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Sam Kerr of the Matildas

WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.

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Workers at a casino

Crown of Extension of Remediation Period

On 26 March 2024, the Minister for Racing and Gaming, the Hon. Paul Papalia CSC MLA, announced his decision to extend the initial 2-year remediation period for the casino licensee.
Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley MLA at Pinjar ORV site near Wanneroo

Upgrade to off-road vehicle areas

The upgrade of two ORV areas in York and Ledge Point are providing safe and environmentally friendly sites for trail bike, quad bike and all-terrain vehicle users.
Logo for PALS - Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing

School funding to advance the journey of Aboriginal reconciliation

Advancing and promoting Aboriginal reconciliation in the community through WA school and kindergarten projects is the aim of a DLGSC program which is currently offering a total of $799,000 in grants.
A presenter standing at a lecturn engaging an audience

Guidance on council and committee meetings updated

LG Alert

Guidance material on council and committee meetings has been updated to better support the establishment and operation of committees in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.
A group of hikers on a trail

City of Wanneroo gets active with Hiking Participation Grant

Our Hiking Participation Grants Program is an initiative that aims to leave a lasting impact on the accessibility, safety and enjoyment of hiking experiences across the diverse landscapes of WA.
Drone view of the Albany Entertainment Centre at dusk

Contract awarded for Albany Entertainment Centre works

The State Government has awarded the contract for important roof repairs at the iconic Albany Entertainment Centre, with Colab Construction to start work soon.
Portrait photo of Gary Dreibergs

New Chair appointed to the Gaming and Wagering Commission

The government has announced the appointment of highly respected former Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Dreibergs for a three-year term.
Standing in the seating area at a stadium are Marcelyn Nicolaou, Executive Director, DSLGC ; Matt Bamford, Member and Partnerships Manager, SportWest; David Bruce, Referee, Football West; and Andrew Tye, Perth Scorchers, WA Cricket.

Good sideline behaviour the latest focus for True Sport

SportWest releases latest package of resources aimed at promoting a positive culture, respect and fair play from the sidelines.
A group of 6 people standing together

International Festival of Hockey to descend on Perth

Fans can now purchase tickets to see the world's best men's and women's hockey teams play off in Western Australia, ahead of the Paris Olympics this year, as part of a new global hockey event.
Outback roads, Karijini National Park

New community goes dry and 3 renew commitment

An Aboriginal community in the Pilbara is the latest to ban alcohol and joins 3 north west communities renewing their commitment to being alcohol free.
Montage of soccer field, swimming pool, skate park, tennis court with text: $24.2 million for community facilities and light up clubs at night

Major win for community sporting and recreation facilities in WA

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting and recreation needs by providing a major source of funding for the year ahead — $24.2 million in total for facilities’ infrastructure and lighting up clubs at night.
People toasting drinks at a table in a pub

Reminder: Good Friday trading

Under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act), the specified trading hours for Good Friday are treated differently.
In a stadium, a soccer goalie leaps out of the goals to deflect a incoming soccer ball.

Perth to host Socceroos World Cup qualifiers

The Socceroos are set to go head-to-head with Palestine's national men's team this winter, in a blockbuster football match.
Aboriginal dot painting with text: Aboriginal History WA and Storylines are coming to the Great Southern and Wheatbelt

Aboriginal History WA and Storylines take off on regional road trip

Team members from Aboriginal History Western Australia (AHWA) and the State Library of Western Australia's Storylines will be hitting the road this March to jointly hold free family history sessions in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt.
Cast and crew on the stage at the Premiere of Population : 11

Nearly $19m screen funding revealed at WA production premiere

Show business is good business for WA – that’s the message from the State Government as the Minister for Culture and the Arts reveals almost $19 million in new funding for the state’s screen industry.
Actors, Georgia King, Mark Storen in Mama Stitch by Whiskey & Boots, Perth Festival, 2021. Photo by Fionn Mulholland.

More than $1.3 million in grants for regional performing arts

Eleven regional performing arts organisations will receive more than $1.3 million between them to support touring and reaching audiences in WA’s regions.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2023