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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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Outdoor community swimming pool lanes with a shade sail covering.

$4.9 million funding splash for Kununurra swimming pool

Media release

The State Government is splashing extra cash towards water activities in the East Kimberley by investing an additional $4.9 million in the redevelopment of the Kununurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Athletes and government officials at the announcement Perth will be hosting the 2029 World Masters Games.

World Masters Games coming to Perth in 2029

Perth has been announced as the host city for the 2029 World Masters Games.
Photograph: Image is Minister Templeman, Carolyn Turnbull from Tourism WA, Producer James Grandison from Arenamedia, Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO on the set of The Surfer

It’s a wrap for WA production of The Surfer starring Nicolas Cage

As filming for the psychological thriller The Surfer wraps up in the South West this week, figures are coming to hand showing the flow on economic benefits to the region from the State Government supported production.
Australian All Schools Athletics Championships banner with he logo and words, 'Event hub 8-10 December'.

Massive weekend of school athletics kicks off in Perth

Australia's best school-aged sports stars will compete in top-level athletic competitions this weekend, as the All Schools Athletics Championships (All Schools) kick off at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth.
A small group of people looking at Aboriginal art works on the wall in an art gallery

First Nations organisation takes reins for major arts showcase

Media release

The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) has been awarded $930,000 by the State Government to lead a major event on the WA arts calendar for 2024-2026.
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Local government guidance: undertaking your next prescribed budget review

LG Alert

Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations now requires local governments to undertake a review of their 2023-24 annual budget no earlier than 31 December 2023 and no later than 29 February 2024.
DLGSC Pilbara Regional Manager Toby Cotterel (left) with award winners in Karratha - Ashleigh Greenwell, Toby Fountain, Cassie Perry and Jodie Swaffer - plus Sharon Leyland from sponsor Extreme Edge.

Sports awards recognise Pilbara athletes and officials

The 2023 Pilbara Regional Sports Awards have recognised and celebrated the contribution and outstanding achievements of members of the local sport and recreation community.
Australian rules football on grass playing field

WA Italian Team of the Century launches

The inaugural Western Australian Italian Team of the Century was launched by the WA Italian Club on 29 November 2023.
A line of people on a beach looking out to the surf.

Wave of extra funding for Albany Surf Club revamp

Media release

A request to the State Government for half a million dollars towards the Albany Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment project is no longer a pipe dream, with the swell news from WA's Sport and Recreation Minister that the $500,000 will be provided.
Two young people in sports clothes with text: Play well. Everyone has a place in sport. Playwell.gov.au

New Play Well strategy boosts inclusive sports participation

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has launched Play Well, Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy, to foster inclusive and diverse sporting environments and experiences nationwide.
Mature man working at home. He has a laptop and is writing on a document at the table.

Council member mandatory training requirements

LG Alert

Local governments must organise for new council members to undertake mandatory training.
A drone image of Lesmurdie Falls

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

Media release

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.
Mountain bike rider on coastal sand dunes at sunset.

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.
A film crew filming actors on a car inside a studio

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.

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