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A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
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.
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.
The next Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round will open on 1 February 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.
Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The State Government has invested $2 million towards a major redevelopment of Morley Sport and Recreation Centre which will see the construction of two new basketball courts to meet the facility's growing demand for court time.
Western Australia's tourism industry and sporting events calendar will receive another boost with the State Government, through Tourism WA, securing the Australian Youth Water Polo Championships (AYWPC) for January 2022 and January 2025.
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.
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.
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
Perth will be able to experience high-octane go-kart racing at Optus Stadium from this Friday 11 December until the end of February on a unique 730-metre purpose-built track constructed at Stadium Park.
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.
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.
We are committed to giving every club in Western Australia access to resources, guides, training opportunities and information on how they can improve their club and support their volunteers and members.
Our recreation camps are special places where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique outdoor activities.
There are economic, cultural, social and health benefits to having more women involved in leadership roles.
Developing and maintaining good governance and continuous improvement.
The heart and soul oif any organisation is its people, and why we emphasis capacity building.
Creating a sports system for athletes to achieve their potential in national and international sport.
Western Australian sporting associations and clubs often need to work with coaches, players, officials, managerial staff and scientific staff from other countries.
Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.
Integrity is the basis of sport’s reputation for fair and ethical behaviour.
Monitoring trends in sport and recreation, to deliver the best advice to the organisations we service.
Together with local government, we help the development of sport and recreation facilities in WA.
Ensuring all participants enjoy meaningful health and safety protections.
A home for Football West’s administration and include training facilities and playing fields.
The department provides funding to promote participation and achievement in sport and recreation.
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