WALGA has created a number of resources for the sector relating to amended regulations as a result of COVID-19. 

Governance-related resources are provided below. 

Guide to Giving Effect to the COVID-19 Ministerial Order in Budget Adoption

This Guide will assist Local Governments to implement the Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Ministerial Order 2020 , gazetted and effective on Friday, 8 May that modifies Local Government Act compliance requirements when adopting the 2020/21 annual budget.

Electronic Council Meetings Guide 
This Guide will assist Local Governments to conduct Council meetings by electronic means (eMeetings), in accordance with the amended  Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, which took effect on Thursday,  26 March.

Delegations and Decision Making Resource
A Guide that encourages maximising the use of delegations, authorisations and policies for efficient decision-making.

Template Financial Hardship Policy
A template Policy provided to help Local Governments assess the unique circumstances and challenges that ratepayers are likely to face as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now updated to reflect the requirements of the Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Ministerial Order 2020.

WALGA has produced the following supporting documents to assist with the implementation of the Financial Hardship Policy.
Template - Contractor Regional Movement Confirmation
A template that Local Governments may provide to contractors performing work for the Local Government where the contractor is required to move between regions that are subject to COVID-19 Emergency movement restrictions.

Template Purchasing Policy  - UPDATED
The WALGA Template Purchasing Policy has been reviewed and comprehensively updated. The template now includes the recent amendments to the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 .

Template Delegations - Renewal or Extension of Contracts and State of Emergency Tender Exemption
New Template Delegations are now available for the new Regulations 11(2)(ja) and 11(2)(aa).