News

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

The Queen’s Baton Relay wants you!

Sunday 05 Mar 2017

Western Australia welcomes the Queen’s Baton Relay in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Be sport smart in the heat

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

Perth and the metropolitan area is expecting high temperatures with a series of consecutive days of mid to high thirties expected. People training, competing in sports events or generally being active are urged to take precautions to avoid heat stress.

Outstanding local volunteers wanted

Thursday 16 Feb 2017

Do you know a sport and recreation volunteer in the Great Southern who has given outstanding support and service?

School’s back! We want parents and kids to have an active term

Wednesday 01 Feb 2017

If your kids walk, bike or scoot to school – do it with them!

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

Wednesday 01 Feb 2017

Sports ranging from fencing to cricket, and parachuting to rugby union, will share in $8.08 million as part of the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

Stadium to light up with 15,000 LED lights

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

Night-time events held at Perth Stadium will be illuminated through the biggest sports lighting system in the world.

Research sweetens Swim for Fruit program

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

The Royal Life Saving Society WA's Jessica Cruickshank has been awarded the Dr Heather MacGowan OAM Scholarship, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

Upgrade and expansion of Collie Motorplex

Monday 30 Jan 2017

The Liberal National Government will upgrade and expand Collie Motorplex through a funding allocation of $2.57 million.

Premier League club coming to Perth Stadium

Sunday 29 Jan 2017

Another sporting coup has been secured for Perth Stadium with Premier League powerhouse Chelsea heading to Western Australia for an international friendly match with Perth Glory.

West Coast Fever to play in Northam

Thursday 26 Jan 2017

Northam netballers will get a chance to see a special up-close West Coast Fever game next month, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

National Premier League game for Geraldton

Monday 23 Jan 2017

Soccer fans are in for some fancy footwork when Geraldton hosts a National Premier League WA game at the re-developed Wonthella Oval later this year.

$5.7m for regional athletes, coaches and officials

Monday 23 Jan 2017

Regional sport is the winner after the Liberal National Government today announced $5.7 million to support regional athletes, coaches and officials.

More seniors active with SilverSport program

Thursday 19 Jan 2017

More seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury.

Pool funding splashes for safety and training

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Pool goers across Western Australia will benefit from funding for safety and training through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

$3.5m for regional sporting facilities

Saturday 14 Jan 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced 10 regional sport and recreation projects would share in $3.5 million to improve local facilities.

$8.4 million for sports facilities in Perth metro

Tuesday 10 Jan 2017

Grassroots sport in the metropolitan area will benefit from $8.4 million in funding for projects including installing floodlights, synthetic turf and upgraded facilities.

Plan ahead for Armadale and Thornlie Line disruption

Thursday 05 Jan 2017

Armadale and Thornlie Line passengers have been urged to make alternate travel arrangements or leave extra time to make their journey ahead of a 17-day rail disruption, which starts tomorrow evening.

Plan for more mountain biking in Perth and Peel

Tuesday 13 Dec 2016

The Liberal National Government has invited the community to have a say on the draft Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan 2016-2026, released for public comment today.

Plan ahead for Armadale and Thornlie Line disruption

Friday 09 Dec 2016

Armadale and Thornlie Line passengers are being urged to plan ahead, with a 17-day disruption on the Armadale and Thornlie lines just four weeks away.

More than $500,000 in grants for local sporting clubs

Thursday 08 Dec 2016

Community sport across Western Australia will benefit from the latest round of Liberal National Government grants for sport and recreation projects.