News

News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.

Major works to upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium begin

Thursday 13 Dec 2018

The turning of the first sod of soil today will mark the beginning of a $10 million upgrade to Willetton Basketball Stadium.

State Government leading the way for gender diversity in sport

Monday 10 Dec 2018

The State Government has helped spearhead a push for Australian sports governing bodies to commit to having at least 50 per cent women on their executive boards and committees.

Nippers funding makes a splash

Friday 07 Dec 2018

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) has received $700,000 towards equipment and safety devices to support the nippers program, thanks to the State Government and Lotterywest.

See what's behind the gate at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day

Friday 30 Nov 2018

Woodman Point Recreation Camp is holding a free Community Open Day on Sunday 16 December from 10am to 4pm, supported by the City of Cockburn and Nature Play WA.

State Government backing regional athletes to achieve

Monday 26 Nov 2018

More than 180 of Western Australia's aspiring regional athletes will be helped to attend training camps and competitions, thanks to a State Government program that assists with travel costs.

Small grants supporting big community sports clubs

Friday 23 Nov 2018

A total of 23 grassroots sporting projects from across Western Australia will share in more than $634,000 in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

Optus Stadium named world’s best in international awards

Friday 16 Nov 2018

Optus Stadium has won the Project of the Year at the world's leading stadium industry awards, beating out international competition and securing a remarkable 27th accolade since opening in January.

State Government supporting a water safe Western Australia

Thursday 15 Nov 2018

The State Government has provided the Royal Life Saving Society of WA with an important boost heading into the hot summer months, contributing $405,000 in support of their Water Safe WA programs.

Grants enrich country sport and local communities

Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

There will be more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in regional Western Australia, with the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme funding announced.

New synthetic hockey field brings competitive edge to southern suburbs

Tuesday 06 Nov 2018

Hockey in Perth's south-eastern corridor will today receive a huge boost with the opening of the first synthetic field in the region at Southern River Hockey Club which is based at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale.

School’s out: Outdoor Classroom Day getting kids back to nature

Thursday 01 Nov 2018

More than a third of all Western Australian primary schools will take classes outside today as part of Outdoor Classroom Day, an international campaign to promote and celebrate outdoor learning and play.

Bowling now accessible for all in Bunbury

Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

People with disability in the South West region can celebrate greater access to Bunbury Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening today of the club's accessible bowling green.

Sporting clubs to benefit from facility upgrades at HBF Arena

Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Works to upgrade the sporting facilities on the western side of HBF Arena in Joondalup have commenced, with the first sod being turned today.

Peel sporting club grants help foster next generation of champions

Saturday 20 Oct 2018

Premier Mark McGowan took in some cricket action at Sir Ross McLarty Oval in Pinjarra today, where he announced a series of local grants for Peel-based grassroots sporting clubs.

Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation

Monday 15 Oct 2018

An advisory group that will develop strategies and initiatives to improve gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry met for the first time on Friday, October 12.

McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities

Thursday 04 Oct 2018

Local community and sporting organisations are being encouraged to apply to share in $1 million in funding from the State Government's Targeted Participation Program (TPP).

McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

Premier Mark McGowan today visited the Wheatbelt region to announce a number of important community grants in support of developing the next generation of regional sporting champions.

Outdoors October encourages Western Australians to get outside and be active

Monday 01 Oct 2018

Outdoors October begins today with the month-long celebration of outdoor active recreation encouraging Western Australians of all ages to get outside, be active and take in the natural world around them.

Australia’s best hitting Collie for ATV Motocross Nationals

Friday 21 Sep 2018

Collie is bracing for the arrival of Australia's premier quad bike riding event, with the country's best set to converge on the South West town this October to battle it out for honours at the All Terrain Vehicle Motocross Nationals.

Perth to host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Thursday 20 Sep 2018

The Australian Masters Rowing Championships will be held at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth next year.