Part­ner­ship to build govt ties

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A new era of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween lo­cal and State Gov­ern­ment in WA be­gan last week at the 2017 WA Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Con­ven­tion when the two spheres signed an in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal agree­ment.

Aim­ing to en­hance the part­ner­ship be­tween the two sec­tors of gov­ern­ment, the State Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Part­ner­ship Agree­ment sets out how con­sul­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion will oc­cur on sig­nif­i­cant is­sues.

West Aus­tralian Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Lynne Craigie said she wel­comed the new agree­ment.

“Such an agree­ment pro­vides for a le­git­i­mate and re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two sec­tors,” she said.

Mark McGowan and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter David Tem­ple­man signed the agree­ment at the con­ven­tion’s An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing, which was at­tended by more than 500 lo­cal gov­ern­ment pro­fes­sion­als from across the State.

Town of Port Hed­land Mayor Camilo Blanco, coun­cil­lors Julie Arif and Louise New­bery and chief ex­ec­u­tive David Pentz also at­tended the con­fer­ence.

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