News and events Latest news New synthetic surfaces for Ellenbrook Saturday 17 Sep 2016 The latest piece of the Ellenbrook District Open Space has been unveiled. Boxing gets seniors motoring along Thursday 08 Sep 2016 A group of Parkinson's disease sufferers are using boxing to help their motor skills. Western Australian theme for Stadium poem Thursday 08 Sep 2016 The Perth Stadium façade is the canvas for a unique poem celebrating Western Australian people from the past, present and the future. More news Upcoming events Activating your community through social media Thursday 06 Oct 2016 This seminar is aimed at Local Government Officers and Managers that work in Leisure Services, Leisure and Aquatic Centres, Health Clubs, Community Development, Events, Marketing and Communications. Great Aussie Camp Out, Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Friday 07 Oct 2016 Camp out under the stars in the Sanctuary in the Suburbs at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Whitfords Ave, Hillarys. Mental Health Week Monday 10 Oct 2016 Join staff at the Department of Sport and Recreation, for a morning of laughter, education and networking as we acknowledge Mental Health Week and celebrate the association of physical activity and team sports with good mental health. More events Awards The Department celebrated the valuable contribution made by sports coaches and officials to the sporting industry and wider community during the 2014 Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards.