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COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

Sep 18, 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.

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Minister Mick Murray, Shire of Donnybrook Balingup CEO and president holding sports equipment on the Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct

Major upgrades at Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct as part of WA Recovery Plan

5 Aug 2020
Donnybrook is set for a big upgrade of its sport facilities as part of the State Government's WA Recovery Plan.
Apex Reserve, Mount Pleasant

Facelift for Mount Pleasant foreshore

4 Aug 2020
The State Government has today announced the completion of vital construction works to combat erosion at Apex Reserve, on the Canning River Foreshore in Mount Pleasant.
Basketball players at the Bendat Basketball Centre

Game on! Unprecedented $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

3 Aug 2020
The State Government has announced one of the most significant investments in sport and community infrastructure in Western Australian history, with a $300 million package as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Major sport and entertainment events bring economic boost for WA

21 Jul 2020
Western Australians were treated to a choice of sport and entertainment events last week helping to stimulate the local economy.
Silhouette photo of a young ballet dancer dressed in a long peach dress, pointe shoes with ribbons.

Big boost for WA arts, sport and community sectors seeking relief

6 Jul 2020
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided the biggest agenda of grants — in number and value-making up more than $47.5 million in crucial funding to the Western Australian community.
Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Factsheet

26 Jun 2020
Sport and active recreation plays an important role in community development, connectiveness, physical and mental health.
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Local governments share in $1.75 million infrastructure grants

26 Jun 2020

LG Alert

Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
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WA Hiking Strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running

24 Jun 2020
The State Government has released a 10-year WA Hiking Strategy to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.
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Partnership to support healthy active communities in the Kimberley

18 Jun 2020
Children and young people from 37 Kimberley communities are to benefit from $400,000 provided to encourage sporting and other activities under the Smarter Than Smoking Active Communities Program.
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Kick off time for State Football Centre

15 Jun 2020
The State Government will invest $16.25 million to build a State Football Centre to serve the growing football community of Western Australia.
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Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Phase 3 Factsheet

10 Jun 2020
Sport and active recreation plays an important role in community development, connectiveness, physical and mental health.
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Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

2 Jun 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.
Minister joined by Nollamara football legend Des Headland and members of the Nollamara Football club

State Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

21 May 2020
The State Government will fast-track $12 million in funding applications for community sport and recreation projects to expedite the projects and support Western Australia's economy as part of the COVID-19 recovery.
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How you can support your volunteers

18 May 2020
To coincide with National Volunteer Week, here are some resources and tips to help sport and recreation organisations recognise and support their volunteers.
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Local government sector urged to take leadership role

12 May 2020

LG Alert

The local government sector has a key role to play in the Phase 2 easing of restrictions and in helping communities get back on their feet and the economy back on track.
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Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Factsheet

7 May 2020
On 26 April 2020, the State Government announced the cautious easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s what sport and active recreation organisations should do before commencing activities.
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Support for arts, sports and community organisations

24 Apr 2020
From Friday 24 April, until midnight Wednesday 13 May, organisations are able to apply for Lotterywest support through its COVID-19 Relief Fund involving the ‘Event Cancellation Relief and ‘Sector Support for Resilient Organisations’ short term grants programs.
The beautiful historic buildings of the bustling port town of Fremantle in Western Australia.

Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

23 Mar 2020

Departmental Circular 4 2020

Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Soccer players training

State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA

25 Feb 2020
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.
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State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

24 Feb 2020
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
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Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020

19 Feb 2020
Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

17 Feb 2020
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
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Cash grants help local sporting clubs kick health goals

11 Feb 2020
Applications open today for the State Government's Healthy Sporting Club Program with $300,000 up for grabs to help sporting clubs across the State provide healthier food and drinks.
The Bledisloe Cup is seen during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Optus Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

30 Jan 2020
Two of rugby union's powerhouse nations will take on Australia's Wallabies at Optus Stadium over the next two years thanks to a deal struck by the State Government, through Tourism WA and Rugby Australia.
Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

19 Nov 2019
The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.
An illustrated banner representing multicultural Western Australians.

Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

11 Sep 2019
Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold cultural diversity and inclusion activities for Harmony Week 2020.
Premier Mark McGowan, Speaker Peter Watson MLA Member for Albany and Mayor City of Albany Dennis Wellington opening the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct in Albany

Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

22 Aug 2019
Premier Mark McGowan today opened the new eastern pavilion at Albany's Centennial Park Sporting Precinct — completing the State Government's $7 million election commitment to revitalise the grassroots sporting hub.
Minister Murray welcomes the Boomers and the Canadian team to Perth at Bendat Basketball Centre.

Boomers and Canada set to clash as WA’s biggest-ever winter of sport rolls on

13 Aug 2019
The Australian Boomers' NBA superstars have touched down in Perth for two clashes against Team Canada at RAC Arena this weekend as part of preparations for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Nicky Winmar poses with his statue during the Nicky Winmar statue unveiling at Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

6 Jul 2019
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
Female footballer holding a footbal

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

19 Jun 2019
Sport in Western Australia is set to benefit from an increased funding allocation to make facilities accessible to women in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program.
Soccer players training

State Government championing equality in sports leadership

19 Mar 2019
A State Government report which highlights the stark imbalance between male and female management in sports organisations will assist the sector to strive for gender balance in its leadership roles.
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