Media Releases and Circulars

Below you will find PDF versions of LG Professionals WA media releases and Information Circulars from the last 12 months.
If you require any further information regarding the below documents please contact LG Professionals WA on (08) 9271 1136 or

March 2018
Local Governments need to provide safe workplaces - 1 March 2018

October 2017
 New CEO Appointed – 23 October 2017  Read the story

August 2017
LG Professionals welcomes Partnership Agreement with the State, 2 August 2017

May 2017
Please see attached a media release from LG Professionals WA, refuting assertions made on Perth and Regional radio by the CCC Commissioner, and defending the integrity of our members and the sector. Your Association has also been active countering these assertions on metropolitan and regional radio during the week.
While the Report on Serious Matters of Misconduct in the Shire of Exmouth makes for sobering reading, and the findings must be taken seriously,
to infer such issues are widespread in the local government sector is unfair and untrue.
The Minister for Local Government is convening a meeting with LG Professionals WA, WALGA, DLGC and the Commissioners of the CCC and the PSC, next week, to discuss these issues being raised.
LG Professionals WA will work with WALGA to represent the interests of our members and the sector and will keep Members updated on any initiatives arising from the meeting.

Media Release LG Professionals WA Actions of a few…  5 May 2017
A sound recording (mp3) of a Radio Interview ABC 720 with Geoff Hutchinson Morning Program, 4 May 2017, is available on request.

March 2017
LG Professionals WA welcomes new Local Government Minister, 16 March 2017

February 2017
Unleashing capacity in WA local governments, 15 February 2017

October 2016
CCC Report highlights the need for greater councillor training

April 2016
Mycouncil website should at last bring to an end arguments about transparency 

January 2016
Officers support compulsory training for elected members

August 2015
Premier's attacks on local government unfair and unjustified

February 2015
State Government must now bring an end to the local government reform process
Premier owes local government sector apology on corruption claim

October 2017
  Information Circular - Pay freeze now to exempt local government – 10 October 2017
The Premier has today made clear that the proposed freeze will no longer impact on local government CEOs and Elected Members as remuneration for these positions have no impact on the State's debt and deficit.

September 2017
Information Circular - Board Elections 2017  27 September 2017
There will be an election for the LG Professionals WA Board of Management to be declared on 8 November 2017.

August 2017
Review of the Local Government Act – Consultation with Members – 29 August 2017  Read the story

  Download or View a Word doc of the Information Circular here.

August 2017
Message from the CEO – Moving on and President’s Update   17 August 2017

May 2016
Gift Provisions - Sector Legal Opinion and WALGA / LGMA Position
Local Government Operational and Management Effectiveness Programme

April 2016
State Government launches mycouncil website

February 2016
LGMA to bring Benchmarking to Western Australian Local Governments

April 2015
LGMA Launches new networks

February 2015
Metropolitan reform over