Statewide Magazine

Here you will find links to online copies of our magazine 'Statewide.'

Published three times a year, Statewide is an interesting and informative magazine which regularly features contributions from members and articles exploring key issues from across the local government sector. If you have an idea for a story, an innovative project or a new initiative you would like to share, email the details to [email protected] for consideration in the next issue.

The online versions of Statewide magazine below are available to everyone. As an individual member you have an option to receive a hard copy. To update your preferences to only receive a digital copy, hard copy or both log in to your online account or email [email protected]


Statewide Issue 182 - July 2022


In this issue:

- Wooroloo community spirit shines 12 months on
- Integrity at the forefront of a future-fit sector
- Australia's first GeoRegion a drawcard for the Murchison
- Local Government Subscription - new name, new benefits


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Statewide Issue 181 - March 2022


In this issue:

- Gender Balance a priority for Cockburn
- Local Government a family tradition
- New President to lead on reforms
- Support critical to support of new CEOs


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Statewide Issue 180 - November 2021


In this issue:

- Challenge of a lifetime raises vital funds
- Advocacy efforts increased with new appointment
- Time to act to support an ageing workforce
- Achievements celebrated at Awards ceremony


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Statewide Issue 179 - July 2021


In this issue:

- Cultural change a focus for new Minister
- Emerging Leader winner secures first CEO role
- New CEO embraces Joondalup's global city vision
- A look back at 150 years of local government
- Mental health prioritised in Margaret River


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Statewide Issue 178 - March 2021


In this issue:

- New resource for impact measurement launched
- Excitement builds for new e-learning program
- Waste management prioritised in Exmouth
- Experience and engage at the new Belmont Hub
- Lives transformed through collaboration in Cockburn


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Statewide Issue 177 - November 2020


In this issue:

- Local Government achievements celebrated
- Mentoring gives careers a 'lift off'
- Internships provide invaluable experience
- Skate parks provide positive outcomes
-Scholarships aid COVID-19 recovery


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Statewide Issue 176 - July 2020


In this issue:

- New partnership brings happiness to members
- Local initiatives aid economic recovery
- Resilience tools serve well as coping mechanisms
- Lived experiences evoke emotional responses
- Responding to pandemic encourages innovation


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Statewide Issue 175 - March 2020


In this issue:

- Leading and inspiring a community
- The future is bright in Newman
- Building the independence of older residents
- Good governance delivers the best outcomes


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Statewide Issue 174 - November 2019


In this issue:

- Tackling the homelessness issue
- Honour awards recognise excellence in the sector
- Astrotourism attracts international visitors to the Mid West
- Lighthouse grant funded projects get underway
- Management challenge builds team culture


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Statewide Issue 173 - July 2019


In this issue:

- Happiness measurement useful for local government
- Commitment to rebuilding culture leads to national award
- Community issues highlighted through use of colour
- Management challenge: a powerful learning tool
- A push for Federal funding for the local government sector


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Statewide Issue 172 - March 2019


In this issue:

- Tiny houses on wheels and the regulation puzzle
- CEOs need strong governance from elected members
- Recovery from depression - a personal story
- Your health and wellbeing research progress
- Project management is a valuable skillset for every CV


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Statewide Issue 171 - November 2018


In this issue:

- Lobbying for a safe work environment in local government
- The review of the Act continues to unfold
- North Midlands fixed wireless network becomes a reality
- Seven shires work together for aged housing
- Path to painful commemoration


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Statewide Issue 170 - July 2018


In this issue:

- Review of the Local Government Act - what's new?
- Stephen Yarwood throws out a challenge to influence the future
- Top ten tips for tip-top interviews
- Optimistic outlook for Western Australia
- Funding helps country young people get crafty with art


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