News

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

Grassroots sports clubs invited to take dip in funding pool

Friday 07 Jul 2017

Local sport and recreation clubs are being invited to apply for the new round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants - as the State Government prepares to deliver $12 million to the most recent round of successful applicants.

Master plan to guide WA mountain biking towards world stage

Wednesday 05 Jul 2017

The push to transform Western Australia into an international mountain biking destination has received a boost with the release of a master plan to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel.

WA athletes get funding boost to support sporting goals

Monday 03 Jul 2017

Four of Western Australia's best athletes have been selected as ambassadors for State Government sport and entertainment venue operator, VenuesWest, as part of a program to highlight the role venues play in developing our elite sportspeople.

Local jobs boost with new approach for Swan River Pedestrian Bridge

Monday 26 Jun 2017

The McGowan Labor Government will have the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge built locally, creating about 250 local jobs in Western Australia.

From small things, big things grow

Thursday 15 Jun 2017

Tennis court upgrades, floodlights, cricket pitches and changerooms are just some of the projects which will benefit from the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants.

Travel help for promising athletes

Friday 09 Jun 2017

More than 250 promising young regional athletes will get help to train and compete thanks to the latest round of the Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS).

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens

Saturday 20 May 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

Friday 19 May 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

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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

International music superstar to perform at Perth Stadium

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Frontier Touring has confirmed international superstar Ed Sheeran will kick-off the Australian and New Zealand legs of his ÷ World Tour at the new Perth Stadium on Saturday 3 March 2018.

Volunteers rise and shine at recognition breakfast

Monday 08 May 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.

Bickley Camp welcomes community for open day

Monday 08 May 2017

More than 1000 people turned up to Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp last weekend.

Pump track launched at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Wednesday 05 Apr 2017

Students from Duncraig Primary School got to try out their cycling skills today during the launch of a newly built pump track facility at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.

The Queen’s Baton Relay wants you!

Sunday 05 Mar 2017

Western Australia welcomes the Queen’s Baton Relay in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Be sport smart in the heat

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

Perth and the metropolitan area is expecting high temperatures with a series of consecutive days of mid to high thirties expected. People training, competing in sports events or generally being active are urged to take precautions to avoid heat stress.

Outstanding local volunteers wanted

Thursday 16 Feb 2017

Do you know a sport and recreation volunteer in the Great Southern who has given outstanding support and service?

School’s back! We want parents and kids to have an active term

Wednesday 01 Feb 2017

If your kids walk, bike or scoot to school – do it with them!

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

Wednesday 01 Feb 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.

Stadium to light up with 15,000 LED lights

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

Night-time events held at Perth Stadium will be illuminated through the biggest sports lighting system in the world.

Research sweetens Swim for Fruit program

Tuesday 31 Jan 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.