Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020 - Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
The Lake Argyle Swim, national Fat Bike Championships, and Lake Argyle Adventure Race will share in $25,000 from the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES). Read more
Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple - Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy. The State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has secured the Australian Masters Rowing Championships in May 2022 and May 2026, and the Australian Rowing Championships in March 2023. Read more
State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA - Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects. Two communities in the Great Southern, the Shire of Kojonup and the Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club, are to receive $534,995. The projects have been funded in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
Read more about the overall funding.
Read about the Great Southern funding.
Balgo swimming pool’s official opening delivers election promise - Western Australian Housing Minister Peter Tinley announced the formal opening of the Balgo community swimming pool and facilities on 25 February. The new pool is part of a 2017 election commitment of $15.53 million to construct and provide operational funding for two pools in the Kimberley at Balgo and Kalumburu. Read more