New initiatives to enhance the ability for Western Australian's to access parks will be commencing shortly. These initiatives will be implemented by key organisations such as Nature Play WA, Accessible Parks WA and Break the Boundary. Being in nature and the outdoors enhances wellbeing and these initiatives enable inclusivity for all to share this experience, especially with loved ones and the community.
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Eligible organisations with innovative projects to increase participation and promote inclusion in outdoor recreation are encouraged to apply for the Outdoor Active Recreation (OAR) Participation Program. Applications are now open and close 28 March 2022. For more details click here
Restrictions imposed by governments to manage COVID-19 infections have forced many individuals and organisations to consider moving events online. Workforce development events are no exception. The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) reported that its 2020 Annual Conference - held online from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July - succeeded in delivering a program that had been designed to provide the most value to swim schools as well as giving them the opportunity to remain connected.
ASSA General Manager, Emily McNeill advised that with the global pandemic, the Association had not been able to deliver an in-person conference instead running the event in a virtual format over five days, with sessions running three hours per day that included a series of networking and round table discussions. Key areas of focus were Leadership, Product, People, Promotion and Performance, with McNeill stating “we had over 20 incredible industry and non-industry experts deliver these topics who both inspired and engaged. Read more
The State Government has announced one of the most significant investments in sport and community infrastructure in Western Australian history, with a $300 million package as part of the government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan. The funding consists of:
Read more about this funding. For the full list of projects, visit http://inthistogether.wa.gov.au