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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
Mountain bikes roll into Albany for Southern MTB 2017
Friday 22 Sep 2017
Starting as the Albany Urban Downhill in 2013, the Southern MTB 2017 festival now features five events and caters for riders of all ages and abilities.
Have some fun in the outdoors at the Camp Quaranup Community Open Day
Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Saturday, 14th October 2017 will see Camp Quaranup (Albany, WA) opening its doors to the community.
Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium
Tuesday 19 Sep 2017
The Fremantle Dockers Women's side is on track to make history when it plays against an AFL Women's rival at Perth Stadium on February 10, 2018 - with the match expected to be the biggest standalone women's sport event ever held in Australia.
Healthway and Little Athletics promote healthy era for WA kids
Monday 18 Sep 2017
A new partnership between Healthway and Little Athletics WA will promote the Go for 2&5 healthy eating message to thousands of young athletes aged between six and 17 and their families.
At-risk youth to be helped to connect with their communities
Friday 15 Sep 2017
At-risk youth will benefit from the opening of the latest round of Youth Engagement Scheme funding through programs which will help them connect with their community.
Western Australians urged to keep watch by the water this summer
Tuesday 12 Sep 2017
The Royal Lifesaving Society of WA today released sad and sobering statistics showing 42 people drowned in Western Australia in 2016-17, a 17 per cent increase on the 10-year average.
Perth Stadium to officially open with free Community Open Day
Sunday 10 Sep 2017
The $1.45 billion Perth Stadium and surrounding Stadium Park will officially open with a free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.
Sporting projects building communities and creating jobs
Friday 08 Sep 2017
The McGowan Labor Government will fund more than 200 community sporting projects in 2017-18, through allocations ranging from $2,500 to $2 million, with a particular focus on junior and grassroots sport in the growing outer suburbs.
Family Camp out at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp
Wednesday 06 Sep 2017
Bring your family and pitch a tent in the picturesque outdoor surrounds of the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp.
McGowan Government kicks off Commonwealth Games appeal
More than 30 Western Australian Commonwealth Games hopefuls will come together today at the Western Australian Institute of Sport to launch their fundraising Team Appeal on the road to Gold Coast 2018.
Major boost to cycling for the future
Monday 04 Sep 2017
The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to crank up cycling infrastructure across Perth – providing the most significant investment in the State's history.
New multi-sport facility to boost grassroots sport in Kalbarri
Grassroots sport in Kalbarri has been enhanced with the opening of a new Royalties for Regions-supported multi-sport facility for tennis, netball and basketball.
Gosnells Cricket Club receives $150,000 for new indoor nets
Wednesday 30 Aug 2017
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray this week joined Southern River MLA Terry Healy to deliver on an election commitment to fund $150,000 towards new indoor, all-weather nets at Gosnells Cricket Club.
State Government to allow full capacity for Ed Sheeran concerts
Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
The McGowan Government has lifted the cap previously placed on the first Ed Sheeran concert at Perth Stadium next year, allowing an extra 15,000 tickets to go on sale.
Perth to host NRL opening weekend double-header
Thousands of people are expected to travel to Perth for two matches of the opening weekend of the 2018 National Rugby League premiership season.
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.