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Sam Kerr of the Matildas

WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.

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Cover of the DLGSC Strategic Plan 2024-2029

New strategy to guide DLGSC in achieving its goals over the next 5 years

DLGSC unveils ambitious Strategic Plan for 2024-2029
Architect's aerial view of the proposed Kunnunurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre upgrades

Bigger and better public pool to make a splash in Kununurra

Extra funding and cost savings have made it possible for Kununurra to have a new 50-metre public swimming pool, with the State Government meeting the bulk of the $14.5 million construction cost.
Two people hiking in the Perth hills, next to a grass tree and granite boulders

Jarrahdale trail opportunities set to reach new heights

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have recently received Community Trail Planning Grant Program funding to continue the development of a trail facility, to cater for a broader range of trail users.
Inclusive Participation Grants Program branded image with people touching fists in a circle

$2.2 million in funding to boost inclusive participation in sport and recreation

Grants program making sure sport and recreation stays fun, safe and welcoming for everyone of all abilities.
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New Broome takeaway liquor restrictions

The Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL) Ms Lanie Chopping has determined to apply takeaway liquor sale restrictions and mandatory recording requirements for licensed premises in the Kimberley town of Broome.
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New Derby takeaway liquor restrictions

The Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL) Ms Lanie Chopping has determined to apply takeaway liquor sale restrictions and mandatory recording requirements for licensed premises in the Kimberley town of Derby.
Artists impression of Perth Film Studios

Perth Film Studios named as final agreement is signed

Western Australia’s new multi-million-dollar screen production facility, currently under construction, has hit another key milestone with the signing of an operations agreement underpinned by funding from the State Government.
8 people in hi-vis vests pose for a photo while 3 of the group  turn the first sod for the development of the Youth Entertainment  Space

Work now underway on $6.5 million youth entertainment space at Sutherlands Park Huntingdale

With the help of State Government funding, work is now underway to establish a $6.5 million Youth Entertainment Space (YES) and skate plaza at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale.
Gary Dreibergs, Chair, Gaming and Wagering Commission and Paul Papalia, Minister for Police; Corrective Services; Racing and Gaming; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

Gaming authorities raid an illegal high-stakes poker venue in Perth

Media release

Gaming authorities and the WA Police Force have carried out a raid on a suspected illegal gaming house, shutting down a high-stakes poker event at an industrial premises in Wangara.
Graphic with text: Applications open. Export Awards 2024 and WA Government logo

Creative businesses are invited to apply for the 2024 WA Export Awards

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is proudly supporting the Creative Industries category for the 2024 Western Australian (WA) Export Awards.
Three women holding labrador puppies pose for the camera.

Puppy milestone reached in government-backed breeding program

Guide Dogs WA’s Breeding and Cadet Training Program has reached a major milestone with more than 100 labrador puppies now born.
A woman asking a question to a presenter

Respect and relationships underpin statewide engagement for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre

As the project team celebrates National Reconciliation Week, we are reminded of the centre’s ambitions to become a powerful conduit towards reconciliation in Western Australia.
Lanie Chopping experiencing a smoking ceremony

DLGSC launches Reconciliation Action Plan during National Reconciliation Week

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) launched its first ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this week in a special event at its Leederville office.
Three girls are high-fiving after a race at athletics club.

Launch of the Local Government Child Safety Self-assessment

LG Alert

Release of the Local Government Child Safety Self-assessment helps strengthens child safe practices
A woman standing up in an audience speaking into a microphone

Standardised meeting procedures consultation period extended

LG Alert

Feedback to inform new standardised local government meeting procedures will now close on Friday 7 June 2024.
An indoor gymnastics studio with gymnastics training equipment.

Former WAIS gymnasts to be offered acknowledgement payments

The WA Government will offer acknowledgement payments to gymnasts who suffered physical and/or emotional harm while taking part in the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) coaching program that ran from 1988 to 2016.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2023