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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
Local hockey brought to international standard in Southern River
Tuesday 22 May 2018
The Southern River Hockey Club will soon have International Hockey Federation accreditation, with construction of a synthetic field and new LED lighting system underway, thanks in part to a State Government grant.
National Volunteering Week honours community contributions
Monday 21 May 2018
The thousands of remarkable Western Australians who give up their time for others will be honoured this week, as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.
Sport and Recreation Industry Awards nominations open
Tuesday 08 May 2018
The search is on for the State's best sport and recreation programs, with a call for entries in the 2018 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.
Optus Stadium serving up South West produce and supporting local jobs
Wednesday 02 May 2018
A Boyanup family business has joined Manjimup growers and farmers from across the South West and Wheatbelt in supplying local produce to Optus Stadium - supporting local jobs in the regions.
WA's Commonwealth Games athletes welcomed home
Monday 30 Apr 2018
Premier Mark McGowan and Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray have congratulated Western Australia's returning Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes – with an incredible 20 of 31 competitors returning home with medals.
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Inaugural Optus Stadium Western Derby smashes records
Sunday 29 Apr 2018
Optus Stadium's maiden Western Derby has broken more attendance records – with 56,521 fans turning out to this afternoon's Fremantle Dockers-West Coast Eagles match.
Sport and recreation support and development program launched
Thursday 26 Apr 2018
The McGowan Government's new $1 million sport and recreation club support and development program, Every Club, opens to eligible organisations today.
Growing suburbs to benefit from Willetton Basketball Association upgrades
Tuesday 24 Apr 2018
Major upgrades to the Willetton Basketball Association will double the number of courts at the facility and increase playing capacity by 60 per cent, thanks in part to a McGowan Government grant.
Equipment and uniform funding help Pilbara sport clubs kick goals
Saturday 21 Apr 2018
The McGowan Labor Government has delivered more than $50,000 to 30 sporting clubs across the Pilbara, to help purchase new equipment and uniforms.
Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon
Tuesday 17 Apr 2018
The State Government has signed a two-year deal to fund the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon in 2018 and 2019, which attracts some of the world's toughest athletes to Western Australia.
Trainees meet Minister
Participants in the Wirrpanda Foundation's Sport and Recreation Traineeship Program recently had the opportunity to meet with Sport and Recreation Minister, the Hon. Mick Murray.
McGowan Government celebrates WA’s PyeongChang 2018 champions
Monday 16 Apr 2018
WA's five Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes receive a standing ovation from Members of Parliament.
State provides funds to support Youth Week events
Friday 13 Apr 2018
Youth Minister Peter Tinley will formally launch Youth Week WA in South Hedland today, highlighting the McGowan Government's contribution to a week-long celebration that will include workshops, festivals and activities in music, art and sport across the State.
Having a magical outdoor time at Bickley
Wednesday 11 Apr 2018
Just under 700 people enjoyed the magic of the outdoors at the Bickley Camp Community Open Day on April 7.
Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown
Tuesday 10 Apr 2018
Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to watch the 2018 Margaret River Pro at the world-class facilities at Surfers Point, and millions of viewers via global broadcasts, showcasing the stunning region to the world.
Bickley Camp Open Day to provide outdoor adventures for families
Wednesday 04 Apr 2018
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 this weekend.
Grants to crank up local bike facilities
Tuesday 03 Apr 2018
A $6 million McGowan Government investment will help create more than 37 kilometres of new cycling path across Western Australia to improve the connection of local communities.
Volunteering wants you
Thursday 29 Mar 2018
If you’re a volunteer – we want you!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Surf lifesavers descend on Scarborough
Wednesday 28 Mar 2018
More than 5,000 competitors will flock to Western Australia next month as Scarborough Beach hosts the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, known as 'The Aussies'.