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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
Clubs to receive $500 for new equipment
Thursday 21 Jan 2016
Clubs across Western Australia will receive $500 for new equipment for their summer season.
Fire at Woodman Point Recreation Camp
Thursday 14 Jan 2016
The Department of Sport and Recreation’s Woodman Point Recreation Camp in Cockburn was evacuated early this morning after a fire started in neighbouring bushland.
Small grants make big difference
Tuesday 22 Dec 2015
Local sporting communities around the State will benefit from the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
15 for 2015 – our top sporting moments
Friday 18 Dec 2015
Christmas functions at Point Walter
Wednesday 09 Dec 2015
Looking for a last minute venue for your staff Christmas Party?
Exceptional WA sportspeople honoured
Monday 07 Dec 2015
The best of the best in Western Australian sport came together tonight to celebrate their peers for the RAC WA Sports Star Awards.
YES funding helps communities connect
Saturday 05 Dec 2015
A total of 13 projects to help young people connect better with their communities through sport have received funding through a State Government scheme announced by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today.
Stadium structure soars to new heights
Thursday 03 Dec 2015
The Perth Stadium structure has reached its full height of 42 metres with the first of 50 steel roof trusses installed on the Burswood Peninsula site.
Works start on Boddington recreation centre
Tuesday 01 Dec 2015
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today turned the first sod to mark the start of works at the new Boddington Recreation and Community Centre.
Mountain bike trail plan for South West
Sunday 29 Nov 2015
New purpose-built mountain bike trails will be developed across the South West, as part of a plan to promote Western Australia as a destination for one of the world's fastest growing sports.
Carnival encourages a connected community
Friday 27 Nov 2015
Western Australia's culturally diverse community will kick goals today when Islamic and non-Islamic youth come together to play sport at an interschool carnival.
Funding for Paralympians heading to Rio
Monday 23 Nov 2015
Paralympic athletes are $150,000 closer to getting to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games thanks to funding from the State Government.
Work starts on Swan River pedestrian bridge
Tuesday 17 Nov 2015
The significance of the Swan River and the area around the planned Swan River pedestrian bridge to the Whadjuk people was recognised on-site today with a symbolic pre-construction smoking ceremony at the East Perth end of the walkway.
New sporting precinct for Busselton
Sunday 15 Nov 2015
A new sporting precinct in Busselton that will be a catalyst for attracting sporting competitions and spectators to the South-West was officially opened today.
BLING uses sport to help young women sparkle
Monday 26 Oct 2015
The power of sport is being showcased at Geraldton's John Willcock College through BLING.
Local skaters flip out over new park
Sunday 25 Oct 2015
Fast becoming the place to ride, jump and skate into summer, Geraldton's Wonthella Skate Park was officially opened today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies.
Sportshouses a home for country sport
Friday 23 Oct 2015
The business of country sport has been given a helping hand thanks to $1.5million in State Government funding for local 'Sportshouse' offices.
Historic Collie pool revamped and reopened
The historic Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool has reopened in time for summer after a $3.6 million restoration project.
New club development officer for Northam
Thursday 22 Oct 2015
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has welcomed Northam's new club development officer, Rachel Gunn.
Research proves activity boosts young brains
Monday 12 Oct 2015
The State Government's latest research has confirmed that being active on the playground, on the court and on the field helps learning in the classroom.