Sport and Recreation Minister Bob Kucera said today that Western Australia’s new peak recreation body was taking shape with the appointment of an executive director.
Steve Mason is to head up Active Alliance WA (AAWA), Australia’s first umbrella body for the recreation industry’s four peak bodies - Outdoors WA, Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics, Parks and Leisure Australia (WA) and Fitness WA.
“The Government supports the Active Alliance’s role to bring together representatives of peak bodies to provide a united voice for the industry,” Mr Kucera said.
“Steve Mason’s 16-year career with the Department of Sport and Recreation, including four years as the department’s manager of the Wheatbelt region gives, him a solid base from which to head the AAWA.
“While the four peak bodies will maintain their independence, the AAWA provides each with a strong policy and industry advocacy to support the interests of the industry.”
AAWA will also advise industry on the implementation of standards and codes of practice.
The Minister said Mr Mason would spend the next few months travelling to the regions to meet stakeholders and he encouraged industry people to get involved in meetings and discussions about the industry’s future.
The State Government recognised the need for an overarching body representing the recreation sector and provided $300,000 over three years to get the Active Alliance started.
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