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Wide angle interior photo of the Speeddome

State Government continues to enhance world-class facilities for our athletes

Jul 24, 2020
The State Government has committed to providing and enhancing its world-class sporting facilities for Western Australians after the SpeedDome received a vast improvement to its facilities.
Esperance stadium opening

Esperance’s $7.8 million indoor stadium up and running

Jul 21, 2020
Esperance's new $7.8 million indoor sports stadium was officially opened today and is ready for the start of the winter netball season this weekend.
Stock image of a basketball on a court. Getty Images.

Local governments share in $1.75 million infrastructure grants

Jun 26, 2020
Local governments around Western Australia are to share $1.75m to help fund 27 sport and recreation infrastructure projects to support their communities.
New Museum

Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

Dec 19, 2019
Western Australia's new world-class museum has achieved a major milestone with the construction phase reaching practical completion, on time and within the allocated budget.
Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

Oct 7, 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.
Elyse Villani of the Scorchers plays a reverse sweep shot at Lilac Hill

Lilac Hill Park redevelopment supporting women's sport boom

Sep 28, 2019
Community cricket ground Lilac Hill Park is undergoing a revitalisation to support the huge recent growth in the women's game — with a $2.1 million upgrade underway to give the facility a new lease of life and offer unisex facilities for the first time.
A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WACA change rooms changing with the times

Aug 26, 2019
The State Government has contributed $100,000 to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) to help build new unisex change rooms in the lead up to the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup.
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

Aug 22, 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.
Female footballer holding a footbal

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

Jun 19, 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.
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