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Local Government News
10 september 2021
Issue 35

In this issue...


WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey
The WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey is a comprehensive annual survey which Local Governments can access via an online portal.
The survey provides comprehensive data and insights for Local Governments accessible in the form of a written report and via the portal.

Local Governments who are subscribed to WALGA Employee Relations will have access to the survey.  Non-subscribers can be provided with access for a fee.
The survey results will be published in February 2022. 
Local Governments that participate in the survey will have full access to the portal and survey results, including customised benchmarking and salary search functions.  All other subscribers will have limited access.
WALGA encourages Local Governments to participate and contribute to the survey by Tuesday, 12 October.  For more information or to complete the survey, click here.  
For more information on Employee Relations subscription, email Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956.
Release of Draft Native Vegetation Policy for Western Australia
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has released for public comment a draft Native Vegetation Policy for Western Australia. The comment period closes on Monday, 25 October.
The draft policy is one of the suite of initiatives undertaken by the Government to improve native vegetation management in the State. Whilst it is primarily aimed at State Government agencies and developing a whole of government response, many aspects are of interest to, or have implications for, Local Governments.
WALGA has prepared an InfoPage and will be preparing a submission on the draft policy and members input into that submission is being sought. The InfoPage provides more information on the draft policy and how to inform WALGA’s submission. 
For more information, email A/Environment Policy Manager, Garry Middle or call 9213 2049.
WALGA Annual Aboriginal Forum ‘Doyntj Doyntj – Come Together’
The speaker program for the WALGA annual Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum is available on the WALGA website.
Addresses will be provided by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt; the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC; and the Minister for Local Government, the Hon John Carey MLA.

Danjoo Koorliny leaders Dr Richard Walley, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM and Carol Innes will discuss Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond and how we can create a better future for all.
The program will feature Reconciliation WA’s recently launched RAP Ready forum and showcases from Local Government on youth engagement, traineeships and employment, cultural safety, truth telling, place names and traditional landcare.

Date:           Wednesday, 22 September
Time:          9:00am to 4:30pm (registration from 8:30am)
Venue:        Crown Perth

To register or view the speaker program, click here
For more information, email Event Manager, Ulrike Prill or call 9213 2043.
Officer Training
The following courses are available in September:
Policy Development and Procedure Writing
Monday, 13 September & Tuesday, 14 September – two-day course
Procurement - Developing Specifications for Excellence
Friday, 17 September
Recovery Coordinators Course for Local Government
Wednesday, 22 September & Thursday 23 September – two-day course
Register online by clicking on the above link, or email the Training Team.
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