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

Travel subsidies to help young athletes

Monday 29 Jun 2015

Almost 600 young athletes across Western Australia have received subsides from the State Government in the latest round of the Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

First look at Stadium Station

Monday 29 Jun 2015

Train passengers who will be attending events at the new Perth Stadium in Burswood have been given a first look at what the future Stadium Station will deliver.

Ellenbrook's sports fields and pavilion opened

Friday 26 Jun 2015

Premier Colin Barnett today opened Ellenbrook's new northern pavilion and playing fields, the cornerstone of what will become one of the best and most comprehensive sport and recreation precincts in the State.

New team appointed to VenuesWest board

Thursday 25 Jun 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced a new chairperson and five new board members for VenuesWest, while thanking outgoing members for their dedication and commitment in overseeing the organisation during a period of strong growth.

New chair and members for WAIS board

Thursday 25 Jun 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced the appointment of a new chairperson and three new board members to the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) board.

Stadium artwork opportunity

Monday 22 Jun 2015

A number of different permanent artworks will be featured across the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct when it opens in early 2018. Artists are invited to register their interest for the first of four opportunities that will be released during 2015.

Mountain biking jumps into future

Monday 15 Jun 2015

The State Government has released a world-class vision for mountain biking in Western Australia – one of the fastest growing sport and recreation activities in the world.

Premier reveals design for stadium footbridge

Sunday 07 Jun 2015

The State Government has today unveiled the winning design for the pedestrian bridge which will provide sports fans with a chance to walk to the new stadium from the city.

Local companies are winners on stadium project

Sunday 07 Jun 2015

Construction contracts for the new Perth Stadium totalling nearly $40 million have recently been awarded to local companies.

Indigenous footy showcase

Saturday 30 May 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has wished two Aboriginal football teams the best of luck for their curtain raiser match before this Sunday’s West Coast Eagles home game.

Broome kids kick KidSport goals

Friday 29 May 2015

More than 400 children in Broome are getting active and learning better thanks to the State Government’s highly successful KidSport program.

Women’s football celebrated in exhibition

Friday 29 May 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has officially opened Bounce Down: Women's Australian Rules Football Centenary – an exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia, celebrating 100 years of women playing Australian Rules Football in WA.

Funding to help attract elite sporting events

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Geraldton community will enjoy improved sporting facilities with a lighting upgrade at its premier sports ground, Wonthella Oval, thanks to the announcement today of a $590,000 investment through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Network recognises Exmouth talent

Monday 25 May 2015

Talented young athletes and coaches in Exmouth will now have better support to increase their skills and training.

National recognition for parkland guide

Wednesday 20 May 2015

A collaboration between the departments of Sport and Recreation and Water has won a national award from the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Sports integrity in the spotlight

Tuesday 19 May 2015

A national roadshow on integrity in sport rolls into Perth tomorrow to discuss issues ranging from anti-doping, match fixing, the use of supplements and image-enhancing substances.

State Government 2015-16 Budget

Thursday 14 May 2015

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Wanneroo residents assess transport options

Tuesday 12 May 2015

The State Government has been heartened by residents in the north and south of the metropolitan area who have helped free up the freeways and local roads by choosing other modes of transport.