State government investment to boost youth music development

Youth music careers will get a kick start following a State Government investment into WA’s young musicians. The McGowan Government has devoted $250,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to Propel Youth Arts WA, to support emerging music artists and all-ages music events. As part of the investment, it will deliver youth music initiatives over three…

Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

Diverse candidates called on to “Put Yourself Forward” for local government elections

Diversity will be the focus of this year’s local government elections with people with a range of backgrounds invited to nominate for WA councils. Local Government Minister David Templeman has called on people with diverse experiences to nominate to make a positive difference in their communities. Mr Templeman announced nominations will open on September 5…

Mayor and Minister response to City of Melville Inquiry Report

An inquiry into the City of Melville has concluded and the Department of Local Government released their report detailing findings and recommendations. City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey said they have always been compliant and will continue to work in conjunction with the local government minister, David Templeman and the department. With over 300 complaints…

Report calls for cultural change in City of Melville following inquiry

A report into allegations made against the City of Melville has revealed a need for cultural change in the council. The McGowan Government tabled a report in State Parliament on Thursday after an inquiry followed an unprecedented number of allegations were made against the City since 2014. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural…

Councils Accept Mandatory Local Government Training Amid Concerns It Won’t Improve Accountability

Compulsory training legislation for local government candidates and councillors will be “critically important” but are concerned it will not make a massive difference to accountability, according to councillors. Councillors claim that the introduction of the laws on Thursday were “on the money” to ensure responsibilities in local government positions were understood, but the quality of…

Councillors to Face Compulsory Training Laws Under New Local Government Reforms

Training will become mandatory for local government candidates and council members, the State Government has revealed. The McGowan Government made the online induction prior to nominating for this year’s local government elections compulsory to better equip them and provide greater transparency. Under the Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced on Thursday, the requirement will…

Grants program for WA contemporary musicians

An open access grants program has been announced for WA Contemporary music artists. The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will provide $1 million dollars across the bird to musicians and industry professionals, with the hope of assisting homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, nationally and internationally.…

City of Kalamunda CEO ousting motion reversed

After the City of Kalamunda’s Chief Executive, Rhonda Hardy, was ousted earlier this week, councillors voted unanimously to rescind their decision and reinstate her employment. Ms Hardy has been with the city since 2011, first employed as the Director of Corporate Services, and then progress to CEO from 2013 to present. “It truly saddens me…