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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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Council member mandatory training requirements

LG Alert

Local governments must organise for new council members to undertake mandatory training.
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150 reasons to start your next trails adventure

Trails WA releases top trails list, encouraging all Western Australians to explore our great outdoors.
Audience at the Silent Disco in the Pleasure Garden lit up with lights

It's show time: FRINGE is back to delight summer audiences

The FRINGE WORLD Festival will return in 2024, with the government providing a significant funding boost to help deliver more than 500 events this summer.
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New mountain bike trails for Perth's northern suburbs

Mountain biking in the heart of Perth's northern suburbs is a step closer with design and construction of family-friendly trails at Lake Joondalup going to tender.

Stop Puppy Farming — consultation closing soon

LG Alert

Local governments, community members, animal rehoming services, vet practices and other stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on proposed new Dog and Cat Regulations before public consultation closes on 5pm 20 November 2023.
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Forward works begin on screen production facility

Forward works will begin at the site of Western Australia's new screen production facility located along Marshall Road, to the south of Whiteman Park, near the Malaga METRONET station precinct.
Flowers on a gravestone with the words, 'Cemeteries and cremations consultation now open'

Cemeteries Act and Cremations Act Review

The public, community groups, industry and government bodies are invited to comment on a discussion paper released as part of a review of the Cemeteries Act 1976 and the Cremation Act 1929 (the Review), now available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ website.
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WA and SA to play for the honour of holding up the Rod Marsh Cup

The inaugural Rod Marsh Cup has been unveiled ahead of Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.
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Duo to splashdown in Germany

Home grown WA talent Jake Smith and Harrison Hynes have been announced as members of the Australian Lifesaving Team.
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Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of the Western Australian Institute of Sport

The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce the Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has commenced and we are now calling for contributions.
An illustration of a boy reading in the clouds with animals, a lighthouse and  a rocket around him to show imagination.

Chapter closes on 2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

Students from across Western Australia have read a total of more than 363,000 books in just 4 months — a new record for the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Returning ocean events set to make waves in Busselton

One of Australia's biggest swimming festivals is set to return to Western Australia for a second year in 2024, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.
A highway sign on a remote highway pointing down the road to the Mingullatharndo Community.

Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) goes dry to reduce alcohol-related harm

Media release

Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) in the Pilbara has become the latest liquor restricted community in Western Australia in response to concerns raised by local leaders and as part of the State Government’s ongoing action to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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True Sport child safeguarding resources unveiled

Latest initiative to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people in sport.
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Flying of flags: Remembrance Day

LG Alert

Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
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Alternative King's Birthday Public Holiday Date 2024

LG Alert

The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (King’s Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2024 on Monday 23 September.


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