News

Latest news from the department.

Featured news

Local government councillors

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

Tags: election

All news

Shaun Norris of Australia is challenged by Abdi Dini and David Eng of Canada during the gold medal wheelchair basketball match between Australia and Canada

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Aug 23, 2021
Western Australia will equal its highest representation on the Australian Paralympic Team with 24 athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow (24 August).
Swanbourne Nedlands SLS

Lotterywest revamp for booming Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club

Aug 20, 2021
Facilities at Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club will be upgraded following a beach boom that has seen membership numbers soar.
Get out and Vote with illustration of  a group of people

Get Out and Vote in the Local Government Elections

Aug 20, 2021
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
A general exterior view of the WA Museum Boola Bardip

New board members appointed to Western Australian Museum

Aug 20, 2021
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has welcomed the appointment of Melissa Parke as the new Chair of the WA Museum Board of Trustees.
People pose during the ground redevelopment sod-turning ceremony at the WACA on August 19, 2021 in Perth, Australia.

Perth City Deal’s WACA upgrade underway

Aug 20, 2021
Work has begun on the long-awaited upgrades to the iconic Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground.
Artist impression of the State Football Centre showing players in the foreground and the building in the background

Kicking goals as construction begins on $32.5 million State Football Centre

Aug 18, 2021
​Works have kicked off on Western Australia's $32.5 million State Football Centre, marking a major milestone for the thriving local football community.
HBF Park high perspective view

Major boost to HBF Park ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Aug 18, 2021
The State Government is investing $35 million to upgrade some of the ageing facilities at HBF Park ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
Albany Artist and Creative Grid Mentee Chelsea Hopkins-Allan painting a larger than life Helena Gum Moth.

Grants programs promoting the arts in regional WA

Aug 17, 2021

LG Alert

Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
Wheelchair basketball close up

Club Corner — Every Club update from the Peel and South West region

Aug 12, 2021
Local governments across the Peel and South West regions have received funding through the Every Club Grant Scheme to support local club development programs.
A group of women talking and holding mountain bikes

Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club creating a legacy

Aug 12, 2021
The Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club received Active Regional Communities funding to support their club members and leaders to become accredited coaches in mountain biking.
A group of people holding a banner

Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club making bowls a game for all

Aug 12, 2021
The Targeted Participation Program is continuing to provide funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of communities in sport and active recreation.
Participants in the Volunteer Think Tank held in Mandurah seated at desks

A look into volunteering

Aug 12, 2021
A series of free club networking opportunities and volunteer think tanks challenged clubs’ thinking and approach to volunteering.
Page reviewed 05 July 2021