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WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

Oct 11, 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.

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A group of people walking together along a path

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

Oct 14, 2021
Western Australia's biggest-ever trails forum is being held in Albany today to discuss how the state can harness the economic potential of some of our fastest growing pastimes — hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
Volunteer trail carers helping to upgrade a trail

Help care for trails

Oct 11, 2021
Do you enjoy walking or cycling on the trails of the Great Southern? Are you interested in meeting new people and spending time outdoors for a good cause?
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

Oct 11, 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
Three people in a canoe

Heaps of fun at Camp Quaranup

Oct 11, 2021
The much-loved Camp Quaranup Community Open Day happens on Saturday 16 October.
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Register now for the WA Trails and Recreation Forum in Albany

Oct 4, 2021
Trails and recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their tickets to the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021, which will be held in Albany from 13 to 15 October.
An artist in his studio

Four regional artists receive sought-after fellowships

Jul 5, 2021
Each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program.
The Stidwell Family from left to right Sienna Hepworth (Mike Stidwell’s Grandaughter) Denise Legge (winner) Jill Stidwell and Siobhan Hepworth (Mike Stidwells Daughter) .

Pony Club volunteer recognised with prestigious award

May 18, 2021
Pony Club Western Australia Great Southern Zone stalwart Denise Legge has won the prestigious Mike Stidwell Medal, for her longstanding commitment to sports volunteering in Western Australia's Great Southern region.
A person swimming at a local swimming pool

Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

Jan 15, 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.
Women in Leadership workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes

Recent workshops supporting women in leadership

Dec 14, 2020
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.
rafting-up

Targeted funding program to benefit Tambellup and Albany projects

Sep 1, 2020
A new after-school program for Aboriginal youth in the Great Southern town of Tambellup will receive funding for a co-ordinator thanks to a State Government funding program.
A group of netballers

State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

Feb 24, 2020
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
Premier Mark McGowan, Speaker Peter Watson MLA Member for Albany and Mayor City of Albany Dennis Wellington opening the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct in Albany

Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

Aug 22, 2019
Premier Mark McGowan today opened the new eastern pavilion at Albany's Centennial Park Sporting Precinct — completing the State Government's $7 million election commitment to revitalise the grassroots sporting hub.
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