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Issue 36

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Crash Evaluation Tool Training
Training for Local Government officers in use of the recently upgraded Crash Map tool is being offered by Main Roads WA. 
One-day sessions will be held in East Perth, from Wednesday, 10 November and Friday, 19 November, subject to demand.

BlackSpot funding applicants are required to use specialised tools provided by Main Roads WA. The previous tool, CARS is being replaced by Crash Map. 

Crash Map includes features that provide insights to road safety issues on Local Government roads and support preparation of applications for BlackSpot funding. 
Further information and an application form is available here. Completed applications should be sent to Main Roads
For more information, email Policy Officer, Road Safety and Infrastructure, Max Bushell or call 9213 2068.
State Budget 2021-22 Overview
WALGA has provided an overview and a full report of a State Budget 2021-22.
The budget contained little by way of direct funding for Local Governments, with the majority of spending focussed on election commitments and big-ticket programs.

The Premier has framed the Government’s fifth budget – the first of its second term – as a budget that sets Western Australia up for the future, built on the back of its success in keeping Western Australians safe and the WA economy strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To access the overview or the full report, click here.
Land Use Compatibility Tables for Drinking Water Sources - Updated
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has recently updated its Water Quality Protection Note 25: Land Use Compatibility Tables within public drinking water source areas.
The water quality protection note can be found here. It outlines appropriate land uses in drinking water sources.

The update includes:
  • model scheme template (2015)
  • DPLH’s state planning policy reviews, and
  • machinery of government changes.
Safe, good quality and affordable drinking water is essential for all. Land uses that occur within sources of public drinking water can cause contamination, posing a risk to the quality of the water, and the health of those consuming it.
For more information, email the Water Source Protection Planning team.
Officer Training
The following courses are available in October and November:
Effective Supervision – Part 1
Wednesday & Thursday, 6 & 7 October – two-day course
Effective Supervision – Part 2
Wednesday & Thursday, 27 & 28 October – two-day course
Presenting with Confidence
Monday, 1 November
Register online by clicking on the above link, or email the Training Team.
Community Capacity: Survey for Environmental Group Representative
Local Governments are asked to share the Community Capacity survey from Perth Natural Resource Management (NRM) to their Friends Groups and Environmental Groups.
The Perth NRM’s 2021 Community Capacity Assessment project will demonstrate the contribution of these groups in managing natural resources.

The survey, open until Wednesday, 22 September, will help identify strengths and areas where support is needed.

It will collect feedback about group partnerships, group governance, funding and support.

Survey participants can enter a draw to win $500 for their use in their group.

The online survey can be found here.

The final report will be publicly available and will guide relevant stakeholders to enhance required solutions, delivering support and funding where needed.
For more information email Perth NRM Community Engagement Project Officer, Raphaela Raaber, or call 9374 3333.
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