Minister for Sport and Recreation

The Minister's role is to ensure that the Department works towards building a stronger, healthier, happier and safer community through sport and recreation.

Working together with the Corporate Executive, the Minister aproves grants, funding and major projects

Latest media releases

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

Wednesday 01 Feb 2017

Sports ranging from fencing to cricket, and parachuting to rugby union, will share in $8.08 million as part of the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

Research sweetens Swim for Fruit program

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

The Royal Life Saving Society WA's Jessica Cruickshank has been awarded the Dr Heather MacGowan OAM Scholarship, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

Upgrade and expansion of Collie Motorplex

Monday 30 Jan 2017

The Liberal National Government will upgrade and expand Collie Motorplex through a funding allocation of $2.57 million.

New Minister looking forward to tackling Sport

Friday, 12 December 2014
The first State female Minister for Sport and Recreation, Mia Davies has welcomed the opportunity to take on the portfolio of Sport and Recreation.
Ms Davies said sport and recreation played an important role in building resilient and active communities.
“Sport and recreation is vital in keeping our communities healthy, particularly in regional areas where local sporting clubs are often the centre for social interaction,” she said.
“I am looking forward to working with sporting groups, from grass roots through to the elite, to encourage participation.  I have a particular interest in building the profile and role of women in sport across all levels.
“I grew up in a community and family that participated in sport - much like most people living in country Western Australia.
“While I am not the elite sports person the previous minister for sport and recreation was, I'm also passionate about the difference that can be made through sport.
Ms Davies paid tribute to outgoing minister Terry 'Tuck' Waldron, who acquitted the job with great passion and integrity.
“He undoubtedly made an enormous difference to thousands of people, particularly through the groundbreaking KidSport program, which has enabled more than 36,000 individual children to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances,” she said.
“I am excited by the opportunity to support the community through sport and recreation and aim to continue to assist State sporting associations, local sporting clubs and local government in delivering quality facilities and programs that support people to be more active.
“I look forward to continuing to develop sport and recreation as an integral part of WA.”

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