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Local Government News
21 august 2020
Issue 33

In this issue...

Strategic Local Government Road Asset Assessment
Local Governments are invited to register their interest in participating in the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project by nominating key assets on heavy vehicle routes for an engineering assessment.
The Australian Government has provided the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) with more than $8 million to assist road managers with assessment of important infrastructure assets.

Initially the project will focus on bridges and culverts that support oversize / overmass vehicle movements and the access to the national road network.

A better understanding of these assets on key Local Government heavy vehicle routes will improve heavy vehicle access across Australia. 

Local Governments can register an interest on the website.
For more information, email Policy Manager Transport and Roads, Mark Bondietti or call 9213 2040.
Enhancements to Restricted Access Vehicle Mapping Tool
Main Roads WA has made significant enhancements to the Restricted Access Vehicles (RAV) mapping tool that is used to plan routes used by these large trucks.
RAV networks groups now include road train with long trailers, containerised cargo, platform trailer relocation and oversize divisible products.
The restricted structures lists are now available as layers and include restricted structures for class 1 RAV over-mass vehicles, agricultural machines, two and four axle special purpose vehicles, all terrain special purpose vehicles, heavy lift tow trucks and block trucks.

New information includes drive over and drive under structure locations and heights, the ability to search via structure number and commonly used over-width routes.
Access the RAV Mapping Tool here.
For more information, email Policy Officer, Road Safety, Mal Shervill or call 9213 2068.
Registration Open: WALGA AGM and Political Forum
Registration for the 2020 WALGA AGM and Political Forum is now open, with this year’s events to be held at Crown Perth on Friday, 25 September.
With the 2020 WA Local Government Convention no longer going ahead, WALGA will instead be holding a number of events alongside this year’s AGM including a Breakfast with Paul Hasleby, a Political Forum available to Mayors, Presidents and CEOs, and a sundowner at the end of the day’s proceedings.
Detailed information and the links to online registration are available below: Please note: pre-event registrations for each individual event is essential due to possible COVID-19 restrictions.
For more information, email A/Event Manager, Ulrike Prill or call 9213 2043.
Officer Training
The following WALGA training courses are being delivered at WALGA’s West Leederville office in September:
Presenting with Confidence
Monday, 14 September

Local Government Act 1995 - Advanced
Thursday and Friday, 15 & 16 September

Local Government Act - Essentials
Virtual Classroom through Zoom
Monday, 21 September

Participate in Local Government Emergency Management Preparation
Monday, 21 September

Manage Recovery Activities for Local Government
Tuesday, 22 September

Accounts Payable for Local Government Officers
Thursday, 24 September
For more information or to register online, visit WALGA Training or email to secure a place.
Presentation: New WA Work Health and Safety Laws
WALGA Preferred Supplier on the Legal Services Panel, Allion Partners will host a session on pending new laws for the management of work health and safety in WA.
Using Local Government specific examples, Allion Partners will provide an overview of the new laws and strategies for implementation. 

Speakers include Partner, Shane Entriken; Special Counsel, Garry Claxton; and Strategic Advisor, Graham Short from Allion Partners.
Date:       Tuesday, 20 October
Time:       9:30am to 11:00am
Venue:     Allion Partners, LV 9, 863 Hay Street, Perth

Email Allion Partners to register. 
For more information, view the flyer.
Integrated Planning and Reporting Forum for Elected Members and Officers
The integrated planning and reporting (IPR) webinar is complementary to WALGA's integrated Strategic Planning training programs for Elected Members. 
IPR gives Local Governments a framework for establishing priorities and to link this information to operational functions.

The Local Government administration, Council and the community are all involved in the development of an integrated plan with each party having a unique role and responsibilities for effective and sustainable integrated planning and reporting.

Localise Director, Alison Dalziel is the speaker for the live Q&A session. 

The webinar is supported and funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Date:     Wednesday, 30 September
Time:    10:00am to 11:00am
Cost:     Free

Register here by Friday, 25 September.
For more information, visit the website.
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