News

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

WA seniors choosing to become active in droves

Wednesday 05 Oct 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said a pilot program encouraging seniors aged 60 years and over to be more active had already enrolled 718 seniors in its opening months.

New facilities to take flight where Falcons dare

Tuesday 04 Oct 2016

Premier Colin Barnett today turned the first sod of soil to mark the beginning of the next stage of a $20 million Liberal National Government election commitment to redevelop HBF Arena in Joondalup.

KidSport’s fifth birthday more than child’s play

Friday 30 Sep 2016

The Liberal National Government's award-winning KidSport program is growing up fast – celebrating its fifth birthday this month.

Upgraded Broome pool set to make a splash

Friday 30 Sep 2016

A $3.3 million upgrade to the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre has begun with Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today inspecting construction activity.

Get outside and active for Outdoors October

Wednesday 28 Sep 2016

There are more than 150 reasons to get outside this October and experience the wealth of outdoor activities on offer in Western Australia.

New synthetic surfaces for Ellenbrook

Saturday 17 Sep 2016

The latest piece of the Ellenbrook District Open Space has been unveiled.

Boxing gets seniors motoring along

Thursday 08 Sep 2016

A group of Parkinson's disease sufferers are using boxing to help their motor skills.

Western Australian theme for Stadium poem

Thursday 08 Sep 2016

The Perth Stadium façade is the canvas for a unique poem celebrating Western Australian people from the past, present and the future.

More elite sporting action in Rio

Wednesday 07 Sep 2016

The sporting action in Rio is not over yet.

World-class turf to be laid for Perth Stadium

Thursday 01 Sep 2016

Experienced contractor HG Sports Turf has been appointed to prepare the pitch and grow and install more than 17,000 square metres of turf for the Perth Stadium playing surface.

Got new socks? 10 active ways to spend Father’s Day

Wednesday 31 Aug 2016

No matter what you’re into, there’s a perfect activity you can do with your family. Get outside, get active and don’t forget the camera!

Children and Nature Conference a First for WA

Friday 26 Aug 2016

Some of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of nature on children’s health, development and education will be in Fremantle for Nature Play WA’s inaugural Children and Nature Conference this Sunday, August 28.

Fencers en garde in Perth

Thursday 25 Aug 2016

Fencers from 13 to 76 will be testing their best feints, flicks and lunges when they come together for the 2016 Asian Masters Fencing Championships in Perth today.

Women’s football recognises best and fairest

Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies congratulated those honoured at the WA Women's Football League's (WAWFL) Medal Presentation dinner at the Duxton Hotel on Monday night.

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.