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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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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

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

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.
Author Craig Silvey with Lily LaTorre and Squid the grey dog.

Western Australian story Runt to be made for the big screen

Media release

Craig Silvey's best-selling novel, Runt, is being adapted for the big screen after selling more than 100,000 copies and winning multiple awards.
Gamble Aware statistics: 75% of clients are male. 18-29 year olds show increase in sports betting/online gambling

Punters being asked ‘What are you really gambling with?’

Western Australians are being encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and to seek help.
A hand playing an electric bass

Funding boost for WA’s diverse contemporary music scene

Three exciting Western Australian music acts will have greater opportunities to shine in 2023, sharing in more than $130,000 State Government funding.
A group of puppies

Tender opens for centralised cats and dogs registration system

The State Government has today opened a Request for Tender for Western Australia's first centralised registration system for cats and dogs.
Two mountain bike riders on a trail in a National Park

Outdoor active recreation grants provide $395,798 funding boost

Outdoor recreation activities throughout the State have received a boost with 20 projects set to share a total of $395,798 in funding from the Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Women’s sports teams score grants to go for national glory

Eight Western Australian women's sports National League teams have scored grants totalling $320,000 in funding awarded by the Sport and Recreation Minister.
FRINGE WORLD Festival. Photo by Jason Matz.

FRINGE WORLD 2023 launches with feel good vibes

FRINGE WORLD Festival is back, providing a stage for arts and culture to thrive in Perth, with funding assistance from the State Government.
A football laying on grass

Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

The Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment in Bunbury has been given a boost with an additional $3 million investment by the State Government, increasing the total contribution to $8 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe, Fremantle Biennale UnderCurrent19. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography Kelsey Ashe.

Thirteen innovative arts projects share $668,353 funding

The State Government has delivered funding for 13 new Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program.
Australian flag

Australian national flag to fly at half-mast – 5 January 2023

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Funeral Service for His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (1927 - 2022)
The winners standing with their trophy

Shire of Meekathara Making a Difference for local young people

The Shire of Meekatharra’s Youth Services, which provides dynamic programs for young people aged 8-18 in the State’s Mid West, has been named the winner of this year’s Making a Difference Award.
Mowanjum Festival 2011 at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Photo by Matthew Scurfield.

Grant program supports connection to country, community, culture

Applications are now open for grants to support Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake activities that foster links between community, country and culture.

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