News

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

McGowan Government backs Eagles for AFL Women’s expansion

Sunday 27 Aug 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has thrown his support behind the West Coast Eagles' bid to become one of the new teams in an expanded AFL Women's competition in 2019.

Revitalised Perth SpeedDome ready to welcome top cycling meets

Friday 25 Aug 2017

Perth SpeedDome has been given a new lease on life with a $2.52 million State Government revitalisation delivering a new velodrome and major facelift to WA's home of elite track cycling.

Perth Stadium ready to play

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

Installation of the turf onto the Perth Stadium playing surface is now complete marking another project milestone and bringing Western Australians another step closer to the opening of the venue in early 2018.

McGowan Government funds Piara Waters oval upgrades

Monday 21 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative has started to roll out in the southern suburbs, with Piara Waters Junior Football Club receiving $20,000 towards fencing upgrades at its playing oval.

State's oldest handicapped road cycle race turns 92

Friday 18 Aug 2017

Western Australia's oldest handicapped cycle road race—the Collie to Donnybrook Cycling Classic—rolls over the start line for the 92nd time this Saturday.

McGowan Government rejects Eastern States push for sport control

Friday 18 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government will today oppose plans to centralise funding and control of Australian sport in the Eastern States at the annual Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney.

Countdown is on until Spartan championships hit Perth

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Some of the fittest people on the planet will touchdown in Perth in 100 days to take part in the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships.

Western Australia secures BMX National Championships

Monday 14 Aug 2017

The State Government, through Tourism WA, has secured the BMX National Championships for 2018 and 2021, which are expected to attract thousands of visitors to Western Australia.

McGowan Government to stand by Western Force

Friday 11 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government has thrown its full support behind the Western Force as the club determines its next course of action, in response to the Australian Rugby Union's (ARU) decision to cancel its Super Rugby licence.

Rugby league to encourage a better State of Mind for WA's young

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

The National Rugby League's State of Mind Program will be made available to Western Australia's 4,000 local rugby league players to destigmatise mental health issues and encourage young men and women to improve their mental health.

WA company to build Swan River Pedestrian Bridge

Monday 07 Aug 2017

Henderson-based company, Civmec, has entered into a contract to build key components of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.

Margaret River Pro remains on Championship Tour

Friday 04 Aug 2017

The Margaret River Pro will remain a top-tier surfing event after the World Surf League agreed to keep it as part of the Championship Tour (CT).

VenuesWest welcomes new board members

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

A national judo champion, a former Netball WA chief executive and the previous head of Southern Cross Austereo WA have been appointed as new members of the VenuesWest board.

Sport and Recreation Camps are now hiring casual Outdoor Instructors

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017

Do you know someone with a passion for the Outdoors that would love to make it into a career?

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).