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

Preferred Perth Stadium operator named

Monday 08 Feb 2016

The State Government will enter into exclusive negotiations with Stadium Australia Operations to become operator of the Perth Stadium, following a three-month evaluation period and subsequent approval by State Cabinet.

Millions to help improve regional pools

Friday 05 Feb 2016

Municipal pools across regional Western Australia will be sparkling over the summer, thanks to funding from the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

ActiveSmart gets the Wheatbelt moving

Friday 05 Feb 2016

The State Government today launched a $900,000 project to encourage people in the Wheatbelt to be more active.

Annual grants strengthen sport

Friday 05 Feb 2016

A new round of State Government funding is helping further strengthen Western Australian sports.

Rugby league’s biggest rivalry tackles Perth in 2016

Wednesday 27 Jan 2016

In a Perth-first for international rugby league, Australia will take on trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at nib Stadium in October this year in the lead up to the 2016 Four Nations tournament in the United Kingdom.

Athletes helped to travel to compete and train

Friday 22 Jan 2016

Nearly 500 West Australian athletes have received subsidies to help their sporting dreams go one step further, under the State Government's Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

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).

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.