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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Sep 18, 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.

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Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

6 Aug 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Roll up for WA

Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

30 Jul 2021
It’s been a busy few months in the COVID-19 vaccine space. To get the latest news on the national rollout, keep visiting WA.gov.au.
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Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

26 Jul 2021
The State Government is providing $20 million towards the redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval's ageing sporting precinct.

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

14 Jul 2021
$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices
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Small grants a big win for Western Australians

13 Jul 2021
24 local governments and sporting organisations have shared almost $1 million under the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants.
Matt Wearn,  image courtesy of Western Australian Institute of Sport

51 of WA’s best athletes to represent Australia at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

12 Jul 2021
Western Australia will have its second highest representation on the Australian Olympic Team, with 51 athletes competing at the upcoming Tokyo Games.
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Grants creating innovative programs to increase physical activity

8 Jul 2021
The State Government has funded 10 organisations $843,186 for innovative ideas to increase participation in physical activity.
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Three-year funding arrangement secured for regional athlete development

7 Jul 2021
The State Government will continue to support the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP), with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for Regions.
A game of hockey in the Wheatelt

Wheatbelt winter sports work together

1 Jul 2021
Hockey, football and netball clubs and associations in the eastern Wheatbelt have been working together this year, to trial three feature rounds where all three winter sports are played on the same day, at the same venue.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

9 Jun 2021
Rugby union fans around Australia and New Zealand can snap up tickets from 10am today (AWST) to Perth's Bledisloe Cup Test on August 21 at Optus Stadium.
Centennial Park Precinct in Albany

Community scores in latest round of sport and recreation grants

1 Jun 2021
Community organisations and local governments are set to benefit from State Government funding to encourage more participation in sport and recreation, through the development of basic infrastructure.
The Stidwell Family from left to right Sienna Hepworth (Mike Stidwell’s Grandaughter) Denise Legge (winner) Jill Stidwell and Siobhan Hepworth (Mike Stidwells Daughter) .

Pony Club volunteer recognised with prestigious award

18 May 2021
Pony Club Western Australia Great Southern Zone stalwart Denise Legge has won the prestigious Mike Stidwell Medal, for her longstanding commitment to sports volunteering in Western Australia's Great Southern region.
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COVID-19 update: post-lockdown transition

27 Apr 2021

LG Alert

Following an announcement by the State Government, post-lockdown measures will come into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 27 April until 12.01am, Saturday morning 1 May.
A group of people playing hockey indoors

Spotlight on Peel Hockey and Coastal Rowing WA

22 Apr 2021
Peel Hockey have recently completed their first ever floorball program in the off-season after receiving an Active Regional Communities (ARC) grant from the department.
New skate park at Hotham Park

Funding initiative supports local infrastructure upgrades

22 Apr 2021
A number of successful infrastructure developments and upgrades have been achieved in the Peel and South West regions.
A coach watching her players

Survey outlining industry priorities

21 Apr 2021
Over 300 stakeholders took part in a recent survey as part of the Sport and Recreation Industry Priorities Project.
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Shire of York off-road vehicle area receives funding boost

20 Apr 2021
The Shire of York's off-road vehicle area, also known as the York Motocross Track, is set to receive an upgrade with a $40,000 funding boost from the State Government.
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Final designs revealed for WACA Ground transformation in East Perth

25 Mar 2021
The latest vision has been unveiled today for the WACA Ground Improvement Project, which will transform the iconic East Perth venue into a community, sporting and tourist hub.
Boys playing basketball

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

1 Feb 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
Young woman with skateboard

Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

28 Jan 2021
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.

Local clubs share in State Government support

28 Jan 2021
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
Community swimming pool

New funding round for community sport and recreation facilities

20 Jan 2021
The next Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round will open on 1 February 2021.
A person swimming at a local swimming pool

Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

15 Jan 2021
The historic Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool is set to receive a major refurbishment made possible by an investment of more than $374,000 by the State Government.

SportWest baton passed to Matt Fulton

24 Dec 2020
Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.

Recovery continues with fast-tracked community sports grants

23 Dec 2020
The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.

Record investment in women’s sporting facilities under State Government

23 Dec 2020
The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.
Swimmers doing laps in a 50 metre pool

Exmouth splashes into summer with new swimming facilities

21 Dec 2020
The State Government has invested $750,000 towards a major redevelopment of Exmouth's Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool which will bring the facility up to current Australian Standards.
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Female-friendly facilities get the go ahead in Exmouth

21 Dec 2020
The State Government's focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
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Smaller State Sporting Associations to receive funding boost

18 Dec 2020
More than 70 State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will be eligible to apply for funding to help develop and grow their sports, with the State Government announcing a new $1.7 million funding pool.
A child in front of a pool holding a kick board

KidSport swims into new waters

14 Dec 2020
Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
Women in Leadership workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes

Recent workshops supporting women in leadership

14 Dec 2020
The department is continuing to champion gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry, and recently held workshops in Perth and the Great Southern region.
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Kimberley Aboriginal communities get $1.75 million for sport and recreation projects

3 Dec 2020
The State Government is to contribute more than $400,000 to construct and repair basketball courts at five remote Aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley region.
Two girls on bikes at day care

Play Active Program

1 Dec 2020
Physical activity policy and training for Early Childhood Education and Care.
Minister Mick Murray at the Southern Cross Aquatic Centre

Summer swimming on the cards in Southern Cross with new $5.65 million aquatic centre

28 Nov 2020
The new $5.65 million Southern Cross Aquatic Centre was officially opened today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray.
Female footballer holding a footbal

Kick-off time for $7.9 million Lakelands Park sports facility in Mandurah

27 Nov 2020
The new Lakelands Park shared sports facility and clubrooms just north of Mandurah was officially opened by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
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Mandatory contact registers in WA

25 Nov 2020

LG Alert

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
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