Sport and recreation in the Kimberley has its own unique characteristics.
Hot summers, warm winters and the region's natural attractions mean outdoor recreation such as water skiing, fishing, camping, four-wheel driving and boating are popular.
Sports depend on the community organising and supporting their own activities. Large distances between communities often make competitions between towns limited.
Passive and active recreation pursuits such as walking, art and crafts, gardening, genealogy and drama are well supported.
A dual language Yawuru and English edition of a classic baby book has been launched — it is titled Nyamangarru Jalygurr/Baby Ways.
The State Government has made a supersized splash in Kununurra with a new $3.2 million water playground.
Western Australian Olympians Nina Kennedy and Nicholas Timmings will leave their pole vault and sled behind as they jet off to the East Kimberley region to visit communities in Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Frogs Hollow and Warmun.
DLGSC is funding a scheme to provide more sporting opportunities and second-hand sporting equipment for at-risk children and youth in under-serviced remote communities in the Kimberley region.
Deadline for industry submissions extended until 1 September 2022.
The State Government has announced $734,500 in funding for four programs in the Kimberley region that will deliver structured holiday and out-of-school programs to at-risk youth over the next 3 years.
Up to 40 Broome-based athletes have the opportunity to participate in a year-long holistic sport development program, thanks to a $75,000 funding boost from the State Government.
Roll up! Roll up! The Culture and the Arts Minister has presented a $69,060 Lotterywest grant to the spectacular Theatre Kimberley.
Under new flood lights funded by the State Government, the Sport and Recreation Minister has shared details of a 50-50 partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) to invest $1 million annually, for 5 years, in community sport across the Kimberley region.
4 projects, ranging from an on-country camp in Wilkinkarra to create large scale visual artworks to a touring yellow bus that will demonstrate the Yindjibarndi people's enduring connection to country, have received a major funding boost from the State Government.
The Next Level Regional Grants are part of the State Government's Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP), which invests in regional Western Australia to support liveable and vibrant communities.
For the first time, thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal.
The third instalment of the much-anticipated series — Mystery Road: Origin — is set to premiere on ABC TV at 8.30pm on Sunday 3 July, with all six episodes available to binge watch on ABC iview.
Seven locally produced shows, including a production of 'Sydney II — Lost and Found' by Theatre 180 Inc, will tour regional Western Australia thanks to a $514,000 State Government funding program.
Nine regional arts and cultural organisations have been funded by the Community Participation and Inclusion Program, which is part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $50,000 for the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional festivals.
The State Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
Western Australia's biggest-ever trails forum is being held in Albany today to discuss how the state can harness the economic potential of some of our fastest growing pastimes — hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Kimberley region. These include local governments, the Kimberley Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Krissie DickmanRegional Manager KimberleyTelephone 61 8 9195 5750Mobile 0419 140 369Email email@example.com
Katie JoderRegional Administration OfficerTelephone 61 8 9195 5749Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the Kimberley Sportshouse there are Development Officers from Garnduwa. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.
Michael AlbertChief Executive OfficerTelephone 61 8 9195 5751Mobile 0418 938 167Website www.garnduwa.com.auEmail email@example.com
Eamon RiceKimberley Regional Development OfficerMobile 0439 660 746Website www.wafootball.com.auEmail firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen OckerbyCommunity Development Coordinator – Shooting StarsMobile 0447 171 768Website www.wa.netball.com.auEmail email@example.com
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