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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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Governance update

Aug 25, 2021
A reminder of key dates for local governments.
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Liz Ledger, Town of Claremont

Aug 25, 2021
CEO Spotlight
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Councillor Karimi: standing for council

Aug 25, 2021
Councillor Jesvin Karimi is half-way through her first term as an elected member at the Town of Victoria Park. Here she talks about her experience of running for council.
Shaun Norris of Australia is challenged by Abdi Dini and David Eng of Canada during the gold medal wheelchair basketball match between Australia and Canada

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Aug 23, 2021
Western Australia will equal its highest representation on the Australian Paralympic Team with 24 athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow (24 August).
Swanbourne Nedlands SLS

Lotterywest revamp for booming Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club

Aug 20, 2021
Facilities at Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club will be upgraded following a beach boom that has seen membership numbers soar.
Get out and Vote with illustration of  a group of people

Get Out and Vote in the Local Government Elections

Aug 20, 2021
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
A general exterior view of the WA Museum Boola Bardip

New board members appointed to Western Australian Museum

Aug 20, 2021
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has welcomed the appointment of Melissa Parke as the new Chair of the WA Museum Board of Trustees.
People pose during the ground redevelopment sod-turning ceremony at the WACA on August 19, 2021 in Perth, Australia.

Perth City Deal’s WACA upgrade underway

Aug 20, 2021
Work has begun on the long-awaited upgrades to the iconic Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground.
Artist impression of the State Football Centre showing players in the foreground and the building in the background

Kicking goals as construction begins on $32.5 million State Football Centre

Aug 18, 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.
HBF Park high perspective view

Major boost to HBF Park ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Aug 18, 2021
The State Government is investing $35 million to upgrade some of the ageing facilities at HBF Park ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
Albany Artist and Creative Grid Mentee Chelsea Hopkins-Allan painting a larger than life Helena Gum Moth.

Grants programs promoting the arts in regional WA

Aug 17, 2021

LG Alert

Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
Wheelchair basketball close up

Club Corner — Every Club update from the Peel and South West region

Aug 12, 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.
A group of women talking and holding mountain bikes

Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club creating a legacy

Aug 12, 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

Aug 12, 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

Aug 12, 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

Aug 12, 2021
The Busselton Hockey Association recently completed their lighting upgrade thanks to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
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Local government annual returns

Aug 11, 2021

LG Alert

Local Government Operational Guidelines
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

Aug 6, 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Getting the Show Back on the Road+ Grant Program tile with a sign reading, 'purchase admission tickets here'

Broadened program supports more live ticketed events in WA

Aug 6, 2021
The State Government's successful risk-share program for the live performance industry has now reopened and includes a wider range of ticketed events.
Perth 2023 Australia World Transplant Games

Let the games begin!

Aug 5, 2021
World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023.
Aerial view of Optus Stadium

Construction starts on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop viewing platform

Aug 3, 2021
Construction has now started on the latest attraction at Optus Stadium — a new 42-metre-high viewing platform that allows fans to walk several metres beyond the edge of the stadium roof.
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Local government elections coming up

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

There is just a month to go until nominations for this year’s local government elections open.
WA State Parliament

Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021, come into effect on 2 August 2021.
A man dribbling a basketball on a boardwalk in Perth

The masters have it aced

Jul 30, 2021
Weekend sports warriors will descend on Perth as part of the 2021 Australian Masters Games.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

Getting support after a critical incident

Jul 30, 2021
When tragedy or trauma strikes a sporting community, it can be helpful — or even vital — to be able to access pastoral care support.
Nina Kennedy and Natalie Burton pose with students during the Olympics Unleashed Western Australia

Unleash your inner Olympian

Jul 30, 2021
Primary school children are being encouraged to let out their inner hero as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
Matt Fulton speaking to an audience

New face of WA sport

Jul 30, 2021
If you haven’t met him yet, there’s a new face of sport in WA.
Roll up for WA

Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

Jul 30, 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.
Computer generated artist impression of East Fremantle Oval

Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

Jul 26, 2021
The State Government is providing $20 million towards the redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval's ageing sporting precinct.
Mowanjum Festival 2011 at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Photo by Matthew Scurfield.

Grants program supporting connection to Country

Jul 23, 2021
Up to $25,000 for projects that strengthen intergenerational links.
Two Indian female dancers dressed in traditional costumes dancing on the bank of a river.

Grants programs supporting regional culture and arts

Jul 19, 2021
The State Government will open three culture and arts grants programs on July 27, 2021 as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP), providing a funding boost to regional Western Australia's vibrant culture and arts sector.
Australian outback bush fires

Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

Jul 19, 2021
A record $7.5 million has been provided to local governments across Western Australia to help reduce bushfire risks in their communities this summer.

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

Jul 14, 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
Lawn bowls with a close up photo of the bowl and jack, photographed close up low profile shot showing the green grass bowling surface in the background.

Small grants a big win for Western Australians

Jul 13, 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

Jul 12, 2021
Western Australia will have its second highest representation on the Australian Olympic Team, with 51 athletes competing at the upcoming Tokyo Games.
A nurse holding up her sleeve showing she has been vaccinated

Local Government COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions

Jul 8, 2021

LG Alert

DLGSC, with the Department of Health, is holding two exclusive information sessions for local government staff and elected members in Western Australia.
Page reviewed 29 September 2021