News

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

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.

Sport industry awards recognise best of the best

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

The best of the best in Western Australia's sport and recreation industry have been recognised at an awards breakfast today at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park.

New gear for hundreds of local sporting clubs

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

New bats, balls and bibs will be part of the equipment at clubs across Western Australia thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme.

Young athletes receive help to travel, compete

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

More than 660 talented athletes from across Western Australia will be given a helping hand to train, travel and compete, thanks to the latest round of subsidies from the Liberal National Government's Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

Perth to host Australia’s biggest sporting event

Friday 15 Jul 2016

Australia’s biggest sporting event – the Rugby League State of Origin series - is coming to Perth Stadium in 2019.

Armadale Line open for business

Monday 11 Jul 2016

Commuters are being reminded services on the Armadale and Thornlie Lines have resumed as planned.

Sports sustainability increased through funds

Wednesday 06 Jul 2016

Sports ranging from archery to ice hockey will share in $1.3 million in funding thanks to the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

NAIDOC celebrates netball and friendship

Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

More than 100 teams will be going for goals at the 2016 NAIDOC Netball Carnival tomorrow (July 6).

Time for women to Get Onboard and Lead

Wednesday 29 Jun 2016

State Sporting Associations will be targeted under a new initiative designed to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the sport and recreation sector.