With so many small communities in the Wheatbelt, sport and recreation plays a vital role.

Sport plays a major part in the lives of people in the Wheatbelt, with many talented athletes having emerged and continuing to emerge. It is seen as one of the most important ways for keeping communities together.

Continuing recreation and regional planning is providing important direction and focus for the future delivery of sport and recreation infrastructure/services in the region.


Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Wheatbelt region. These include local governments, the Wheatbelt Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Contact the Wheatbelt offices

Wheatbelt office

298 Fitzgerald Street, Northam WA 6401
PO Box 55, Northam WA 6401
Telephone 61 8 9690 2400

Wheatbelt staff

Sam Cornthwaite
Regional Manager Wheatbelt
Telephone 61 8 9690 2442
Mobile 0419 905 953
Email Sam Cornthwaite

Emma Draper
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9690 2435
Mobile 0429 881 369
Email Emma Draper

Kim Sharpe
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9690 2400
Email Kim Sharpe

Dianne Groves
Regional Support Officer
Telephone 61 8 9690 2400
Email Dianne Groves

Wheatbelt Sportshouse

Within the Wheatbelt Sportshouse there is are development officers for cricket and Australian Rules Football. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Western Australian Cricket Association

Regional Cricket Manager — vacant
Mobile 0429 201 216
PO Box 55 Northam WA 6401
Website www.waca.com.au

West Australian Football Commission

Glen Collins
Midlands Regional Manager 
Telephone 61 8 9690 2439
Mobile 0417 920 817
PO Box 55 Northam WA 6401
Website www.wafc.com.au
Email gcollins@wafc.com.au

Basketball WA

Georgi Eddy  
Regional Development Officer
Mobile 0436 008 286
298 Fitzgerald Street E Northam WA 6401
Website www.basketballwa.asn.au 

Local governments in the Wheatbelt

Page reviewed 18 July 2024