Goldfields-Esperance shires form regional group

A group of ten shires in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia has become the state’s largest regional collaborative group. Local Government Minister John Castrilli announced on Thursday that the shires of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Dundas, Coolgardie, Esperance, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Ravensthorpe and Wiluna have signed an agreement formalising the formation of a regional collaborative group. […]

Federal funding for WA local government reform

Local governments in Western Australia will receive $2.3 million in federal funding to assist with reform projects. Federal Minister for Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said the funding will be provided through the $25 million Local Government Reform Fund to support transition groups established by the WA Government.   The $2.3 million will fund two projects […]

WA amalgamation cost comes under attack

By Staff Writer The cost of amalgamating West Australia’s councils has come under attack in the State Parliament. The Opposition spokesman for local government, Paul Papalia, rejected claims by Minister for Local Government John Castrilli that the move to amalgamate councils – which has cost the state $1 million so far – was worth it […]


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