Government Biodiversity and Native Vegetation Management Project.
The project focuses on increasing the capacity of South West Local Governments to manage and conserve biodiversity by facilitating access to better native vegetation data and development of local biodiversity strategies and/or policies.

Separately, feedback is being sought for the next State NRM and Coastal Conference. Complete the 5-minute survey to have your say about how the next Conference will look.

Eligible Local Governments
KPMG and WALGA will host a forum for Local Government executives to discuss challenges and opportunities in asset management with industry leaders.

The afternoon will include presentations from KPMG Directors Dr Onuma Carmody and Matthew Spano, and City of Vincent CEO David MacLennan, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

When: May 31, 3-5pm
Where: KPMG, Level 8, 235 St Georges Tce, Perth

RSVP by May 22 to

The Local Government Homelessness Knowledge Hub brings together resources to help Local Governments learn about preventing and responding to homelessness.  

The Hub is a useful resource for local governments to see how others across the state are helping to end homelessness.

After a recent refresh, online training sessions will be held by Shelter WA for all WA Local Government employees.

Session 1:  Policy and planning staff

May 30  |  9.30am – 12.30pm

Session 2:  Frontline staff including rangers, libraries, customer service

May 31  |  9.30am – 12.30pm

For more information about the training sessions please visit the LG Hub website.

Emergency Sector Climate Adaption Survey

The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) Climate Change Subcommittee is developing an Emergency Management Sector Climate Change Adaptation Plan.
The plan will provide advice to guide the emergency management sector's preparation and adaptation to climate change.  
Local Government officers in strategic, policy and/or planning roles related to emergency management and climate change are strongly encouraged to complete this survey designed to assist development of the plan.
Further information can be found here. The survey closes May 12.
Elected Members
Serving on Council
Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 May   
$990.00 plus GST
Register Here
Strategic Decision Making (IPR)
Monday 22 May   
$530.00 plus GST
Register Here
Local Government Officers
Local Government Climate Risk Assessment Training
Tuesday 9 May 
$580.00 plus GST
Register Here
More Information

Climate Action Info Session

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will brief Elected Members, CEOs and Officers on legislative and policy development related to climate action.
This session will touch on the State Govt’s agenda, how it will impact Local Governments, and identify opportunities for input.

When: 10am – 11:30am, May 18
Where: Online via Zoom OR in-person at WALGA, ONE70 Railway Parade, West Leederville.
For further information, contact Jade Mains at (08) 9213 2027 or

Register Here

Waste and Environment Summit

This is your last chance to register your attendance for the Gascoyne Waste and Environment Summit hosted in Denham, Shark Bay, on May 11 and 12.

This event is a chance to build relationships and share knowledge with the aim of improving service delivery, social opportunities, and waste and environmental outcomes for local communities.

The program and registration is available here. Registrations close on May 8.

CoastWA Local Govt Training

As part of CoastWA a free training series for Local Government officers is being developed.

The first modules - Coastal processes and how they affect shorelines, Coastal protection works and Benefit distribution analysis - are anticipated in July.

WALGA is now seeking expressions of interest from those who wish to attend.
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PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872

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