Community & Place News

WALGA’s Community Development Newsletter
November 2022
Dylan Alcott AO, 2022 Australian of the Year, IDPwD


International Day of People with Disability 

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

IDPwD is an opportunity for us to make positive changes to the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

As a Local Government there are many ways you can get involved and promote inclusion in your community.

Sector updates

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021

The final phase of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act co-design process has commenced. Provide feedback by participating in DPLH workshops and/or attend WALGA's LG Webinar
Find out more here

The Uluru Statement from the Heart 

A Local Government Supporter Kit has been developed which provides information and practical suggestions for Local Governments.
Find out more here

Regional Childcare Grants

Round Two of the Attraction and Retention for Regional Childcare Workers Grant program is opening soon. Register for the webinar to find out more. 


Shire of Meekatharra Making a Difference

The Shire of Meekatharra's Youth Services has been named the winner of this year's Making a Difference Award acknowledging Local Governments' driving positive outcomes in regional communities. 
Find out more here.  

A New Blueprint for Accessible and Inclusive Trails 

The WA Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027 outlines the way forward for trails in Western Australia. WALGA was a key stakeholder in the development of the Blueprint.
Find out more here

Feedback on WA Public Libraries Strategy Implementation Plan  

WALGA is seeking sector feedback on the Draft Year 1 Implementation Plan ahead of the next meeting of the Public Libraries Working Group. Feedback can be sent to WALGA's Community team by Thursday, 17 November

Local Governments Celebrate Children's Week 

14 Local Governments across the State received grants to run events during Children’s Week including the Shire of Boddington which ran an event with their recently formed Early Years Network. Find out more about Early Years Networks here

Thank A Volunteer Day Grants Recipients Announced 

18 Local Governments were among the 41 recipients of grants totaling $70,000. Thank a Volunteer Day provides opportunities to celebrate volunteers, and raise public awareness of the contributions volunteers make in their community. 
Find out more here.

Celebrating Seniors Week 

24 Local Governments were among the 52 recipients sharing $40,000 of grants for Seniors Week activities, celebrating the role of older people in our communities, promoting positive ageing and encouraging participation in community life. 
Find out more here.

Upcoming Grants

Youth Week 2023 Grants
Grants of $1,500 and $3,000 are available. Round closes on Friday, 25 November. Find out more here.

Women's Grants for a Stronger Future Program

Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Applications close on Wednesday, 23 November. Find out more here

Every Club Grant Program
Local Governments can up for grants up to $50,000 to build clubs capacity and capability. Closes 23 November. Find out more here

WA Hiking Participation Grants 
Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 are available. Applications close Monday, 28 November. Find out more here

Connecting to Country Grant Program 

Grants up to $25,000 are available to enable Aboriginal people undertake on Country activities. Applications close Thursday, 8 December. Find out more here

Upcoming Events & Training

Health Promotion Short Course
The four-day face to face short course at Curtin University is on 21-24 November. Read more here.

Volunteering Research Papers Launch
Find out about the latest volunteering research at this FREE Webinar 29 November. Read more here.
Peeling the Advocacy Avocado
LG Professionals is hosting this event in Perth on Thursday, 1 December with live streaming available. Read more here

Good Urbanism Talks Webinar Series
Hear from leading urbanists and architects sharing insights on creating places people love. 4 webinars during November. Read 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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