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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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Child riding a small off road motor bike on a gravel track.

Full throttle on laws to allow off-road vehicle online registrations

Media release

New laws to allow the online registration of off-road vehicles (ORVs) in WA have been introduced into Parliament as the WA Government goes full throttle on reform that will benefit riders, local governments and their communities.
A football laying on grass

Funding to upgrade sporting venue changerooms

A million dollars in government funding will be used to support a project to retrofit and upgrade changeroom facilities at dozens of community football venues throughout the Perth metropolitan area.
Aerial view of a sailing regatta with text:  Sport and Recreation Events Funding Grants Program

Sports events receive funding to make for a more active WA

From a run in Chittering called Chitty Chitty Run Run to Scarborough’s Groundswell Festival, local sport and recreation events have received more than $1 million in funding.
Two netball players in action, with text: Constellation Cup, Game 3.

Netball stars to shine as funding brings Constellation Cup to WA

The State Government is providing Netball WA with $550,000 to deliver the third in a series of four test matches between Australia and New Zealand, to be held in Perth.
A referee with a sports whistle in her mouth. Text reads Coaching and Officiating Grants Program

Coaches and officials get upskilled

Media release

34 state sporting associations have received funding to help upskill their coaches and officials. As part of the Coaching and Officiating Grants Program 2023/24, coaches and officials around the state will benefit from $436,375 in funding.
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.
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

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.
Three women holding labrador puppies pose for the camera.

Puppy milestone reached in government-backed breeding program

Media release

Guide Dogs WA’s Breeding and Cadet Training Program has reached a major milestone with more than 100 labrador puppies now born.
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.
Historical photo, Circa 1916 showing Aboriginal people gathering at the Carrolup Settlement for food distribution

New database establishes links to former Aboriginal settlement

We've released a searchable database of the men, women and children admitted to Carrolup Settlement between 1915 and 1922, and those who passed away and were buried at Carrolup or the nearby Katanning Cemetery up until 1949.
Mina Mina by Renita Brown Nungurrayi © Renita Brown Nungurray

2024 Reconciliation Week Street Banners are up

Organisations and local governments across metropolitan Perth and regional WA have once again joined together in a stunning display of unity through the annual Reconciliation Week Street Banners Project.
Photo of award winners holding framed certificate in front of a banner and curtain

Event recognises volunteering excellence in the Great Southern

Media release

Two highly respected volunteers in the Great Southern community have been recognised for their contribution to the local sporting community at an awards night in Albany.
Wongi man Johnny Grey, also known as Pannican, is one of the many Trackers featured in the database. Considered one of the best Trackers of his time,  Pannican worked for the police in the Laverton-Leonora area from 1942 to 1962.

Tracking down the history of WA’s Aboriginal Police Trackers

The names and details of more than 400 Aboriginal men who played a crucial role in tracking and wayfinding for Western Australian Police between 1931 and 1954 have been released.
Learning to pour a beer behind the bar

Longer trading hours for fans to enjoy football championship

Applications are now open for pubs and bars in Western Australian to stay open longer and serve liquor while showing televised matches of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 Championship.
A crowd of people watch and listen to a band on a stage , surrounded by large trees.

Words, song, photos and music all part of regional vitality

A writers’ festival, multicultural celebrations, a photography project and a pub full of sea shanties are among the activities funded in the latest round of regional arts grants.

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