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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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In the House expanding WA’s vibrant regional culture and arts programs

Dec 21, 2020
Arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia will be buzzing with increased programs of activity next year, thanks to the In the House grants program.
Swimmers doing laps in a 50 metre pool

Exmouth splashes into summer with new swimming facilities

Dec 21, 2020
The State Government has invested $750,000 towards a major redevelopment of Exmouth's Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool which will bring the facility up to current Australian Standards.
Unisex Toilet sign

Female-friendly facilities get the go ahead in Exmouth

Dec 21, 2020
The State Government's focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
Surfer sets up for the tube in Western Australia

Smaller State Sporting Associations to receive funding boost

Dec 18, 2020
More than 70 State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will be eligible to apply for funding to help develop and grow their sports, with the State Government announcing a new $1.7 million funding pool.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

State and local partnership supports grassroots basketball community

Dec 18, 2020
The State Government has invested $2 million towards a major redevelopment of Morley Sport and Recreation Centre which will see the construction of two new basketball courts to meet the facility's growing demand for court time.
Inside the Bronze Box, State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Eva Fernandez.

WA-first Cultural Infrastructure Framework released

Dec 17, 2020
The State Government has released the first ever Cultural Infrastructure Framework for WA, outlining a roadmap for holistic cultural infrastructure planning and investment in the State until 2030 and beyond.
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SafeWA update

Dec 15, 2020

LG Alert

More than one million Western Australians have now signed up for SafeWA.
Water polo player with ball underwater

Water polo champs latest win for WA events calendar

Dec 15, 2020
Western Australia's tourism industry and sporting events calendar will receive another boost with the State Government, through Tourism WA, securing the Australian Youth Water Polo Championships (AYWPC) for January 2022 and January 2025.
A child in front of a pool holding a kick board

KidSport swims into new waters

Dec 14, 2020
Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
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.
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Independent oversight system webinar

Dec 14, 2020

LG Alert

Helping organisations that engage with or provide services and activities to children to better understand this recommendation.
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Child Safety Officers webinar

Dec 10, 2020

LG Alert

Discuss the recommended designation of child safety officers within existing staff profiles at WA’s local governments.
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