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Our strategic intent

The department's Strategic Intent, including strategic goals and operations are developed around the industry.

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Our goals are to provide:

Industry development

Development of a sport and recreation industry with vibrancy, purpose and direction.

We achieve this by:

  • Industry-level strategic planning and research.
  • Industry forums and seminars.
  • Policy development advice and resources.
  • Coordination of the development of relevant legislation.


Physically-active lifestyles for Western Australians.

We achieve this by:

  • Promoting participation in sport and recreation.
  • $1m annually in grants for increasing participation or developing people at a grassroots level.
  • Working with local government to achieve participation outcomes.
  • Activity programs and accommodation through our recreational camps.


Quality sport and recreation facility planning, design and management.

We achieve this by:

  • $20m annually in grants to upgrade existing facilities and build new facilities.
  • Management and implementation of the State Sporting Facilities Plan.
  • Advice and resources to improve planning, design and management of sport and recreation facilities.
  • Supporting development of a statewide trails network.

Developing organisations

Improved management in organisations delivering sport and recreation services.

We achieve this by:

  • $10m annually in grants for sport development.
  • Advice on organisational development (e.g. governance, financial management, strategic and operational planning, risk management).
  • On-line access providing support for sport and recreation resources.

Developing people

Development of skilled and informed people in service delivery.

We achieve this by:

  • Education and training for coaches, administrators and officials.
  • Support and recognition for volunteers in sport and recreation.

High performance

Encouraging the pursuit of excellence.

We achieve this by:

  • Funding for the Western Australian Institute of Sport.
  • Implementation of a five-year high performance plan for Western Australia.
  • Performance planning and talent development initiatives for sports.
  • Establishing international sporting, business and cultural links.
  • Establishing a high-performance coaching and officiating scholarship scheme.
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