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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Cover of the DLGSC Strategic Plan 2024-2029

New strategy to guide DLGSC in achieving its goals over the next 5 years

DLGSC unveils ambitious Strategic Plan for 2024-2029
Two people hiking in the Perth hills, next to a grass tree and granite boulders

Jarrahdale trail opportunities set to reach new heights

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have recently received Community Trail Planning Grant Program funding to continue the development of a trail facility, to cater for a broader range of trail users.
2 basketball players shooting goals with text:  Hoops Fest Perth

🏀 Slam dunk! Perth welcomes Australia's largest basketball festival

It's a slam dunk for Perth, with the city being confirmed as the host of the inaugural HoopsFest event, Australia's largest basketball festival.
Portrait photo of Robert Taylor, board member, Arts and Culture Trust

New appointment for the Arts and Culture Trust Board

The Arts and Culture Trust is pleased to welcome a new member to our Board.
Sidney North practicing calisthenics on a dance floor and in a jewelled dance costume

Volunteer becomes Western Australia’s first qualified recreational calisthenics coach

The Calisthenics Association of Western Australia celebrates progressive step towards developing future of sport.
Primary school students stand with Olympic athletes Jayde Taylor and  Trent Mitton

Hockey Olympians unleashed in Goldfields inspiring next generation of future stars

WA Hockey stars and Olympians Jayde Taylor and Trent Mitton recently visited the Goldfields to motivate and inspire young locals as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
The forest near Dwellingup

Collie and Dwellingup recognised as world-class Trail Towns

Trails WA has awarded Collie and Dwellingup with Trail Town accreditation on the back of significant State Government investment in mountain bike trails throughout both locations.
Standing in the seating area at a stadium are Marcelyn Nicolaou, Executive Director, DSLGC ; Matt Bamford, Member and Partnerships Manager, SportWest; David Bruce, Referee, Football West; and Andrew Tye, Perth Scorchers, WA Cricket.

Good sideline behaviour the latest focus for True Sport

SportWest releases latest package of resources aimed at promoting a positive culture, respect and fair play from the sidelines.
Montage of soccer field, swimming pool, skate park, tennis court with text: $24.2 million for community facilities and light up clubs at night

Major win for community sporting and recreation facilities in WA

Media release

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting and recreation needs by providing a major source of funding for the year ahead — $24.2 million in total for facilities’ infrastructure and lighting up clubs at night.
In a stadium, a soccer goalie leaps out of the goals to deflect a incoming soccer ball.

Perth to host Socceroos World Cup qualifiers

The Socceroos are set to go head-to-head with Palestine's national men's team this winter, in a blockbuster football match.
Women standing together with the Minister of Sport and Recreation in Kings Park, Perth.

Celebrating the female leaders of WA’s recreation sector

This year’s International Women’s Day theme 'Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress’ recognises that economic empowerment is central to achieving gender equality.
The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Media release

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
Person with a backpack hiking on a walking trail in the Kimberley

$900,000 in community grants available to blaze trails across WA

Media release

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for new community-led trail projects in Western Australia.
Architects drawing of the proposed Albany Surf Life Saving Club

Albany Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment begins

Media release

The $3.35 million expansion and redevelopment of the Albany Surf Life Saving Club begins today.
5 young people gather in a community centre laughing and talking

Dalyellup community and youth centre project given a funding boost

The Dalyellup community in our south-west will benefit from a $1 million boost to the construction of its new multipurpose community and youth centre
Photograph: Image is Minister Templeman, Carolyn Turnbull from Tourism WA, Producer James Grandison from Arenamedia, Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO on the set of The Surfer

It’s a wrap for WA production of The Surfer starring Nicolas Cage

Media release

As filming for the psychological thriller The Surfer wraps up in the South West this week, figures are coming to hand showing the flow on economic benefits to the region from the State Government supported production.


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