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.
With the safe transition plan locked in 5 February next year, the WA Government has recently launched a campaign to attract visitors, students, investors and workers back to the State.
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
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.
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.
Health Minister Roger Cook today announced the WA Country Football League (WACFL) has been awarded a three-year Healthway grant totalling $855,000 to continue its mental health promotion program.
Some of the State's most awe-inspiring locations will be showcased to millions of people around the world through a unique partnership between the State Government, through Tourism Western Australia and Showroom X.
The State Government is teaming up with the AFL to deliver a $5 million boost to one of football's most skilled, passionate, and remote talent pools — the Kimberley.
WA Police will have the discretion to seize and dispose of illegal alcohol on the spot under new regulations to stamp out sly grogging in regional and remote communities.
Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
The State Government's successful risk-share program for the live performance industry has now reopened and includes a wider range of ticketed events.
Primary school children are being encouraged to let out their inner hero as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices
The State Government will continue to support the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP), with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for Regions.
More than 2000 visitors are expected to join the excitement of the 2021 CinefestOZ Film Festival when it kicks off in the South West from 25 to 29 August.
The successful Shows on the Go program will continue into 2023 thanks to an $860,000 funding commitment over two years from the State Government.
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
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.
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
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.
Four major WA touring companies will share just under $1.6 million, taking their productions to regional Western Australia over the next three years, as part of the State Government's Playing WA Multi-year grants program.
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 Krissie Dickman
Katie JoderRegional Administration OfficerTelephone 61 8 9195 5749Email Joanna Cyrupa
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 Michael Albert
Eamon RiceKimberley Regional Development OfficerMobile 0439 660 746Website www.wafootball.com.auEmail Eamon Rice
Helen OckerbyCommunity Development Coordinator – Shooting StarsMobile 0447 171 768Website www.wa.netball.com.auEmail Helen Ockerby
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