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A list of publications put out by the department's service areas.
The use of synthetic turf playing surfaces is becoming more popular in Australia and internationally.
This guide provides practical assistance in undertaking a feasibility study for a proposed sport and recreation facility.
This guide provides an overview of the facility planning process for a specific sport or recreation facility.
This guide will assist facility planners in determining the need for, and feasibility of community sport and recreation services. The model in this guide can also be structured to apply to program based solutions.
Delivering better, cost-effective services to the community.
The information in this guide will assist facility managers to prepare a management plan for a sport and recreation facility. A management plan will ensure managers achieve efficient management practices for a successful facility.
Providing information on environmental issues currently facing sporting organisations and clubs within Western Australia and to equip them with the tools and skills necessary to reduce their environmental impact.
This guide contains a series of practical tools to assist with the development of an Asset Management Plan for a facility.
This guide highlights the value of HP planning, how an organisation can use effective planning to achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes, and outlines the various key components of a high performance plan.
How being active outdoors benefits children and adolescents.
A review of current literature indicates that people who participate in sports clubs and organised recreational activity enjoy better mental health, are more alert, and more resilient against the stresses of modern living.
A resource for community sector professionals working in local government.
Position on water safety
Position on workplace physical activity/wellbeing.
Position on sport and recreation organisations – governance
Position on national sport system equity
Position on junior sport
Policy on governance and State investment in sport
Position on the definition of sport and active recreation
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