News

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

Sporting projects building communities and creating jobs

Friday 08 Sep 2017

The McGowan Labor Government will fund more than 200 community sporting projects in 2017-18, through allocations ranging from $2,500 to $2 million, with a particular focus on junior and grassroots sport in the growing outer suburbs.

Family Camp out at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

Bring your family and pitch a tent in the picturesque outdoor surrounds of the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp.

McGowan Government kicks off Commonwealth Games appeal

Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

More than 30 Western Australian Commonwealth Games hopefuls will come together today at the Western Australian Institute of Sport to launch their fundraising Team Appeal on the road to Gold Coast 2018.

Major boost to cycling for the future

Monday 04 Sep 2017

The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to crank up cycling infrastructure across Perth – providing the most significant investment in the State's history.

New multi-sport facility to boost grassroots sport in Kalbarri

Monday 04 Sep 2017

Grassroots sport in Kalbarri has been enhanced with the opening of a new Royalties for Regions-supported multi-sport facility for tennis, netball and basketball.

Gosnells Cricket Club receives $150,000 for new indoor nets

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray this week joined Southern River MLA Terry Healy to deliver on an election commitment to fund $150,000 towards new indoor, all-weather nets at Gosnells Cricket Club.

State Government to allow full capacity for Ed Sheeran concerts

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government has lifted the cap previously placed on the first Ed Sheeran concert at Perth Stadium next year, allowing an extra 15,000 tickets to go on sale.

Perth to host NRL opening weekend double-header

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017

Thousands of people are expected to travel to Perth for two matches of the opening weekend of the 2018 National Rugby League premiership season.

McGowan Government backs Eagles for AFL Women’s expansion

Sunday 27 Aug 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has thrown his support behind the West Coast Eagles' bid to become one of the new teams in an expanded AFL Women's competition in 2019.

Revitalised Perth SpeedDome ready to welcome top cycling meets

Friday 25 Aug 2017

Perth SpeedDome has been given a new lease on life with a $2.52 million State Government revitalisation delivering a new velodrome and major facelift to WA's home of elite track cycling.

Perth Stadium ready to play

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

Installation of the turf onto the Perth Stadium playing surface is now complete marking another project milestone and bringing Western Australians another step closer to the opening of the venue in early 2018.

McGowan Government funds Piara Waters oval upgrades

Monday 21 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative has started to roll out in the southern suburbs, with Piara Waters Junior Football Club receiving $20,000 towards fencing upgrades at its playing oval.

State's oldest handicapped road cycle race turns 92

Friday 18 Aug 2017

Western Australia's oldest handicapped cycle road race—the Collie to Donnybrook Cycling Classic—rolls over the start line for the 92nd time this Saturday.

McGowan Government rejects Eastern States push for sport control

Friday 18 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government will today oppose plans to centralise funding and control of Australian sport in the Eastern States at the annual Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney.

Countdown is on until Spartan championships hit Perth

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Some of the fittest people on the planet will touchdown in Perth in 100 days to take part in the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships.

Western Australia secures BMX National Championships

Monday 14 Aug 2017

The State Government, through Tourism WA, has secured the BMX National Championships for 2018 and 2021, which are expected to attract thousands of visitors to Western Australia.

McGowan Government to stand by Western Force

Friday 11 Aug 2017

The McGowan Government has thrown its full support behind the Western Force as the club determines its next course of action, in response to the Australian Rugby Union's (ARU) decision to cancel its Super Rugby licence.

Rugby league to encourage a better State of Mind for WA's young

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

The National Rugby League's State of Mind Program will be made available to Western Australia's 4,000 local rugby league players to destigmatise mental health issues and encourage young men and women to improve their mental health.

WA company to build Swan River Pedestrian Bridge

Monday 07 Aug 2017

Henderson-based company, Civmec, has entered into a contract to build key components of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.

Margaret River Pro remains on Championship Tour

Friday 04 Aug 2017

The Margaret River Pro will remain a top-tier surfing event after the World Surf League agreed to keep it as part of the Championship Tour (CT).