Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities across Western Australia.
The Government of Western Australia is committed to supporting the
development of a sustainable and diverse sport and recreation system
that encourages participation, develops talent and contributes to the
health and wellbeing of individuals and groups in our state. As the
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, we
strongly advocate the benefits of sport and recreation, not only for the
physical, but the positive impact on the mental and emotional wellbeing
of the community.
The Department prides itself on developing programs and projects in
partnership with the community that promote a series of benefits beyond
the traditional aspirations of improved health and wellbeing. These
- Stronger and more connected communities;
- Inclusion of minority social groups;
- Diversion and education of at-risk youth;
- Healthy child development and contact with nature;
- Economic outcomes;
- Education outcomes;
- Tourism outcomes; and
- Environmental outcomes.
It's our belief that sport and recreation can be a vehicle for positive social change.
Sport and recreation helps to bind families through shared
experiences and shared achievements. Through participation, sport helps
address anti-social behaviour and can support education. Sport and
recreation contributes to economic growth through business investment
and employment, and helps sustain the environment through protecting
open space and natural areas. It also promotes the use of active modes
of transport, such as cycling and walking.
Below is a visual representation of the many ways sport and
recreation benefits the people and communities of Western Australia.
This graphic and more detailed information on the work of the department
is available in our Annual Report.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Sport and Recreation
Telephone 61 8 9492 9700
01 February 2015
01 February 2017