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Issue 37

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WA Local Government Convention Wrap-Up
The WA Local Government Convention from Sunday, 19 September to Tuesday, 21 September, saw more than 600 attendees. 
Held on Monday, 20 September, the AGM also saw presentation of Local Government Honour awards, presentation of the Local Government Diploma recipients and the presentation of the Local Government Road Safety Awards

Photographs of the award recipients can be downloaded here. The download link is protected by a password, which is award

To preview the photographs, head to the top right corner and select "Tiles" under view options. To download the photos, click to select the photos (indicated by a blue tick), before clicking on the "download" button on the top left corner.

Also at the AGM, WALGA President Mayor Tracey Roberts, Local Government Minister the Hon John Carey MLA and LG Pro President Jamie Parry signed the Partners in Government Agreement, formalising a commitment between the two spheres of government.

Winners of the #shoWcAse in Pixels competition were announced at the Convention Gala Dinner on Monday, 20 September, held at Optus Stadium.

Social photos of the Opening Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner can be downloaded here. The password is walgasocials

The presentation slides from the Convention sessions and other photographs are in the process of being finalised and uploaded - download links will be available in the next edition of Local Government News on Friday, 1 October
For more information, email the Communications team.
National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy
WALGA has put together a submission in response to the Commonwealth’s public consultation on updates to the National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy.
The submission was based on WALGA’s existing Climate Change Policy Statement and other sector-endorsed submissions.
WALGA will continue to advocate for stronger leadership, adequate resourcing and funding and a shift away from the emergency response currently taken in climate adaptation planning on behalf it the sector.
The submission can be read here.
For more information, email A/Manager, Environment Policy, Garry Middle or call 9213 2049.
Officer Training
The following courses are available in October and November:
Effective Supervision – Part 1
Wednesday & Thursday, 6 & 7 October – 2 day course
Effective Supervision – Part 2
Wednesday & Thursday, 27 & 28 October – 2 day course
Presenting with Confidence
Monday, 1 November
Financial Fundamentals – Budgeting
Monday & Tuesday, 8 & 9 November – 2 day course
Rates in Local Government – Clerical
Thursday & Friday, 11 & 12 November – 2 day course
Rates in Local Government – Debt Collection
Monday, 15 November
Register online by clicking on the above link, or email the Training Team.
Changes to WA Emergency Warnings
Emergency WA now features new bushfire warning colours as the first step in WA's implementation of the Australian Warning System (AWS).
Western Australia is joining with other states and territories to deliver nationally consistent emergency information through the implementation of the AWS. The implementation of AWS was a recommendation from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, and aims to provide simpler, clearer warnings to all Australians.

The implementation of AWS will see a consistent warning framework applied across bushfires, storms, floods, cyclones and extreme heat events.

Over time, there will be more changes to emergency information as DFES continues to achieve national consistency across a range of hazards.

fact sheet and video are available to assist Local Governments in sharing the information about AWS with the community.
For more information, email DFES Public Information Branch.
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