About us

The department works collaboratively with government, community organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders to achieve our vision of creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community.

Our vision

Creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community.

Our mission

To enable dynamic and inclusive communities and support the WA economy through effective regulation and the facilitation of outstanding sporting and cultural experiences and opportunities.

Our values

Our values include:

  • customer focused
  • responsive
  • respectful
  • accountable
  • innovative.

Corporate Executive

  • Lanie Chopping, Director General
  • Erin Gauntlett, Deputy Director General, Management and Coordination
  • Jen McGrath, Deputy Director General, Capability and Performance
  • Kate Alderton, Executive Director, Specialist Aboriginal Projects and Engagement
  • Clint Klymovich, A/Executive Director, Infrastructure
  • Liam Carren, Executive Director, Corporate Services
  • Tim Fraser, Executive Director, Local Government
  • Kim Lazenby, Executive Director, Strategy and Performance Accountability
  • Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director, Culture and the Arts
  • Matt Hayes, A/Executive Director, Sport and Recreation
  • James Jegasothy, Executive Director, Office of Multicultural Interests
  • Ludisha Kalasopatan, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jennifer Shelton, Executive Director, Racing, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Operational structure

  • Director General
    • Office of the Director General
    • Integrity
    • Infrastructure
    • Specialist Aboriginal Projects and Engagement
    • Capability and Performance
      • State Records Office
      • Corporate Services
      • Corporate Communications
      • Strategy and Performance Accountability
      • Legal Services
      • Child Safeguarding Implementation
    • Management and Coordination
      • Local Government
      • Racing, Gaming and Liquor Regulation
      • Sport and Recreation
      • Culture and the Arts
      • Office of Multicultural Interests
      • Regulatory Reform
    • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    • Arts and Culture Trust
    • State Library of Western Australia
    • Western Australian Museum
Page reviewed 31 May 2023