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Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

Oct 20, 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.

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Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

Oct 20, 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.
Theatre audience

New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

Oct 19, 2020
On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the State Government will extend Phase 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap but will now allow exemptions to the 2 square metre rule at selected venues to continue Western Australia's economic recovery and keep WA safe and strong.
Perth Public Library. Credit: Adrian Wojcik, Getty Images

Libraries recognised by State and local government

Oct 19, 2020
WA’s public libraries have been recognised with the signing of a new agreement.
Thunderstorm over dry farmland, Toodyay WA. Credit: Neal Pritchard Photography, Getty Images

Report into Shire of Toodyay handed down

Oct 19, 2020
Report into the Shire of Toodyay has been tabled in Parliament.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 19-25 October

Partnership provides support to problem gamblers

Oct 19, 2020
As Responsible Gambling Awareness Week kicks off for another year, Western Australians are reminded that support is available for those experiencing gambling related harm.
COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor Phase 3

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – WA Phase 3 report out now

Oct 16, 2020
The final report is now available, showing how Western Australian audiences felt in September 2020 about attending arts events again, compared to earlier in the year.
Female cricket batter hitting the ball

$1.45 million boost for sport and recreation in City of Stirling

Oct 14, 2020
The $1.45 million refurbishment of change rooms at Des Penman Memorial Reserve in Nollamara has been officially opened.
Referees at the Broome Basketball Carnival, 9,10, 11 Oct 2020

Kimberley athletes among those to benefit from community sporting grants

Oct 13, 2020
Five Kimberley sporting groups are among 17 groups receiving funds under the latest rounds of the Active Regional Communities grants program and the North West Travel Subsidy initiative.
Safer WA for Children and Young People webpage on a laptop

Online resource ensuring a safer WA for children and young people

Oct 13, 2020
An online resource providing the latest information on child safety for organisations and individuals has been launched by the State Government.
Mowanjum Festival 2011 at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Photo by Mathew Scurfield.

Grant program to support connection to Country

Oct 12, 2020
A grant program opening soon will support Western Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake trips to renew links between community, Country and culture.
A person swimming at a local swimming pool

Grants open for WA sport and recreation industry to support club development

Oct 12, 2020
The State Government has committed $600,000 of funding per year for two years to support club development.
East Pilbara Arts Centre. Photo courtesy of the Shire of East Pilbara.

Landmark project to map Pilbara’s Aboriginal art movement

Oct 8, 2020
A new landmark project will map the Pilbara Aboriginal art movement for the first time, providing insight into the development of the region's unique Aboriginal art, artists and art centres.
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