Media releases

Keep informed about Department's news, funding and initiatives.

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens

May 20, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today congratulated the City of Cockburn on the opening of the new state-of-the-art Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC).

Trails blueprint paves way to revitalise regional towns

May 19, 2017

Trails development in Western Australia has taken a major step forward with the release of a blueprint set to guide economic development and job creation in regional towns.

McGowan Government getting on with the job of opening the stadium

May 10, 2017

Perth Stadium is now 82 per cent complete and on track for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

Volunteers rise and shine at recognition breakfast

May 08, 2017

Western Australia's sport and recreation volunteers have been thanked for their tireless service at the annual recognition breakfast in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

Feb 01, 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

Jan 31, 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

Jan 30, 2017

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

West Coast Fever to play in Northam

Jan 26, 2017

Northam netballers will get a chance to see a special up-close West Coast Fever game next month, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

$5.7m for regional athletes, coaches and officials

Jan 23, 2017

Regional sport is the winner after the Liberal National Government today announced $5.7 million to support regional athletes, coaches and officials.

More seniors active with SilverSport program

Jan 19, 2017

More seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury.

Pool funding splashes for safety and training

Jan 18, 2017

Pool goers across Western Australia will benefit from funding for safety and training through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

$3.5m for regional sporting facilities

Jan 14, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced 10 regional sport and recreation projects would share in $3.5 million to improve local facilities.

$8.4 million for sports facilities in Perth metro

Jan 10, 2017

Grassroots sport in the metropolitan area will benefit from $8.4 million in funding for projects including installing floodlights, synthetic turf and upgraded facilities.

Plan for more mountain biking in Perth and Peel

Dec 13, 2016

The Liberal National Government has invited the community to have a say on the draft Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan 2016-2026, released for public comment today.

More than $500,000 in grants for local sporting clubs

Dec 08, 2016

Community sport across Western Australia will benefit from the latest round of Liberal National Government grants for sport and recreation projects.

Bledisloe Cup coming to Perth Stadium in 2019

Dec 07, 2016

One of the biggest rivalries in world sport is coming to Perth Stadium in 2019 when Western Australia hosts its first ever Bledisloe Cup match.

New sports stadium for Esperance community

Dec 06, 2016

Esperance will get a new sports stadium as part of a $4.06 million investment through the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program, Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced today.

New Albany home for cricket and soccer

Nov 30, 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today officially opened the new $2.2 million western precinct pavilion for cricket and soccer at Albany's Centennial Park.

Sports carnival brings youth together

Nov 24, 2016

Today more than 200 students from four Perth high schools will compete in the second annual Communicare Multicultural Schools Cup.

$456 million of local stadium subcontracts

Nov 18, 2016

Construction at the Perth Stadium is stimulating the local economy, with new figures released today showing more than $450 million worth of stadium subcontracts going to local companies.

Veterans celebrate active runs on the board

Nov 14, 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has congratulated a contingent of senior cricketers, in Perth competing at the National Seniors Cricket Championships, for their commitment to the sport.

New Healthway grants mark World Diabetes Day

Nov 14, 2016

Mirrabooka's award-winning Edmund Rice Centre is one of five Western Australian community groups to share in $390,000 of Healthway funding, to promote better health through a wide range of community and sporting activities.

More seniors active with project expansion

Nov 09, 2016

More seniors will have the chance to be active following the Liberal National Government's decision to expand the popular SilverSport pilot program.

State-of-the-art sporting facility for Kalgoorlie

Nov 05, 2016

More sporting participation opportunities for the local community.

Community pools sparkle with funding

Nov 04, 2016

Regional pools will be sparkling over the summer thanks to an injection of funding through the Community Pools Revitalisation Program, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.