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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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Survey outlining industry priorities

Over 300 stakeholders took part in a recent survey as part of the Sport and Recreation Industry Priorities Project.
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Shire of York off-road vehicle area receives funding boost

The Shire of York's off-road vehicle area, also known as the York Motocross Track, is set to receive an upgrade with a $40,000 funding boost from the State Government.
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Final designs revealed for WACA Ground transformation in East Perth

The latest vision has been unveiled today for the WACA Ground Improvement Project, which will transform the iconic East Perth venue into a community, sporting and tourist hub.
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New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
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Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

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

The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
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New funding round for community sport and recreation facilities

The next Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round will open on 1 February 2021.
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Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

The historic Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool is set to receive a major refurbishment made possible by an investment of more than $374,000 by the State Government.

SportWest baton passed to Matt Fulton

Media release

Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.

Record investment in women’s sporting facilities under State Government

The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.

Recovery continues with fast-tracked community sports grants

The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.
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Female-friendly facilities get the go ahead in Exmouth

The State Government's focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
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Exmouth splashes into summer with new swimming facilities

Media release

The State Government has invested $750,000 towards a major redevelopment of Exmouth's Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool which will bring the facility up to current Australian Standards.
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Smaller State Sporting Associations to receive funding boost

More than 70 State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will be eligible to apply for funding to help develop and grow their sports, with the State Government announcing a new $1.7 million funding pool.
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KidSport swims into new waters

Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
Women in Leadership workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes

Recent workshops supporting women in leadership

The department is continuing to champion gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry, and recently held workshops in Perth and the Great Southern region.

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