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New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

May 5, 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.

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Getting support after a critical incident

30 Jul 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

30 Jul 2021
Primary school children are being encouraged to let out their inner hero as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
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New face of WA sport

30 Jul 2021
If you haven’t met him yet, there’s a new face of sport in WA.
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Vaccine rollout for sport and recreation

30 Jul 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.
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Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

26 Jul 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

23 Jul 2021
Up to $25,000 for projects that strengthen intergenerational links.
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Grants programs supporting regional culture and arts

19 Jul 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.
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Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

19 Jul 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

14 Jul 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
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Small grants a big win for Western Australians

13 Jul 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.
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51 of WA’s best athletes to represent Australia at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

12 Jul 2021
Western Australia will have its second highest representation on the Australian Olympic Team, with 51 athletes competing at the upcoming Tokyo Games.
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Local Government COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions

8 Jul 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.
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Countdown is on with 100 days until local government elections

8 Jul 2021
With just 100 days until the Western Australian local government elections, community members are being asked to be a 'Vocal Local' by nominating for election to their local council.
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Grants creating innovative programs to increase physical activity

8 Jul 2021
The State Government has funded 10 organisations $843,186 for innovative ideas to increase participation in physical activity.
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Three-year funding arrangement secured for regional athlete development

7 Jul 2021
The State Government will continue to support the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP), with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for Regions.
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Four regional artists receive sought-after fellowships

5 Jul 2021
Each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Tickets on sale for historic Ashes Test at Perth Stadium

5 Jul 2021
Cricket fans can secure their seat to witness cricket history, with tickets to go on sale today for the first Ashes Test to be played at Perth Stadium.
Perth and Peel transition out of lockdown: interim restrictions apply

End of lockdown for Perth and Peel from 12:01am, Saturday 3 July

2 Jul 2021
Interim restrictions are in effect until 12.01am, Tuesday 6 July.
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Flying of flags for NAIDOC Week 4 to 11 July 2021

2 Jul 2021

LG Alert

Flying the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags throughout NAIDOC Week is a sign of national respect for Indigenous Australians.
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Improving occupational recognition across the nation

2 Jul 2021
A new national Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) of Occupational Registration scheme will be in place for a limited number of occupations in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July, 2021.
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Wheatbelt winter sports work together

1 Jul 2021
Hockey, football and netball clubs and associations in the eastern Wheatbelt have been working together this year, to trial three feature rounds where all three winter sports are played on the same day, at the same venue.
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West Australian Music appoints new CEO

30 Jun 2021
The announcement of a new CEO at West Australian Music and an extension to the Contemporary Music Fund heralds an exciting new era for WA's vibrant contemporary music scene.
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Lockdown: Perth and Peel

29 Jun 2021
Perth and Peel has entered a minimum four-day lockdown from 12.01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July 2021.
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New program to get the show back on the road

29 Jun 2021
A new shared risk program to reactivate live performances and touring activity is opening soon, creating more opportunities for employment and venue activation in the arts industry, building on recent announcements about increased capacity limits for arts venues.
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Arts and Culture Trust Bill reintroduced

24 Jun 2021
The Arts and Culture Trust Bill has been reintroduced to State Parliament.
Fabian Coulthard drives the #12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang during race 1 for the Perth Supernight as part of the 2019 Supercars Championship at Barbagallo Raceway on May 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

23 Jun 2021
All the thrills and spills of Perth's Supercars Championship night round is a step closer for fans, with tickets on sale from 10am today AWST, through Ticketek, to the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight at Wanneroo Raceway.
FRINGE Central. Photo: Cam Campbell

Live events risk-share program expanded

22 Jun 2021
The successful Getting the Show back on the Road risk-share program has been expanded.
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Department undertaking Cemeteries and Cremation Acts Review

21 Jun 2021
The department is seeking the views and expertise of local governments with cemetery responsibilities to find out more about their experience of cemetery management.
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Planning changes to reduce red tape

21 Jun 2021
Opinion from the local government sector is being sought on reform to support changes in the planning system.
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Spotlight on: CEO Andrea Selvey, Shire of Carnarvon

21 Jun 2021
Andrea Selvey is the CEO of the Shire of Carnarvon, situated about 904km north of Perth on the west coast.
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Regional local governments invited to take action on climate change

21 Jun 2021
Regional local governments are being invited to submit a proposal to join forces with neighbouring governments to address the effects of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

What’s in a name?

21 Jun 2021
In the 150th year of WA local government, Dr Christopher Berry talks about local government names and where they originate.
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Recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

18 Jun 2021
Now in its second year, INSPIRE offers five emerging or established Western Australian writers $5000 each and a residency for up to 15 days in a National Trust heritage place.
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2020 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

17 Jun 2021
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has announced the shortlists for the 2020 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
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Lights, camera, action for South West CinefestOZ festival funding

14 Jun 2021
More than 2000 visitors are expected to join the excitement of the 2021 CinefestOZ Film Festival when it kicks off in the South West from 25 to 29 August.
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WA dance company recognised on national stage

11 Jun 2021
WA Aboriginal arts organisation Marrugeku has been recognised for its significant contribution to the performing arts as a new entrant in the National Performing Arts Partnership (NPAP).
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