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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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Free music concert and drone show to celebrate 40th anniversary of Australia II’s America’s Cup win

Media release

It may be 40 years on from our monumental America’s Cup win but many of us still remember where we were — bursting with pride — as Australia II dramatically beat Liberty and took away the trophy from the New York Yacht Club who had held it tight for 132 years!
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Boxing Official’s Seminar

Industry Development Series 2023
Danielle and Darryl, Amanda and Peter competing in Paralympic dance competition.

Dynamic Perth duos make history for Australia at international dance competition

2 Para Athletes from Perth have made history by being the first Australian team ever to compete at an International Paralympic Committee event.
A stylised banner with an image of an outdoor cinema with the words, 'Local government elections 2023. Speak for those who can't. Stand for your local council. Nominations open 31 August 2023.'

Make your voice heard by becoming a local government councillor

Members of the Western Australian community are being urged to consider nominating for the upcoming local government elections to be able to influence the decisions being made that potentially impact the lives of thousands of residents.
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Local government annual returns due 31 August

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries reminds all council members and designated employees of their obligations to provide an annual return by Thursday 31 August under the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act).
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State of Origin returns to WA for 2 more years

Western Australia continues to be a global hub of blockbuster sport, with Perth set to host further NRL State of Origin series games in 2025 and 2028.
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Place Innovation Awards and placemaking training webinar

LG Alert

The Department for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is helping local governments to support innovative approaches to placemaking through 2 new initiatives.
A general view of play during the round one NRL match at Optus Stadium.

Perth Stadium to host NRL in back-to-back blockbuster

Perth is set for a rugby double header tomorrow (5 August) at Perth Stadium, providing NRL fans a great opportunity to watch 4 of the competitions top teams battle it out.
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Safer Venues WA website launch music to community’s ears

Media release

A new website with an industry toolkit, created thanks to State Government funding, is aiming to make live music venues in Western Australia safer and more inclusive, especially for women and the LGBTQI+ community.
Mulan residents of all ages parade with locally made fish puppets at the finale of Big Country Puppets’ project

New 10 Year Vision for Arts and Culture in Western Australia

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has begun the development of a new 10 Year Vision for Arts and Culture in Western Australia.
Close-up of the wickets and red cricket ball on green pitch.

$1.6 million investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure

Practice nets, synthetic bowling greens, sports court covers and increased access to sporting fields at night are just some of the ways the State Government’s latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and Club Night Lights Program (CNLP) funds are being spent.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium relives key moments with new memorabilia collection

A new collection of sport and entertainment memorabilia was unveiled at Optus Stadium today, capturing some of the key moments delivered by sports and entertainment stars from all over the globe since it opened in January 2018.
Hockeyroos and Kookaburras celebrate a win at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Funding to support elite hockey teams through to Paris Games

The State Government has thrown its support behind our elite hockey teams with a $400,000 investment to help take the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos through to the 2024 Olympics.
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New basketball courts bouncing into Kalgoorlie Boulder

$5 million election commitment to redevelop Kalgoorlie Boulder Basketball Stadium.
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Fair Value Measurement of Non-Financial Assets for local governments

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is aware that there are differences in approach in assessing the fair value of assets, where required, with land identified as the asset class most affected.
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Election Candidate Information Briefing Webinar

LG Alert

The webinar will include a number of presenters and will cover a range of topics, with the aim of preparing successful election candidates for life as an elected member.


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