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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
McGowan Government getting on with the job of opening the stadium
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Perth Stadium is now 82 per cent complete and on track for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
International music superstar to perform at Perth Stadium
Frontier Touring has confirmed international superstar Ed Sheeran will kick-off the Australian and New Zealand legs of his ÷ World Tour at the new Perth Stadium on Saturday 3 March 2018.
Volunteers rise and shine at recognition breakfast
Monday 08 May 2017
Western Australia's sport and recreation volunteers have been thanked for their tireless service at the annual recognition breakfast in celebration of National Volunteer Week.
Bickley Camp welcomes community for open day
More than 1000 people turned up to Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp last weekend.
Pump track launched at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp
Wednesday 05 Apr 2017
Students from Duncraig Primary School got to try out their cycling skills today during the launch of a newly built pump track facility at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.
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
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
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
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.