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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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Rod Marsh Academy to guide cricket's future stars

Media release

WA Cricket has unveiled its Rod Marsh Wicket Keeper Pathway Specialist Coaching and Support Program.
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Support local democracy by voting in local government elections

A call out from the State Government today is urging ratepayers and residents to recognise the importance of local democracy by making voting a priority at the upcoming local government elections.
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Peer Assessor Panel expressions of interest

The Department of Sport, Local Government and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking expressions of interest from people with experience in the Western Australian arts and cultural sector to assess grant applications for the culture and arts team.
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Vote for them campaign

Vote for the important things in your community at the local government elections on 21 October.
Minister David Templeman at the Indonesia Connect Roadshow

International education, creative industries, and digital economy sectors bask in mission spotlight

Fostering cooperation in the sectors of international education, creative industries, and the digital economy, was on the agenda today as the Indonesia Connect Roadshow continues.
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Cameras rolling as local cast announced for The Twelve

It's lights, camera, action across Perth and the Wheatbelt region as filming begins for season 2 of the award-winning courtroom drama series The Twelve, which is estimated to bring $9.6 million in expenditure to the State.
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No change to local government election date

LG Alert

The Western Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that the Voice to Parliament referendum on 14 October 2023 will not affect the date of local government elections.
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CinefestOZ to showcase Australian films across the South West

Homegrown talent, international celebrities and the natural beauty of the South West will be in the spotlight when the red carpet rolls out this week for CinefestOZ.
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Updated guidance materials for local government

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has updated a number of guidelines and manuals for local government, as part of its ongoing support for the sector.
A group of junior basketball players with the Premier and Minister on a basketball court.

Enhancements to KidSport program keeping kids active and participating in sport

The department’s highly successful KidSport program has introduced a series of enhancements aimed at helping families in need, expanding application pathways and increasing ways its vouchers can be used.
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Rugby fans score with extended trading hours during World Cup

Western Australian pubs and bars can apply for longer trading hours to show matches in the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in a major win for fans of the sport.
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Emerging WA music act to rise to the top with Coldplay at Optus Stadium

A local WA band will win the chance to support Coldplay’s ‘Music of The Spheres’ Perth performance later this year through the Coldplay Rising Artist Competition.

$400,000 in grants available to help the WA community experience our great outdoors

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for its Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program.
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Taking Liberty as part of Australia II: 40 Years On celebrations

The WA Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Theatre 180, presents Taking Liberty, an adaptation of Ingle Knight’s award-winning play about Australia’s historic, 1983 America’s Cup win.
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Where will you be watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™?

Continue to enjoy all the thrilling moments of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™!
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New regulations to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon

New regulations have come into effect to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon, giving WA Police the power to immediately dispose of illegal alcohol when they stop and search a vehicle.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2023