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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
Rottnest Channel Swim has international appeal
Friday 22 Feb 2019
2500 swimmers, 1000 paddlers and 950 boats will hit the water for the annual Rottnest Channel Swim tomorrow (February 23).
Country football clubs funding boost to improve mental health
Friday 15 Feb 2019
Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook has announced a new three-year $855,000 partnership between Healthway and the West Australian Country Football League (WACFL) to build club capacity and support for mental health.
Construction progressing at iconic Fremantle netball hub
Monday 04 Feb 2019
Premier Mark McGowan has visited the southern suburbs' major grassroots netball facility to inspect the $1.8 million McGowan Government funded upgrades, an election commitment, which will revitalise the iconic club.
State Government funds upgrades to netball courts at Lou Weston Oval and Lois Hannay pavilion
Wednesday 30 Jan 2019
The Lou Weston Oval outdoor courts and the Lois Hannay pavilion have received $400,000 of State Government funding in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
T20 World Cup fixtures a real hit for cricket fans
Tuesday 29 Jan 2019
Six of the top eight men's and nine of the top 10 women's T20 teams including Australia, India and England will be putting their skills to the test when Perth hosts the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup in 2020.
First year of Optus Stadium an overwhelming success
On the week marking the first anniversary of the opening of Optus Stadium, Premier Mark McGowan said Western Australians can be proud of their facility, which has played host to some of the biggest events in WA history, and has become a tourism drawcard for our State.
WA set to strengthen sporting ties with Asia
Friday 18 Jan 2019
A new $500,000 fund to promote Western Australia as a sports event and training hub for Asia is set to forge stronger tourism and trade ties between the State and our northern neighbours.
Wind sweeps crowd off their feet at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018
Approximately 1000 people turned out to enjoy the family friendly activities on offer at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day, on Sunday 16 December, despite windy conditions.
Every club’s a winner with the Every Club Hub
Tuesday 18 Dec 2018
Grassroots sport and recreation clubs throughout Western Australia now have access to a comprehensive online resource offering instant access to resources, support and guidance to help volunteers run their local teams.
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.