News

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

Crowds flock to Bickley Camp's open day

Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

Close to 1000 people enjoyed the free outdoor recreation activities on offer at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp on Sunday 7 April 2019.

Bickley Camp Open Day to provide outdoor adventures for the community

Friday 22 Mar 2019

Families and kids of all ages have a chance to enjoy the magic of the outdoors at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp Community Open Day.

KidSport delivers $27 million worth of opportunities for WA kids

Monday 18 Mar 2019

The State Government's program to assist lower-income families to get their children involved in organised sport has hit a $27 million milestone, with more than 80,000 WA kids having now benefitted from the initiative.

State Government championing equality in sports leadership

Friday 08 Mar 2019

A State Government report which highlights the stark imbalance between male and female management in sports organisations will assist the sector to strive for gender balance in its leadership roles.

Wanneroo and Girrawheen set for a raft of sporting infrastructure

Thursday 07 Mar 2019

The northern suburbs around Wanneroo are set to benefit from the latest round of the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), with four important local projects sharing in $790,000.

State Government levels the playing field for women’s sport in Nollamara

Thursday 07 Mar 2019

The State Government has provided $400,000 to help build unisex change rooms at Des Penman Memorial Reserve, giving women and girls from the Nollamara football and cricket clubs proper match day facilities for the first time.

$1.5m works on Baldivis Sporting Complex set to begin

Friday 01 Mar 2019

The construction of a new community sport precinct in Baldivis is set to begin, with the State Government providing $1.5 million towards the complex's first cricket and football ovals.

Margaret River Pro continues to ride Championship wave

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019

The Margaret River Pro will retain its Championship Tour status following a deal between the World Surf League (WSL) and the State Government.

Rottnest Channel Swim has international appeal

Friday 22 Feb 2019

2500 swimmers, 1000 paddlers and 950 boats will hit the water for the annual Rottnest Channel Swim tomorrow (February 23).

Country football clubs funding boost to improve mental health

Friday 15 Feb 2019

Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook has announced a new three-year $855,000 partnership between Healthway and the West Australian Country Football League (WACFL) to build club capacity and support for mental health.

Construction progressing at iconic Fremantle netball hub

Monday 04 Feb 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has visited the southern suburbs' major grassroots netball facility to inspect the $1.8 million McGowan Government funded upgrades, an election commitment, which will revitalise the iconic club.

State Government funds upgrades to netball courts at Lou Weston Oval and Lois Hannay pavilion

Wednesday 30 Jan 2019

The Lou Weston Oval outdoor courts and the Lois Hannay pavilion have received $400,000 of State Government funding in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

T20 World Cup fixtures a real hit for cricket fans

Tuesday 29 Jan 2019

Six of the top eight men's and nine of the top 10 women's T20 teams including Australia, India and England will be putting their skills to the test when Perth hosts the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup in 2020.

First year of Optus Stadium an overwhelming success

Tuesday 29 Jan 2019

On the week marking the first anniversary of the opening of Optus Stadium, Premier Mark McGowan said Western Australians can be proud of their facility, which has played host to some of the biggest events in WA history, and has become a tourism drawcard for our State.

WA set to strengthen sporting ties with Asia

Friday 18 Jan 2019

A new $500,000 fund to promote Western Australia as a sports event and training hub for Asia is set to forge stronger tourism and trade ties between the State and our northern neighbours.

Wind sweeps crowd off their feet at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day

Wednesday 19 Dec 2018

Approximately 1000 people turned out to enjoy the family friendly activities on offer at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Community Open Day, on Sunday 16 December, despite windy conditions.

Every club’s a winner with the Every Club Hub

Tuesday 18 Dec 2018

Grassroots sport and recreation clubs throughout Western Australia now have access to a comprehensive online resource offering instant access to resources, support and guidance to help volunteers run their local teams.

Major works to upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium begin

Thursday 13 Dec 2018

The turning of the first sod of soil today will mark the beginning of a $10 million upgrade to Willetton Basketball Stadium.

State Government leading the way for gender diversity in sport

Monday 10 Dec 2018

The State Government has helped spearhead a push for Australian sports governing bodies to commit to having at least 50 per cent women on their executive boards and committees.

Nippers funding makes a splash

Friday 07 Dec 2018

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) has received $700,000 towards equipment and safety devices to support the nippers program, thanks to the State Government and Lotterywest.