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With so many small communities in the Wheatbelt, sport and recreation plays a vital role.
Sport plays a major part in the lives of people in the Wheatbelt,
with many talented athletes having emerged and continuing to emerge. It
is seen as one of the most important ways for keeping communities
Continuing recreation and regional planning is
providing important direction and focus for the future delivery of sport
and recreation infrastructure/services in the region.
Craig Silvey's best-selling novel, Runt, is being adapted for the big screen after selling more than 100,000 copies and winning multiple awards.
Our regional and metropolitan local governments have been recognised for their innovative solutions to build community connections, activate local spaces and foster greater collaboration.
Changes to Western Australian laws regulating the recruitment of general practitioners (GPs) and dentists by local governments will reduce red tape, easing the burden on many regional local governments trying to ensure their communities have the medical services they need.
From an Italian-Yamaji opera to intergenerational arts collaborations, a dozen regional projects will be increasing social inclusion and access to arts and culture.
More than $32,000 in funding has been allocated to provide opportunities for people in regional Western Australia to participate in sport and recreation activities, including capacity building projects.
The Playing WA program will support 5 performing arts companies to tour their shows to communities in regional WA, sharing in $475,685 as part of the first funding round of 2022-2023.
A walking project to help people heal while grieving, a nature-based adaptive hiking program for those who live with disability and a hike project to unite Ukranians are among 10 recipients getting a total of nearly $188,000 in State Government funding.
Western Australia's regional performing arts sector is getting a boost thanks to the State Government's 'In the House' funding program, with 10 venues or organisations set to receive almost $740,000 between them.
Regional athletes, coaches and officials are the beneficiaries of funding to 9 special programs around Western Australia that will help them achieve their sporting dreams.
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.
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 department works closely with a range of stakeholders
in the Wheatbelt region. These include local governments, the Wheatbelt Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Sam CornthwaiteRegional Manager WheatbeltTelephone 61 8 9690 2442Mobile 0419 905 953Email Sam Cornthwaite
Emma DraperRegional OfficerTelephone 61 8 9690 2435Mobile 0429 881 369Email Emma Draper
Kim SharpeRegional OfficerTelephone 61 8 9690 2400Email Kim Sharpe
Dianne GrovesRegional Support OfficerTelephone 61 8 9690 2400Email Dianne Groves
Within the Wheatbelt Sportshouse there is are development officers
for cricket and Australian Rules Football. These officers play an
important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and
work in close partnership with the department.
Melinda WilliamsRegional Cricket ManagerMobile 0429 201 216PO Box 55 Northam WA 6401Website www.waca.com.auEmail firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen CollinsMidlands Regional Manager Telephone 61 8 9690 2439Mobile 0417 920 817PO Box 55 Northam WA 6401Website www.wafc.com.auEmail email@example.com
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