New planning and environmental reforms, which aim to balance the needs of entertainment venues, other businesses and residents in premier entertainment areas, are now out for public comment.
The reforms are part of the McGowan Government's election commitment to support the State's music industry and will provide guidance on compliance with noise regulations.
For more information or to make a submission, please click here
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has congratulated Western Australian training award finalists for their recognition at the Australian Training Awards, held in Brisbane on 21 November 2019. WA award recipients include Large Employer of the Year Award, runner-up for Trainer of the Year Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Winner of the Large Employer of the Year Award, Barminco was recognised for its excellent training programs, dedication to staff and successful partnerships with registered training organisations.
Runner-up for the Trainer of the Year Award, Matthew King, has provided inspirational learning experiences and was responsible for establishing the only school-based pre-apprentice electrical course in WA.
Wayne Collyer, former Managing Director at South Metropolitan TAFE and Central Regional TAFE, received the honourable Lifetime Achievement Award.
In an effective inter-connection between art and hospitality, the newest Art Series hotel has opened in Perth.
Art Series Perth, or The Adnate, named after Matt Adnate, the artist who is responsible for artwork throughout the hotel, is the first Art Series hotel to open in WA, and the first dedicated to street art. Murals, canvases and prints showing Indigenous elders from nations around the world are a major feature of the hotel.
Click here to view a photo tour of the artwork.
Source: Matt Lennon, November 14, 2019
The Federal Government, through the Destination Australia program, will provide 1,180 scholarships worth $15,000 a year to students who study at a regional university or vocational training provider. Minister for Education Dan Tehan said that "International education made a $35 billion contribution to the economy last year and we want regional communities to share the benefits.
"Increasing student numbers at regional education providers will give local economies a kickstart and also help share the social, economic and cultural benefits of higher education.”
Western Australia will lead the nation in the welfare standards for all racehorses with the introduction of the Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan.
The plan of action, announced by the State Government and Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today, will see a range of new and expanded initiatives to safeguard the well-being of WA racehorses. In the first year, more than $5 million will be spent implementing the plan, with a further $3 million recurring annually.
A key pillar of the plan creates greater oversight of a racehorse once it leaves the care of the racing industry - with the establishment of a WA Racehorse Passport. A number of other initiatives are 'Australian firsts' for the industry. Read more
PwC Skills for Australia have released draft training products for several projects under the BSB Business Services, and CUA Creative Arts and Culture training packages, for review and feedback by industry and other stakeholders. FutureNow will be gathering industry feedback on relevant projects, and will provide updates on ways to participate here.
Feedback is due before January 20th, 2020, and can also be provided direct via the links below.
BSB Enterprise Skills
BSB Technical Skills (includes Libraries)
CUA Arts Administration
CUA Arts and Health
CUA Dance and Musical Theatre
CUA Mental Wellbeing
CUA Screen, Media and Broadcasting
FutureNow has released an updated suite of Industry Snapshots for 2019. FutureNow's snapshots provide a quick insight into the state of the creative and leisure industries through a Western Australian lens. We thank our industry stakeholders for their ongoing time and expertise, which informed their development.
We understand that the pace of change is accelerating, and that our stakeholders hold diverse perspectives. These snapshots are intended to be iterative, and we'd love to have your feedback and input on them. You'll find contact details for your Industry Manager at the end of each snapshot.
Download the full suite here.
View individual snapshots by clicking the links below:
Parks and Leisure Australia welcomed more than 600 professionals from across Australia and overseas to the National Conference in Perth between 27-30 October. PLA2019 focused on the importance of linking local parks, open spaces and facilities to the health and well-being of the nation. To read about the key outcomes of the event download the PLA2019 Perth Statement.
Sport Australia Chief Executive Kate Palmer and PLA President Paul Jane signed a partnership agreement at the conference that will, in the future, expand into a Memorandum of Understanding on shared areas of interest.
Last month, PLA celebrated the National Awards of Excellence winners and the International Green Flag Award recipients. The winners and photos of the night can be found on the PLA website.