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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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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

Media release

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

Media release

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.
A large group of people standing together on the pitch of Optus Stadium at the Matildas Optus Stadium media announcement

Matildas’ Olympic qualifier moved to Optus Stadium

The upcoming Matildas' Olympic qualifying clash against the Philippines on Sunday 29 October has been relocated from HBF Park to Optus Stadium.
Place Innovation Awards branded graphic

First ever Place Innovation Awards recognise our local communities and spaces

Our regional and metropolitan local governments have been recognised for their innovative solutions to build community connections, activate local spaces and foster greater collaboration.
A group of performers on stage

Arts projects set to shine with more than $600,000 funding

Media release

The State Government is investing $609,088 in 13 diverse projects including the presentation of the New Bachelorette, a theatrical production by Julia Hales and Bron Batten.
An image someone using a megaphone with a line of gold carts and golfers blurred in the background with the words, 'Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program. Grants of up to $50,000 available. Apply now.'

New funding round open to boost WA sporting and recreational events

Applications for the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program are now open.
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Local government reform webinar 6

LG Alert

The next local government reform webinar is scheduled for Friday 22 September.
Image outside the WA Maritime Museum with two yellow boxing kangaroos in front.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

Step back in time, relive the excitement and experience the legacy of Australia II’s historic America’s Cup win at the WA Maritime Museum’s ‘Australia II – 40 Years On’ exhibition.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2023