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Sam Kerr of the Matildas

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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4 people with backpacks hiking in a coastal landscape

Applications for hiking grants open to boost outdoor participation

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for the WA Hiking Participation Grant Program.
close up of a tennis ball making contact with a tennis raccquet

United Cup set to return to WA to serve up summer of elite tennis

The United Cup will once again bring the world's top-ranked tennis players to Perth's RAC Arena in December, following the introduction of the tournament last summer.
4 members of the band DICE

Contemporary Music Fund brings the West to SXSW Sydney®

The State Government will support 15 Western Australian contemporary music artists to travel to the inaugural SXSW Sydney event — the first time the iconic SXSW event has been held outside of Texas since its conception in 1987.
A promotional banner for The Best Australian Short-Film competition

Roll cameras, it’s time to share your stories and filmmaking talents

Submissions for The Best Australian Short Film Competition are now welcome with entries closing 22 January 2024.
Working townsite plan of Badjaling

Historical town blocks granted to Aboriginal people in Western Australia

A new database is now available, revealing town blocks purchased, leased and licensed by Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia between 1900 and 1960.
Aboriginal community members of the phase two Steering Committee

Aboriginal Cultural Centre Steering Committee (Phase 2) communique 1

Meeting August 2023
Portrait of Ted Snell

Vale Professor Ted Snell, AM CitWA

Professor Ted Snell was known to everyone in the Perth arts community.
2 students using magnifying glasses at the beach with the words, 'Creativity for Schools Program'

Half a million dollars to encourage creativity in our schools

Using creativity to enhance the critical thinking skills of children and young people is the main aim of awarding more than half a million dollars in grants to a wide variety of creative learning projects throughout WA.
2 people on stand up paddleboards with the text, 'Get out and get active this October!'

Step out into our great outdoors this October!

Don't miss out on the chance to make October your month of outdoor exploration, adventure and wellbeing.
Halls Creek Bike Track Project with a boy on a bike jumping over a jump

Halls Creek pump track project lifts off

In exciting news, the Halls Creek Bike Track project has been a major success, thanks to the unwavering support and dedication of the local community.
A stage featuring a band a a crowd in Fremantle

Freo was ship shape for Australia II 40 Years On celebrations

Yeah buoy! The State Government threw a huge party in Fremantle to celebrate 40 years since a team from down under turned the sailing world upside down by winning the America’s Cup.
A local Christmas pagent with community members in a crowd

Placemaking webinar

LG Alert

DLGSC has engaged the Town Team Movement to deliver free placemaking training for the whole local government sector in WA.
Hockey Australia Masters Championships promotional banner

Home of hockey hosts 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships

The 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships kicks off in Perth today, bringing thousands of passionate hockey players and supporters to Western Australia.

Submission of annual financial statements to the auditor

LG Alert

Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 sets out the obligations of local governments with regards to their annual financial reporting.
3 men wearing suits at Optus Stadium with the True Sport branding on the big screen behind them.

True Sport initiative to promote positive sporting environments

In a significant move to bolster the culture of inclusion, support and positive mental health in the sporting community, the department has provided $832,292 into phase 2 of the True Sport program.
Montage of Voyager and Slim Jim and The FATTS Band

Voyager on board with Australia II 40 Years On celebrations as bands tune up for free music concert

WA is days away from a massive celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of our 1983 America's Cup win that put Fremantle on the world map.


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