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Local Government News
5 november 2021
Issue 43

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2021 Road Ribbon for Road Safety® Campaign 
The 2021 WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety® Campaign will launch on Sunday, 21 November, aligning with the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Local Governments can show their support for the campaign including:
  • displaying road ribbons posters and flyers
  • distributing free road ribbons and e-ribbons
  • promotion of the campaign on digital platforms, and
  • incorporating road ribbon messages into holiday road safety campaigns, and community events.
For more information or to download resources and tools for the event, click here.
Officer Training
The following courses are available for Local Government Officers:
Rates in Local Government - Clerical (two-day course)     
Thursday, 11 November to Friday,  12 November 
Dealing with Difficult Customers
Wednesday, 17 November
To register, click on the above links or email the Training team or call 9213 2088.
Disaster Preparedness Grant Program
The National Resilience and Recovery Agency (NRRA) has released the guidelines for the Preparing Australia Program, administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
The Federal Government has committed $600 million over six years from 2021-22 to 2026-27 for the Preparing Australia Program. The Preparing Australia Program will provide grants to support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards.

All Local Governments are eligible to receive funding in the Community Stream. The Program will deliver Grants from $20,000 and up to $10million (with varying co-contribution requirements) across three years, so projects can run until March 2025.

21 WA Local Governments have been identified by the NRRA as high bushfire, flood or cyclone risk and their applications will be given extra weighting. These can be found in the Grant Guidelines here.

Grant applications open Friday, 10 December and close Thursday, 6 January.
For more information, visit the Australian Government Business website
NBN Emergency Preparedness Campaign
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is calling on Australians to prepare for the disaster season and has released some tips and resources to assist.
NBN have advised that Australians can prepare by:
  • staying mobile
  • staying updated
  • backing up, and
  • looking at alternative power source.
More information is available in the media release and the Emergency Preparedness FAQs.
NBN have contributed to the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) to improve temporary telecommunications infrastructure deployment capacity.

Click here for more information on NBN’s Emergency response fleet.
For more information, visit the NBN website
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