News

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

Aquatic centres recognised for saving water

Tuesday 16 Aug 2016

Five metropolitan aquatic centres named Waterwise

'Side-walk surfing' comes to Mount Magnet

Monday 15 Aug 2016

Mount Magnet's new skate park is set to challenge anyone who picks up a board and kickflips their way onto the course.

Meekatharra town oval lights up

Monday 15 Aug 2016

Meekatharra residents now have additional opportunities to train and play sport year round, with Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies flipping the 'on' switch for the new town oval lights over the weekend.

Work to begin on East Perth Station upgrade

Tuesday 09 Aug 2016

Work will start this month on a $25 million Liberal National Government upgrade to East Perth Station to make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once Perth Stadium opens.

$2.52 million to upgrade SpeedDome

Thursday 04 Aug 2016

On the eve of the Rio Olympic Games, the Liberal National Government is reinforcing its commitment to providing world-class facilities for Western Australian athletes to train and compete in.

New home at Hay Park for two local teams

Wednesday 27 Jul 2016

Bunbury's South West Phoenix soccer club and South West Warriors rugby league club officially have a place to call their own.

Sport industry awards recognise best of the best

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

The best of the best in Western Australia's sport and recreation industry have been recognised at an awards breakfast today at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park.

New gear for hundreds of local sporting clubs

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

New bats, balls and bibs will be part of the equipment at clubs across Western Australia thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme.

Young athletes receive help to travel, compete

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

More than 660 talented athletes from across Western Australia will be given a helping hand to train, travel and compete, thanks to the latest round of subsidies from the Liberal National Government's Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

Perth to host Australia’s biggest sporting event

Friday 15 Jul 2016

Australia’s biggest sporting event – the Rugby League State of Origin series - is coming to Perth Stadium in 2019.

Armadale Line open for business

Monday 11 Jul 2016

Commuters are being reminded services on the Armadale and Thornlie Lines have resumed as planned.

Sports sustainability increased through funds

Wednesday 06 Jul 2016

Sports ranging from archery to ice hockey will share in $1.3 million in funding thanks to the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

NAIDOC celebrates netball and friendship

Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

More than 100 teams will be going for goals at the 2016 NAIDOC Netball Carnival tomorrow (July 6).

Time for women to Get Onboard and Lead

Wednesday 29 Jun 2016

State Sporting Associations will be targeted under a new initiative designed to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the sport and recreation sector.

Perth Stadium operator agreement signed

Tuesday 28 Jun 2016

The Liberal National Government has executed the operator agreement with VenuesLive Management Services (VenuesLive, formerly Stadium Australia Operations) allowing it to commence its role as operator of Perth Stadium.

Regional centres enriched by competitions

Friday 24 Jun 2016

Regional West Australians will have the chance to experience national sporting events thanks to the latest round of the Liberal National Government's Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES).

Finalists showcasing WA’s best in sport and recreation

Monday 20 Jun 2016

From an innovative inclusive junior football program to competing against the world’s best triathletes in Busselton, the finalists for the 2016/17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards have been announced.

Premier opens City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club

Friday 17 Jun 2016

Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened the new City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club in City Beach, made possible with the support of $950,000 each from Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR).

WA female AFL team a win for all

Wednesday 15 Jun 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today congratulated the Fremantle Football Club on receiving a licence to field a team in the 2017 AFL National Women's League.

Four weeks until major planned rail disruption

Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Armadale and Thornlie line passengers are being urged to plan ahead for the longest continuous planned train service disruption in Transperth’s history.