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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – March 2021 results out now

Apr 16, 2021
After months of low COVID-19 cases, Western Australians are confident returning to arts and cultural events – and many are making firm plans to do so.

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Playing WA supports performing arts tours across regional WA

Jan 12, 2021
Performing arts companies will tour a mixture of world class hip-hop opera, theatre, international jazz, cross-cultural work and musical comedy across regional Western Australia, with funding from the Playing WA grants program.
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Playing WA grants program brings arts organisations to regional WA

Jan 12, 2021
Four major WA touring companies will share just under $1.6 million, taking their productions to regional Western Australia over the next three years, as part of the State Government's Playing WA Multi-year grants program.
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Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

Jan 6, 2021
The Kimberley is the next Western Australian region set to benefit from the State Government's trial of a nearly $1 million Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) expected to start this May.

SportWest baton passed to Matt Fulton

Dec 24, 2020
Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.

Local firm to develop Perth Cultural Centre masterplan

Dec 23, 2020
Western Australia is one step closer to a revitalised Perth Cultural Centre, with the contract for the masterplan awarded to Perth architectural firm Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick.

Recovery continues with fast-tracked community sports grants

Dec 23, 2020
The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.

Record investment in women’s sporting facilities under State Government

Dec 23, 2020
The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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