Community & Place News

WALGA’s Community Development Newsletter
Issue 10 - October 2021

Spotlight on Mental Health 

Mental Health Week 9 – 16 October 2021 highlights this important issue for the Local Government Sector in Western Australia. This years State Budget saw a range of positive measures and an overall increase of spending into the Mental Health budget.
Find out more about how Local Governments can support mentally healthy communities visit the WALGA website.

Need more resources? Find out more about Mentally Healthy WA resources

WALGA Aboriginal Engagement Forum

On Wednesday, 22 September, WALGA hosted 230 attendees from 51 Local Governments, 11 State Government Departments and many other stakeholders at Crown Perth on the Swan River Nyoongar Boodja. 
The conversation with Danjoo Koorliny was one of the highlights of the day, and the concurrent sessions on traditional land management practices, reconciliation action planning and Closing the Gap were highly valued.
To view all presentations, visit our website.

Sector updates

State Budget Funding

Learn about the key funding announcements impacting the community sector. Homelessness, social housing and mental health feature in this budget.
Read more

Child Safeguarding Reforms

Important updates regarding the reforms will be discussed at an upcoming Webinar with DLGSC.

Anti-Racism Framework Consultation 

ALGA invites Local Governments to participate in the National Anti-Racism Framework consultation.
Read more

Partners in Government Agreement

The agreement aims to strengthen relationships between State and Local Government. Focus areas include community support, infrastructure and Closing the Gap. 
Read more

Public Libraries Working Group Regional Vacancy

An opportunity exists for a new member from a Tier 2 Non-Metropolitan Local Government  with a population between 1000 - 10,000. Fill out a nomination form and email WALGA.
Download a nomination form

Whats On - Events, Training and Other Opportunities

Local Government Community Safety Half Day Conference
Thursday, 21 October.
FREE conference 
Click here to register.

Curtin Health Promotion Short Course
22-25 November.
Registrations close 22 October.
Click here to register

Driving Inclusion in the Workplace Workshop
National Disability Program
Wednesday, 3 November.
Click here to register.

Seeking Reference Group Members
DLGSC Hiking Trail Management
Closes Wednesday, 20 October.
Email WALGA to express interest

WALGAs Courses and Events
Courses include: Presenting with Confidence
Click here to view all training and events
Age Friendly Communities Network Forum
Wednesday, 17 November.
Download the program
Click here to register

Hiking Participation Grants 2021/22
DLGSC Grants Now Open
Closes 29 October 2021
Click here to apply

Funding for All-Terrain Wheelchairs 
Grants up $10,000 available
Closes 21 October 2021.
Click here to apply

New Look Healthway Grant Programs
New grant programs on offer
Find out more here
Or email Healthway 

Become an Associate member of Shelter WA
Join a strong coalition of Government Agencies
Click here to apply

Call for content for the next edition!

Want to share your community development, community safety or related field successes, new resources or promote a new project that will benefit other Local Governments? We want to include your stories in our next newsletter.
Submit your content for the next Community & Place News

WALGA Resilient Communities Team

Susie Moir, Policy Manager Resilient Communities, 9213 2058
Vikki Barlow, Senior Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2074
Alina Hobson, Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2092
Bec Waddington, Policy Advisor 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.
Copyright © WALGA, All rights reserved.

ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.