News and events Latest news Preferred Perth Stadium operator named Monday 08 Feb 2016 The State Government will enter into exclusive negotiations with Stadium Australia Operations to become operator of the Perth Stadium, following a three-month evaluation period and subsequent approval by State Cabinet. Be sport smart in the heat Friday 05 Feb 2016 Perth and the metropolitan area is expecting a heat wave with a series of consecutive days over 35 degrees expected. People training, competing in sports events or generally being active are urged to take precautions to avoid heat stress. Millions to help improve regional pools Friday 05 Feb 2016 Municipal pools across regional Western Australia will be sparkling over the summer, thanks to funding from the Community Pool Revitalisation Program. More news Upcoming events View Peel Sports Forum 2016 Peel Sports Forum 2016 Friday 19 Feb 2016 Join us for a day loaded with sports information. View Sport Business Workshops – Marketing and Sponsorship Sport Business Workshops – Marketing and Sponsorship Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 The Department in partnership with JGC Group presents the fifth of six free informative and interactive workshops. View Cybersafety in Sport and Recreation Workshop Cybersafety in Sport and Recreation Workshop Thursday 25 Feb 2016 Presented by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. 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.