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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Sep 18, 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.

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VenuesWest welcomes new Chair and new board member

20 Jun 2022
The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's premier sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed a new Chair and one new board member.
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$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

18 May 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
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Albany Sharks club president wins prestigious volunteer award

17 May 2022
The Great Southern region has kicked off National Volunteer Week by celebrating two of its finest volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the sporting community.
White text on red background reading, 'National Volunteer Week 2022 Better Together 16-22 May 2022'

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

16 May 2022
Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week (16 to 22 May 2022), is underway for 2022.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Optus Stadium’s accessible rooftop experiences a first in Australia

5 May 2022
Following the opening of Optus Stadium's VERTIGO rooftop experience in March, the experience is now open to people of all abilities.
Pam Glossop

Veteran administrator and Olympian retires

28 Apr 2022
After 6 years as Club Development Officer at the City of Busselton, Pam Glossop said her farewells and prepared for retirement and a life on the road traveling around Australia.
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New Regional Officer for DLGSC South West Office

28 Apr 2022
Get to know Brendan McNally, who is the new Regional Officer for the South West office in Bunbury
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Work begins on $5.9 million youth hub for Ellenbrook kids

25 Feb 2022
A sod turning today has marked the start of construction on a $5.9 million purpose-built youth centre to support young people in Ellenbrook.
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Grants light up the sporting night

21 Feb 2022
More people will be able to play sport well into the night thanks to the latest round of funding in the Club Night Lights Program (CNLP).
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Funding supports community by helping sport

11 Feb 2022
21 projects have received funding in the latest round of grants from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
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Funding ensures more sport and recreation opportunities for Newman youth

2 Feb 2022
The State Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
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Project means more people ‘Candance’

13 Jan 2022
The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
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South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

13 Jan 2022
The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.
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KidSport turns 10 and changes lives

16 Dec 2021
KidSport has had a huge impact on kids all over WA. Since 2011, more than 245,000 vouchers have supported more than 100,000 children to participate in club sport and swimming lessons.
Teenagers at tennis clinic

Small grants a big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

1 Dec 2021
The State Government has awarded nearly $900,000 to more than 20 local governments and community organisations to improve sport and recreation facilities.
Prevelly Beach Margaret River estuary

Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

10 Nov 2021
The next generation of surf life savers will benefit from a wave of funds for the Surf Life Saving WA Development Centre in Margaret River.
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New gender neutral changerooms level playing field for women’s sport in Exmouth

1 Nov 2021
The Exmouth Recreation Centre's new gender-neutral changerooms were officially opened today, with Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti in town to mark the occasion.
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Child Safeguarding Checklist

12 Oct 2021
Organisations are reminded that a checklist for staff and volunteers working with children and young people has been developed.
Swanbourne Nedlands SLS

Lotterywest revamp for booming Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club

20 Aug 2021
Facilities at Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club will be upgraded following a beach boom that has seen membership numbers soar.
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Kicking goals as construction begins on $32.5 million State Football Centre

18 Aug 2021
​Works have kicked off on Western Australia's $32.5 million State Football Centre, marking a major milestone for the thriving local football community.
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Club Corner — Every Club update from the Peel and South West region

12 Aug 2021
Local governments across the Peel and South West regions have received funding through the Every Club Grant Scheme to support local club development programs.
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Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club creating a legacy

12 Aug 2021
The Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club received Active Regional Communities funding to support their club members and leaders to become accredited coaches in mountain biking.
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Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club making bowls a game for all

12 Aug 2021
The Targeted Participation Program is continuing to provide funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of communities in sport and active recreation.
Participants in the Volunteer Think Tank held in Mandurah seated at desks

A look into volunteering

12 Aug 2021
A series of free club networking opportunities and volunteer think tanks challenged clubs’ thinking and approach to volunteering.
A hockey field a night illuminated by lights

Funding helps hockey to see the light

12 Aug 2021
The Busselton Hockey Association recently completed their lighting upgrade thanks to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

6 Aug 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Roll up for WA

Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

30 Jul 2021
It’s been a busy few months in the COVID-19 vaccine space. To get the latest news on the national rollout, keep visiting WA.gov.au.
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Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

26 Jul 2021
The State Government is providing $20 million towards the redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval's ageing sporting precinct.

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

14 Jul 2021
$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices
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Small grants a big win for Western Australians

13 Jul 2021
24 local governments and sporting organisations have shared almost $1 million under the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants.
Matt Wearn,  image courtesy of Western Australian Institute of Sport

51 of WA’s best athletes to represent Australia at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

12 Jul 2021
Western Australia will have its second highest representation on the Australian Olympic Team, with 51 athletes competing at the upcoming Tokyo Games.
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Grants creating innovative programs to increase physical activity

8 Jul 2021
The State Government has funded 10 organisations $843,186 for innovative ideas to increase participation in physical activity.
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Three-year funding arrangement secured for regional athlete development

7 Jul 2021
The State Government will continue to support the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP), with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for Regions.
A game of hockey in the Wheatelt

Wheatbelt winter sports work together

1 Jul 2021
Hockey, football and netball clubs and associations in the eastern Wheatbelt have been working together this year, to trial three feature rounds where all three winter sports are played on the same day, at the same venue.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

9 Jun 2021
Rugby union fans around Australia and New Zealand can snap up tickets from 10am today (AWST) to Perth's Bledisloe Cup Test on August 21 at Optus Stadium.
Centennial Park Precinct in Albany

Community scores in latest round of sport and recreation grants

1 Jun 2021
Community organisations and local governments are set to benefit from State Government funding to encourage more participation in sport and recreation, through the development of basic infrastructure.
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