Community & Place News

WALGA’s Community Development Newsletter
December 2022

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Webinar 

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) Act passed through the State Parliament in December 2021 and is expected to commence in July 2023. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is currently consulting on the regulations, statutory guidelines and operational policies to support the ACH Act.

The third and final phase of the ACH Act co-design process has commenced with the release of a suite of Draft documents for consideration. WALGA will be co-facilitating an online webinar with DPLH seeking feedback on these documents to inform a sector submission.

Webinar Details:
Date:   Friday, 9 December
Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Click here to register.

Sector updates

Senior Strategy Consultation  

The Department of Communities is now seeking feedback on the proposed Strategy vision and pillars for change which is outlined in the consultation document. The survey is open until Friday, 16 December.
Find out more here

City of Vincent Goes Smoke Free 

The City of Vincent has delivered its public health target of achieving smoke-free areas in its town centers three years ahead of schedule.
Find out more here

Have you Checked?

The new Working with Children Check campaign aims to empower parents to ask to see and validate an individual’s WWC Card when providing a one-on-one service to their child, such as a tutor, nanny or babysitter, driving instructor or sport coach.
Find all the campaign resources here

Food Built Environment Links to Obesity  

WA Health has released an evidence brief, which summarises local data regarding the location, proximity and density of healthy and unhealthy food retail outlets, and the impact this has on dietary intake, overweight and obesity. Find out more here

WA Multicultural Awards Nominations Open

These awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made a positive contribution to multiculturalism in WA across 11 different categories. Nominations close on Sunday, 15 January. Find out more here

Urban Canopy Grant Program

A total of 18 Local Governments were successful grant recipients, delivering over 4,000 new trees with a planned 16 hectares of additional tree canopy cover within the next 10 years. Learn more about the grant program and the Local Governments who were involved here.

City of Cockburn wins Age Friendly Local Government Award

The City of Cockburn was selected for the commitment and support it provides seniors through their Age Friendly Strategic Plan, the first of which was developed in 2008.
Read more here

Young Mentors Supporting Seniors with Digital Skills

The Young Mentors Program connects year 9 and 10 students with seniors looking to sharpen their digital skills. Key partners include the eSafety Commissioner, Be Connected and Margaret River Library. 
Read more here

Upcoming Grants

Healthway Healthy Communities Program
Funds a range of health promotion activities and campaigns to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles. Find out more here. 

Youth Engagement Grants 
Funding to implement projects that engage young people to help achieve positive outcomes for young people in the community. Applications close 8 February 2023. Find out more here

Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Childcare Workers Program 
Funding up to $25,000 available for Local Governments. Applications close Wednesday, 1 February 2023. Find out more here


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WALGA Resilient Communities Team 

Susie Moir, Policy Manager Resilient Communities, 9213 2058
Vikki Barlow, Senior Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2074
Alina Hobson, Policy Officer Community, 9213 2092
Bec Waddington, Policy Officer Community, 9213 2055
Contact the WALGA Resilient Communities team
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples hold a special place in our communities and connect the broader population with a wealth of history, tradition and culture which enriches our society.  Our work regularly takes us across the State and as such WALGA would like to acknowledge the many traditional owners of the land on which we work throughout Western Australia. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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