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News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.
World T20 coming to Perth in 2020
Tuesday 30 Jan 2018
The McGowan Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has successfully bid to host 11 International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 (WT20) matches in Perth in 2020.
Optus Stadium sets new benchmark for disability access
Saturday 27 Jan 2018
Optus Stadium will set a new standard for disability access at Western Australian sport venues, ensuring the entire community can enjoy a five-star experience when visiting the venue and Stadium Park.
Changing the Game - Parenting Through Sport
Wednesday 24 Jan 2018
Sport and Recreation WA is hosting a FREE public event for over 1000 parents, teachers and community to be held on the evening of 21 February.
Youth Engagement Scheme to promote community connections
14 groups granted $250,000 worth of projects to engage disconnected youth.
Full capacity crowd approved for Scorchers home final
Tuesday 23 Jan 2018
The McGowan Government has reached an agreement with VenuesLive and the WACA to ensure 55,000 tickets will be sold to the Scorchers' home semi-final at Optus Stadium.
Optus Stadium officially opens with Community Open Day
Sunday 21 Jan 2018
Optus Stadium and the surrounding Stadium Park was officially opened this morning when thousands of Western Australians were given the chance to tour the venue first, and for free, at the Community Open Day.
Optus Stadium on track for record-breaking AFL Women's crowd
Monday 15 Jan 2018
Western Australians are encouraged to support Optus Stadium's push to attract the country's biggest-ever crowd for a standalone women's sporting match when the Fremantle Dockers play Collingwood on Saturday, February 10.
ICC praises Perth's new home of international cricket
Thursday 11 Jan 2018
The International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body for cricket, has granted approval for Optus Stadium to stage international Test, Limited Overs and Twenty20 matches.
NAIDOC growing each year
Monday 01 Jan 2018
The NAIDOC Netball Carnival has cemented itself as one of the largest Indigenous sporting events in the country.
WA sailing legend Jon Sanders completes 10th circumnavigation
Wednesday 20 Dec 2017
Record-breaking Western Australian yachting legend Jon Sanders AO OBE CitWA today completed his 10th circumnavigation of the world.
WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020
Monday 18 Dec 2017
The State Government has secured two national swimming championship events for Perth in 2020, which are expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors and contribute about $7 million to the Western Australian economy.
International Volunteer Day honours local contributions
Tuesday 05 Dec 2017
International Volunteer Day celebrations will conclude with a garden party at Government House today to honour some of the State's longest-serving volunteers.
Ironman event secures funding until 2020
Sunday 03 Dec 2017
IRONMAN Western Australia (IMWA) has been secured for another three years, with the State Government announcing funding until 2020.
Perth Stadium Station now complete
Saturday 02 Dec 2017
The train station for the new Optus Stadium is now complete and ready to receive thousands of passengers for the stadium's first major event – the free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.
Country areas enriched by sporting events support
Friday 01 Dec 2017
The McGowan Government has announced four events to enrich sport and recreation in regional Western Australia.
Small sporting grants make a big difference
More than 20 sport and recreation clubs will get a helping hand for small projects thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
Wheelchair basketball program a first for WAIS
Tuesday 28 Nov 2017
The Western Australian Institute of Sport has announced its first specialist Paralympic program.
False billing and unsolicited invoices
Wednesday 22 Nov 2017
Consumer Protection has had a number of recent reports from sporting associations that have received an unsolicited invoice for payment for services that they have not ordered.
Football West belts up with the Insurance Commission
Tuesday 21 Nov 2017
Treasurer Ben Wyatt has announced the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide $540,000 of funding to Football West over three years for their participation in the Belt Up campaign.
Australia v England One Day International to be played at Optus Stadium
Monday 20 Nov 2017
Optus Stadium will host the One Day International cricket match between Australia and England on Sunday January 28, 2018 – in what is expected to be the highest-attended sporting match in Western Australian history.