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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Identification of potential areas for off-road vehicles

Mar 19, 2021

LG Alert

The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee is asking local governments to identify areas that could be considered for formal gazetting for off-road vehicle (ORV) use.
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Statement addressing matters related to Crown Perth and the report of the Bergin Inquiry

Feb 16, 2021
The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (GWC) met today to consider the report of the Bergin Inquiry.
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Transitional lockdown restrictions will be lifted

Feb 12, 2021

LG Alert

COVID-19 update
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Appointment of New Commission Member to the Combat Sports Commission

Feb 9, 2021
A message from the Chair of the Combat Sports Commission.
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New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

Feb 1, 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
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National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

Jan 29, 2021
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
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Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

Jan 28, 2021
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.

Local clubs share in State Government support

Jan 28, 2021
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
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Regional festivals receive funding boost

Jan 28, 2021
A writers' festival in Geraldton, community sculpture in Esperance, and a series of astro-photography activities in Mount Magnet are some of the vibrant initiatives receiving funding from the latest round of the Regional and Remote Festivals Fund.
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Double the fun with KidSport in 2021

Jan 27, 2021
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.
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