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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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Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley MLA at Pinjar ORV site near Wanneroo

Upgrade to off-road vehicle areas

Media release

The upgrade of two ORV areas in York and Ledge Point are providing safe and environmentally friendly sites for trail bike, quad bike and all-terrain vehicle users.
Logo for PALS - Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing

School funding to advance the journey of Aboriginal reconciliation

Advancing and promoting Aboriginal reconciliation in the community through WA school and kindergarten projects is the aim of a DLGSC program which is currently offering a total of $799,000 in grants.
Drone view of the Albany Entertainment Centre at dusk

Contract awarded for Albany Entertainment Centre works

The State Government has awarded the contract for important roof repairs at the iconic Albany Entertainment Centre, with Colab Construction to start work soon.
Portrait photo of Gary Dreibergs

New Chair appointed to the Gaming and Wagering Commission

The government has announced the appointment of highly respected former Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Dreibergs for a three-year term.
Outback roads, Karijini National Park

New community goes dry and 3 renew commitment

Media release

An Aboriginal community in the Pilbara is the latest to ban alcohol and joins 3 north west communities renewing their commitment to being alcohol free.
Montage of soccer field, swimming pool, skate park, tennis court with text: $24.2 million for community facilities and light up clubs at night

Major win for community sporting and recreation facilities in WA

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting and recreation needs by providing a major source of funding for the year ahead — $24.2 million in total for facilities’ infrastructure and lighting up clubs at night.
Aboriginal dot painting with text: Aboriginal History WA and Storylines are coming to the Great Southern and Wheatbelt

Aboriginal History WA and Storylines take off on regional road trip

Team members from Aboriginal History Western Australia (AHWA) and the State Library of Western Australia's Storylines will be hitting the road this March to jointly hold free family history sessions in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt.
Cast and crew on the stage at the Premiere of Population : 11

Nearly $19m screen funding revealed at WA production premiere

Show business is good business for WA – that’s the message from the State Government as the Minister for Culture and the Arts reveals almost $19 million in new funding for the state’s screen industry.
Actors, Georgia King, Mark Storen in Mama Stitch by Whiskey & Boots, Perth Festival, 2021. Photo by Fionn Mulholland.

More than $1.3 million in grants for regional performing arts

Media release

Eleven regional performing arts organisations will receive more than $1.3 million between them to support touring and reaching audiences in WA’s regions.
A man and a woman tussle over a ball in a scene from the Back Swan State Theatre Company production of Barracking for the Umpire.

Regional win for the arts

Three Western Australian dance and theatre companies will be staging their work around the State over the next three years thanks to regional touring funding.
DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping (centre) presents the prize for the West Australian Short Film Category — won by won by Kyle Thistlethwaite, Nicholas Verryn, Nadine Barry and Taylor Finch for ‘Verge Collection’

Prize-winning short films hit the big screen at Rooftop

Australia’s best short film makers were recognised last night at the awards for the Best Australian Short-Film Competition.
The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
6 government officials at the turning of the sod for the City of Cockburn ARC and Fremantle Football Club Community Expansion Project

Funding means clubs can welcome more women and girls

Media release

The State Government is encouraging more women and girls to get involved in sport and active recreation thanks to new female and unisex changerooms at Cockburn ARC
A woman speaking into a hand held microphone, seated within an audience

Consultation paper proposes simplified local government meeting processes

Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley encouraged local government council members, staff, stakeholders and community members to provide their feedback on proposals to standardise council meeting rules as she opened a 3-month consultation today.
We Bury the Dead writer/director Zak Hilditch behind the camera on set in Albany

We Bury The Dead commences production in the Great Southern

The Great Southern region is abuzz with activity this week as filming commences on survival-thriller feature film, We Bury The Dead, featuring international star Daisy Ridley and Australian stars Brenton Thwaites and Mark Coles Smith, across the next 6 weeks.
Attendees stand on the verandah at the opening of the R & J FishWick Pavilion

Legacy football and cricket pavilion project nets $700,000 grant

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting needs in the Shire of Dardunup by pitching in a major funding contribution to a new football and cricket pavilion at Eaton Oval, a legacy project to honour two much-loved locals.


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