WALGA has created a number of resources for the sector relating to amended regulations as a result of COVID-19. 

Governance-related resources are provided below. 

Guide to Giving Effect to the COVID-19 Ministerial Order in Budget Adoption

This Guide will assist Local Governments to implement the Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Ministerial Order 2020 , gazetted and effective on Friday, 8 May that modifies Local Government Act compliance requirements when adopting the 2020/21 annual budget.

Delegations and Decision Making Resource
A Guide that encourages maximising the use of delegations, authorisations and policies for efficient decision-making.

Template Financial Hardship Policy
A template Policy provided to help Local Governments assess the unique circumstances and challenges where a ratepayer is facing hardship. 

WALGA has produced the following supporting documents to assist with the implementation of the Financial Hardship Policy.
Template - Contractor Regional Movement Confirmation
A template that Local Governments may provide to contractors performing work for the Local Government where the contractor is required to move between regions that are subject to COVID-19 Emergency movement restrictions.

Template Purchasing Policy  - UPDATED
The WALGA Template Purchasing Policy has been reviewed and comprehensively updated. The template now includes the recent amendments to the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 .

Template Delegations - Renewal or Extension of Contracts and State of Emergency Tender Exemption
New Template Delegations are now available for the new Regulations 11(2)(ja) and 11(2)(aa).